Haven Hill Kennel Boston Terriers and Bull Terriers in South Carolina

~ About Us ~

Haven Hill is located on beautiful Paris Mountain among the forests and waterfalls of Greenville, South Carolina .

Deidre is a fine artist, retired k9  groomer by trade. She owned a k9 spa and kennel before moving to SC. She started out training in the obedience ring in the 1980's at age 12, and later became interested in AKC conformation after her beloved Saluki Caje's Ramses "Middy" placed in the Saluki national specialty in 1989 at the kentucky Horse Park. She lived in downtown Pittsburgh while attending the Art Institute until 1995, and purchased her first Boston in 1996. Deidre is a past member of the BTCA, the Boston Terrier Club of Detroit and former webmaster for BTCD. Matt is a mechanical engineer and automotive Engineering Program Manager in the auto industry. He has 3 degrees including two Masters degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration. Matt loves the Doberman breed and can usually be found with a 80 lb Dobe on his lap. He was raised in Detroit where he worked as a kid taking care of the animals in his grandparents' chain of pet stores - this helped foster his love of dogs from an early age.

Deidre purchased her first Boston in 1996 and has been in love with this intelligent and devoted breed ever since. Haven-Hill began in 2000 with the purchase of our 2nd Boston Terrier "Morgan."  Morgan finished her CH in the AKC breed top 20, owner handled. We went on to  show several Bostons after that. We operated under the "Deisign" kennel prefix at that time, then "Haven-Hill" in 2010. After moving to Greenville, SC in 2014 we purchased our first Bull Terrier.

~Our Philosophy ~

We are dedicated to the preservation of purebred dogs and believe in upholding the AKC breed standard.  Our Dogs are raised as naturally as possible; this includes lots of fresh air and outdoor exercise on our secure property, a minimal science-based vaccine protocol using titer testing for healthy immune function, and fresh whole foods added to our diet. We have been incorporating Natural Rearing and raw feeding into our program for over 20 years. We have a special interest in epigenetics , and how health, nutrition, and COI impact future generations lines of purebred dogs. Health, structural soundness, temperament, and beauty are our primary goals when we consider a potential breeding. We do not breed for non-standard colors, extreme heads, small sized dogs, or other physical traits that may affect the quality of life of our animals.  We do not allow animals in our program that require medical treatments, antibiotics or other drugs to maintain health. We use and highly encourage Holistic Veterinary care. Our dogs are DNA screened and health tested.

Many thanks to Jill and Dr. Ritchey of
Sunwood for the wonderful dogs they have entrusted us with, and to Dr. Jeannie Thomason for her kind nature and continued guidance in Natural-Rearing in animal husbandry.

We are privileged to share our lives with these magnificent creatures; they take part in our daily activities and are an integral part of our family. Not only are they wonderfully engaging, they are our friends and companions.

~ Deidre and Matt