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We are The Cromwell Family and we are located on a small beautiful acerage just outside of the village of Cranbrook in Huron County where our dogs can run, play, go for walks and enjoy life. Our dogs are a huge part of our lives and we love having them with us. We have been raising, grooming, and training dogs for years and enjoy what we do immensly.
Each of our puppies are home raised and socialized with our children and other dogs and pets. Our breeding dogs are chosen carefully for temperament, beauty and health. This helps to ensure their offspring will be well rounded dogs for your family. Our dogs are fed high quality nutrition , supplements, vaccinated and given Revolution to ensure that they are at their best.
We are not a kennel. Our dogs live in our home or with their guardian family. We set up our breeding program like this because we believe our dogs should be members of the family first.
About The Breeder...
Hi, I'm Jenna and I would like to tell you a bit about myself. First, I am the mother of 2 beautiful girls and value all things "family". Dogs and animals have always been a part of my family since I was young and I have always enjoyed working with them.
During highschool, I worked part time at pet food store and was a kennel attendant at a veterinary clinic. I graduated from the University of Guelph and was soon working in a vet clinic. I enjoyed all aspects of the clinic, but working with the groomer and grooming was my favourite, one of my passions was born.
I also worked as the manager of a major pet food chain store where my knowledge of pet nutrition and the pet industry was further expanded. I worked with many rescue organizations, shelters and charities.
Eventually, I started my own grooming business which I still do to this day.
I was then introduced to training and obedience by a friend. I started training puppies for a local breeder. It felt good, after all, a well behaved, well mannered dog is less likely to end up in a shelter. I loved watching their owners enjoy their new puppy. I started working part time at the kennel I was training for and became very interested in the breeding aspect, thus another passion was born.
Why Breed Aussiedoodles?
As a groomer, I was fascinated by all the different doodles that I saw on my table. The more I researched, the more interested I became. How did the breeder get that colour? What breed characteristics did this doodle inherit from the poodle? Why is this doodle favourable and this one is not? Is it all in the genes or in the environment? Why does this one have a curly coat and the other doesn't? Looking into all these questions, I realized there is very much a science to all of it. A right way and a wrong way. A way to breed healthy, well tempered, good looking doodles and a way to produce disasters.
Sadly, the more involved I became, the more I realized the amount of negativey that surrounds the doodle world. Why? Because people figured out how desired these dogs are. 'Breeders' just throw together any two dogs they can get their hands on and breed them creating litters without any research of the health and genetics of the parents and therefore the puppies produced. Not to mention the conditions the dogs are kept in. Housing them in unheated, filthy, confined conditions and nevermind getting the attention and exercise that they deserve. The dogs are overbred, neglected or even abused. The result? Puppies with hip dysplasia, eye problems, hearing problems, heart defects, viral infections, parasites etc. How can they get away with this? Simple. Because people buy them. The new owners are so fooled by those incredibly cute puppy eyes that they don't care and they choose to support these breeders by purchasing that puppy anyway. No wonder there is such bad publicy concerning this topic! This has happened to such an extent that Wally Conron, the creator of the Labradoodle, himself regrets even doing so because of the industry it has created.
I want to be able to look every buyer in the eye and tell them everything has been done to the best of my ability to produce healthy offspring and that the puppies are raised in a clean, positive, family setting. Every dog has to pass all their health clearances and temperment assessment before they are bred. I decided against a kennel, instead placing all our dogs with loving families from puppyhood. Every dog receives premium nutrition, regular socializing, positive reinforced training, regular grooming and veterinary appointments.
Jamie & Jenna Cromwell
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