I want to make a comment. There is a lack of professional, knowledgeable, non-abrasive, thoughtful, educated, “educating”, morally sound, caring, patient, honest, giving, loyal, experienced breeders. Especially in the Northeast. Kathy Hearn is NOT one of them. I spoke with her for 90 minutes today. She educated me, she challenged me, she comforted me, she guided me. She gave me hope that there are at least a handful of amazing breeders left. If you need an expert opinion. If you want a breeder, not a saleswoman for your next dog, please contact her! And her dogs are GORGEOUS!