Our European Imported
Bernese Mountain Dog - Thomas.
~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.
Bernedoodle Deposit Process
**Why do you not have huge waiting lists like other breeders, is there something wrong with your
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 given first shots by a licensed vet, they
also get an extensive 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!
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 $3000 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.
A quality breeder that cares about what they are producing will do both genetic testing and health
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.
Nothing is 100% though so we definitely recommend you get health insurance for your
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.
F1b Petites: 10-25 pounds grown .... we do not breed this size.
F1b Miniature: 25-40 pounds grown .... we rarely breed this size
F1b Mediums: 40-60lbs .... we breed this size often.
F1 or F1b Standard: 60 - 80 pounds on average. .... we breed this size often.
Life Expectancy - 9-12 years, longer for smaller versions.