~Big, Cuddly Bundles of Fluff~
* Love Children
* Enjoy Being Part of the Family
* Great with Other Pets
* Good Watch Dogs
* Very Intelligent
* Enjoy Travel
* Low Shedding
* Great companions
* Aim to please
the biggest sweetest boy I've ever met.
|We are thrilled to add Bernedoodle puppies to our doodle program. We are excited to see what our new adventures bring to Apple
Creek. Puppies may be black, bi-colored (black and white), sable, brindle and tri colored too.
The Bernedoodle is a large cross breed known for being cheerful, intelligent, loving, playful, responsive, and social. The most
common colors for Bernedoodles are black, black and tan, brindle, and black with white. To keep them healthy, they will need to
get exercise regularly. While Bernedoodles tend to be healthier than their parent breeds, they can still be prone to conditions
such as hip and elbow dysplasia and certain eye problems. Skin problems, such as hot spots and allergies, are also seen in this mix.
Like any other breed of dog, they may get cancer. Genetic testing can reduce the risk of many diseases. A reputable breeder will
perform a number of tests and provide evidence of the successful results. It’s important for prospective buyers to understand
that breeders invest a great deal of money upfront in finding healthy breeding stock and doing the required testing. This
investment is usually reflected in the higher cost of the puppy for the buyer.
A higher upfront cost will most likely reduce vet bills down the road.
Is the Bernedoodle the Right Breed for you?
Moderate Maintenance: Grooming should be performed regularly to keep its fur in good shape.
Occasional trimming or stripping needed.
Moderate Shedding: Expect this dog to shed if F1 variety. Brushing will reduce shedding as well as make the coat softer and
cleaner. F1b varieties should shed minimally if at all.
Great Watchdog Ability: This dog will bark and alert its owners when an intruder is present. It is moderately protective of its
owners and are generally considered to be good guardians.
Fairly Active: It will need regular exercise to maintain its fitness. Trips to the dog park are a great idea.
Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
Bernedoodles can be found in lots of colors, the most common are bi-colored (which is a mix of black and white coloring such as
black body with white blaze up face and chest and white feet), Phantom (like a Bernese minus the white), sable (tan undercoat with
darker tips that fade as the pup grows) brindle and white (brindle is a tiger striped pattern), and tri (black, brown and white just
like the Bernese markings). FYI - Tri is the most sought after and hardest to produce due to the uncommon nature of this color
combination in the poodle breed. Tri color pups will be priced higher. Please note that Bernedoodle puppies are prone to fade in
color, pups born with tri markings may not keep such markings as their color changes as they grow. Poodles carry a color fading
gene, it's very rare for a pup to keep their same coloring grown that they had as a pup.
Because both the Bernese Mountain Dog and Standard sized Poodles tend to be larger breeds, Bernedoodles tend to be as well.
However, F1b Bernedoodles come in many different size ranges depending on the size of the parents. You may also find smaller
sized F1s but mostly the F1bs will be when you can start the downsizing breedings more efficiently.
WE ARE CURRENTLY ONLY BREEDING FOR STANDARD SIZED F1 and F1b BERNEDOODLES.
WE DO PLAN TO BREED SMALLER SIZES BUT NOT FOR A FEW YEARS.
F1b Petites - 10-25 pounds grown. (we are not yet breeding this size)
F1b Miniature/Medium : 25-45 pounds grown (we are not yet breeding this size)
F1 or F1b Standard: 60 - 80 pounds on average.
Life Expectancy - 9-12 years, longer for smaller versions.
CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR BERNEDOODLES GROWN
|After 2 years of research we've finally added Bernedoodles to Apple Creek. It's exciting to watch this new part of our program finally
come to fruition! It's taken a long time but we don't cut any corners here at Apple Creek.
Puppies from fully health tested parents will be $2200 - $4000 (priced once born) and come with a 2 year warranty.
For an idea on pricing, solid black pups are $2200, tri colored pups are $4000.
Please...please...please read this if you do nothing else!
PLEASE BEWARE THAT MANY, MANY PEOPLE ARE BREEDING BERNEDOODLES NOW. PAY ATTENTION AND MAKE SURE
YOU ARE PURCHASING YOUR PUPPY FROM A QUALITY BREEDER WHO HEALTH TESTS THEIR ADULTS FOR BOTH HEALTH
O.F.A health testing paperwork on Mom and Dad should be done on all breeding males and females and proof provided by your breeder,
I don't mean vet cleared hips, so many people skip this important part of being a good breeder, vet cleared hips are not OFA. OFA
stands for Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and is one of the few organizations that can certify a dogs orthopedic stability. The
O.F.A process - Dogs are taken to the vet as scheduled, put under local anesthesia, dogs are positioned appropriately and x-rayed. The
x-rays are then sent off to O.F.A. Then a board-certified veterinary radiologists evaluates the animal's hip status considering the
breed, sex, and age. There are approximately 9 different anatomic areas of the hip that are evaluated. The radiologist is concerned with
deviations in these structures from the breed normal. Degree of fit are also considered which dictate the conformation differences
within normal when there is an absence of radiographic findings consistent with HD. The radiologist will grade the hips with one of seven
different physical hip conformations: normal which includes excellent, good, or fair classifications, borderline or dysplastic which
includes mild, moderate, or severe classifications. As you can see, there is a lot that you get having the dog OFA'd vs just having your
vet x-ray the dog and look at them and say "yup, hips look good". This is an Apple to Oranges comparison and never should you accept a
puppy from someone skipping this easy and not even terribly expensive step.
Any breeder charging top dollar should be able to provide you OFA certificates for all parent dogs.
If they make excuses why they can't send them or say they don't need it, run the other way! Also, many people are selling puppies as
Bernedoodles that are not Bernedoodles. BE AWARE. The most important testing is Hip and Elbow testing, beware of breeders that
genetically test only, this is just a sly way of sounding like they are health testing their dogs when really they are doing the bare
minimum and something that's of low importance as far as testing goes. Genetic testing refers to inherited genetic disorders that are
prone to certain breeds such as VWD in poodles. While this is important to weed out in your lines it's not as important as hip and elbow
testing. A quality breeder that cares about what they are producing will do both genetic testing and hip testing. If only doing one, Hip
testing is the one to look for as being most important.
|- Currently Breeding F1 Standard and F1 and F1b Moyen Size Bernedoodles -
CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR BERNEDOODLES GROWN
All of our Bernedoodle puppies are sent home unable to reproduce.
|Bernedoodle Deposit Process
**Why do you not have huge waiting lists like other breeders, is there something wrong with your puppies???**
Question of the day!
The answer is simple! I just don't care too. Easy as that :)
I do not keep long waiting lists. I prefer to take deposits per litter and not until I have confirmed the pregnancy or
maybe not even until the puppies arrive. With this process I don't have to worry about mom not getting pregnant, not
having enough pups to go around or not producing the color that is wanted, this process works for me just fine.
We typically will have Bernedoodle pups available for immediate reservation once born. Our pups are high quality and
beyond healthy, our parents are tested for Health and Genetics both, pups health is warranted for 2 years, they are
micro chipped and give first shots by a licensed vet, they also get a total vet exam before they go to confirm their
health. Not having huge wait lists is just what we prefer to do with our breeding program. Just because we do not have
huge waiting lists means nothing about the quality of our pups, I think a lot of people are misunderstanding this whole
waiting list thing...the bigger the list the better the breeder must be! Not so.
Do your research and do what works for you!