~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
*Can have health issues
*Shorter Life Expectancy
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
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.
Health Concerns: Bernedoodles are not the healthiest of breeds, because Bernese Mountain Dogs are
known to have high incidences of Cancer, Eye issues, Hip, Elbow and Shoulder problems the same issues can
pop up in the Bernedoodles. We highly recommend getting your puppy health insurance to help with the
cost of any ailments that might pop up.
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.
F1b Petites - 10-25 pounds grown
F1b Miniature/Medium : 25-45 pounds grown
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 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 and up (priced once born) and come with a 2 year warranty.
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 AND GENETICS.
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 health testing.
|- Currently Breeding F1 and F1b Standard and Medium Size Bernedoodles -
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|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!