(Sara and Jacob’s most recent babies! They are F1 Mini Bernedoodles born in December 2020)
For upcoming availability, There is one way to reach me for puppy inquires. However, after a deposit is received, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the private Facebook page and another “secret” channel where I communicate with current customers and my employees only. Communication becomes much easier and better once you’re on a list! Yay!
Here is an outline of the adoption process and what to expect:
1.) Email: Puppyinquiries@MABernedoodles.com
2.) You will then receive an auto reply message with a google docs link to the upcoming availability lists, approximate wait times, and much much more! This will not be an “out of office” auto reply. Rather, the link will give you the answers to most of your questions without having to wait. Here at MBD, the dogs and puppies are #1 which is awesome but it can sometimes cause frustration with customers awaiting a response. However, it’s also the #1 reason folks decide to come to MBD for their fur babies! Which you’ll get to see on the live puppy cameras, of course. Please be patient and kind when following up and don’t be afraid to be a pest!
3.) Don’t worry about sending an email everyday if need be! We won’t be offended. In fact, we will be so happy to get back to you before it gets buried in the inbox again.
4.) After placing a deposit via the secure PayPal button on this website, you should receive a confirmation email with even more access about the journey you’re about to embark on!
Ok half time! Please continue reading below after this brief demonstration of how we do things here at MBD!
5. When you receive the confirmed email. Please print it if you’re able to. Either eat. read through it carefully and when you have about some time to dedicate to deciding on which list to choose. The term “some time” is directly associated with your ability to multiple task lol. Most, if not all, of your initial questions will be answered in your confirmation email and we can follow up on the rest of your questions via email or phone appointment, you have any!
A. If you did not receive a confirmation email with in 24-48 hours, don’t panic! Remember it’s backed by PayPal, Please do follow up with a daily afternoon/evening email. Although uncommon, occasionally we miss a deposit when it comes in. Have no fear! You’ll be placed on the list of your choosing and based on the date of the deposit. You won’t lose any time even if a week goes by. Again, this is super rare, but things can get real busy in a hurry.
**Please make sure you note the last name the deposit is under on your adoption application so we can find you and send your confirmation email! (the most common reason for the delayed response).
**Please also use the information provided in the confirmation email to get you started on the journey to being owned by a Bernedoodle! This will arrive once a deposit has been placed.
We have been working hard to streamline the initial adoption process so our attention can remain on the dogs, puppies and those folks on the waitlists. You’ll find these links in the confirmation email.
What Sizes Do Bernedoodles come in? Keep on keepin’ on and scroll down!
Approximate Adult Sizes:
TINY Bernedoodles and Aussiedoodles are approximately 10-20lbs fully grown (great for in-cabin airplane travel!)
Micro Bernedoodles and Aussiedoodles are approximately 20-30lbs fully grown (great for in-cabin airplane travel!)
Mini Bernedoodles and Aussiedoodles are approximately 30-35lbs fully grown (also within the guidelines for in-plane airplane travel!)
Large Mini’s Bernedoodles and Aussiedoodles are approximately 35-45lbs fully grown
Small Standard Bernedoodles are approximately 45-55lbs fully gown
Standard Bernedoodles are approximately 55-70lbs fully grown
Large Standard Bernedoodes are approximately 80+lbs fully grown
Extra Large Standard Saint Berdoodles are approximately 100+ lbs fully grown
(F1 Standard bernedoodles pictured above)
POL’s aka “Picks of the Litter”:
“The Home Run” is 1st POL (1st pick of the litter), when available, Is an additional $2500. This spot allows you to have ALL of the puppies to choose from! This is a great spot to have if you have specific preferences or needs for gender, markings, colors and personality. It’s also a great spot to have if you’re planning to train you puppy to become a service or support animal.
“On Deck” is 2nd POL, when available, is an additional $2000. This is usually the 1st male pick but not always. However, it can be (if you choose) the 1st pick for one or the other gender. This is a also great spot to have if you have specific preferences or needs.
“The Power Hitter” is 3rd POL and, when available, is an additional $1500 This is the 2nd pick for a girl or boy or 1st pick for a girl or boy IF both 1st and 2nd POL’s choose the same gender puppy!
“The Fenway Special” is the 4th POL and, when available, is an additional $1000. This spot guarantees the 4th pick in a specific litter of your choice beginning in the Spring 2021!
Please Note: The POL premium amount is in addition to the prices listed below and does not come off the balance on puppy pick/gotcha day. The $500 deposit does, however, come off the balance due on gotcha day.
Puppy pricing for puppy pick #5 through the last pick in the litter (always the best though!) are listed below. All of the puppies have wonderful temperaments and they are beautiful!
F1b means one parent is a poodle and the other is a bernedoodle. 25% Berner 75% poodle. These puppies are priced at $5500 plus 6.25% MA state sales tax).
(F2 Bernedoodle pictured above)
F1 Bernedoodles (pictured above)
F1 Bernedoodles, Saint Berdoodles and Aussiedoodles: All puppies born from an Australian Shepherd, Bernese Mountain Dog and/or Saint Bernard mom are F1 generation. This means the dad is a poodle and the mom is a Bernese Mountain Dog, Australian Shepherd or a Saint Bernard. These puppies are $5500 (plus MA state sales tax 6.25%)
F2 Standard Bernedoodles: F2 means both parents are non-shedding bernedoodles so their puppies are 2nd generation. The mom and the dad are both F1 generation bernedoodles. These puppies are $5500 (plus MA state sales tax 6.25%)
MINI and Large Mini Puppy Pricing
(Mini Bernedoodle pictured above)
(Micro Bernedoodle at 8 weeks old pictured above)
Micro and Tiny Bernedoodles and Aussiedoodle Puppy Pricing
Tiny Bernedoodles and Tiny Aussiedoodles are priced at $6500 (plus 6.25% MA State sales tax)
Smaller dogs have smaller litters and are more delicate, requiring more attention, which is why they are higher in price when compared to Standards or Mini’s. They also have a longer wait time for this reason.
Selecting a GREAT Breeder:
Each puppy, regardless of coat color(s), is treated with the highest level of care including an overnight puppy caregiver, neuro-stimulation and lots (and lots and lots) of socialization! You will see everything from day one until your puppy comes home via the live 24/7 puppy cameras! Please visit My Philosophy and also the “Take an inside Look inside MBD” page to learn more!
Nature and Nurture
The primary reason why the doodle puppies coming from Massachusetts Bernedoodles all have wonderful temperaments is because of the nature and nurture components. We select the parents based primarily on health and temperament. Combine this with what the MBD Team does to socialize these beautiful puppies between 0-8 weeks old and we have found the key to getting consistently great puppies! Of course, you get to see all of it on the live 24/7 puppy cameras too, day or night! Our Volhard Puppy Temperament Testing has demonstrated this time and time again.
THE NATURE COMPONENT:
I have selected all of the parents based first on health and second on temperament. They are happy, outgoing mom’s and dad’s! They must also pass their OFA or PennHip Certifications. A “good” or “excellent” rating passes and they are approved to become parents. They are also tested for the most common heritable diseases for their breeds and must test “clear” in all categories. This testing is done by PawPrint Genetics, GenSol or Embark.
THE NURTURE COMPONENT:
The first 8 weeks of life represents HALF of the critical 16 week window for socialization in puppies. After 16 weeks, their experiences (or lack of experiences) become concrete. This is why it’s so important to choose w good breeder and to know what happens during whelping & weaning, which represents the first 8 weeks of their lives. It’s also why I have the..
What is the 24/7 live puppy camera and why do we have them?
You don’t have to guess about what happened during the first 8 weeks of their little lives because you’ll be able to watch it anytime! What the breeder does to socialize your puppy with people, noises, other animals etc, etc combined with what you do to continue socializing your puppy until 16 weeks has a direct impact on your puppy maturing into a healthy, well adjusted adult dog. Don’t worry, we go over this in great detail on gotcha day!
Why do I have the 24/7 live puppy cameras?
Having the 24/7 live puppy cam allows each family to see everything we do behind the scenes during the first 8 weeks of life! It’s educational, entertaining (addictive) and completely transparent! You will get to see how the puppies are raised and see them anytime day or night! If you’re a night owl, check out the overnight puppy caregivers, Shell and Shelby, in action! It’s pretty awesome to watch them do the weights and neuro stimulation exercises!
The most important reason for the live puppy cams is the complete transparency so you know that your puppy (and next family member) is actually being raised in a healthy, nurturing environment verses a puppy mill or a breeder who buys from a puppy mills and then resells them to unknowing families. Unfortunately, it’s more common than you think. With the 24/7 live puppy cameras, you will know for certain that your puppies are well cared for and socialized during the first half of the critical socialization window, which closes at 16 weeks.
The deposit is $500 and holds your spot on the list of your choice! This deposit comes off of the balance on puppy pick up day aka “Gotcha Day”
WAIT TIMES: Vary depending on the litter you prefer and are estimated timeframes (Mother Nature is in control here..)
The wait is often much shorter for folks who reserve a POL, when available.
Temperament and personality are independent of gender as long as you spay or neuter before puberty. Otherwise, think of it like when your kids went from elementary to middle school- Puberty Hormones! If you do have a gender preference, your wait could be longer or shorter depending on the preferences of the families before you, the litter sizes and also the gender split of each litter born. If you specify a gender preference, you will not automatically be deferred to the next litter. You will be notified that your number is up and have the choose to stay or defer to the next litter.
Your deposit and POL premiums are non-refundable but they are fully transferable if you decide to defer to the next litter or a later litter.
Please be certain that you’d like to be on my waitlist prior to placing the deposit.
Why are the deposits and premiums non -refundable? It seems a bit harsh!
The reason why they are non-refundable is because, if they were refundable, there would be no way to know with any certainty that the puppies born will have loving and pre-screened families ready for them at 8 -9 weeks old. One of the biggest aspects of being a responsible breeder is making sure every puppy will be either heading to their “forever” homes or to Foundations Training at 8-9 weeks old.
My goal is to make sure all of the puppies are going home or to Foundations Training for the 2nd half (8-16 weeks old) of the critical 16 week socialization window because that is what’s best for the puppies.
FOUNDATIONS TRAINING! What is it?
Foundations Training, which comes before basic obedience, focuses on 4 areas; crate training (the key to fast and successful house training), house training, socialization and learning through muscle memory to sit next to your feet as a default position. For example, if you’re out for a walk and a neighbor is approaching, when you stop to talk (or in certain circumstances continue to keep on walking 😉 your puppy will sit at attention rather than jumping on your neighbor or pulling you ahead. The final session is with the trainer(s) where you, the owner, will learn the commands and how to continue training at home. We will also answer your questions & set the proper expectations for a puppy at 10 weeks old. Please see the Foundations Training page and feel free to text me at (508)266-1720 if you would like to schedule a time to talk and learn more about Foundations Training!
Training & socialization are a continuous process and should be attended to throughout a dogs’ life. If they don’t use it, they will lose it!
What Do Bernedoodles Look Like?
Bernedoodles come in many colors & patterns. This is determined by the parents of each litter. Please see the pictures and captions below for examples of coat colors. Click HERE to see more examples of the look you may like best!
Traditional Tri-Colored (also coveted). Found uniformly in F1 litters born from Bernese Mountain Dog mom’s and also in F2 litters where one or both parents are tri-colored.
Bi-Colored Bernedoodles found in F1 litters where the mom is a Standard Poodle and also in F2 litters.
*The prices reflect “pet only” pricing and come with a spay/neuter contract at or before 8 months old
**You may defer to the next litter at any time and for any reason. However, should you defer and a price increase occurs in the meantime, you would not be grandfathered in at the old pricing.
***Massachusetts Bernedoodles reserves the right to reserve a pick of the litter at any time. This is so we have future mom’s here at MBD