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Bow Creek Kennels available Berndoodles puppies are a cross between a Standard Poodle and a Bernese Mountain dog.  The hybrid cross brings together the laid back, calm, loyal demeanor of the Bernese Mountain Dog with the playful, smart, and often goofiness of the Poodle.  It is a combination that brings out the best of both breeds or hybrid vigor, meaning the best qualities of each breed are strong in this cross breed.  


Another great quality of Berndoodle puppies for sale at Bow Creek is that they are low to non shedding and are hypoallergenic which makes a great choice for families.  This trait coming from the poodle side of the cross gives a family the option to have a fur baby in the home even when suffering with allergies.  The hypoallergenic quality as well as the non shedding can and does vary with each Bernedoodles.  The breeding and the generation of the Berndoodles can greatly affect these qualities. The F1 Standard Bernedoodle puppies for sale are a cross between a pure breed poodle and a pure breed Bernese Mountain Dog.  It is the first generation cross where the puppy is 50% Bernese Mountain dog and 50% poodle.


The coats of our Berndoodle puppies can vary from curly, straight, wavy, smooth, and dense.  It can come in the traditional colors of black, white, tan, but also brindle, sable, and many combinations in between.  The lifespan of a Bernedoodle is 10-12 years.  


Bow Creek Bernedoodles are very loving and loyal to their owners and families.  They love their families and are very good with children and other pets.  They are smart and very trainable and like to be around other dogs and people.  Bernedoodles puppies are a very good choice for a family who wants a dog to be a part of the family.  Bernedoodles will adapt to the situation they are in meaning they love to socialize if at the dog park, run and hike the trails, or sit with the kids while watching TV.  They have a moderate energy level and are very content to relax with the family.  They do have a high tolerance for cold weather and actually love the snow and wintertime activities.  


There can be great variation in a litter of Bernedoodle puppies in temperaments, coat colors, coat curliness, and trainability.  When young, some can very stubborn which comes from the Bernese side of the family and means having lots of energy and low attention span.  It is important to start the training and socialization early.  It takes patience and time to properly and fully train a Bernedoodle.  Start with potty training and walking on a leash which are essential to the success of a family dog.  Socialization is important.  Taking them to dog parks, and introducing them to other dogs as well as other pets and children while young will make them accustom to new situations that they will encounter in their lives.  There are different levels of trainability which depend on if your Bernedoodles shows more Poodle or more Bernese.  If the Poodle traits are strong, then training may come easier, quicker, and can be more complex.  It is most important to spend quality time with your Bernedoodle whether taking a walk, watching TV,  potty training, or playing fetch.  It will strengthen the bond between dog and owner and make for a very rewarding, fun, loving relationship that lasts for years.


History:  The Bernese Mountain Dog breed was developed in the farmlands of Switzerland, in a canton called Bern, from which is gets its name.  The breed was developed as a working type of canine for the purpose of pulling carts, herding cattle, watchdog and companion.  This large, sturdy breed is a loving and loyal companion who is friendly and calm and quite well suited to the tasks for which it was developed as well as for obedience and tracking activities.  The Poodle breed was developed in Germany and France as early as the 1400’s and actually was employed as a retriever of waterfowl for hunters!  I know that may be hard to believe when you look at the breed today, all primped and groomed for show, but their breed name actually emanated from the German word “pudel” or “pudelin” meaning to splash and from the French term “chian canard” meaning duck dog. Today’s design of the Poodle coat was even developed long ago for practical purposes like protecting vital organs and reducing the chances of the fur snagging on underwater debris while they pursued their prey.  The Bernedoodle, though not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) because it is technically a hybrid of two pure breeds instead of a new breed, is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the International Designer Canine Registry and the Designer Breed Registry.

The Bernedoodle Puppy Story

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