Sophia was our first cavalier. Karen chose to adopt a puppy rather than have another child. From day one, Sophie was loved and cherished as part of the family. Our love for Sophie led to the desire to raise cavalier puppies.
Karen has been raising and training cavalier puppies for over 15 years. She is able to give the dogs and puppies her full attention, as this is her full time occupation. Health, temperament and conformation are our primary objectives.
Close attention is given to our puppies to ensure a healthy and well adjusted litter. This begins with healthy, well adjusted parents. Our breeding adults are heart tested and OFA certified. Our expecting mothers are fed a high quality diet, along with supplements. Birthing is always supervised to ensure safety of both mother and puppies. At birth the puppies weight is recorded. Feedings are monitored to ensure steady growth. The puppies are raised in our home, not in a kennel. Puppies are kept clean, warm and safe in their whelping box. At 4 weeks old they are introduced to a puppy playpen in our living area, with a doggy door leading to a larger outdoor playpen that is sheltered for safety. They are able to come in and out as they please and in doing so begin their potty training.
Every day they are given love and attention to help develop a friendly personality and gain social skills.
Sophia's Hearth is located in Flagstaff, AZ. Karen lives here with her husband, Chris. They have three grown children; Jessica, Jakob and Kaehla. Below are some pictures of us, our dogs, puppies and our home. Thanks for visiting our website!