We acquired our first Alaskan Malamute, whom we named
    "Babe" in 1992. She was a gift for Christmas for me from
    my husband. Not a good thing to do and we actually bought
    her from the wrong place as well: a pet store! But I had
    always loved the northern breeds. We had a Husky/ Wolf
    mix and we just were not able to keep her. She would go
    through windows to get out. So we placed her somewhere
    else. When I saw the Malamute at the pet store I had no
    clue about what they were like. I had never seen one before
    but, my husband told me that they were so much better for
    us  than a Husky and he was right about that but failed to
    tell me how similar they are in other ways too.

    The dog walks were okay for the first few months and then
    it ended up being MY being drug more than walking the
    dog. The yard was dug up, even some birds that I had
    became a meal to her. But I still loved her with all of that. I
    loved her so much that I was one of those people that said:
    "let's get another one and have pups!" and that's were
    Dakota came in. It was great other than I had no where to
    put my male when she was in heat so I had a litter of pups
    and then another. So off we went to get him fixed. Problem
    was I found myself keeping one out of the first litter, which
    was Missy and then when litter two came along we wanting
    to keep a male so we kept Nantia. Well the kids were
    grown and I didn't have them so I soon found that my 800
    sq foot city home that I had managed to raise 3 children is
    was just not big enough anymore. So we moved here July  
    1 st 1998 to this farm home. Now we are so much in debt,
    have more dogs that we ever wanted and have so much
    work that we have to hire people to help sometimes. The
    27 acre's is just a lot to care for. But we love the breed and
    have made them our children. All the kennels have inside
    and outside access at all time. The puppies all have dog
    doors as well. The puppies start wondering out about 4
    weeks old. My
    vet bills are in the thousand and my dog food bills as well.
    So now I spend long hour days just caring for my dogs.

    I love it that I can place puppies in good homes, some
    have not been so good over the years though. My heart has
    always been more into rescue but I have become
    overwhelmed with older dogs and homeless dogs that I
    just am not able to do the rescue like I want to. I retire my
    dogs at 6 years old, sometimes
    earlier. And they stay here till they are either adopted out or
    die. I would never think to take a dog to a pound or have it
    put down just because it is no more use to me. It is good to
    sell a pup but I have always been happier in placing an
    adult. So if you can find it in your heart to take a retired
    mom home with one of the pups that would be great. But
    please know the breed before purchasing a Malamute.
    There a beautiful dog but can really be a hand full if they
    are not worked with. And please spay or neuter. It is not the
    money that people think it is in raising them. Unless you
    are one of those cold hearted
    people that think nothing of losing a pup or an adult.

    I bottle feed some of my pups and that is just to keep them
    more into human contact. I don't like to mass produce
    dogs. I think that two litters at once is more than I can
    handle. So that leaves me having about 6 t0 7 litters a
    year.. Please be sure to check out care requirements,
    socialization and exercise.

    Kathy at Candy Rock

    13701 Andress Road
    Berlin Heights, OH 44814
    Finely Bred Alaskan Malamutes
    Our  dogs are not kept in 10 x10 Kennels. We feel that is unexceptionable  not to
    have building for them to come into because in Ohio we do get lots of snow and cold
    weather where some other states don't have those problem.
    Future plans are to build a new nursery that will be set up that we can also do
    grooming. In the winter months it is hard to bath our mom's at this time.
    The nursery is set up with hot and cold water, air conditioning and washer and dryer.
    We cut wood all summer and burn all winter. The nursery and the main  kennel in the
    back both have a back up furnace but our  Barn doesn't.   Our Barn is used for older
    retired dogs as well as  smaller pups.   We do have a couple Shiba Inu's but only have
    2 litters a year at most.
    All of our Adults get heart worm meds every month in the summer months.  All have
    access to food and water at all times and all the food and water is located in a dry
    building. We feed a premium dog food . Our dogs have their own runs. We only put
    them together during breeding.
    Please be respectable and give us a call before showing up. We have things to and
    appointments just as others do.
    To set up an appointment either call us at 419 588 3170 or email us at
    We love seeing people and love that the dogs get interaction with different people, we
    just would like for you to respect us and let you know you are coming to visit so we
    can manage so that we can give you any time you might need.
‎What it takes to be  a breeder.

A Breeder (with a capital B) is one who thirsts for knowledge and Never really knows it
all, one who wrestles with decisions of conscience, convenience, and commitments. One
that shares this knowledge and guides those interested.

A Breeder is one who sacrifices personal interest, finances, time, friendships, fancy,
furniture, and a deep pile carpet! She gives up the Dreams of a long luxurious cruise in
favor of turning that all important show into this year's “vacation".

The Breeder goes without sleep in hours spent planning a breeding or watching anxiously
over the birth process, and afterwards, over every little wiggle and cry.

The Breeder skips dinner parties because that litter is due or the babies have to be fed at
eight. She disregards birth fluids and puts mouth to mouth, to save a gasping newborn,
literally blowing life into a tiny helpless creature that may be the culmination of a lifetime
of Dreams!

A Breeder's lap is a marvelous place where dogs are proud and noble heritage often

A Breeder's hands are strong and firm and often soiled, but ever so gentle and sensitive
to the thrust of a puppy's wet nose.

A Breeder's back and knees are usually arthritic from bending and sitting in the whelping
box, but are strong enough to guide that new little Angel to maturity.

A Breeder's shoulders are often heaped with responsibility, but they're wide enough to
support the weight of a thousand defeats and frustrations.

A Breeder's arm is always able to wield a mop, support an armful of puppies, or lend a
helping hand to a newcomer.

A Breeder's ears are wondrous things, sometimes red (from being talked about), or
strangely shaped (from being pressed against the phone receiver). Often deaf to criticism,
yet always fine tuned to the whimper of an anxious puppy.

A Breeder's brain is foggy on faces, but can recall pedigrees faster than an IBM computer.

A Breed's Heart is often broken, but beats strongly with Hope Everlasting....and it's
always in the right place! Oh YES there are breeders, and then there are Breeders!!!

    Kennel Operations

    Our dogs are at our home so there is no worry  about hours of operation. Someone is usually here.  
    The kennel is ran through 3 buildings and the chances of someone answering the door is most likely
    not going to happen.  So please call ahead.  We would appreciate no one before 10:00 am and no one
    10:00 p.m
    The kennel is ran by myself, my husband that is a repair man, not a poop scooper and my daughter.
    All sells go through me.  Thanks , Kathy at Candyrock