7. Puppy Prices

December 3, 2022

These prices apply to all puppies except for puppies listed on our Turnkey Puppy Page!

(Sara and Jacob’s F1 Bernedoodle babies! They are F1 Mini Bernedoodles)

F1 Standard bernedoodles pictured above

Disclaimer: It’s important to acknowledge that weights are always approximate due to Nature and Nurture. Nature refers to the parents and grandparents genetics. Nurture refers to what you feed them, how much and other outside factors such as table food, spaying, and other factors.

What is a “Pick of the Litter” spot?

It’s one of the top 4 spots in 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!

Puppy Pricing and Size Information

*This pricing does not include Training and/or the POL Premium for the top 4 Picks of the Litter, if desired. Puppy pick #5 through the last puppy do not have a premium! The prices below reflect puppy pick #5 through the last puppy in the litter (always the best, in my opinion!).

Disclaimer: It’s important to acknowledge that weights are always approximate due to Nature and Nurture. The Nature refers to their genetics and the nurture refers to what you feed them, how much and other outside factors such as table food, spaying, etc.

F1b STANDARD SIZED PRICING

F1b means one parent is a poodle and the other is a bernedoodle. 25% Berner 75% poodle. These puppies are priced at $6000 plus 6.25% MA state sales tax). F1b’s are considered the best option for those with allergies to shedding dogs!

F1 Bernedoodles (pictured above)

F1 Standard Sized Bernedoodles and Goldendoodles: All puppies born from a Bernese Mountain Dog or Golden Retriever moms are F1 generation. This means the dad is a poodle and the mom is a Bernese Mountain Dog OR a Golden Retriever. These puppies are $6000 (plus MA state sales tax 6.25%) and weigh approximately 50-90lbs depending on how much the mom weighs.

F2 and Teddy Bear Standard Bernedoodles: F2 means both parents are non-shedding bernedoodles so their puppies are 2nd generation or multi generation. The mom and the dad are both either F1 or F2 generation bernedoodles. Approximate weight range is ~50-75 depending on the parents. These puppies are $6000 (plus MA state sales tax 6.25%)

Mini, Micro, Tiny and Teddy Bear Bernedoodles and Goldendoodles Pricing: $6500 (plus 6.25% tax). The approximate fully grown weight range for each size are as follows:

Tiny Bernedoodles: ~10-20lbs

Micro Bernedoodles: ~ 20-30lbs

Mini Bernedoodles: ~ 30-50lbs

Standard Bernedoodles: ~ 50-80lbs

(Mini Bernedoodle pictured above)

Micro Bernedoodle at 8 weeks old pictured above

Micro and Tea Cup/Tiny Bernedoodles and Aussiedoodle Puppies are $6500 (plus 6.25% MA state tax). Micro’s weigh approximately 20-35lbs and Tea Cup/Tiny Bernedoodles weigh approximately 10-25lbs

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.

Please note: All deposits and POL premiums are non-refundable but fully transferable to another litter should you decide to defer for any reason. The POL premium amounts do not come off of the balance for your puppy on Gotcha Day and can not be applied towards training. Rather, the POL premium is an additional amount paid in order to have a top pick of the litter.

Should you decide to defer from your spot when a puppy becomes available, the current pricing will take effect and the balance due on Gotcha Day will change to reflect these prices. However, we have only had 2 price increases at MBD. One in June 2019 and the other in January 2022.

If you don’t defer when it’s your turn, you’ll be grandfathered in on the cost of your puppy based on when you placed your deposit. The last price increase took place in June 2019.

All prices listed are as shown unless your deposit was submitted prior to June 2019 or January 22, 2022 and you did not defer to a later date/litter.

**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:

Disclaimer: It’s important to acknowledge that weights are always approximate due to Nature and Nurture. The Nature refers to their genetics and the nurture refers to what you feed them, how much and other outside factors such as table food, spaying, etc.

Just as with people, grandparents genes can also play a role. These weights are approximate meaning +|- 10lbs to allow for nature variables. If you MUST have a fully grown dog less then X lbs for air travel or other reasons, please note that on your application. We always do our best to make sure our weights are as accurate as they can be but ultimately, Mother Nature makes that decision. Most females will gain approximately 10lbs once spayed as well.

Please also note: Veterinarians, as smart and talented as they are, can not predict the full grown size of your puppy prior to 1 year old. Possibly as soon as 8 months old. Just as we can’t predict the size of our human babies when they’re born. We can guess but that doesn’t make it true. Bernedoodles in particular have big paws, even the minis and micros. This has caused some concern in the past. Please try to avoid panic by communicating your ideal size range (lowest weight and highest weight) on the adoption application and any other special notes such as “puppy will be flying often and needs to fit under the seat in front of us, fully grown”.

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. 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 is MBD the only one in the country to have the 24/7 live puppy cameras?

Because we WANT you to be a part of this journey! We want you to see what goes on behind the scenes and what raising puppies entails. It also gives you the opportunity to get to know them from birth to take home day! We are proud of how we do things differently and better than the rest. Our goal is to set the standard for breeders nationwide.

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

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..and occasionally there are delays. Please understand canine pregnancies works just the same way human pregnancies do. Sometimes the pregnancies just don’t take and only Mother Nature knows why.

Please fill out the adoption application email us at puppyinquiries@MAbernedoodles.com for upcoming availability.

The wait is often much shorter for folks who reserve a POL, when available.

GENDER PREFERENCES

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 “furever” homes or to Foundations Training at 8-9 weeks old.

Our 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!

Rocky Racoon Sitting
The coveted and unique Tri-Colored Sable Bernedoodle (found in litters sired by Rocky)

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.

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Phantom Bernedoodle puppy
Traditional Black & Brown “Phantom” Bernedoodle, non-shedding and wavy coat. Phantoms are found in F2 litters where one parent is a phantom Bernedoodle

black and white bi-colored

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Bi-Colored Bernedoodles found in F1 litters where the mom is a Standard Poodle and also in F2 litters.

Swiss Bernedoodles! Occasionally found in an F2 Bernedoodle litter and 100% in a Swiss Bernedoodle litter.

*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