Heartland Classics

We are a family owned kennel whose experience began when raising Bichon Frises in our laundry room over 35 years ago. We are proud of our imported lines of rare breed dogs, most originating from the homeland of the breed. We strive to meet the breed standards put forth by the foreign kennel clubs and the American Kennel Club to produce your next quality pet.

Give us a call, we’d love to make one of our dogs – YOUR dog.

I grew up in the show ring exhibiting swine, cattle and Arabian horses so am not a foreigner to competition. I take pride in my three children and feel my place is to be here for them at all times. I normally have handlers with my dogs in the show ring throughout the year.  We are striving to produce a top quality pet, some of which may have what it takes to enter the show ring.

YES! Each of my parent stock has a name, a personality unique to only them, and a special spot in our hearts. They are microchipped for positive identification as required by AKC and our state kennel license, but never referred to as a number. Many have had their share of time in the back yard or in our homes. All are “social butterflies” and enjoy visits by our own children/grandchildren as well as friends who come to play

YES! Our veterinarian comes on site to inspect our operation, complete health checks on the babies, assist in difficult deliveries, and provide advice as needed. We are also licensed and inspected by the State of Nebraska and the United States Department of Agriculture. We are inspected by the American Kennel Club as well since most of our dogs are registered by the AKC.

Our Breeds

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is England’s most popular breed. These dogs are recorded as living with the royalty as early as the 1500’s, but didn’t arrive in America until 1956.

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Coton De Tulear

The Coton de Tulear (pronounced coe-TAWN day TULE-ee-r) is a new breed to the U.S....

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Standard Goldendoodles

We only raise standard size Goldendoodles due to issues in genetic health when mating a small poodle with a large Golden Retriever...

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Havanese

The Havanese belongs to the Bichon family of dogs. The Havanese orginated in Havana, Cuba as the cross of the...

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Portuguese Water Dogs

PWD are very active for the first year or so of their lives. They are also a very intelligent dog, so need training and much socialization with everything...

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Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

American Haircoat - An American Coated wheaten is a plush teddy bear look and feel | Irish Haircoat - An Irish coated puppy is born with soft hair as well.

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Standard Poodles

Poodles are water retrievers and are therefore great mates for a game of fetch or an afternoon of water sports...

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Mixed Breeds

Cavatons | Havatons | Shih Tzu / Cotons

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What Our Clients are Saying!

My special guy, Brody (formerly known as "Giles"), was adopted back in 2009 when he was 4 months old. I have had dogs my entire life, but Brody is really special. He is big and beautiful. His soft...

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My husband and I wanted to give our kids our first family dog as a Christmas gift and after much research on breeds and breeders I came across Barb and Heartland Classics. Barb was so helpful and...

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Barb and family, We just wanted to share how pleased we have been with the little Cavalier that we adopted from you in December, 2011. You called her "Accie" but we've named her "Princess Penny",...

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We've had nothing but joys ever since we got Russell! He is now almost 7 months old and training is going great. Before his first hair cut, he looked just like a teddy bear and was quite the ladies...

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In December I adopted a Coton for Christmas for my 10 year old. We all loved her so much that two weeks later, we adopted her sister. We have been having so much fun with the girls. They have such...

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Our Havaton puppy is about 4 months old. We have had Sofie about 3 weeks. We can't believe how lucky we are to have her. she is so sweet, smart, energetic and affectionate. She plays with our...

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