The Breeders

We are Tom and Nichole Cauwels and, along with our 4 children, are the owners of Nito Ranch Kennels. We live on a 70-acre ranch near Brandon, SD. We also raise cattle and chickens and the kids have been active in 4-H showing pigs and lambs.

Dogs have been a passion of ours since we were kids, and Nichole worked in a pet store during her college years. I pride myself in being very knowledgable about the different breeds and being able to help match families to a puppy that will enhance their lives.

When we decided to begin raising puppies, we knew we wanted to do it right. We have built a state-of-the-art facility at our home so the dogs will always be well cared for, loved and played with. We have on-site grooming and climate controlled housing for the dogs and us to enjoy. The dogs also have 70 acres to roam, chase four wheelers and mingle with the kitties, chickens and other barn yard animals. We also take the dogs to visit grandma or up to the lake. Unlike most breeders, we are open to site visits if you are local. We just ask that for the puppies’ health, you don’t come to visit us the same day you visit other breeders, stores, kennels or the pound so that we aren’t spreading germs from one place to another, and of course, you make an appointment.