Our family lives on 2 1/2 acres, forty-five minutes north of Victoria in picturesque Shawnigan Lake. Minutes away from the ocean, lake, river and mountains, it is the ideal location to raise Newfoundland dogs.
HeartsEase Newfoundlands is an extension of our passion for the Newfoundland dog. We breed on a limited basis with great care and love in order to preserve and enhance the health, beauty and working ability of the breed. Black and Landseer puppies are available occasionally, but information and support are always freely given. We welcome visitors. (Please phone ahead to make arrangements for a visit.)
All dogs in our breeding program are thoroughly health tested including hearts, hips, elbows, eyes and cystinuria. Pedigrees are thoroughly researched so that it is not just first generation dogs that are health cleared. All dogs must also have received their championship and/or obedience title before being bred. Many dogs in the pedigrees are prestigious winners in either Canada or the States.
We believe strongly in the importance of socialization. All puppies are born and raised in the house. We ensure that the puppies are handled and introduced to a variety of different people, pets and situations. As soon as the puppies are able we start basic obedience training and go on little road trips. Puppies are a tremendous amount of work but provide endless joy and wonder!
At HeartsEase, we encourage prospective owners to do their research. Go to the links provided and read about the origins of the Newfoundland dog and the breed standard through the Canadian and American Club websites. Attend dog shows, contact and visit different kennels. Learn about pedigrees and clearances through the Newfoundland Data Base and the OFA websites. Don’t be in a rush to purchase a puppy. Make sure that you and your entire family are ready for the commitment that a dog requires