Breeds we breed
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Bernese Mountain Dog
Bernese Mountain Dogs are large and very docile dogs that were bred in the Swiss Alps. They were originally bred to be all-around farm dogs. They would guard a property and livestock and also function as draft animals, pulling carts for their owners.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are a highly popular breed for many families in Switzerland, Austria and Germany due to their calm temperament. They are very friendly and generally do not require a lot of training. If you go to any restaurant or beer garden in the summer, you are likely to find at least one Bernese Mountain Dog snoozing underneath a table.
These dogs are generally great with kids and other dogs. They have a stable temperament and tend to not be scared or skittish. However, a Bernese Mountain Dog will protect his home and scare off intruders with his bark if needed!
Meadow is our Bernese Mountain Dog breeder
The Bernedoodle is a cross between a Bernese mountain dog and a poodle. This hybrid blends the clever goofiness of the poodle with the placid loyalty of the Bernese. What's more, the bernedoodle is low- to non-shedding, and is a safe bet for most people with allergies.
If a breeder does there due diligence in selecting the right parents than you will most likely have a much healthier dog which increases the longevity of you pet. I think we can all agree that having the most health companion is what any quality breeder showed aspire to do.
As a cross-breed, there is a lot of variety in the Bernedoodle’s looks. Most dogs grow very tall with 23-29 inches at the shoulder and weight between 70 and 90 lbs. There might be some variation if the Poodle parent of your Bernedoodle was a smaller Poodle. Most Bernedoodles’ coat color is similar to the Bernese Mountain Dog’s one: they come in different shades of black with while and brown coloring. Their coat is a mixture of the Poodle’s and Bernese Mountain Dog’s one: long and wavy and usually shedding much less then a double-coated dog.
It cannot be overstated that a Bernedoodle is not a couch potato dog. Many Doodle owners find themselves with a dog who loves socialization and activities. These dogs want a job!!!
As all Doodles, Bernedoodles are extremely outgoing and social dogs. They love to meet and greet everyone and become friends with every person and dog they meet. They often stay very puppy-like for several years before settling down.
Due to their energy level and tendency to be exuberant and over-the-top, they will require training. If you do not invest time into teaching your puppy to walk well on a leash, to not jump up on people and to come when called, your adult Bernedoodle will be out of control.
Bernedoodles usually love children and greatly enjoy being around them. They thrive in the company of their people and are ideal for families and couples that spend plenty of time with their dog. Since they are so social these dogs are not at all suitable to be outside-only dogs or dogs that mostly live in kennels. If you do not want to share your house with your dog, do not decide on a Bernedoodle.
Do Bernedoodles Shed?
One of the main reasons many owners decide to purchase a Poodle cross is their tendency to shed less. It is very important to note that there is no guarantee that your Bernedoodle will not shed. While Poodle mixes do shed a lot less than many other dogs, as with every cross it is impossible to reliably predict certain qualities. Even though your Bernedoodle will probably not shed a lot (or maybe even not at all), he will still require grooming.
If Doodles are not groomed regularly, their coat mats and quickly become unmanageable. You should have a plan in place for grooming your future puppy. If you enjoy brushing your dog and bathing him, you can do it yourself. You can also find a local groomer who can help with the bathing and trims.
The longer you keep your Bernedoodle’s coat, the more often he will need to be brushed!!! While yes, your Bernedoodle will likely not shed a lot he will need regular grooming.
A Bernedoodle is not the right dog for you if...
- You want a couch potato dog
- You don't want to groom your dog
- You are looking for a dog that does not need training and exercise
- You want a dog that can stay by himself for many hours
- You don't want an outgoing, people-loving dog
A Bernedoodle is the right dog for you if...
- You like to be active with your dog
- You are ready to invest time and energy into raising your puppy the right way
- You enjoy training your dog and are ready to train him a little bit every day
- You know that regular grooming will be required (either by you or a groomer)
- You want an outgoing, social-butterfly type of dog!
Poodles are waterdogs that originated in Germany. While we know them as delicate show dogs, they actually are very athletic canines that used to work tirelessly with their owners in duck hunting. The first drawings of Poodles can be found as far back as the 15th century. Although today Poodles are often portrayed as dainty dogs that need a lot of grooming and mostly go to dog shows and sleep on the couch, they are highly intelligent dogs that are devoted to their owners.
Their characteristic coat was originally bred to be suitable for long days in and out of the water. Nowadays their coat quality makes them a popular choice for cross-breeds as they can add a low or no-shedding quality to other dog breeds and make their fur more manageable. Poodles also love to work and learn. Get your puppy in the water at an early age and they will be in your pool, out on the lake or in the surf with the surfers.
Poodles come in three size varieties: Standards should be more than 15 inches tall at the shoulder; Miniatures are 15 inches or under; Toys stand no more than 10 inches. All three varieties have the same build and proportions. At dog shows, Poodles are usually seen in the elaborate Continental Clip. Most pet owners prefer the simpler Sporting Clip, in which the coat is shorn to follow the outline of the squarely built, smoothly muscled body.
Forget those old stereotypes of Poodles as sissy dogs. Poodles are eager, athletic, and wickedly smart “real dogs” of remarkable versatility. The Standard, with his greater size and strength, is the best all-around athlete of the family, but all Poodles can be trained with great success.
Willow is our Blue Merl Standard Poodle breeder
Luigi is our Tri Parti Poodle breeder
The Australian Shepherd is a medium-sized breed of dog that was developed in the United States, and identified as a breed in the early 20th century. The preceding forebears of the foundation dogs likely had several sources, but were primarily UK rural landrace herding collies of various types and/or regions.
- Hypoallergenic: No
- Life expectancy: 13 – 15 years
- Weight: Male: 55–70 lbs (25–32 kg), Female: 35–55 lbs (16–25 kg)
- Temperament: Intelligent, Affectionate, Good-natured, Active, Protective
- Height: Male: 20–23 inches (51–58 cm), Female: 18–21 inches (46–54 cm)
- Colors: Merle, Black, Red Merle, Red tricolor, Black tricolor, Blue Merle, Red
Allegra is our Blue Merl Australian Shepard breeder
The Aussiedoodle is a cross between an Australian Shepherd and a Poodle, usually a Standard or Miniature Poodle. He is intelligent, friendly and affectionate. Depending on the size of the Poodle used in the cross, an Aussiedoodle’s weight can range from 25 to 70 pounds.
The Aussiedoodle is a crossbreed, the result of a deliberate mating between two different breeds. Opening your heart and home to a crossbreed is like opening a beautifully wrapped package on your birthday: you never know what’s going to be inside. It’s often assumed that a crossbreed will combine the best of two or more breeds, but genetics doesn’t always work that way. The way genes combine and express themselves is not always subject to a breeder’s control, even less so when two different breeds are crossed. Aussiedoodles have a moderate to high activity level. They need a good walk or active playtime each day, and they are athletic enough to participate in such dog sports as agility, flyball, obedience and rally. They can also be excellent therapy dogs.
Both of the breeds used to create Aussiedoodles are considered to be canine Einsteins. It’s to your benefit to give the Aussiedoodle a job that will keep him busy, busy, busy. Teach him to find and bring you things, pull your gardening equipment around the yard, or anything else you can think of. Keeping him occupied will ensure that he doesn’t go off and find his own (likely destructive) entertainment. But if you begin socialization and training early and use positive reinforcement techniques such as praise, play and food rewards, you will be rewarded with a wonderful companion.
Poodles have a reputation for being hypoallergenic, meaning that they can be tolerated by people who have allergies to dogs. Because they have the Poodle in their heritage, Aussiedoodles are also sometimes promoted as being hypoallergenic. But allergies are caused not by a particular dog coat type but by dander, the dead skin cells that are shed by all dogs.There is no scientific evidence that any breed or crossbreed is more or less allergenic than any other dog. Some people with mild allergies react less severely to particular dogs, but no reputable breeder will guarantee that her dogs are hypoallergenic.
If you do choose to buy one, however, select a breeder who has done the health testing to ensure that her puppies won’t carry the genetic diseases common to both Australian Shepherds and Poodles. And while there are no guarantees in life, it’s also a good way to minimize the possibility of big veterinary bills in the future.
The Goldendoodle is a “designer dog”, a hybrid dog breed resulting from mixing the Poodlewith the Golden Retriever. Like all other designer “breeds,” this Doodle is not truly a breed of its own, but is a crossbreed — and in this case, a cross that is enjoying growing popularity.
Affectionate, intelligent, and low-shedding, these dogs inherited some of the best traits from their parent breeds. Good for novice dog parents and experienced canine families alike, you’d have a hard time finding a more loving companion. DogTime recommends this big, spacious crate to give your big Goldendoodle a place to rest and relax. You should also pick up this interactive puzzle toy to keep your pup active indoors!
The Sheepadoodle is a mixed breed dog, a cross between the Old English Sheepdog and Poodle dog breeds. Smart, playful, and loving, these pups inherited some of the best traits from both of their parents.
Sheepadoodles go by many names, including Sheep-a-poo, Sheeppoo, Sheepdoodle, and Sheepdogpoo. These adorable pups make great family dogs, as well as companions for single-person households. Due to their natural ability to read human emotions so well, they very often make great therapy or emotional support dogs. If you want a lovable, protective, and energetic pooch who will always keep you entertained and your home safe, the Sheepadoodle may be the right dog for you!
Daisy is our Sheepadoodle breeder
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