Hi -
Regarding Coppertone kennels, specializing in Chocolate labs out of Citra, FL. the lady's name is Nancy Stading:
I am just about to purchase a dog from these folks and I was wondering if any of you out there have one of their pups/dogs and can tell me anything about your experience?
Any comments woulld be much appreciated.
Thanks and have a great New Year : )
Adrian
Remember when purchasing a Labrador puppy, the breeder should be able to supply OFA certificates (or copies thereof) for hips, heart, and elbows, as well as a recent (within 18 months) CERF certificate.

Any breeder that cannot provide all four should be avoided like the plague.

Emily Carroll
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Hi - Regarding Coppertone kennels, specializing in Chocolate labs out of Citra, FL. the lady's name is Nancy Stading: I ... anything about your experience? Any comments woulld be much appreciated. Thanks and have a great New Year : ) Adrian
Remember when purchasing a Labrador puppy, the breeder should be able to supply OFA certificates (or copies thereof) for hips, ... a recent (within 18 months) CERF certificate. Any breeder that cannot provide all four should be avoided like the plague.

Since I'm really not qualified to comment, here is the web page for the breeder: http://users.mfi.net/~coppertonelabs/ There really doesn't appear to be much information there.
Suja
Remember when purchasing a Labrador puppy, the breeder should be ... that cannot provide all four should be avoided like theplague.

Since I'm really not qualified to comment, here is the web page for the breeder: http://users.mfi.net/~coppertonelabs/ There really doesn't appear to be much information there.

They're the ones that advertise monthly in Dog World, Fancy, & the rest.

Haven't heard anything good, bad, or otherwise about them recently.

Emily Carroll
Dealing 80s Toys - Rainbow Brite - My Little Pony - More Fluttervale Labradors: www.geocities.com/diamonds in her eyes/dogs/ CPG: www.geocities.com/cyberpetgame/
4-H Club: www.geocities.com/woofsandwiggles/
Since I'm really not qualified to comment, here is the web page for the breeder: http://users.mfi.net/~coppertonelabs/ There really doesn't appear to be much information there.
They seem to breed a lot. Am I reading incorrectly, or are some of the brood bitches identified by numbers instead of names?

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: Since I'm really not qualified to comment, here is the web page for the : breeder: http://users.mfi.net/~coppertonelabs/ There really ... breed a lot. Am I reading incorrectly, or are some of the brood bitches identified by numbers instead of names?

Lots of things on this site would make me not want to go to them for my puppy. Talk of "huntable" dogs but no hunting certifications or titles. Breeding for a single color only. Breeding lots and lots of dogs. A weird statement in their letter:
.LITTERS WITH LOTS OF HIP EXCELLENCE 24 AT THIS TIME 48 EXPECTED IN THE SPRING..THESE ARE VERY SELECT PUPPIES THE FIRST EVER

First thing on their page is a stud dog with his stud fee advertised. They ONLY take Visa/MC. They ship worldwide. Nothing about screening owners. The weird names (or lack of names) on the bitches. Very few champions in their lines yet they seem to try to say they are champion-quality dogs.
I dunno. I just get a bit of a creepy feeling about this one.
Keep it coming you all...
thanks so much for your help & happy holidays!
Adrian
: Since I'm really not qualified to comment, here is ... of the brood bitches identified by numbers instead of names?

Lots of things on this site would make me not want to go to them for my puppy. Talk of ... to say they are champion-quality dogs. I dunno. I just get a bit of a creepy feeling about this one.

I have never heard of them as I am in UK, but by our standards I would class these people as puppy farmers.