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References- Dokken's/Candlewood

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I am in the process of locating a lab for a relative of mine and have been speaking with Dokken's and Candlewood. Any customers or information regarding would be appreciated!! Any other input is welcome! We are looking for field trial lines and yellow to be a bit more specific.

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Have you been talking to Mary Howley?

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I have not spoke with Mary yet. I have a friend that does have a dog from Candlewood. I have spoke with Dokken and I am looking for anyone with any dogs from either of these or information regarding them.

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Don't know much about Dokken's dogs. The father in-law had (passed away 4 or so years ago) a male out of Candlewood that was amazing to say the least. He was a son to "Lottie" however (who was a multile NFT champion).

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Mary Howley is one of the most knowledgeable Lab breeders in the US when it comes to putting together 2 dogs that will produce great dogs.

However, Mary is also way overpriced in my opinion. Don't be seduced by the name "Candlewood" or I guess Dokken for that matter.

Find a couple of litters that interest you, then start asking your questions to yourself "what do I want out of this pup" and also, to the breeders, "what do these 2 dogs in the breeding bring to the table".

GOOD LUCK!!!

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A friend turned me on to this site, where you can check on the various medical conditions and certifications that dogs have. You can type in the dog's name and find out all sorts of stuff. I think it's a great resource for anyone who has ID'd the litter they are considering.

http://www.caninehealthinfo.org/search.html

While the pedigree of the parents is important I think a lot of folks overlook the issue of training the dog. I had a friend who had a Dokken dog that was nearly worthless because the owner didn't spend the time to train the dog. The name is only going to get you so far.

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