Meet the Midwest Dutch Haven Partners!
One of the benefits to our move was our more central location in the United States. Joe's parents are originally from Minnesota and Iowa, and we have many extended family members still there. Not to mention Joe's sister who lives a short drive away in Branson, MO! Lydia also has cousins in Nebraska, and we love that all of these places are an easy drive from where we now live. We are thrilled to have welcomed one of Lydia's cousins into Dutch Haven partnership, and we're looking forward to offering puppies based in Omaha, NE who are raised to the same high standards of excellence as all of our pups.
Joe & Lydia Groen
Joe and Lydia are committed full-time to raising our dogs and our family with excellence. We have five children: Jack, Matthew, Benjamin, Elizabeth, and Samuel. We love taking road trips and often have dogs along. We are so blessed to have a large extended family and are thrilled that our kids get to spend so much time with grandparents and cousins! Our Cocker Spaniels all get along well with our black Labrador Willow and Katie the cat. Our dogs are all great with the kids and are an essential part of keeping our lives full of fun and laughter. At the end of 2020, we fulfilled a lifelong dream of moving West, and were able to purchase a rural country estate in Oklahoma. Our whole family (including the dogs!) is enjoying the big skies and room to roam!
Andy & Janna Blaszak
Lydia's cousin Janna lives right outside of Omaha, NE. A lifelong dog-lover and trained as an RN, Janna is excited to be a part of Dutch Haven as she follows in her mom's footsteps into the breeding world. Janna and her husband Andy have two beautiful kids: Emmy and Ollie, and as a family they enjoy visits to the Omaha Zoo and family bike rides. Sweet Honeysuckle is their Cocker Spaniel who is one of Dutch Haven's upcoming mamas - Honey is gentle with her sister Sophie the elderly Dachshund and is hoping for a younger Cocker sister to join her in the near future!
They motivate us to PLAY, be AFFECTIONATE, seek ADVENTURE and be LOYAL. -Tom Hayden