MORE STANDARD BERNEDOODLE PUPPIES COMING IN FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018 and planned for SUMMER & Fall of 2018 RESERVED! Openings open for Winter, Spring and Summer 2019 Litters! Click here for the puppy application/adoption form and then, when you are ready, click here to place a deposit. Due to the decision I made to keep my breeding business small, allowing for all dogs and puppies get the attention and love they need and no one spends any time in a kennel, there will be approximately FOUR litters available each year. Please read the entire page as most questions will be answered in the following paragraphs including; information on Bernedoodle coats, temperament, how to reserve a pup from a litter, coat color(s) & patterns, cost, puppy-pick-day, deposits, Adoption form, health info and how to contact me, Kim, the loving owner of Massachusetts Bernedoodles & Goldendoodles.
The following pictures are the 10 puppies from Rosie and Rocky’s New Years Eve 2017 litter at just 5 days old! All of these puppies have been reserved however, the Summer 2018 litter will be a repeat pairing between Rosie and Rocky because this litter is perfect; 5 Females with 3 being Tri-Colored & 2 Traditional Phantoms and 5 Males also with 3 Tri-colored and 2 Traditional Phantoms.
WINTER 2018 2 WEEK PICTURES OF ROSIE AND ROCKY’S LITTER Please scroll down for 6 week pictures!
6 WEEK PICTURES OF ROSIE’S WINTER 2018 LITTER
Please see my FB page @Massachusettsdoodles for more up to date pictures and videos. Please click here for information on how pricing is determined.
Another exciting ANNOUNCEMENT! “Trouble“, my brown and white Champion Standard Poodle mama will be paired with Oshie sometime this month, in January 2017. Scroll down to see pictures of the parents-to-be! Oshie is an AKC registered, health checked beautiful 78 lb. Bernese Mountain Dog. I am borrowing him from a reputable and wonderfully kind Bernier breeder in Vermont to sire this litter. Why? To introduce a new blood line for future litters and to introduce more traditional coat colors. These puppies will be F1 Standard Bernedoodle puppies with mostly non-shedding coats and possibly a couple of low-shedding coats. Low shedding means a fur ball to clean up every other day. Nothing at all like a traditional shedding dog like a golden retriever, Bernese Mountain Dog or lab where you vacuum up “an entire dog” (as they say) every week. I would know by puppy pick day, at 6 weeks old, if there are any low-shedding pups in the litter. The size of the pups, when they are full grown, will be about 50-60 lbs for females and 60-75 lbs for males. As far as colors, I anticipate a litter of tri-colored and bi-colored pups with varying patterns, potentially even the traditional tri-colored pattern as well. Regardless of your number on puppy-pick-day, all of these puppies will be healthy, beautiful, loved, loving, non or low shedding, smart & loyal Bernedoodle puppies!
If a family who has put down a deposit decides to opt out of either or both litters, spots may become available on a first come first serve basis to those who have submitted a deposit. Confused? Give me a call and we can talk live 🙂
Please see the wait list page for a general idea of where you would be. I try to update this website weekly, however, the to get the most up to date information on where you would be, contact me directly via email, text or phone call.
Scroll down below the pictures for more information about next litters, next steps in the adoption process, puppy-pick-day and what to do if you want a puppy now and are unwilling to wait.
SUMMERTIME…and the livin’ is easy
I am now accepting deposits for the WINTER, SPRING & SUMMER 2019 litters! However, this is subject to change and tends to change daily based upon when deposits are made. Please call or email for more information and, if interested, to see where you would be in line for the Summer/Fall litter(s). I am planning two litters as long as both mama’s have fully recovered from the up coming litters and are cleared by my vet to whelp again. The health and well-being, both physical and mental, of my crew is #1 in my book. Healthy mama’s produce healthy puppies!
How Does The Adoption Process Work?
1st Step in the Adoption Process, Puppy-Pick-Day & How It All Works
Thinking about adding a Bernedoodle pup to your family? The first step is filling out the Adoption Form. This form gives me a glimpse into your family and what you are looking for in puppy. It is also very useful information for determining which puppy would be the best fit for your family dynamic and day to day life. Next, contact meprior to making a deposit to find out where you would be on the list for puppy-pick-day.
What is Puppy-Pick-Day? At 6 weeks old, each family will have an hour to spend with the puppies that are available for them to select from, which is based on your number in line. You will then pick your puppy (or the puppy will pick you!) and, if you’d like, I will assist with things like temperament & coat type. The 6 week mark is chosen for three reasons; 1. They’ve had their first shots and their immune systems are now strong enough to be around humans 2. Their coats have come in and we are able to determine coat color and type 3. By six weeks, I am able to get a good feel for the puppy’s temperament and personality. This will allow for a better match between pup and family based on need or desired traits (ex; alpha vs. submissive or active vs. calmer). I am happy to help with the puppy pick process based on your needs/desired traits and what I have seen as they have developed since birth. I encourage you to select your puppy based temperament and how that matches with your individual needs. For example, if you have an active family or you are an active individual, I would suggest an active puppy because a quieter puppy might not be able to keep up! If you work from home and/or have a napping baby, you may want a puppy that is more submissive and quiet. On puppy-pick-day, the active puppy might be the one that jumps onto your lap and starts licking your face vs. the more submissive one that climbs on your lap and just wants to snuggle.
Deposits are $350 and are non-refundable, however, they are transferable to the next available litter. Puppies will come with their first shots, physical completed and health certificates. For puppy pricing information, please click here. To see the current wait list, click here. Please feel free to contact me with any questions and/or if you would like to meet the parents and see the environment in which they live.
Don’t want to wait for one of my pups and looking for a Bernedoodle puppy sooner? Most reputable breeders will have a wait list going, therefore requiring potential adoptive families to wait, because they are breeding according to the well-being of both the parents and the puppies. If you are looking for a puppy available “now”, here are some tips to avoid inadvertently buying from an unethical, backyard or mill breeder. Typically, reputable breeders will have a wait list. Additionally, please click here to read about puppy mills and the signs to watch out for.
- Ask to schedule a meeting to meet the parents of the litter you are interested in, not just the best behaved “parents” the breeder has to show you. In certain cases, the sire (dad) of the litter may be from another breeder and may not be available to meet at the home where the litter will be born. This is common and not a red flag. In this case, ask about the sire/dad, the research that went into selecting this sire and where he comes from. Visit their website, if they have one, and get a feel for the breeder and their facility. Since the Sire’s owner was either paid a “stud fee” or given pick-of-the-litter, a meet-and-greet to meet the sire may not be accomodated. The breeder of the sire is likely busy with their own adoptive families, coordinating meetings for the parents of their own litters. However, ask about the sire’s health testing if it isn’t readily available on their website.
- If there are always puppies available, this is big red flag!
- Ask how many litters the mama’s have each year, how old the mama is and how many litters they’ve had thus far (total)
- Ask to see where the puppies will be whelped/born, how often the puppies will be handled and who will be taking care of both mom and puppies
- Ask how many different breeds are available from the breeder (several different breeds is a red flag)
- Ask where the dogs are housed day-to-day. Do they live in the house or in a kennel? Look in the back yard and, if there are kennels, ask for a tour so you can see the environment/conditions that the dogs live in & the puppies will be raised in for the first 8-9 weeks. Kennels are okay as long as they are properly maintained, have adequate staffing for socialization of both the parents and litters and are temperature controlled.
- Spend time with the parents to get a feel for temperament and look at how well they are groomed; coats should be mostly clean and free of matting, nails maintained and not too long and ears for any signs of infection. However, all dogs can get the occasioal ear infection from a food allergy (new food introduced or given table food) or moisture getting trapped in breeds with longer ears
- Be very wary of breeders who won’t allow you to see their environment or meet the parents, including the sire if he is at the same location, of the litter you are looking to adopt from