Reserving for medium (about 55 lbs) size F1 standard Bernedoodle puppies expected to go home weekend of December 28, 2019
AKC Bernese Mountain Dog
Size: 23" & 70 lbs
Genetic Health Testing
~Von Willebrand Disease I WT/WT Normal/Clear
~Degenerative Myelopathy (Bernese Mountain Dog Type) Normal/clear
Stella is our sweet, independent, loyal girl who loves her sisters and anyone who will love on her. She is the perfect blend of confident & kind. She is a bit shorter than Aggie and we are excited to breed her with Newt for a more medium sized Bernedoodle option. While we can not exactly predict how each puppy will mature, they will likely be between 50-60 lbs.
Stella is very obedient and loves being a part of the pack as you can see below. It is rare to have a picture without one of her sisters who she adores.
Stella enjoys hiking, exploring our woods, camping, kayaking, attention from any human, and being with her sisters. She has a very laid back temperament that we are excited to pair with Newt to pass on to our future families.
The Bernedoodle is a companion dog, through and through. The breed inherits the intelligence of its Poodle parents and the charming, goofy, happy-go-lucky temperament of the Bernese Mountain Dog. Bernedoodles are happiest when they're spending time with their families. For this reason they do not do well for long periods in a kennel or when left alone. They enjoy room to run and play so a fenced yard, underground fence, or country living is recommended. Their coat can range from wavy to curly. There is no guarantee, but it is typical for them to have a low to no shedding coat that is often good for owners with allergies. We encourage families with allergy concerns to come and visit to make sure the puppy is a good match. To learn more about the Bernedoodle and if they may be the right fit for your home visit http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/bernedoodle#/slide/1.
While Bernedoodles have a low to no shed coat that is very allergy friendly, they do require regular brushing and trips to the groomer to maintain a clean, non-matted coat. Expect to have your dog groomed every 8-12 weeks or learn how to do it yourself. This can be an added expense and should be considered when deciding on this breed. They also love to be active and thrive best in a family that is not gone long hours and takes them with as much as possible while going walking, running, hiking etc
Puppies are born in our home and are given lots of love by our 3 children. For the first week of life they are kept warm and safe with their mother. When puppies are 1 week old they start to have regular contact with people especially children. We introduce them to many new smells, noises, and environments to help them become very adaptable to the world around them. We practice the “Puppy Culture” method and encourage our future families to learn about this method prior to bringing puppy home as it is a wonderful training method going forward. They start to paper train at 3 weeks of age helping to make the potty training transition in their future home much quicker when that time comes. These weeks are also important as we start to acclimate the puppies to the outside world. They have daily opportunities to be outside to explore all the new sights and smells as well as start the potty training process further. By the time our puppies go to their new homes they are very used to going outside and when they can't wait they use the paper in their specific area. We also start to work on simple training such as come, and name recognition (if their future family give us that). By 3-4 weeks of age puppies start on their first bites of puppy food. We use high quality Life’s Abundance Dog Food that helps support optimal puppy growth, brain development, healthy immune & digestive tract, and so much more. We strongly encourage families to continue on this food to support their puppies health long into the future.
Even after starting on puppy food, puppies continue to nurse from their mother, but begin the weaning process. This is about the time we transition the puppies from our home to the heated and air-conditioned outside puppy area with large outdoor play area. This gives the puppies much more space to explore, learn, and grow. We continue the “Puppy Culture” process with much handling and introduction to new environments and toys on a regular basis. We do not start the clicker portion of “Puppy Culture” but do encourage families to continue this process at home.
At 6 weeks puppies are ready for their first round of shots as well as a full check up from our vet. We are very lucky to have a wonderful veterinarian who comes right to our home. This gives our puppies the advantage of not needing to be introduced to possible germs and illness that can accompany a clinic setting as well as the stress this may cause. The puppies mother remains a large part of the puppies world during these weeks continuing to nurse periodically and teaching the puppies appropriate play/submission. We de-worm each puppy and perform nail care at weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks of age. They also receive several baths and routine grooming as needed so they become accustomed to this as it will be a part of their life for years to come. We believe the puppies front dew claws help to serve as their thumb so we do not remove them. We do have our veterinarian remove rear dew claws as they are prone to getting snagged and can cause problems down the road. We let our puppies go to their new families at 8 weeks of age. This is a very bitter sweet time for our family as each puppy has its place in our hearts and home. We enjoy being able to keep in contact with our puppies new families to see how they are doing.
Stella (right), Aggie (back), & Penny (left)
Stella loves our daily hikes in the woods on our property.
Stella loves wood day each week!