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Our Bernedoodles
 DESIGNER BREEDS IN OUR BREEDING PROGRAM
 THE MULTIGENERATION "TEDDY BEAR" BERNEDOODLE AND THE AUSTRALIAN BERNEDOODLE
 A BIT OF BERNEDOODLE HISTORY

Canadian Breeder Sherry Rupke of Swiss Ridge Kennels was the first to cross the Bernese Mountain Dog with a Poodle to create an F1 or First Generation Bernedoodle. Knowing the short lifespan and genetically predisposed health issues of the Bernese, her goal was to attain the traits people love about the Bernese Mountain Dog while adding the longevity, health qualities and hypoallergenic coat traits of the Poodle.

Over the years, the Bernedoodle has steadily gained in popularity, quickly becoming one of the most popular and highly sought after family companion dogs across the US.

To Learn more about the history Behind the Bernedoodle breed, I highly recommend visiting SWISS RIDGE KENNEL and read Sherry's story.
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Bernedoodles
 What is a Multigeneration Bernedoodle? Simply put, it is a Bernedoodle whose parents are both Bernedoodles of various generations. They are given the nickname "Teddy Bear" due to their soft shaggy fleece coats, blocky head structure and short wide muzzle.
 
Multigen Bernedoodle
 A BIT OF AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE HISTORY

What exactly is an Australian Labradoodle and where did it originate? The Australian Labradoodle began its early development in the late 1980s where a breeder by the name of Wally Conran introduced a Labrador x Poodle cross to the Royal Guide Dogs in Victoria, Australia. The goal was to develop a gentle, intelligent therapy dog that was also asthma and allergy friendly.

Over the years, the development of the breed introduced the English Cocker Spaniel, American Cocker Spaniel and the Irish Water Spaniel to the cross. Each breed of dog  was specifically introduced to further enhance the coat type, temperament and trainability, resulting in the breed that exists today.

To learn more about the Australian Labradoodle and its history, we recommend you visit the ALAA
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Australian Bernedoodles
 What is an Australian Bernedoodle? The Australian Bernedoodle was developed by crossing a Bernese Mountain Dog with an Australian Labradoodle. Our Australian Bernedoodle puppies have a higher percentage of Bernedoodle to Australian Labradoodle ratio and contrary to popular belief, This particular cross does not have any Australian Shepherd in it's ancestry.
Australian Bernedoodle
  TRYING TO DECIDE BETWEEN A BERNEDOODLE OR AUSTRALIAN BERNEDOODLE? FROM OUR EXPERIENCE, THE ARE EQUALLY AMAZING COMPANION DOGS AND SUITABLE FOR FAMILEIS WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES. THEIR FRIENDLY DEMEANOR AND EAGER TO PLEASE NATURE MAKE THEM EXCELLENT CANIDIDATES FOR SERVICE/THERAPY WORK.
Appearance: Generally our puppies favor the look of the Bernese while having the low shedding hypoallergenic coat qualities of the Poodle. We mainly breed for Fleece coat puppies but we do have curly coat puppies on occasion.

General weight / size guideline: 
Micros will mature between 10 and 25 pounds.
Miniatures will mature between 25 and 50 pounds.
Mediums will mature between 50 and 70 poinds.
Standards will mature between 70 and 90 pounds plus.

Temperament: Our puppies are bred to be loyal, loving Family Companion and Service Dogs. They are extremely smart, easy to train and eager to please. They make wonderful therapy dogs and are excellent with kids and other pets due their sweet disposition.

Activity Level: They do require a moderate amount of exercise to keep them happy. They tend to be more energetic as a puppies but settle down quite nicely once matured. They love being outdoors and joining in with family activities such as daily walks, swimming or just having play-time in the yard!

 Coat Upkeep: A bath and groom is recommended every 3-4 months to keep your puppy's coat in good condition. The groom should include; bathing, clipping, clearing hair from ear canal, gland expression and nail trim. The coat can be clipped short or left natural. If you elect to keep your puppy with a natural coat, it will require regular brushing several times a week to keep from matting. Due to the fur texture, a curly coat puppy will require more frequent trips to your groomer than a Fleece coat puppy.

Health Care:
Keep up scheduled vet visits for general health exams, vaccinations, dental care and parasite prevetion.
Feed a high quality diet to include probiotics and daily vitiman supplements,
Exercise daily for overall health and fitness.
                                                
Note: Consult your vet right away if your pup shows signs they are not feeling well such as; not eating, drinking, lethargic, diarrhea or vomiting.
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