Welcome to BERNEDOODLECANADA professional breeder of Bernedoodles.

Welcome to our website. We are so glad you found us.  We are a small family breeder of Bernedoodles.  We live in the beautiful Laurentian mountains in Quebec (about 1 hour north of Montreal) , what an amazing place to be able to raise our dogs.  We live on a beautiful property in the country, where our dogs have room to have freedom and country fresh air.

Bernedoodles are such an amazing mix of two wonderful breeds.  They have the intelligence of the Poodle and the loyalty of the Bernese Mountain dog.  We are absolutely in love with this hybrid. In my opinion, they are the perfect family pet, and they are so darn cute and cuddly.  They love being in social situations with people and other animals are they love children.

When you own a Bernedoodle, you get the best of both breeds. They have the intelligence of the Poodle , and the loyalty of the Bernese Mountain Dog. They are both beautiful breeds of dog, which results in these gorgeous Teddy bears.  The Bernedoodles are fairly easily trained, even if you do not have a lot of experience with dogs. Sometimes however, you need to stay on top of them as some of them have the stubbornness of the Bernese.  They are amazing family pets, they love children and love being social with other animals.

Our dogs live in our home with us and have their babies in a nursery in the house.  Everyone is treated like family because they are such a big part of our lives. Our puppies are well socialized with children and other pets (dogs and cats).  We take great pride in knowing that we do everything in our power to make sure that families are reunited with the right puppy for them.  We try to make sure that our new families will treat them the same way.

They are fantastic companions, gentle and full of love to give and receive.

LIFESPAN

A bernedoodle is a blend of a Poodle and a Bernese Mountain dog.  The lifespan of Bernedoodles varies on the size.  As is most breeds, the smaller the dog, the longer the lifespan.  Standard Bernedoodles are known to live to be 12-15 years, Miniatures 13-17 years and toys as much as 18 years. Bernedoodles are still a fairly “new breed”. Even though it is not a recognized breed with the Canadian Kennel Club (nor any other recognized Kennel club), there are many tests that can be done on the parents prior to breeding to try to ensure that these are not passed through breeding.  Our dogs pass many health tests prior to breeding including hips, elbows, eyes and heart clearances.   As we all know, nothing is perfect, but we do everything we can to avoid any type of health issues. Cancer is known to be the leading disease to cause death among dogs, however, Bernedoodles to date (even though it is a fairly new hybrid it has still been around for several years), are not know to having a lot of deaths due to cancer.

COATS              

There are three major groups of coats for Bernedoodles. Unfortunately, there is no dog that is completely hypo-allergenic. Fortunately some people with allergies can tolerate and can even be fine with Bernedoodles. The curlier the coat the less likely you will have reactions to the coat. There are different reactions by everyone with allergies, some are allergic to the dander others to saliva. Should you have an allergy to saliva, then it would definitely be a better choice to look at a toy or miniature Bernedoodle. Straight – More rare, but will more than likely shed a little (far less than a Bernese). Wavy – Less likely to shed or very little – usually people with mild allergies are ok with this type of coat. Curly – Non-shedding, easier for people with allergies. Bernedoodles need to be groomed 3-4 times a year and they need to be brushed regularly. Most Bernedoodles love to be brushed, we introduce them to regular brushing before they leave for their new homes.          

SIZES

There are three sizes of Bernedoodles:

Standard Bernedoodle – a Cross of a Standard Poodle and a Bernese Mountain dog.  23 – 29 inches at the shoulder. Usual weights are between 50 – 80 lbs.

Miniature Bernedoodle – a cross of a Miniature Poodle and a Bernese Mountain dog. 18-22 inches at the shoulder. Usual weights are between 25-49lbs.

Tiny Bernedoodle – a cross of a Toy Poodle with a Miniature Bernedoodle.  12-17 inches at the shoulder. Usual weights are between 10-24 lbs.

GENERATIONS

F1 – a first generation cross of a Poodle and a Bernese Mountain dog. F1B – A Bernedoodle backcrossed with a poodle. More likely to be non-shedding. Can also be backcrossed with a Bernese Mountain dog, these pups end up with more of the Bernese traits but more likely to shed as well. F2 – a second generation, the result of two F1 Bernedoodles bred together.
I have been breeding dogs for about 10 years now.   I started off working and learning from a wonderful friend, who is also a breeder, Johanne.  I would not be where I am today without her.  Working with her was truly inspirational, she is a conscientious professional breeder with 30 years of experience. She took me under her wing and started showing me everything she knows about breeding.  She is also certified in canine nutrition, a behaviorist and certified trainer.  Before I knew it, I went from watching births to assisting. She has showed me how to be a good and respected breeder and has guided me through the years and I still look to her for information and guidance. We have become close friends over the years and I sincerely treasure our friendship. It all started with one….. who can stop at one dog.  It has grown over the years. I went from working full time as an accountant, to part-time, to just being at home and taking care of my family, human and furry 🙂  I have two children who are also very involved with the social aspect of the puppies. Life is very busy usually but I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my days. I consider myself to be extremely lucky and privileged to be doing this.  I often think of the dogs that I have owned and loved over the years, and am happy to think that I am able to provide those types of memories and that unconditional love that we develop with our pets.