What is a Bernedoodle?
A Bernedoodle is the result of breeding a beautiful and calm tempered Bernese Mountain Dog to a quick-witted and non-shedding Poodle.
Bernese Mountain Dogs, or Berners, emerged from the Swiss Alps as working dogs where they were harnessed to pull carts, herd livestock, and watch over the family farm. They have iconic markings in tricolor form, and they are intensely loyal, intelligent, and social. If you have ever encountered a Berner, you may be familiar with Berner lean, where they lovingly rest their body weight on the side of your leg. Read more about the history of the Bernese Mountain Dog at the American Kennel Club (AKC).
Bernese Mountain Dog
Unfortunately, the average lifespan of a Bernese Mountain Dog is just seven years and many battle with hip and elbow dysplasia, cancer and heart disease. See how we combat this here.
They also are high shedding. We place a lot of Bernedoodles with families who are former Bernese Mountain Dogs owners, desiring the temperament and beauty of their markings coupled with a longer lifespan, fewer health problems, and little to no shedding.
Bernedoodles are rapidly gaining in popularity because of their sunny dispositions, social nature, and excellent aptitudes. They are phenomenal family dogs and therapy dogs. Although the American Kennel Club (AKC) does not recognize them as an actual pure breed, the demand for Bernedoodles is quickly surpassing traditional dogs.
Bernedoodles that we raise can be broken down into the following
generations or crossbreeds:
Shapes and Sizes
Some dog lovers prefer large dogs and can’t imagine a small statured four-legged companion. Others are just the opposite, and a smaller, more compact canine is their preference.
To accommodate these different predilections, we breed for various sizes. No matter how big or how small, you are guaranteed an adorable dog that likes to be close to his/her humans.
Our largest 100+ lb F1 Standard Bernedoodle, named Bernie Rolls, is still described as a lapdog! We breed all varieties listed above in the following sizes:
A Certain Shade
In recent years, genetic testing for the alleles of some genes has become available making color patterns easier to predict. We expect this aspect of breeding to develop in the coming future!
Please visit our "Pricing" page for more information as the prices of puppies vary based upon color.