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We bought Maggie and May from you 13.5 years ago. Sadly we lost Maggie yesterday and May back in June but we just wanted to say what a joy they’ve been. Brilliant temperament and such different characters. We have had sooo much pleasure with them. Thanks for two Beautiful gorgeous dogs, we miss them so much.
Maybe see you soon ?
Dave & Babs
Beti is just brilliant – absolutely everything my family and I could have wished for. She settled in really quickly and has become an integral part of family life. We all adore her. She’s bold, feisty and brave, playful, tolerant (7 young grandchildren!!!) super- affectionate and even reasonably obedient and intelligent. Honestly Tessa, we couldn’t ask for more. A massive thank you!
We bought Buddy from you on the 27th October 2019 ,he’s brought absolute joy to our family, such a loving and caring dog! He was the only boy in the litter I would love to know how his 5 sisters are doing! He’s got such a character.
We are all so glad we came to see Tess when we did,it was meant to be, he’s loved so much by everyone!
I have three puppies off of Tessa such a knowledgeable lady who produces beautiful puppies with marvellous temperaments that’s why I have gone back to her I have recommended her to so many people a very happy customer.
Please see attached photos/update of Leo who is now two years old!
He is very special and I can’t thank you enough for breeding such a gorgeous dog!
The Haldane family
Absolutely wonderful dog – she came completely made: a character from day one, laid-back, easy-going and potty-trained in a day! Wonderful temperament with other dogs and people and an absolute joy. Such a happy little thing.
Tessa delivered a happy, curious pup with a relaxed view of the world and everything in it. Frankie has been an absolute joy from day 1, and it just got better from there – believe it! Potty-trained in a day, she is adventurous, playful and relaxed, even-tempered, and communicates well. We cannot imagine life without her.
Hi Tessa! I cannot thank you enough for all of your help and support. Tino is the most lovely puppy and we are blessed to have him. He loves going for walks and receiving plenty of cuddles from everyone. I could not recommend Castellan House Kennels enough to anyone wanting a new addition to the family. The support from you has been absolutely wonderful and your kindness is unmatched. Thank you very much for everything!
My parents had Pearl from Tessa in 2010 and she has been the most prefect dog for our family.
I am now looking for a puppy of my own and Tessa is my only choice for a breeder. I am really looking forward to welcoming a new castellan house puppy into our family soon.
As you can see Pearl is getting in as much rest as possible to prepare herself for a new mate.
We got Ozzy just over a couple of years ago & are so proud of him. We’ve had dogs before but never a mini schnauzer. We wanted a breed that didn’t shed much. We are so overjoyed with our Oz & are really taken with the breed. He has so much personality. He’s very good, clever, affectionate, easy to train & very talkative – he’s so funny & endearing. He’s also ok to leave alone. I didn’t realise what they meant when they said that Schnauzers are vocal, & was worried he was going bark all the time, but he doesn’t bark any more than any other dog we’ve had – probably less in fact. He’s the best dog we’ve ever had! He’s fab.
My little girl has fully matured into a wonderful, intelligent, bundle of joy! She grew so fast & time has flown…I cannot believe she’s 5 already!! She was determined to push up her ears into 2 ‘radar sharp censors’ – that was achieved by approx 6 months lol…I was so nervous when I drove her home but had no need. “Potty trained” within 24hrs…even I was surprised as she was my 1st little pup I’d owned. Very intelligent and clever….has tried to outwit me on many occasions lol her ingenuity knows no bounds! Off the lead as soon as she was allowed and responded very well to recall. She has brought nothing but joy to myself and all who know her. Thankyou for my beautiful Emerald Gemstar (her KC name) she has certainly been a gem of a find & a star wherever she roams…my bundle of joy xxx love Glynis xxxx 🐾🐾🙏🏼
Maisie is nearly 8 months old now which is just crazy! But she has grown up to be the best puppy ever, she is full of character – she definitely has a voice on her!! and is just loving her life! Can’t not recommend Tessa enough and Chris was amazing too!
I cant recommend Castellan Kennels enough, they were amazing and kept us updated regularly on Ernies progress when we couldn’t see him due to Covid.
We will defiantly be coming back here when we get a friend for Ernie. Highly recommended!
We can’t thank you enough for our lovely Puffin, the most delightful little creature.
She is confident, happy and utterly loving.
We have had no issues, from the start she settled very well, and continues to be the most wonderful dog we could ever wish for.
Mae, Tim and Tea
I collected my gorgeous Yorkiepoo Dila almost two weeks ago now and can’t imagine life without her. Having searched and waited for over a year because of lockdown I am so grateful to have found such a reputable dealer as Tessa. Dila has been well looked after and it was refreshing that Tessa stood out as a breeder who did not take advantage of the surge in puppy demand and did not increase prices accordingly. Dila is full of energy with a healthy appetite and she is loved to bits, so a big five star plus rating to Tessa and thanks again.
Picked up Henley
Few days ago and the experience from first initial reservation of him to picking him up Tessa kept us informed of procedures and supplied plenty of updates and photos of him at stages and information for him at hone with us .
He is so lovable and cute that everyone has fallen in love with him he is a bound of energy and playful on occasion and has been absolutely spoilt he has brought joy to so many in the 5 days he has been with us we can’t wait to take him out and about on our adventures walking and to the caravan in new year . So anyone wishing to obtain a puppy Tessa is a wonderful genuine breeder
Thank you so much Tessa, we had a lovely experience adopting Wilbur. Tessa was on hand to answer any questions we had. Wilbur is amazing, he has the loveliest temperament. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to Castellan house to get another puppy! Hopefully we’ll be getting him a brother/sister in a few years☺️
We had Mollie , our cairn crossed with a toy black poodle ,delivered to us 15th December 2012.
We had popped down on a 6 hour round trip to meet her when she was about 3 weeks old . What a delight she is . Independent ,playful,very mischievous when she was a puppy. Her favourite thing was stealing used pants or socks which quickly taught the family to pick up clothes !
She loves children especially if they kick a football for her .
I would highly recommend Tessa . Her love of dogs and the care she gives them is obvious.
Thankyou is much for our adorable Mollie . Xxx
Have had Dila since 1st October this year and am so lucky to be her owner. She is a beautiful dog, very friendly, who has to stop and have fuss from everyone on her walks. Refuses to move until she’s had it. She is also good as gold with being brushed every day. Just as well as she loves to splash around in puddles and on one occasion rolled around in muck. Her groomers love her. Excellent temperament and well reared by Tessa Marchand. Feel so privileged to have Dila in my life.
Bronte came home with us two weeks ago and from the start she settled in really well no sleepless nights marvellous appetite and already signs of becoming a real character. Thank you Tessa at Castellan Kennels She is a dream and we can’t imagine being without her.
Our new puppy Teddy has settled in fine,he goes to the toilet exactly where he should and seems so happy and playfull.
We are all over the moon with him,fallen in love with him already
I have registered his chip and also registered him in our local Vets,Bridge Vets in Brynmawr
He is booked in on Wednesday thr 20th of January for his next injection.
Thank you all so much at Castellan House Kennels.
Mr Ian Hughes
This is Twiglet a 14 week old male Wauzer with is Friend Pepsi an 8 year old female wauzer. Both from Castellan House Kennels. We have had Pepsi since a pup and we’re so pleased with her, we couldn’t resist getting her a little playmate.
Twiglet has settled in to family life and his new home really well.
Pepsi and him have become great friends although he is sometimes a little energetic for her, they get on so well.
We’ve had lots comments out on walks about how cute they look together. They are great natured little dogs and a lot of fun to be with.
A big Thanks to Tessa and the team 🙂
We are delighted with our new addition. He is beautiful and a real character who has settled quickly into his new home. He is adored by all. Tessa was brilliant all the way through lockdown and kept in regular contact, updating us on the pup’s progess.
Thank you so much. Really cannot thank you enough.
A very happy family. 🌈🐾🌈
Happy dogs, full of fun, clever and obedient, real characters. The schnoodle is a great mix of breeds
Sweep is 4 years old and Scoobie is 18 months, they are great companions for us and each other. We picked up Sweep from Tessa and were so pleased with the wonderful dog she is, decided to get her a playmate. We couldn’t collect Scoobie, due to lockdown, but Chris brought her down to Portsmouth, met us at the ferry with her in his arms, ready for her trip across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Anyone worried about getting the courier to delivery their puppy, please don’t, Chris was caring and kind. These two are living a great life here on the island and I’ve recommended Tessa to friends, who now have Stanley, joining the Castellan House Club on the island.
It took almost a year of speaking to the wonderful Tessa until our beautiful Winnie finally came home. She has been a constant source of amusement and joy. She’s well behaved and intelligent but also so spirited. Everyone who meets her falls in love.
Tessa is an incredible honest breeder. We got weekly video update’s of Winnie and Tessa held onto her for us. until we could collect her
Thank you so much for what you do for all these puppies
I had been in touch with Tessa for about 18 months and she let me know when she had some new pups, but none was the one we were looking for. Little did I know my life was about to change forever !!!
Having never had a dog I was extremely anxious when meeting our gorgeous cavapoo for the first time. Tessa filled me with confidence however and helped me every step of the way. On arriving home he already knew where to go to the toilet and despite the occasional accident he has been a star !! He clearly had a very good start in life as he loves being around other people and is happy and sociable! We have had Nuno for nearly 4 weeks now and we cannot remember life without him! He is a much loved member of the family and has already given us much joy. He loves playing at the beach and is a source of constant admiration by others. We of course recommend Castellan kennels and the great work of Tessa!
Thank you – I never expected to be a dog owner but with the encouragement of
my children, the hard work of Tessa and the sheer delight I have in our puppy, I am absolutely loving it!
We picked up Bella our Cavapoo February 2021. Tessa was so nice from start to finish of collection. Due to COVID we did not visit prior, however we spoke with Tessa on the phone and received weekly updates and pictures.
Picking her up was easy. Everything was ready for us. We had all the relevant paperwork and a lovely blanket and food.
Our family feels complete. She is wonderful with our nieces and nephews and just loved by everyone she meets. She is so well behaved and training has been a pleasure.
I would highly recommend a Cavapoo for a loving family.
Thank you Tessa, we are really thankful to you for picking us to have our girl. One day hoping to get her a brother or sister 🐶
We have only had little Noah for just under a week now, but he is already very much a part of our family. We cannot imagine life without him. He is absolutely perfect and just soooo cute! I have been looking for another dog for a long time now, since our last Westie passed a few years ago. I never thought I could love another dog again, but little Noah has proved me wrong.
We were very lucky with Noah settling in straight away and lucky for us he is very food driven so toilet training is not soo bad. Tessa was great throughout and sent regular pictures and updates. We weren’t able to collect Noah ourselves, due to lockdown but managed to secure an excellent puppy courier. We cannot thank Tessa enough for blessing our lives with Noah. If we ever decided to increase our family again with a brother or sister for Noah, we would definitely go to Tessa again.
Thank you again Tessa!
We picked up Merry in early August (2020) having been waiting for the right time to get a puppy for years, we’re now about 6 weeks later and we now can’t imagine life without him! Merry is a very happy, cheeky, playful and loving miniature schnauzer who has surprised us with how quickly he is able to learn new skills (place to go toilet, sit, lay, shake, stay, lead control, etc.) and how quickly he’s learning the boundaries (only attempted to escape the garden once).
The experience we had from reservation to collection with Tess was fantastic, as we already knew it would be from family having dogs from her in the past.
We look forward to many happy years ahead with Merry and suspect we will be back for a little brother for him before long!
We have had Biscuit since the 22nd June. He really is an amazing boy, very loving and laid back. He is particularily great with our daughter and is always making our day.
It is also lovely to see one of Biscuits sister’s Nina from the same litter on here 🧡
We bought a Schnoodle boy pup from Tessa in November 2021. He is so loving and sweet and Tessa was so helpful throughout the process and after when seeking advice on puppy health and care e.g. vaccines and teething. He is very warm and playful with a big personality, who loves to cuddle and make friends. He was very well socialised before we got him and has had no issues with anything or one so far and never cries or has been an issue. He is full of confidence and loves exploring the world. We are so lucky to have him, thanks so much Tessa.
So we have had Buddy a little Yorkiepoo with us now for 6 weeks and we can’t remember life before him. He is a wonderful adition to our home and my daughters just love him. Thank you Tessa for such great updates over lockdown with photo’s to keep my kids happy! Tessa and Castellan House Kennels have been great. Thanks so much
We had Sophie two weeks ago from Tessa and we can’t get over how well she has settled in and how well she interacts with other family dogs and children.
We previously had a dog from Tessa so she was our only choice for a breeder and we highly recommend her. Tessa kept us fully updated with photos and videos and was there to answer all our questions. We also used Chris to deliver Sophie. He was so professional and really looked after Sophie during her journey.
So happy to meet our puppy, Rocket! Tessa has done an amazing job he is well socialised, paper trained, eating well and very loving. He has settled in so well at home with us and we couldn’t be happier with our new pup and with all the help and advice Tessa gave, would highly recommend Castellan House Kennels.
I Just wanted to send a quick message with a photo of our lovely Teddy on his second birthday. I can believe how quick the time has gone. He’s grown into a really beautiful dog with a fantastic nature. He is so gentle and affectionate and is such a massive part of our family. Thank you so much for giving us such a lovely puppy!
With best wishes,
The Morgan family
We got noodle in lockdown after looking for a puppy for a long time, and it was the best decision we ever made. Not just is she adorable but her temperament is great. She loves cuddles and pinching our socks😂 If anyone is thinking of buying from Tessa all I would say is- go for it!!! She is an amazing breeder. She loves getting muddy on walks and meeting new people and dogs
We bought Leo from Tessa in the summer of 2012. A Morkie pup that has been an absolute joy and treasure. Sadly we lost our boy last week but we would like to thank Tessa for giving us the opportunity to experience the 10 best years ever. Her last words to us when we picked up our pup were ‘enjoy him’ and we must definetly did, every single second.
We collected Freddie at the end of November 2021 and he has brought nothing but joy and happiness to our family. He is such a sociable, happy, adorable furball. Everyone he meets loves him and he them!
I cannot recommend Tessa highly enough and can safely say the best decision we have made in recent times is getting Freddie from Castellan House Kennels.
Dotty is now one and we could not have wished for a more beautiful, funny, clever, loving little girl. She makes us smile every day.
She has been amazing since day one, only 2 little accidents in the house from the moment she arrived home.
She is an absolute joy and a credit to you, her mum and dad. Amazing girl. Can not recommend you highly enough.
We first came to know Tessa in 2005 as the breeder of Elvis, our beloved Pugalier. He’s 16 now and we’re thrilled to have happily introduced our pup Wilma to him as a new playmate in his golden years. Wilma (Westiepoo) is an absolute joy. She joined our family in July 2021 and has settled in beautifully. She’s smart, easy going and has us laughing constantly. We’re so happy with her. Returning to Tessa as a wonderful breeder was a no brainier. Fantastic service and excellent communication. Thank you!
We collected Bernie on the 22nd of June and thought we would give you a little update. It’s great to see Bernies brothers and sisters on here too- Nina and Biscuit.
Bernie is the best dog we could ever have hoped for! He’s absolutely amazing – a little mischievous but we wouldn’t change him for the world! Thank you so much for giving us such a great dog.
Hi Tess We finally got Henry in November after patiently waiting for 5 months so glad we did. He’s settled in really well absolutely brilliant with the children very gentle and loving. He’s very clever and doesn’t like to be far away from any of us. Tess was amazing and kept us well updated with Henry’s progress. Thank you so much Tess you’ve completed our family.
We picked up Derek in August 2020 and since day 1 he’s brought so much joy into our lives. He’s just the best puppy we could have asked for. He has a great personality, he’s very clever, a bit stubborn at times, but so gentle and loving. He never wants to leave our side and loves cuddles. He’s so easy to train and has learnt so much in the last 4 months with us. We couldn’t be more grateful for him.
In the picture, he’s just had his first big boy cut 🙂
We bought a little girl from Tessa over 14 years ago but sadly lost her last summer. After lots of photos and e mails we picked up our confident little boy last week and are delighted at how sociable and easy to adjust he has been.
We are looking forward to making many happy memories together.
Thank you Tessa and your team x
We got Darwin (Poochon) in 2016 and he’s was so amazing! We decided to go back nearly 3 years later and get Clara our Miniture Shnauzer, they are both super friendly, laid back and lovely natured pups. I would definitely recommend for anyone wanting a puppy.
I brought Benji from you at the start of December and he is just the perfect dog we would ever wish for. He is full of energy and love. He’s learning new tricks everyday and there is no problem with his behaviour and health at all. Thank you so much for our amazing dog.
I would 100% recommend your kennel as the best one to get a loyal family pet in the UK.
Magda and Benji
I just wanted to let you know how Freddie is settling in. We have had him now for 5 weeks. He is such a happy and loving little pup. He loves the attention/fuss and he loves people. He has made himself at home straight away and the children adore him. My son loves him and he is so much more confident around other dogs since. Freddie has definitely helped him overcome his fear.
Thank you so much for all your help and advise throughout.
Deborah and family
We are delighted that Pearl has qualified for Crufts 2020 last month at 8 months of age. Thank you again for letting us have her from you.
We are pleased that both Pearl and her parents are clear for MAC after having their health tests done too.
Hi Tessa, thought it is time to write and tell you how happy we are with Nina, We bought her home on Monday 22nd June at eight weeks and she has been a joy ever since. As you know she is the second Weechon we have adopted from you and she has not disappointed. When our Luna passed away I thought we could never replace her, but I must say Nina although different in character, is such a perfect girl.
I cant thank you enough and I tell everyone what a wonderful breeder you are and would not think of adopting a puppy from anyone else.
Thank you once more
Roma and John.
We hope you are well.
We thought we’d drop you a line to tell you how our shichon Polly is doing and send you a picture.
Polly is an absolute joy, she is so loving and everyone who meets her falls in love with her affectionate nature.
She is very calm and also comfortable in her own space….often we don’t see or hear from her for a couple of hours while she has a little Polly time in a quiet corner, other times she is a bundle of energy; enjoying some rough and tumble and chasing her toys.
She loves the outdoors and is 4 weeks into puppy training classes; she’s happy mixing with the other puppies and being a clever girl, she’s doing very well.
We are so delighted with Polly; she has added so much to our lives.
Picked our puppy up on 13th November a beautiful male schnoodle which we named Timmy. He’s settled in so well and is now a massive (even though he’s tiny) part of our family. Tessa was great throughout the whole process. She kept me up to date with his progress with pictures and videos. We couldn’t love him more and are so glad to be giving him his forever home.
Thank you Tessa for everything 🐶
Absolutely fantastic service from Tessa, our beautiful boy is now 5 months old born 2nd August 2020.
Hes a true softy and a gorgeous pup. He truly makes us smile every day.
Thank you so much for giving us that gorgeous puppy we so wanted for so many years!
I thought I would send you a quick email one week on from when we collected our snoodle Nancy. She has settled in really well and is so calm and loving. So far nothing has phased her and she is really adapting to family life well. Clearly you have done a great job of socialising her as she hasn’t shown any fear at all. I hope her brothers and sisters have all found homes too.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Tessa for our wonderful Winnie.
We waited almost a year till the right puppy came our way and we couldn’t be happier. She’s a sweet natured, clever, cheeky lady and even the cats are starting to like her.
I can’t thank Tessa enough for her honesty and kindness. We got pictures or films weekly and Tessa kindly held onto her until we could pick her up.
Everyone loves her even random strangers. Thank you Tessa.
Just want to let you know, Jessie had her 2nd injection yesterday and is doing amazing. I seriously can’t thank you enough for our little darling. She is such a joy and has settled in so well and her colouring and markings are beautiful. She loves the back garden and knows when she needs to attend to business but still has the odd wet accident but then she’s only 11 weeks old. Any way thank you again. X
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