Standard Poodles and Bernese Mountain Dogs are our absolute favorite breeds! Our goal in producing Bernedoodles is to combine the gorgeous looks and calmer temperament of a Berner with the longevity, intelligence, and low shedding coat of the Poodle! We believe that Bernedoodles are the ultimate family companions.
For those who are new to doodles or just haven't gotten the hang of the verbiage, an F1 Bernedoodle is a first generation cross, resulting in a puppy 50% Berner and 50% Poodle. We may have a small number of F1 litters using Bernese studs from outside of our program.
An F1b is a second generation, a cross between an F1 Bernedoodle and a purebred Poodle. The "b" stands for being bred "back" to one of the parent's breed. The resulting puppies will be 75% Poodle and 25% Berner. These are a great option for people who want a versatile family dog that sheds minimally!
F2 pups are a cross between two F1 dogs and will therefore be around 50% Berner and 50% Poodle but can have a lot more variety of coat traits. They can have straight, wavy, or curly coats. They can have fluffy beards (furnished) or smooth (unfurnished) faces. Some F2s will not shed, while others will shed, it's all in the coat genetics! If you prefer the clean face of a Bernese over the fluffy face of most doodles, please let us know when you inquire and we will add you to a separate waiting list as we're likely to have only a few of these types of pups!
We may be producing a very small number of F2 litters.
We produce Bernedoodle litters in mini, medium, and standard size. While we cannot guarantee the full grown size of our puppies, we expect the majority of puppies somewhere between their dam and sires sizes. There is always the possibility with doodles that a puppy can grow larger than both parents due to hybrid vigor!
Bernedoodles are known for their gorgeous black tricolor. We hope to have many pups with these classic colors but we also aim to produce beautiful chocolate tricolor, shaded sable and white, and red and white.
Our Bernedoodle puppies are raised with care, in our home, using a service dog curriculum. Each puppy comes with individual genetic testing through Embark or Canine Health Check and will be temperament tested prior to placement with families. Individual genetic testing allows us to better predict coat type and potential for shedding, but unfortunately we will never be able to guarantee your puppy will not shed. Temperament testing helps us to match each puppy's personality, strengths, and weaknesses to the best family but remember that this is only a starting point and puppies will change tremendously as they grow! We pride ourselves on providing a lot of information to our clients so that they can make educated and thoughtful decisions when they add their next forever family member so that these matches last a lifetime!