Our Story

We are located in Edgefield, South Carolina. We live in a beautiful area where our puppies get to run and play all day.  Our puppies get socialized very well before being placed in their forever home. 

I grew up on a farm where I learned how to ride horses and train dogs. I have raised dogs for 30 years. They are the love of my life.  I’m a farm girl who always loved animals.  I’ve shown horses and dogs all my life, and it’s just in my blood.  The unconventional love you get from animals is fantastic.  

My dogs get to run in our backyard every day all day.  They are house broke and get to go camping with us.  They get groomed regularly and maintained shots at regular times.

All our babies are born in our living room and are well socialized, not leaving home until they are eight weeks old. You are welcomed and encouraged, to visit our home as often as you like while your puppy waits to go to his or her forever home.

My puppies are sold exclusively from word of mouth, on my website, and from the American Kennel Club website Marketplace.  Any other advertisements you may see online with my name or that of Morning Star Kennels are fraudulent and should be ignored.

I am not a puppy mill.   I do not sell and have never sold my puppies through pet shops, dealers, or on internet listings for puppies that pertain to puppy mills or ill-treated dogs. 

I’m dedicated to the betterment of the breed and strive for each litter to be greater than the last. My dogs are all OFA’d for hips and knees, certified for their eyes, and heart checked to assure genetic soundness to the best of my ability. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals. They are all DNA certified to be sure that the puppy you adopt is actually from the pedigree you have been given.

I have been breeding for 30 years and have many Champions. I have shipped puppies to many places in the world. 

— Karen