Please contact me at Massdoodles@gmail.com and visit my facebook page @massdoodles for the latest updates on available puppies! You may also text me at 774-452-5567 to get the latest updates on upcoming litters and availability -Kim
I made the decision 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, Puppy 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
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 🙂
I try to update this website weekly, however, the to get the most up to date information on where you would be on the waitlist, contact me directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or text at 774-452-5567.
Scroll down below the pictures for more information about 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 FALL 2018 & WINTER, SPRING & SUMMER 2019 litters! However, this is subject to change and tends to change daily based upon when deposits are made. Please text or email for more information and, if interested, to see where you would be in line for on the waitlist. 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 $500 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