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!

We've had Ollie since April 15 and boy has he changed our lives! Such a sweet loving little boy -- we can't get enough. Everyone who meets him raves about how cute he is and how soft he is. He loves...

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It was not easy finding a kennel or a breeder that inspired confidence. Then we came across Heartland Classics and had a chance to speak with Barb over the phone and via email. Very available and...

Daniel Hendrickson | Read More


We drove from Minnesota to Nebraska and picked up Shea (was DeeDee). She traveled back 6 hours in the car with us and was pleasant and easy going from the start. Potty trained so quickly, very little...

Maureen Johnson | Read More


We received Teddy, our 12 week old Coton, on Valentine's Day 2014. We have now had him for two weeks, and he has already brought us much joy. We could not have asked for a better puppy and owe many...

Erin and Preston Mesick | Read More


We picked up our new wheaten puppy Dixie/now Bella from the Seattle airport just last night. She was so happy to see us and took to us and our grandson immediately. Once home to Canada she also took...

Janice Lonnqvist | Read More


I've now had my Wheaten Terrier, Bella (aka, Fanny), for about 10 days. She's been AMAZING. I've had new puppies before, but all my prepared notions of new-puppy-hardships have been shot down by...

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