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What is it Like to Own Bernedoodle Puppies?

Here at Premier Doodles we do a thorough vetting process to find the best homes possible for our fur babies using our detailed puppy application process (our puppy application is located on our home page at Even with this in-depth process we are sometimes concerned about what home we are sending our fur babies to, and so many homes are equally excited and wonder about what it will be like. As Bernedoodle breeders, we must give you some insights into how you have to change your routine and lifestyle when you finally have a furry friend in your home.Let's dive into these insights and what makes Bernedoodle puppies a fantastic addition to any household.

Temperament and Personality

Bernedoodle puppies are known for their exceptional temperament. They're a mix of the intelligent Poodle and the affectionate but goofy Bernese Mountain Dog, creating a blend that's both loving and smart. You'll find that they're eager to please and incredibly playful. Whether you have kids who need a furry friend to romp with or you're looking for a loyal companion, Premier Doodles bernedoodle puppies are some of the best you can find. Their friendly nature makes them perfect for families, singles, and seniors alike.  But like all fast-growing large breeds and mixed breeds, you must quickly establish boundaries and be firm, but loving, with house rules.  YOU must establish authority over your new puppy right from the beginning.  You call the shots…..and you’re going have a “nothing-for-free” mentality which means you’re going to use lots of opportunities to practice obedience commands (3-10 seconds).


Daily Care and Maintenance

Taking care of Bernedoodle puppies is a rewarding experience, but it comes with its responsibilities.

  • Feeding: Providing a balanced diet is crucial. Per our puppy contract we require our new owners to use TLC adult all-life stages food.  It has multiple protein sources, lots of whole fruits and veggies, and they make their food fresh to order with no preservatives.   You can visit our website and find more information about TLC under “Information Center’.  You'll need to ensure your puppies get high-quality food to grow into healthy, happy dogs.  We have a detailed set of toppers we also use (feel free to email us for more information).

  • Grooming: These puppies have a beautiful coat that requires regular grooming. Brushing them a few times a week will keep their fur looking its best and free of tangles and matting.

  • Exercise: Bernedoodle puppies are full of energy and need a lot of exercise, both physical and mental. Regular walks, playtime, and continual obedience training can keep them fit and happy.

  • Keeping up with these routines will ensure your Bernedoodle puppies are always at their best. We have a FREE Bernedoodle Puppy Training Guide on our website as well that is designed with bernedoodles in mind.  You can find a link under the tab Puppy Central.

Training and Socialization

One of the joys of owning Bernedoodle puppies is training them. These pups are highly intelligent and respond well to positive reinforcement techniques to bring out the behaviors you want to see.  They also respond well to positive punishment to stop unwanted behaviors (never hit your puppy….but a firm NO is enough to usually do the trick). You'll find that they pick up commands quickly, making training sessions a breeze.

Exposing your puppies to different environments, people, and other dogs early will help them grow into well-adjusted adults.  We have started this process during the first 8 weeks but you’ll need to keep socializing your puppy  during the next critical window between 8-16 weeks and beyond.  This will be a continual process. Puppy classes are also a great way to achieve this once they have had all of their DHPP puppy vaccines (usually this is done by Week 16).

Remember, the effort you put into training and socialization now will pay off in the long run, resulting in the best-behaved Bernedoodle puppies.

Health and Wellness

Keeping your Bernedoodle puppies healthy is paramount. While they're generally a robust breed, there are a few health issues to keep an eye on, like hip dysplasia which usually results from forcing your bernedoodle (or allowing them) to go up and down stairs on a regular basis, jump up to retrieve something, or jump into and out of a car on a regular basis. Regular vet check-ups are highly important to catch any potential problems early.

Ensure your puppies get all of their DHPP vaccinations and maintain a balanced diet. Regular exercise will also help keep them in peak condition.

By staying on top of their health, you're ensuring they grow into the best Bernedoodle puppies possible.


Owning Bernedoodle puppies is a joyous experience filled with love, laughter, and a bit of fur on your clothes. These affectionate, intelligent, and playful pups make wonderful companions for any family.

As experienced breeders, we've seen firsthand the happiness they bring into homes. Before bringing one of these delightful dogs into your life, consider your readiness to meet their needs. When you do, you'll be rewarded with a loyal and memorable friend who will bring joy to your life every single day.

If you're considering adding a Bernedoodle puppy to your family, subscribe to our blog for more tips and insights on raising the best Bernedoodle puppies. And, of course, we'd love to hear your stories and experiences in the comments below!


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