who are we ?
Kruizen Kennels is a small business owned by Duane Reddel who started breeding in 2010 and formed ‘Kruizen Kennels’ in 2012. Duane and his father managed Kruizen Kennels alone for the following four years until it grew to a larger size that would benefit from more hands. Duane’s whole family now assist in the care of litters at their family home in Orange, playing a major role in feeding and bathing of puppies.
Alongside Duane and his family are Stephanie, Katelyn, Taylor and Angie who assist in the running of Kruizen Kennels. Our veterinary nurse whelps litters and performs regular health checks on the breeding dogs to ensure they are all in the best possible condition. She also assists in the ongoing care of our pups and breeding dogs. Stephanie manages most of our customer service, retailing and promotional work, assisting families to select the right puppy for their lifestyle. Stephanie speaks extensively with families regarding their lifestyle and what kind of life they will provide for the puppy to select the perfect pup for each family. Taylor and Katelyn spend a lot of time caring for, grooming and playing with litters and our breeding dogs at Kruizen Kennels.
MEET THE TEAM
Business Development Manager – Duane
“Hi, my name is Duane and I am the founder of Kruizen Kennels. The most important thing to me is my family, I spend much of my spare time with them when I am not socialising with our beautiful dogs. I have a passion for providing families across Australia with genetically sound and well socialised puppies.
I began breeding 9 years ago, when I first began Kruizen Kennels. I manage the running of the business as well as being hands-on most days with our beautiful breeding dogs and puppies who live with me.
Sales & Customer Service Manager – Stephanie
“Hi, my name is Stephanie,
I have been a part of the Kruizen Kennels team for the past 18 months. My role is to manage our social media accounts, update the website and customer service. Once a pup has been selected, I send regular updates on their growth and progress as well as handy hints to get ready families ready for their new fur babies arrival. After our puppies leave for their forever homes I also checks in to see how they are settling in and answer any questions that may arise.
My favourite aspect of my job is when I get to spend time with the puppies, I used to have a lot more time hands-on with the dogs and now I cherish every second I spend with them! I love seeing the faces of our new families when they visit and pick up our gorgeous little pups and I know they are going to a fantastic home.”
Head Nurse & Whelping Manager – Angie
“Hi, my name is Angie, I grew up in QLD on a property with a variety of animals. My parents bred dogs when I was a child, so I have had experience with whelping from a young age. I have a range of knowledge of the whelping process that I have gained from assisting both old school and new veterinary practices. Having lived in QLD and NSW I have had the privilege of picking up the different techniques and technology used in each state. I absolutely love animals and owned my own mobile animal nursery for a number of years until moving to NSW. My family and I absolutely love our fur babies!
I have now been at Kruizen Kennels for 2 years, monitoring the health of our breeding dogs and whelping our pregnant girls. I monitor our pregnant mothers to ensure they are receiving a nutritious and balanced diet that will allow their unborn babies to develop to their full potential. I whelp all of our new litters, supporting mum through this exhausting but beautiful event. All new puppies are monitored closely by myself until they are 1-2 weeks of age to ensure all are feeding and developing well. During this time I weigh our pups daily to ensure they are growing at a suitable rate.
My favourite aspect of my job is working with our breeding girls who I have known their entire life, assisting them with the birth and meeting their new babies for the very first time.”
Breeding & Health Assistant – Taylor
“Hi, my name is Taylor, I have always had a passion for animals, having grown up with several pets my entire life. I spend much of my spare time with family and friends, travelling and exploring new sceneries and creating new artworks.
I have now been at Kruizen Kennels for 9 months, monitoring the health and wellbeing of our breeding dogs and puppies. I ensure our breeding dogs maintain a stable, nutritious diet and receive regular vitamins, worming and flea treatment and annual vaccinations. I also monitor our new puppies health from 1-2 weeks of age until they leave for their forever family. During this time I weigh our pups weekly to ensure they are growing at a suitable rate as well as providing them with their vitamins, worming and flea treatments. As part of my position I organise and attend all veterinary appointments with our dogs and puppies.
My favourite aspect of my job is spending time with all of the beautiful dogs and puppies at Kruizen Kennels. Each one has its own personality and quirks that make them special!”
Foster & Wellbeing Assistant – Katelyn
“Hi, my name is Katelyn, I have lived on a farm my entire life, this has allowed me to own and raised a range of different animals over this time. Along with my love for animals I enjoy hiking and adventuring to new places in my spare time.
I have now been at Kruizen Kennels for 6 months. At Kruizen Kennels I spend most of my days socialising and caring for the breeding dogs and puppies. Each day I walk our breeding girls and boys, and play games such as tug-a-war and fetch. I also interact with our new puppies from 1-2 weeks of age until they leave for their forever family. During this time we provide opportunities to stimulate our new pups growing brains through play and new experiences. I am also the point of contact for our foster families and visit each of the dogs in this program regularly.
My favourite aspect of my job is knowing that every day I go to work, I am ensuring that all off our dogs and puppies are healthy and happy!”