Heartland Kennels is a licensed kennel and operated by myself, my husband and our 2 younger children.
Here at Heartland our goal is to raise quality, happy, healthy, good tempered, well socialized, good conformation, vet approved Canadian Kennel Club, American Cocker Spaniel puppies. (Our puppies only leave on a Non Breeding Contract with the CKC.)
We devote our time into making sure all our adult Cockers are UTD on their vaccinations, deworming and their health and well being.
Each of our females are in the warmth of our home while whelping where we can monitor them and they will receive lots of TLC as their litter is being born. I stay with our females while they are delivering, making sure they show no signs of distress and making sure each individual puppy is cleaned and nursing.
Within a few days of birth, the puppies tails will be docked and back dew claws are removed.
Starting at 2 weeks of age our puppies are put on a deworming schedule by our veterinarian, at 4 weeks of age I start introducing our puppies to soften puppy food and at 6 weeks the puppies are fully weaned from their Dam. Than at 8 weeks they will go to our vets (Cerified DVM) to receive their vet check which consists of (eyes,ears,bite,heart,limbs,temperature,weight and if males are decendent.) Along with their first set of vaccinations, as well be applied with Revolution (Interanl/External parasite control, a heartworm prevention) and are micro chipped for their CKC registration papers. All our puppies will leave with their vaccination records signed by a Certified Veterinarian stating they are in good health and ready to go to their new loving homes. It is than when the families come to pick up their new family member when I see the smiles on their faces that I know we have met our goal of making dreams come true and giving them the oppurtunity to have met their ultimate family pet.