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
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.
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
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