We have not had a dog in 40 years so we wanted someone we could work with closely. With our allergies we needed a nonalergenic dog so we searched and talked with many breeders in the Chicago area. So far our puppy has not caused us problems although we know that’s not a guarantee with any dog. We decided on Heartland for many reasons and we are glad we did. We knew what questions to ask and other breeders just did not answer them like Heartland. Jan really cares about her puppies and the homes they go to. We had tremendous amounts of information provided to us even before we decided to use Heartland. After we took Cooper home, Jan has continued to be a great resource when needed.