Bernedoodles are known to be wonderful family pets. Good with children, these gentle giants are are playful, loving and intelligent. Berners as they are sometimes called are adorable fluffy and sweet. A cross between the Bernese Mountain Dog and a Toy, Miniature or Standard Poodle.
Berners are loving, intelligent and very loyal dogs but there is no guarantee of temperament of offspring. A common misconception is the best traits from both parents are produced when crossing breeds but that is not how genetics work.
Bernedoodles are considered low shedding or “hypoallergenic” however, If you are allergic to dogs, you may still be allergic to Bernedoodles, or any of the Doodle mixes.
This mixed breed may become bored and destructive if left alone for long periods of time. They like to be with their human families.
Early socialization and training are also important for Bernedoodles because the Bernese Mountain Dog side of them can be protective as they get older and they may become wary around strangers.
Before buying a Bernedoodle puppy online, consider this: Some of the Bernedoodles’ best traits make them a targeted breed of commercial dog breeders, profit breeders also known as puppy mill breeders.
While a Bernedoodle may make the perfect family pet, it’s their recent popularity that can make them an attractive business model for unscrupulous dog breeders, commercial USDA and Amish dog breeders as well as high volume online puppy selling websites and puppy broker websites.
It’s for this reason that our Puppy Mill Watchdog monitors and reports on Bernedoodle puppy breeders and online puppy sellers.
Read the story of four rescued breeding dogs.
Please do your research before you buy a Bernedoodle puppy online — if the breeder will not let you meet the mother and see her condition and where she lives, don’t buy the puppy. Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.
About the Breed: Bernedoodles
Bernedoodles often referred to as “designer dogs.” Bernedoodles can range in size from 12-29 inches tall and can weigh 15 – 90 pounds depending on the size of the parents.
Age Expectancy: 10-15 years.
Temperament: High energy. Active, smart, loyal, friendly, and affectionate loving dogs. Bernedoodles can also be protective of their people.
Coat: Curly, and wavy.
Color: Black and White, Black and Brown, Black, White and Brown and Black.
Grooming: Bernedoodles require regular grooming and brushing.
Training: It is suggested to start positive training your Bernedoodle puppy at an early age.
Vet Care: Regular vet care is essential for the health and well-being your Bernedoodle.
Types of Bernedoodle Puppies
FAQ’s About Buying Bernedoodle Puppies Online
When buying a Bernedoodle puppy, you want to make sure it was not born in a puppy mill. It is important to make sure the puppy was born in a loving clean environment. Always meet your new Bernedoodle puppy in person before you buy it. You can’t tell it’s mental and physical health from a photo.
The puppy should have an overall healthy look to him. Make sure his eyes are bright, he is clean and happy, well adjusted.
Look at his body language make sure his tail is up and wagging. Is his posture good? Does he hold his head up, is he curious and confident? Does he run up to you or is he afraid to approach you? Is the kennel where he lives clean? Is the breeders house and property clean. Listen to your gut. If the breeder won’t let you meet the mom and see where she lives walk away.
There are many risks to buying a Bernedoodle puppy online and recommend never buying a new puppy from a photo on a website or a video the breeder sends you. Your Bernedoodle puppy will live for 11-15 years, so it is important to see firsthand where it was born and how the breeder treats his dogs.
Make sure the Bernedoodle breeder is not a puppy mill. Pick your puppy up in person, meet the mother dog, see her mental and physical condition. She should be clean, happy and well adjusted. If you don’t see the kennel in person and meet the mother dog you are taking a big risk and could get an unhealthy and poorly bred puppy that may have mental and physical health issues that you will have to deal with.
It’s a red flag if a breeder won’t let you come to their property to meet the mother dog and see how his dogs live. Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.
No, it is not safe to buy a Bernedoodle puppy online nor is it safe to buy any puppy online. It is not safe to have a puppy shipped to you by air nanny and don’t meet a breeder halfway or in a parking lot.
If you are not able to pick up the puppy in person, meet the mother dog and where she and all of the breeder’s dogs live, you are most likely supporting a puppy mill and animal cruelty. Over 1 million puppy mill puppies are sold online each year and it is in your best interest to make sure your new puppy is not coming from one of these breeders.
Breeders who will not let you see where the dogs live are hiding something. It’s your money and you should know where your puppy is coming from. Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.
Your new Bernedoodle puppy will be a part of your family for 11-15 years so it’s important to find a healthy well-bred puppy. It’s ok to do your research online but never take a breeder’s word for it. Seeing a photo, video or video chat is not the same as meeting the dogs in person.
It’s important to go to the breeders home to see where the dogs live and how the breeder treats them. Responsible breeders should have no problem with that. Since Bernedoodles are not purebreds but, they are very popular. Many unscrupulous bad breeders and online puppy mills are breeding and selling them for profit.
Always meet the mother dog, see her mental and physical condition and where she lives before you buy a puppy. See where and how she and all of the breeding dogs live.
Bernedoodle puppies are the popular fad dog these days and puppy mills are selling them all over the internet and social media. Puppy mill dog breeders put profit over the health and well-being of the breeding dogs and puppies produced. Any breeder can be a puppy mill. They can have ten to hundreds of breeding dogs. Puppy mills are legal.
Puppy mills keep the mother dogs pregnant and sell the puppies. The breeding parents are forced to breed twice a year or at every heat cycle and they are usually kept in all wire stacked cages and in dark pole barns.
The breeding dogs are not groomed, they live in the cages and don’t know the touch of a loving hand. They are denied veterinary care. Most are living and breeding with painful conditions such as urinary tract infections, ear infections, rotten teeth, infected eyes, tumors, infected mammary glands and sore feet from standing on wire cage floors that never get addressed.
It is important to know that any breeder can be a puppy mill. It’s hard to imagine the breeder you are talking or texting with could be a puppy mill. If the breeder has excuses why they won’t let you see where they keep the breeding dogs or you are not able to meet the mother dog in person, walk away! Video chats, videos and photos do not take the place of seeing in person.