What's a Bernedoodle?

We love our Bouncing Bernedoodles! These are actually the most ridiculously wonderful dogs...Really! They are the ultimate family dog. The F1 are big dogs - big, funny, bouncy, loving sweet dogs.  They have a sense of humor and enjoy being in on the joke. 

We (my kids, husband and I) love being involved in a home farm business.  We raise Bouncing Bernedoodles and Friesian Sporthorses.  We love animals especially dogs, cats and horses.

We love all furry creatures and our kids are graduated 4-H er's in which they showed rabbits, llama's, dairy cattle, beef cattle, goats, sheep, dogs, horses and we have had several other kinds of pets to include in our love of being around all animals!  It is a labor of love and learning to produce the BEST that we can in America!  

The Bouncing Bernedoodle puppy is the best friend that will revel in being apart of your life and family!  They love being near you and touching you when at rest.  They can (with training) be very respectful to all and a part of your family fun whether they are running in the sand at the beach, hanging out a your friend's pool party wearing sunglasses, going for hikes in the mountains wearing a back pack  (our Bouncing Bernedoodles are sturdy enough to carry their own dog food.  They will be happy going anywhere you go), going to lake swimming in a life preserver (Bouncing Bernedoodles LOVE playing in the water!), well you get the idea.  The Bouncing Bernedoodle is the PERFECT companion dog for you.

We, at Bouncing Bernedoodle, personally think that the Bernedoodle is well-suited to be a service dog for emotional support, PTSD or physical therapy. They are an incredibly steady minded dog. These dogs are just as happy as they can be to sit on your feet and lean against you (this is trademark for our Bouncing Bernedoodles) and love you unconditionally.  They are NOT a hyper dog so will not get their family hyped up or nervous.   Think steady mind and a body looking to hug you at any turn! 

We are always trying to make the lives of our critters the BEST we can possibly make it while making their lives safe and happy.  It is always a balancing act.  

What is a Bernedoodle?
A Bernedoodle is a cross between the beautiful, affectionate Bernese Mountain Dog and the SMART and fun-loving, intelligent Poodle. The mix is an irresistible who will lean into your family and produce MANY fond memories! Bouncing Bernedoodles are very trainable and very food motivated to learn and of course they LOVE you so they will be extremely willing to please. Start training your baby YOUNG!  

Who would want a Bernedoodle?
Anyone who wants a loving companion, with a teddy bear personality. Because a Bernedoodle's coat can tend to be more hypoallergenic than some, there can be fewer allergy problems with this breed.  Which also means less shedding, etc.

How big do Bernedoodles get?
Bernedoodles range in size according to what size poodle they have been crossed with (toy, miniature or standard).  In accordance, they can vary all the way from a small 15lbs all the way to a large 80 lbs.  The standard Bernedoodle is geneally 60-75 lbs and stands about 20-23" at the shoulders.  Bouncing Bernedoodles is specializing in the 45-100 pounds sized Bernedoodles!

How long can I expect my Bernedoodle to live?
The mix of the Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle, will bring about what is called "hybrid vigor".  Which means you can expect reduced health issues and greater longevity than you would in the pure breeds.  Bouncing Bernedoodles  estimate that Standard Bernedoodles will live between 12-15 years.  After talking with the geneticist at Animal Genetics, he assured me that the longevity and health will be MUCH longer then the Bernese Mountain dog AND healthier because the Poodle is such a healthy sound dog!  
Will a Bernedoodle's coat color change?
Yes, as a breeder we are not able to guarantee the color or coat texture of your dog.  Poodles are complex and can yield varying shades of black, silver, brown and white.  But we dare to say that given their personalities, you will not be disappointed with your puppy even if they do tend to change some in color as they mature.

What colors do Bernedoodles come in?
Bernedoodles come in a variety of colors, these include; black,  black and white bi-color and a variety of sable,  phantom and the classic, tri-colored markings of the Berner (which is the most coveted of the coats).  

What should I feed my Bernedoodle?
Any high quality, high fat dry dog food is acceptable.  We recommend using Iam's puppy in the yellow bag. A young Bernedoodle should be kept within a healthy weight range to ensure healthy growth to their bone structure.  We also feed our Bernese Mountain dogs and Bernedoodles RAW meat and bones to supplement our dogs diets and help them feel full and satisfied.  

What are the care requirements for a Bernedoodle?
Due to the nature of the "doodle" coat, Bernedoodles, like many poodle hybrids need regular grooming. Because of multi-layered fur, they are prone to matting especially around the ears and groin. It is very important to brush your Bernedoodle several times a week. Daily brushing is ideal for a healthy coat free of mats.  An experienced groomer can help you to understand how to properly care for their coat and nails.

Will a Bernedoodle get along with my other dogs?
Dog's personalities are as varied as people, so it is not 100% certain, but Bernedoodles tend to get along great with other breeds.  As is always the case with a new animal, take the time to closely supervise their introduction in the beginning to insure the safety of all dogs involved. 

Is a Bernedoodle good with children?
Both Bernese Mountain Dogs and Poodles are considered excellent family dogs that adapt well to surroundings with children.  Bernedoodles are frequently used as service dogs which exclamates their readiness to take tenderly to their human companions, both young and old. 

Will you ship my puppy to me?
It is a FEDERAL crime to ship a puppy in cargo without a passenger with the puppy UNLESS the breeder is a BIG kennel registered with the USDA so if you are getting a puppy shipped from someone, they are likely a BIG kennel or shipping illegally.  We offer our personal Bouncing Bernedoodle SKYNANNY service!  We will have your puppy exclusively delivered to you via air to anywhere in the world to an airport near you.  You will be able to look at and meet your puppy before you take him/her home.  

How do I know I am getting a healthy, genetically sound dog for me and my family?
Here at Bouncing Bernedoodles, our motto is to breed happy, healthy canines that come from long lines of happy, healthy dogs.  WE TEST ALL OF OUR DOGS to ensure that we are producing the healthiest puppies possible for our families!  They are tested through any of these testing companies:  Embark, Animal Genetics, Paw Prints and more!  We test so you can rest easy!

We also x-ray our hips and elbows through our Veterinarian and submit our x-rays to OFFA.ORG to get an official rating for each of our dogs.   


Will my dog be registered?
Being that your puppy is a crossbred puppy, there is no registration.  You could register your puppy with the AKC after it is spayed/neutered.  All of our dogs are required to be spayed or neutered thus we offer no breeding rights.

Explaining the Differences

​F1 Doodles - Bernese Mountain dog crossed with a Standard Poodle, low maintenance coat with wave and considered very low shedding. The puppies are 50% Bernese Mountain dog and 50% poodle. The F1s can come in standard or miniature, depending on whether the poodle is standard or miniature. The coat type is wavy and scruffy. A customer would select an F1 if they love the golden retriever temperament as this cross has the most Bernese Mountain dog.  High sense of loyalty, low shed. Some F1s will have a sport coat.

F1B Doodles - Bernedoodle  bred back to a poodle, higher maintenance coat with curl and considered non-shedding. Best for those with allergies and customers who want a really curly doodle as the pups are 2/3rds poodle. All the pups should have a good amount of curl.​

F2 Doodles - F1 Bernedoodle bred to an F1 Bernedoodle. Shedding factor can vary and wave or curl can vary depending on the gene pool in each puppy. Bouncing Bernedoodles does not offer these.

Multi-Gen Doodle - Two Bernedoodle parents. One parent has to be an F1B or multigen. A poodle bred to a multi-gen Bernedoodle also constitutes a multi-gen. Bouncing Bernedoodles does not offer these. 

Sizes

Standards - Bernese Mountain dog bred with a standard poodle or standard Bernedoodle. Puppies are large, 65+ pounds. Weights of parents should be taken into consideration.

Miniatures - Miniature Bernedoodles are any of these lines above used with a miniature poodle stud. Miniatures are most often produced through artificial insemination, therefore reflected in price. Therefore, the female would always be a standard Bernese Mountain dog or standard Bernedoodle and the stud would be miniature poodle, under 15 pounds. On average the pups will weigh between 25 and 35 pounds. Typically, to estimate adult size, one would double the weight at 12 weeks and add 10 pounds. Also, to determine size, take a careful look at the size of the paws, bone density and structure of the pup.

Moyens - 20-30 pounds

Petites -  A miniature Bernedoodle bred back to a toy or miniature poodle. These are always F1Bs. Size is typically under 20 pounds.

Miniature Bernedoodle Puppy - ​The Miniature Bernedoodle is a combination of the Miniature / Toy Poodle and the Bernese Mountain Dog. There are many advantages to crossing these breeds, one of which is the decreased shedding based on the presence of the poodle. Another benefit of the Miniature Bernedoodle is the decreased size compared to the Standard Bernedoodle, making it more suitable for people who want this type of dog, but do not have the space for an overly large dog. To learn more about this increasingly popular hybrid dog breed, read on below!

Country of Origin - The Bernese Mountain Dog hails from Switzerland, while the Poodle has French origins.

Temperament -The Miniature Bernedoodle combines two well-mannered and loving breeds. The Bernese Mountain side of this cross will lend a playful and friendly disposition. From an intelligence standpoint, the Poodle is known for its high trainability, making it a great pet in general. This breed should also fair well with other pets as long as socialized early and often.

Adaptability - The Miniature Bernedoodle should adapt well to most living situations. This hybrid will have a long coat, so be very cautious with hot temperatures. This breed should also adapt well to apartment living as long as they are given the proper amount of exercise and attention.

Health - The Miniature Bernedoodle should be a generally healthy dog, as long as proper attention has been paid to the health of the parents. The Bernese is known for having some health issues in regards to their joints (hips, elbows, etc). The most common health problem for the Standard Poodle is Addison’s Disease, or chronic adrenal insufficiency.

Grooming - This breed will have a longer coat like the Bernese Mountain Dog and will require the coat be well maintained to avoid any matting. One of the advantages of this breed is that the shedding will be decreased by crossing the Bernese with the Poodle, but daily brushing is still recommended. You should also brush your Miniature Bernedoodles teeth once per week, and trim their nails once a month.

Activity Level - The Miniature Bernedoodle should have a moderate activity level. Daily walks are recommended for any breed that does not have its own space to run and unwind freely.

Size - Miniature Bernedoodles can range from 23 to 50 pounds. 2nd Generation crosses (Miniature Bernedoodle bred to a Toy Poodle) can be between 12 and 26 pounds. The height will vary but probably be somewhere between 10 and 20 inches at the withers.

Life Span - 10 to 15 years generally

When purchasing a Miniature Bernedoodle puppy it is essential to be aware of all characteristics of both breeds in this cross. Looking for a puppy to bring into your family is an exciting process, but having the knowledge of what to expect with any dog is the key to successful integration into your family. A puppy is a huge commitment, so being knowledgeable about how to train and care for your Miniature Bernedoodle puppy is particularly valuable.

Coats

Loose and wavy This is the most common type of coat found in a Bernedoodle such as an F1, F2, or F2B. They are considered low to non-shed. They are easy to maintain. You may want to brush in the common friction areas such as behind the ears, hind quarters, and underarms. Bodily brushing about once a week. A young puppy with a loose or wavy coat will not show any waves/crimping on the forehead. 

Straight These coats are considered flat or sporty like the golden retriever. They are the easiest to maintain and need minimal brushing. They will not show any waves/crimping on the forehead as a puppy. They will have some shed. 

Curly These coats can be easily identified with the crimping on the forehead as a pup. They are most common in F1Bs and F3s, but you can see them in F1s as well. Their coats can have "loose curl" or "tight curl." They require daily brushing and are considered non-shed.

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