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FAQ's

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?

No dog is 100% hypoallergenic. Bernedoodles tend to be a great option for people with mild allergies because they have hair instead of fur and excrete a different level of sebum off of their skin.

 

Allergies are a complicated topic as people can be allergic to things other than dog hair such as dog saliva and urine. 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. Link to blog post on allergies and bernedoodles here.

Do Bernedoodles shed?

Bernedoodles can be low-shedding or non-shedding dogs. Shedding is related to the bernedoodle's genetic make-up and if they have one or two copies of the "no-shed" gene.

 

Our bernedoodles are low/non-shedding because we have carefully curated our genes in our breeding lines so that our puppies have thick fluffy hair instead of fur.

Why can't I choose my puppy earlier than six 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 6 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 around the time puppies are 6 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 15 - 35lbs+ 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 is the wait for a berndoodle puppy?

On average, plan on waiting 4-6 months for your bernedoodle puppy.

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 can only get pregnant 2 times a year and after being bred 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. So from the time a female is bred until a puppy is in your arms is 4 months minimum.

-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?

Yes! Your puppy can be enrolled in one of our puppy training / boarding programs that we offer. After nine weeks it is $25 a day + any required or necessary vet visits to have your puppy stay with us. While they are here, we will make sure to continue to socialize them and we will incorporate crate training, house training, manners, and leash walking.

 

We can only keep puppies until 16 weeks, after 16 weeks, we can work with our local dog trainer to get your pup into a board and train program with a professional dog trainer. Please be mindful that some of our standard sized pups are to big to fly with a flight nanny by 12 weeks and so you will need to drive to Utah to pick up your puppy in Utah if pup is to big to fly.

What does a Bernedoodle cost?

Our Bernedoodles start at $3,500 and go up to $4,500 depending on the size and breeding of the puppy.

 

All of our Standard and Medium Bernedoodle puppies are $3,500 regardless of color or gender. Mini Bernedoodles are $4,500.

Should I get a male or a female bernedoodle puppy?

Male puppies need more direct communication so that they know what you are explicitly asking. Think of it like how high school boys need you to tell them exactly what you want/don't want and mixed messages only make things confusing for both parties.

 

Female puppies are softer when it comes to training and pick up on things without explicit instructions.

Both male and female pups NEED training and thrive on having consistency in their schedule.

Everything you need to know about grooming and bernedoodles

How often do I need to groom my Bernedoodle?

Bernedoodles need to be groomed every 6-8 weeks and also require daily brushing so that they don't get tangled coats. Their first professional groom happens between 6-9 months.

How expensive is a bernedoodle haircut?

Bernedoodles haircuts range from $150 - $250 + tip

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.

 

From that point forward, get your pup into the groomers AT LEAST once every three months for a full groom. For at home grooming between your pups professional spa days we LOVE Pupwell products and use them almost daily with our own dogs. The code AEFARMS will save you money on their products. Click HERE FOR PUPWELL PRODUCTS

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