Frequently Asked Questions and Some Helpful Information about Mini Bernedoodles
Q. What is the average lifespan of a Mini Bernedoodle?
A. The Bernedoodle has a life expectancy of 12 to 18 years.
Q. How big do they get?
A. The Mini Bernedoodle typically weighs between 25 to 50 pounds, most being in the 40 lb range.
Q. Can I register my Mini Bernedoodle?
A. This is a mixed breed dog and therefore cannot be registered with the AKC, but there are "Designer Dog" registries (like IDCR) if you choose to do that on your own.
Q. What are their coats like and do they shed?
A. Curly Coat: Similar to the Poodle coat and will not shed. A curly coat is your best bet if you have more severe allergies to dander.
B. Wavy Coat: Most Bernedoodles have a wavy coat, which gives them the typical ’doodle look. This type of coat is low to non-shedding and great for most people with allergies to dog dander.
C. Straight Coat: like the Bernese coat – it may have a slight wave to it. This coat will shed but less than a Bernese - very few pups have straight coats.
For the most part, Mini Bernedoodles are allergy-friendly. Most people with allergies to dog dander (i.e., those who experience sneezing, watery eyes) are fine with a Mini Bernedoodle. Every Mini Bernedoodle will have a different coat. The curlier the coat the less it will shed. Most Mini Bernedoodles have a wavy type coat that is low to non-shedding.
Q. How much exercise does a Mini Bernedoodle need?
A. All dogs need to be able to run outside daily. We put in doggy doors and fenced in an acre for our dogs to get plenty of exercise. If you are unable to do this, please make sure and walk your dog at least once a day.
Q. What do I need to have before I bring my puppy home?
A. These are things that I suggest for your new puppy.....
Food and water bowls
Collar and leash
An ID tag with your phone number
Large foldable metal crate
Tearless puppy shampoo and conditioner
Variety of toys (a ball, rope, chew toys and non-rawhide chews)
Extra tall walk thru baby gate (I got mine on Amazon for 39.00)
Q. What kind of food do you feed the puppies?
A. I feed the puppies and their nursing Mommy "Nutro Wholesome Essentials Puppy Food".
Q. How much do your puppies cost?
A. This page explains prices best "Puppy Pricing"
Q. Can I come to visit the puppies after they are born?
A. We do not allow visitors because people unknowingly can bring diseases in on their shoes or hands. We do however try to send a lot of pictures and videos so that you can see your puppy on a weekly basis.
If you decide to buy from a breeder other than M&M Mini Bernedoodles, please choose a responsible breeder who does not pen up their dogs in small pens and please be sure they have no more dogs than one person or family can play with and love every day of those dog's lives. If each person asked the correct questions to each breeder, there would be less cruelty to dogs. If you don't buy puppies from large kennels, then there is no profit in raising puppies in poor conditions and large kennels will go out of business.
Please ask questions like -
How many female breeding females do you have?
How large is the yard that your adult dogs and puppies get to run on?
Are the puppies raised in your home?
What kind of food do you feed the adult dogs?
Is their home heated and air-conditioned?
My answers to the above questions.
We have one (Bailey)
Large back yard
Yes, definitely in our home, the entire time.
Absolutely, it is. They live in our home with us.
Once you are on the reservation list, you will start receiving emails with updates about when the Mammas get bred, dates, etc. When the puppies are born, we put pictures of the new litter and then individual pictures once they are a little older.
If you have any other questions, please email, call or text me and I am always happy to answer questions.