A Bernedoodle is not a natural puppy it’s come from the crossing of two different cast males and females. Bernedoodle breeding starts in 2003 officially but its popularity increasing day by day as compared to all other breeds due to its loving and loyal nature, energetic behavior, allergy-friendly coat, and unique beauty. When we think about the cost of this special breed, it can be higher than the other breeds due to its high demand.
Moreover, the price also depends upon the breeders; some breeders have high prices due to their quality facilities. If you want to buy a Bernedoodle, you need to have a budget of $2500 to $5000 range depending upon your choice. The average cost of a Bernedoodle is around $4000 depending upon the different features.
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Factors Affecting Price:
All the Bernedoodle don’t have the same color and size which reflects in their prices. More demanded color and size have a higher price as compared to others. There are many other things which decide the price of a Bernedoodle which are:
- Generation type
- Health & physical strength
- Breeder’s reputation
- Care and maintenance
These are some points which directly reflect in the Bernedoodle price. The cost will be higher if you are looking for a breeder for exercising and training your Bernedoodle. Let’s see how all the above points reflect in the Bernedoodle price.
A Bernedoodle comes in different colors depending upon their parents. A Bernedoodle can have a single- color, Bi-color or tri-color. The phantom and the solid black color is the most common colors in Bernedoodles that’s why these color Bernedoodles are cheapest as compared to others. Bi-color Bernedoodle can have a combination of any two colors from black, white, and brown. Bi-color Bernedoodle cost is higher as compare to single-color Bernedoodle. The most expensive and the rare are the tri-color Bernedoodles. The tri-color Bernedoodle can have a white, black and brown color. These are the most expensive as compared to all others due to their less production.
As the female poodle comes in three different sizes so depending upon the poodle size the Bernedoodle also comes in main three sizes; standard, Miniature and toy size. A standard Bernedoodle can have a weight of 88 pounds with 32 inches height. The Miniature Bernedoodle has a weight of 24 to 49 pounds with 18 to 22 inches in height. The Toy Bernedoodle has a weight of 8 to 23 pounds with 12 to 16 inches in height. Maybe the toy and miniature Bernedoodle are more expensive as compared to standard size, due to their energetic behavior and more demand.
3. Generation Type
Most of the breeders divide the Bernedoodle in mainly three generations which are known as F1, F1b and F2 generation. All of these generations have different features and prices. When we talk about the F1 generation, it’s the cross-breeding of the pure Bernese mountain dog and the pure poodle. So we can say that in this generation the Bernedoodle has 50% traits from Bernese mountain dogs and 50% from the poodle. This is the pure breed for the Bernedoodle so it’s the most expensive among all other generations.
The second generation is F1b which is the cross-breeding of F1 generation and poodle. So we can say that the second generation Bernedoodle has 25% traits from the Bernese and 75% traits from the poodle. This generation of puppies is better for allergy suffers as compared to other generations.
The third generation is the F2 generation which is the cross-breeding of F1 generation Bernedoodle male and female. This is the cheapest among all the generations as it’s like a natural breed as compared to others.
A Bernedoodle can have different coats like curly, wavy and straight with different features. Although a dog can’t have a completely hypo-allergic coat some Bernedoodle is better for allergic suffers. The Bernedoodle with low shedding and hypo-allergenic qualities are more attractive for the peoples. The curly coat Bernedoodle has the curly hair all over the body.
The wavy coat Bernedoodle has some straight hair on the muzzle and wavy hair on the other body. The Bernedoodle with the straight coat has straight hair all over the body. The straight coat Bernedoodle is more expensive as they are better for allergic suffers and has more demand as compared to others.
5. Health and Physical Strength
The health and physical strength of a Bernedoodle plays an important role in the coat. When we talk about health and physical strength, it totally depends upon the Bernedoodle parents. So for a healthy puppy, we need to find out the healthy parents with no health issues.
The Bernese mountain dog has many health issues so breeders need to find a healthy Bernese mountain dog which directly reflects in the Bernedoodle price. The breeders need to take several tests of the parents before breeding to ensure the good health and physical strength of the puppy.
6. Breeders Reputation
Breeder’s reputation can create a much difference in the cost like any other business. The breeders who have many years of experience in this field are more expensive as compared to the beginners. The experience breeders only raise quality Bernedoodle. They know everything about the Bernedoodle breeding and always try to have perfect parents for the Bernedoodle breeding. To find the perfect parents for crossbreeding the experience breeders even import the dogs from other countries.
Moreover, the experience breeders are more expertise in breeding, handling and training of the new puppies that’s why their price is high as compared to the others.
7. Care and maintenance
The entire puppy Bernedoodles needs some extra care other than the initial vaccination. Not just about the medical point of view, the breeders must take care of the puppies’ food and exercise, etc. The Bernedoodle parents don’t care much about their puppies so breeders take the responsibility for their good growth. Due to the less carrying nature of their parents, the Bernedoodle survival rate is low. Only 4 will survive from six or seven puppies.
Moreover, the pregnancy rate of the poodle is also very low, maybe a poodle needs 3 to 4 tries to get pregnant. Sometimes a poodle doesn’t pregnant in whole life.
The Bernedoodle expenses just start after the purchasing of the Bernedoodle because you need to train your Bernedoodle for quality life. Moreover, you need to fulfill its basic needs of food and shelter, etc. After the purchasing of the Bernedoodle, the expenses can be divided into one time and recurring expenses.
1. One-time Expenses
One-time expenses are those expenses which need only one time after the purchasing of the Bernedoodle.
A shelter is normally not needed because the Bernedoodle lovers can adjust their pets anywhere in the home. But sometimes when some visitors come at home and they don’t like the friendly nature with dogs. So there must be a special shelter at home for your Bernedoodle.
Shelter size can be varying depending upon the size of Bernedoodle. Bernedoodles are very intelligent so they can easily train for this shelter. The shelter prices can be varying from $25 to $60 depending upon their size.
This is the one time cost which depends upon your geographical location. Moreover, some breeders provide this facility but some don’t have this facility which increases the cost of transportation. If you have the time you can pick your puppy yourself, you can consider only fuel cost in this case. If you are looking for the delivery within the continental US, this may cost $300 to $900 but for the other state territories, this may cost from $500 to $3500.
The registration of mixed breeds is not as easy as the pure breeds. The most famous clubs the people know are American Kennel Club and United Kennel Club; they don’t accept the Bernedoodle breeds. But it’s doesn’t mean that you can’t register them. There are some special designer clubs like Designer Dogs Kennel Club, The International Designer Canine Registry, Designer Breed Registry, and American Canine Hybrid Club; you can register your Bernedoodle there. The starting price in these clubs starts from $25 depending upon the registry.
But if you don’t have a plan to participate in Bernedoodle events, you don’t need to register them. For registration purposes, you also need the dog license which may cost around $15.
Recurring expenses included all those expenses which needed throughout the Bernedoodle lifespan.
Food is necessary for every living thing to complete its nutritional needs. When we talk about the Bernedoodle food it’s varying depending upon the size of the Bernedoodle. A standard Bernedoodle needs more calories as compared to miniature and toy Bernedoodle. A standard Bernedoodle needs 1400 to 1800 calories daily and a miniature Bernedoodle needs 750 to 1400 calories daily and the toy Bernedoodle needs 400 to 960 calories daily. You can buy a high-quality 25-pound nutritious food around $30 to $90.
2. Veterinary care
There can certain health issues with the puppies Bernedoodles, especially when the parents chosen without any care. The Bernese mountain dogs have several health issues so there is a need for routine checkups for their puppies. So be prepared for the routine checkup which may cost around $50 for each checkup. Moreover, when you receive your Bernedoodle, you need to continue their vaccination process which may cost around $19 to $35 depending upon the clinic.
The Bernedoodle can have wavy and curly hair so matting can cause problems for your puppy. To prevent matting, you need to buy a comb around $8 to $10 and brush the hairs daily. Moreover, you can regularly clip your Bernedoodle coat to prevent it from matting. Clipping costs are varying from $55 to $90 each time depending upon the Bernedoodle size and style.
4. Harness and toys
You need a harness for your Bernedoodle whenever you take it outside in an insecure area. A good and perfect harness must be comfortable around the neck and shoulders of the Bernedoodle. The prices of the harness start from $18 depending upon the brand.
Toys are also very important for the Bernedoodle life because sometimes you are not around your dogs. But these toys are very cheap; you can buy a dog toy around $1.
Some commonly asked questions:
What is teddy bear Bernedoodle?
Teddy bear Bernedoodle is nothing; it’s just a normal Bernedoodle. We know the Bernedoodle puppies have the shaggy coat like a teddy bear so that’s why some times peoples call it teddy bear Bernedoodle.
Are the Bernedoodles good dog?
Bernedoodle gets the maximum traits form their parents which are very intelligent and loyal dogs. Bernedoodle is also very intelligent, hardworking, energetic and loyal dogs with their families. They are much socialized dogs and good with children and other dogs.
What means by phantom Bernedoodle?
A phantom color dog may have one main color with the tips of some other color. A phantom may have three colors but mainly the phantom has black and brown color.
Do the Bernedoodle puppies change the color?
A Bernedoodle puppy changes its color during the different periods of their life. Sometimes Bernedoodle puppies are changing its color from black to brown which is known as fading. Normally when a puppy is 6 weeks old, we can judge about its color.
When should we bath our Bernedoodle?
Regularly bathing for Bernedoodle is not good due to different health issues. Normally a Bernedoodle can be bathed after 3 to 4 months.