Email Us


Book Now


Send Text

Best Bernedoodle Breeders in Illinois - Central Illinois Doodles


From the very beginning, Central Illinois Doodles has been a family-run business. With my wife and children, we've become one of the most reputable Bernedoodle puppy breeders in Illinois! Family front and center -- we started raising puppies from our pedigree Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle, nurturing a profoundly cute, friendly and lovable litter of Bernedoodles. Tons of space in our beautiful country home in Central Illinois gave us the option to offer the best of both worlds - a playful, cuddly pup and the knowledge of breeding Bernedoodles.

Since then, families from Chicago, New York, California, and even as far away as Canada have entrusted us with producing happy and healthy high-quality first-generation and F1B Bernedoodle puppies that make excellent family pets. When it comes to dog breeds, Bernedoodles are one of the most sought-after breeds in the country, let alone the world. These lovable family dogs are for novice first-time puppy owners and experienced dog lovers. We don't consider ourselves as a "Bernedoodle puppies for sale" business, but rather a family breeder where you can find your next furry friend that will be by your side through thick or thin.

For reference and to see all the families that made us a reputable breeder in Illinois, please check out our reviews on Google.

Learn More

What is a Bernedoodle

Bernedoodle Puppy FAQs

Are you looking for a puppy with a hypoallergenic coat? Do you want to ensure your puppy has a health guarantee? Will my puppy come from health-tested parents? How do I know you breed healthy puppies? What colors are Bernedoodle puppies? All great questions and since we have a dynamic history of being the opposite of most other breeders in Illinois and know how difficult it can be for families to find trustworthy reputable breeders -- here are some answers to your questions:

What is a Bernedoodle?

You may already be familiar with Goldendoodle puppies, and other poodle crosses. However, fewer people know of the Bernedoodle puppy breed, a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a poodle.

Like other poodle crosses, many Bernedoodles have hypoallergenic coats, making them ideal for people who have pet hair allergies. At Central Illinois Doodles, we are a Bernedoodle breeder of standard Bernedoodles, mini Bernedoodles, and tiny Bernedoodles.

Check out our Bernedoodle breed page to learn more about this excellent doodle breed!

Is a Bernedoodle Right for My Family?

While there is no such thing as the perfect dog breed, we think that Bernedoodle puppies are pretty close! These well-socialized puppies are excellent with kids, outgoing, and typically not aggressive towards other dogs. They are also highly trainable, intelligent, and willing to please. 

However, each Bernedoodle is unique and may inherit different traits from each breed. That is why choosing a reputable Bernedoodle breeder who has experience with both purebred breeds is essential.

We care deeply about every dog on our property -- mama and papa and their bernedoodle puppies -- and do everything we can to provide the best possible care for each one of them. We know that raising our bernedoodle puppies with love in a clean, safe environment ensures them a happy full-filling life. 

Whether you are looking for a miniature, tiny or standard Bernedoodle, contact us today to learn more about this cuddly breed and find out what makes us one of the best Bernedoodle breeders in Illinois.

Learn More

Are Bernedoodles Hypoallergenic?

Are Bernedoodles Hypoallergenic?

While many dog breeds are hypoallergenic, not all of them are. Some people with pet allergies may be more affected by Bernedoodle's hair. If you are considering a Bernedoodle puppy because you are concerned about allergies it is essential to let your breeder know. Just as we pride ourselves on offering health-tested puppies, we have to know your health concerns to ensure a bernedoodle puppy is a fit for you.

Bernedoodle breeders can usually tell what a Bernedoodle’s adult coat will be like once the puppy is about three to four weeks old. To be able to pair your family with the right Bernedoodle for you!

What is a Bernedoodles' Temperament?

We know that the best way to protect your family and our dogs is to breed dogs with patient, well-balanced and friendly temperaments. While poodles, Bernese Mountain Dogs, and Bernedoodle puppies typically have lovely personalities, there are exceptions to every dog. 

That is why we carefully screen all our adult parents for temperament and work hard to pair our Bernedoodles with the correct families. To ensure successful placements and reduce the risk that you will need us to rehome your pet. 

How Much Do Bernedoodles Cost?

Bernedoodle breeders in Illinois have different pricing depending on the litter. Our range in cost depends on their parents, coat type, color, and size. In comparison, they aren’t as cheap as Bernedoodle puppies for sale from puppy mills or hobby breeders. Their price does reflect all the work and dedication we put into providing you with the best Bernedoodle possible in terms of health and temperament. Browse our puppy prices page to see pricing.

What are Bernedoodle Sizes?

Whether you are looking for Tiny, Micro-mini, Miniature, or Standard Bernedoodle puppies, we are here to help! These adorable pups come in a wide range of sizes that are ideal for different families and yard types. Based on their parent's height and size, we can help you determine roughly how big your Bernedoodle will be.

Mini Bernedoodles

A Bernedoodle breeder can produce Miniature Bernedoodles by breeding a toy or miniature poodle to a Bernese Mountain dog. Due to the parents' size difference, the father should always be the poodle to ensure the mother’s safety.

Some mini Poodles tend to be active adult dogs, so reputable Bernedoodle breeders need to ensure that the poodle fathers have calm and laid-back temperaments. To give your mini Bernedoodle the best possible chance to inherit that personality as well.

Overall the Mini Bernedoodle is the preferred size weighing between 30 lbs and 50 lbs. They make great family pets due to their smaller size and friendly personalities. In my opinion, these Bernedoodle puppies are the cutest...

Tiny Bernedoodles

Tiny Bernedoodles are slightly different from their larger cousins, first-generation (F1) cousins. Bernedoodle breeders will mate a first-generation mini F1 Bernedoodle with a toy poodle to produce a smaller-sized Bernedoodle. Tiny Bernedoodles may inherit more traits from the poodle breed, including a hypoallergenic coat.

Tiny Bernedoodles can be as small as 15 lbs and up to 30 Ibs. They may be a bit more high-energy than their larger cousins, as toy poodles can be somewhat more energetic. Because of their small size, tiny Bernedoodles may be better for a family with older kids or those looking for a smaller hypoallergenic companion dog.

Standard Bernedoodles

A standard Bernedoodle is a first or second-generation cross between a standard poodle and a Bernese Mountain dog. They are larger, weighing up to 90 lbs, and typically feature characteristics of both breeds. Many of these dogs have wavy coats or hypoallergenic coats. F1B Standard Bernedoodles are more likely to shed less but may not have as many of the qualities of the Bernese Mountain Dog.

What are Bernedoodle Colors?

While tri-color Bernedoodles are the most well-known, Poodles come in various coat colors and patterns. When you choose a Bernedoodle, you get double the fun! Our Bernedoodles come in many colors, including tri-color, blue merle, phantom, sable, and more. While many puppies inherit their parent’s coloring, we DNA color test our parent dogs to ensure that they will produce desired Bernedoodles colors and traits.

Learn More

Why We Are the Best Bernedoodle Breeder in Illinois

Why We Are the Best Bernedoodle Breeder in Illinois

At Central Illinois Doodles, we treat our dogs as family members first and breeding partners second. Our new litters are treated with compassion and respect to ensure that they live fulfilling, happy lives.  Our dogs are screened for genetic conditions and orthopedic health. We even back this up with our amazing two-year health guarantee. These high breeding standards ensure that we are one of the best Bernedoodle breeders in Illinois.  

Quality over Quantity

As responsible Bernedoodle breeder in Illinois, we do not mass breed Bernedoodles to capitalize on the popularity and scarcity of the breed. We are committed to improving the Bernedoodle breed as a whole. As stated above, even though we have bernedoodle puppies for sale in Illinois, we put health, family, and pride first and foremost.

That is why we take every precaution to ensure that we only breed quality health and temperament-tested dogs. However, this may result in fewer Bernedoodle litters but better dogs. But to become a top breeder, it means you have to breed top-tier litters. Breeding quality dogs is the best way to protect the reputation and future of our beloved breed. As a responsible Bernedoodle breeder fewer litters are also essential to safeguarding the health and safety of our mother dogs, which is our primary concern.

Experience Bernedoodle Puppy Breeders in Illinois

We don't mean to repeat ourselves, but it is critical for you to know who we are! We treat our dogs like family; we are not a hobby or backyard Bernedoodle breeders. We have years of experience pairing our dogs with partners to enhance their best qualities. We know that it is not enough to breed two great dogs to produce quality litters. 

We carefully select each of our pairings to ensure that our puppies inherit the strengths of both breeds. We are continuously modifying our Bernedoodle breeding strategy to ensure that we are improving the breed.

Bernedoodle Parents On-Site

All responsible Bernedoodle breeders in Illinois will allow you to visit their nurseries to see where their pups are born and raised. Our dogs are indeed a part of our family which means many of the dogs we use for breeding live right in our home. At the same time, it is essential to use some outside dogs to maintain genetic diversity. 

You should always be allowed to meet the mother to determine if she is a good temperament dog with a lovely personality. Bernedoodles will often inherit their characters from their parents. So this is a great way to see what your puppy might look like as an adult and see what size they will be.

Top-Notch Care

In addition to our expert Bernedoodle breeding practices, we provide exceptional care to all the dogs on our property. They enjoy premium dog food, top-notch veterinary care, stimulating activities and exercise, and of course, lots of love and affection from our entire family.  

Life-Long Breeder Support

With a constant rotation of Bernedoodle puppies for sale, choosing Bernedoodle breeders that provide life-long breeder support is one of the many essential things to consider when selecting a breeder.

At Central Illinois Doodles, we are committed to your pet for life and can help answer any questions you might have about caring for your pet. While we try to place our dogs strictly in forever homes, we understand that life happens. Suppose you are unable to continue caring for your Bernedoodle. In that case, we will welcome them back until we can find them another loving home.

The Central Illinois Doodles Difference

We began our Bernedoodle breeding program as a project inspired by our love for these incredible dogs and the breeds that allow us to create them. Still, we felt that many families would benefit from the smaller dogs with low to non-shedding coats.

That is when we discovered all the fantastic benefits of doodles! Today we have grown our program and built a reputation as one of the best Bernedoodle breeders in the Midwest and have families from all over the country adopting our Bernedoodles. 

We love helping people connect with these fantastic pooches! Our top priority is the happiness of our dogs and the families who welcome them into their homes. We are committed to finding the right home for each pet we place.

Learn more about the top 5 reasons you should choose us when looking for a Bernedoodle Breeder.

Finding The Perfect Bernedoodle Puppies In Illinois

If you are interested in adopting one of our Bernedoodle puppies, please check out our available litters or meet the parents on our adult's page. Then head over to our adoption page to begin the process of finding your next best friend. We can’t wait to welcome you into the Central Illinois Doodles family!

Learn More

Contact Info

Central Illinois Doodles
(Goldendoodles & Bernedoodles)
780N CR 60E
Arthur, IL 61911

John Jess

Monday        7AM-8PM
Tuesday        7AM-8PM
Wednesday   7AM-8PM
Thursday       7AM-8PM
Friday            7AM-8PM
Saturday        7AM-8PM
Sunday            Closed

* Required

Contact Form

Please enter your First Name.

Please enter your Last Name.

Please enter a valid Email address.

Please enter a Phone Number.

What are you interested in? (check all that apply)

Please enter a Question or Comment.

Please verify with reCAPTCHA.