Our Bernese Mountain Dogs & Standard Poodles
All of our founding dogs were thoroughly researched and have their certificate of health, have been OFA hip and elbow evaluated as normal, and eyes cleared by parentage, heart checked and certified, blood and genetic tested and come from champion and grand champion bloodlines so that our Premier Bernedoodle program can be the very best.
Our breeding philosophy is simple. Start with the best parents based on personality (calm, confident, smart, strong following response), longevity, coat quality, and conformation (we go for a big square build with well proportioned body/leg/neck) and produce the best puppies in the market. We also believe that the time we spend with out puppies during the first 8 weeks of their lives will have a lifetime positive impact on their lives and make them a more enjoyable part of the family. We use a blended approach to puppy raising including biosensor/early neurological stimulation (ENS), Puppy Culture, Baxter & Bella and our own training methods we have used since our first litter arrived over 3 decades ago. We believe that puppies should be raised in the home and to that end we have modified our large main floor master bedroom into a puppy raising room. We have a housebreaking and crate training program that makes this transition to their new home much easier. Around 5 weeks of age we begin introducing the puppies to our outdoor fenced in dedicated puppy yard and by 6 weeks of age we are taking them outside a lot to get the puppies head started on housebreaking. This entire housebreaking process actually starts at week 3 and we have a progressive system that eventually produces puppies that are virtually housebroken except that they can't hold it very long at the younger ages but by 12 weeks they should be fully housebroken and by the time they come home at 8 weeks, if you follow our Puppy Training Guide (find it under Puppy Central tab at the top), you will have NO mistakes in the house. We live with our puppies 24/7 and sleep with them the first 4 weeks and then by 5 weeks we start teaching them a little independence by moving out of their room but we are in and out of the puppy room many times per day as we are constantly working on training and monitoring health and other needs. We are clean freaks and keep a very tidied and clean puppy room and yard and we use top rated and recommended disinfectants (Rescue for indoor use and Wysiwash system for outdoors). We also believe in a more natural approach to health of our dogs and puppies and do not use the normally prescribed flea/tick/heartworm medication which are systemic toxins that are designed to act as a pesticide residue in the circulatory system of the dog and there are many class action lawsuits against these companies due to isoxazoline (found in Bravecto, Bravecto Plus, Nexgard, Simparica, Simparico Trio, Credelio, Revolution Plus, and many more). Isoxazoline is a neurotoxin that can lead to many different types of neurological disorders and cancer. Instead we monitor for heart worm every 6 months and add 1 tablespoon of Bragg's unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar to 4 cups of water and maintain this continuously and add a small pinch of garlic to the breakfast and can also add the natural Wondercide products. We have never had a flea, tick, or heart worm and we regularly check all of our dogs and puppies for worms, coccidia and giardia and to keep a clean and virtually parasite free home. Keeping everything clean is a big part of this.
We have selected the highest quality European parental stock that have been thoroughly tested for genetic defects (all of our pedigrees have been shown to be OFA hip and elbow certified or pre-certified prior to breeding depending on age of parents) and that complement our standard poodle and Bernese mountain dog crosses to produce exceptional F1 bernedoodles. We perform PennHip and OFA hips and elbows on all dogs we use in our program. You can see all of the genetic and blood tests that we do under the tab "Genetic & Diagnostic Tests We Do". We prefer only producing F1, F1b, and Multigen crosses as they live a long healthy and happy life, and take on the best of traits from both the standard poodle and the bernese mountain dog. Both our Standard Poodles and Bernese Mountain Dogs that we use for breeding to produce our Premier Bernedoodles will all have champion and grand champion bloodlines (please see the tabs "Our Standard Poodles" and "Our Bernese Mountain Dogs" at the top for more information about our Pedigrees). Most importantly they will have extremely fun and family oriented temperaments and are exceptional with children. All of our dogs used in our breeding program are thoroughly kid tested!
Our bloodlines help produce premium quality ("Premier") Bernedoodles that will display intelligence, playfulness, nice balanced fun and playful temperament, are family oriented, outstanding health, and provide years of enjoyment with your new family member. We have carefully researched many founding animals and selected only dogs that had champion and grand champion lines, displayed exemplary morphology (height, weight, coat type, and color/pattern and nice European drafty/blocky build) within the guidelines for AKC, and we tended to choose animals that best represented the AKC standard and that were within the upper size of the AKC range. We have selected Bernese mountain dogs based on having silky curly hair, that along with the Standard poodle coat, should produce a very low to non-shedding coat in our F1 Bernedoodles (we have carefully selected coats of our breeding dogs so as to maximize the non-shedding characteristic). Most people with allergy issues do not have any issues with our Premier Bernedoodles. However, if you want a 100% hypoallergenic larger dog breed, we also produce F1b and F1bb standard Premier Bernedoodles. Also, the standard poodle is a great option and we produce some of the best standards from exceptional champion bloodlines. You can see our tab on our poodles above. We will have about 1 litter per year and will consist of red and white parti, black and white parti, tuxedo red and white parti and could have some tricolor phantoms as well.
If you're looking for an intelligent, healthy, beautiful and loving snuggly bernedoodle, you have found the right place to adopt one! Our females should range between 65-75+ pounds and be about 23-26+" at the withers and males should be approximately 75-95+ pounds and be about 24-28+" at the withers. We are working to increase the number of puppies we can produce while still providing our loving home environment they deserve. We only keep as many dogs that can be maintained comfortably in our home. As such, we will only be producing a limited number of Premier Bernedoodles each year but they will be well worth the wait. All of our puppies are born in our home and this will allow us to closely monitor each puppies personality and health. We raise our dogs with our own family. Ultimately this allows us to get to know our puppies well and to place the right puppy into the right home. This close monitoring assures that we will provide you with the very best Bernedoodle and one that we have personally bred and raised and socialized for you. Our puppies will have a headstart on crate training and basic obedience before they leave at 8 weeks of age and will have completed the bio-sensor and puppy culture (thru 8 weeks) programs discussed in the links above.
We do believe in choice when it comes to purchasing a pure bred (e.g. standard poodle, Bernese mountain dog) or a carefully planned mixed breed (e.g. bernedoodle) or adopting a dog from a no-kill animal shelter. We support your right to choose. However our puppy contract and our lifelong partnership in the successful raising of your new Premier Doodles puppy means that we will always take our puppies/dogs back and therefore we do not contribute to the dog population crisis we have in our animal shelters. We will NEVER place any of our dogs or puppies into an animal shelter...NEVER. When we have to take a puppy or older dog back (has only happened a few times) we will do a health check, personality test, and then we keep them here for a few weeks to evaluate them and then we work at matching that dog with the best family possible..... no matter how long that takes.