If you have any questions after reading through our FAQ's, please contact us via the form at the end of this page.
Are Bernedoodles hypoallergenic?
Well.. Yes and no. I know, I know google and other people will tell you that dogs with hair are hypoallergenic. The truth is that no dog is 100% hypoallergenic since people can be allergic to things other than dog hair such as dog saliva and urine. Doodles are more allergy friendly and can be a great option for someone with mild pet allergies. If you or someone in your household has severe allergies to dogs, please have additional testing done before you decide to get on our wait list.
Do Bernedoodles shed?
Our Bernedoodles are low to non-shedding. We breed several generations of Bernedoodles: F1, F1b, and Multigenerational.
F1 is a first generation cross between a purebred Bernese and a purebred Poodle. All puppies will shed a little bit and have wavy coats. These puppies will be less hypoallergenic than then F1b's simply because they will have less of the Poodle genes in them causing them to have more fur like qualities of the Bernese.
F1b means the dog is a cross between a Bernedoodle and a poodle. This makes the puppies more likely to inherit double copy of the poodle gene helping us to create the curly coats with little to no shedding. Because we are breeding back to a poodle we can also have more colorful litters than f1's and we can create smaller sized puppies.
Multigenerational means we breed two bernedoodles together to create puppies that have a more consistent non-shedding coat and are more likely to have the beautiful tri-colored markings of the Bernese. When we breed a multigenerational litter, we are careful to only use studs that carry two copies of the poodle gene the stops shedding so that all puppies have beautiful non-shedding or minimal shedding coats.
Why can't I pick my puppy earlier than seven to eight weeks?
Because we want you to have the best possible puppy match for your family, puppy picks do not take place until the puppies are at LEAST 7-8 weeks old. I know this sounds crazy, but hear me out! A puppy's temperament and disposition are being developed as they grow and a newborn puppy has a very different temperament from an 8 week old puppy. By waiting, I am able to see the energy level, assertiveness, and aptitude of each puppy. On pick day, each puppy buyer will know more about the puppies than just their color and can pick a puppy that will fit well into their lifestyle. Some people want a puppy who is an active, non-stop, goer whereas another family wants a puppy who is going to be a cuddler who just wants to be loved. Neither puppy is a bad puppy but if the active family got the lazy puppy they would be disappointed and if the mellow family go the busy puppy they would have a handful. Ultimately our goal is to get you the best puppy for your family! That is why puppy picks are at 7-8 weeks. Trust us on this one :)
Do you breed mini bernedoodles?
YES! We have officially started to breed mini bernedoodles and we are so excited to be able to offer this bernedoodle size to our waitlist families. Remember, even though they are called "mini's" they will still grow to be 30 - 50lbs+ full grown. This is much smaller than a standard which can be 60 - 90lbs+ full grown. If you are interested in adding a mini bernedoodle to your family, be sure to fill out our puppy application so I can be sure to contact you when puppies are available!
How long until there will be a puppy ready for me?
This is such a tricky question as there are so many factors at play in the timeline of getting a puppy. If you are in a hurry to get a puppy, my waitlist probably isn't the best place to be as we are a small breeder and most families on our waitlist end up waiting 6-12 months until the finally are taking their new fur baby home. Sometimes it is quicker, other times it is longer. Here are some factors that play into your wait time:
-Mother Nature: for a litter to be born both the dam and sire must pass their health testing. Then the breeding has to take, the pregnancy take, and delivery safe. (A dam is pregnant for nine weeks) After delivery, puppies will then be raised in our home for 8 weeks. Finally after all that puppies will go to their forever homes.
-People ahead of you on the waitlist: Adding a puppy to your family is a huge commitment and sometimes even when a family is at the top of the waitlist they decide to wait a little longer until adding a puppy to their family, moving those lower on the list up quicker. Other times, the first few families are all ready for their puppy and the waitlist moves slower.
I can't pick up my puppy during go home week.. Can you board my puppy for me for a little extra time?
We can't. We ask that families pick up their puppy during the scheduled go home week. If you need to arrange a board and train, please look into Puppy Steps Training in Logan, Ut. The puppy training there is phenomenal and will get your puppy ready to start life off right with you.
What does a Bernedoodle cost?
All of our Standard Bernedoodle puppies are $3,500 regardless of color or gender. Mini Bernedoodles are $4,000.
Should I get a male or a female puppy?
Male puppies and female puppies aren't that different from one another. The only major difference we have seen between puppies is their size as adults. Our male pups *tend* to be larger once they are full grown than our female puppies. On our wait list you are welcome to tell us which sex of puppy your prefer.
How often do I need to groom my Bernedoodle?
Grooming your Bernedoodle will be one of the most expensive and time consuming parts of owning your dog. Even though we love them for their minimal/non-shedding coats, doodles are infamous for their finicky coats that like to get matted. Please brush your dog EVERY day. It will keep them more comfortable, help you bond with them, and prep them for their frequent grooming appointments. We recommend finding a groomer that you love and getting your dog professionally groomed for the first time around 6-9 months. From that point forward, get your pup into the groomers at least every three months unless you are going to do the bulk of the work at home.