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Best Bernedoodle Breeder in Illinois - Central Illinois Doodles

Welcome to Central Illinois Doodles, we are a reputable Bernedoodle breeder raising Bernedoodle puppies from health tested parents. We pride ourselves in producing happy, healthy and well-socialized Bernedoodles that make wonderful family companions.

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

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

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What Is a Bernedoodle?

If you are looking for a dog with a hypoallergenic coat, you might already be familiar with Goldendoodle puppies and other poodle crosses. However, fewer people are familiar with the Bernedoodle breed, which is 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 breed standard Bernedoodles, mini Bernedoodles, and tiny Bernedoodles. Check out our Bernedoodle breed page to learn more about this great dog breed!

Best Bernedoodle Breeders in Illinois

At Central Illinois Doodles, we treat our dogs as family first and breeding partners second. They are treated with compassion and respect to ensure that they live fulfilling lives. Each of our dogs is thoroughly screened for genetic conditions and orthopedic health to ensure that our puppies have the best chance of living long, healthy comfortable lives.

Quality over Quantity

As responsible Bernedoodle breeders, 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. That is why we take every precaution to ensure that we breed quality health and temperament tested dogs. This may result in fewer bernedoodle litters but better dogs. Breeding quality dogs is the best way to protect the reputation and future of our beloved breed. Breeding fewer litters is also essential to safeguarding the health and safety of our mother dogs, which is our primary concern.

Years of Experience

While we do treat our dogs like family, we are not a hobby or backyard bernedoodle breeders. We have years of experience pairing our dogs with partners that will enhance their best qualities. We know that it is not enough to breed two great dogs to produce a quality litter. 

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

Miniature Bernedoodle Breeders

Miniature Bernedoodles are a cross between a Bernese Mountain dog and toy or miniature poodles and bred to be smaller in size, weighing between 30 lbs and 50 lbs. Because of the size difference, the father is always the poodle to ensure the mother’s safety. Some mini poodles tend to be more active, so its very important as a breeder to ensure that the poodle fathers have a calm and layed-back temperament so your mini Bernedoodle may inherit that personality as well. Overall the Mini Bernedoodle is the preferred size as they make great family pets due to their size and friendly personalities. 

Tiny Bernedoodle Breeders

Tiny Bernedoodles are a bit different than their larger cousins, first-generation (F1) cousins. To get the extra small size, we breed a first-generation mini Bernedoodle with a toy poodle. This means that your Bernedoodle 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, they may be better for a family with older kids or those looking for a small hypoallergenic dog.

Standard Bernedoodle Breeders

A standard Bernedoodle is a first or second-generation cross between a standard poodle and a Bernese Moutain dog. They are larger in size, 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. 

Bred for Kind Temperaments

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 Bernedoodles typically have wonderful personalities, there are exceptions to every breed. 

That is why we carefully screen all our dogs for temperament and work hard to pair our puppies with the right families. This is the best way to ensure successful placements and reduce the risk that you will need us to rehome your pet. 

Parents On-Site

All responsible bernedoodle breeders will allow you to visit their nursey to see where their pups are born and raised. Our dogs are truly a part of our family which means many of the dogs we use for breeding live right in our home, while it is essential to use some outside dogs to maintain genetic diversity you should always be allowed to atleast meet the mother.

This is a great way to determine if you will mesh well with your new best friend, as puppies often inherit their personalities from their parents. It is also a great way to see what your puppy might look like as an adult and see what size they will be.

Exceptional Care

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

A Wide Range of Sizes

Whether you are looking for a Tiny, Micro-mini, Miniature Bernedoodle Breeder, we are here to help! These adorable pups come in a wide range of sizes that are ideal for different families and yard types. We can help you determine roughly how big your dog will be based on their parent’s size and past litters. 

A Variety of Colors

While tri-color Bernese Mountain Dogs are the most well-known, both Bernese Mountain Dogs and Poodles come in a variety of coat colors and patterns. When you choose a Bernedoodle, you get double the fun! Our puppies 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.

Enjoy Life-Long Support

This is possibly one of the most important things to consider when choosing a Bernedoodle 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. If, for any reason, you are unable to continue caring for your Berendoodle, we will welcome him or her back until we are able to find another loving home.

Is a Bernedoodle Right for My Family?

While there is no such thing as the perfect dog breed, we think that Bernedoodles are pretty close! This friendly breed is great 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 it is essential to choose a reputable Bernedoodle breeder who has experience with both breeds. 

Are Bernedoodles Hypoallergenic?

While many Bernedoodles are hypoallergenic, not all of them are. This means that people with pet allergies may be more affected by their fur. If you are considering a Bernedoodle because you are concerned about allergies, it is important to let your breeder know that.

We can usually tell what a dog’s final coat will be like once the puppy is about two to three weeks old. This will help us pair your family with the right dog for you!

At Central Illinois Doodles, we breed dogs of all sizes and there may be temperament, size, and coat variations within the litters. Click the button below to learn more about each of our bernedoodle sizes.

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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. While we are passionate about our Bernese Mountain Dogs and our Golden retrievers, we felt that many families would benefit from the smaller dogs that are low to no shedding.

That is when we discovered all the amazing 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 amazing pooches!

Our top priority is the happiness of our dogs and the families who welcome them into their homes and we are committed to finding the right home for each pet we place. Learn more about us.

How Much Do Our Bernedoodles Cost?

Our Bernedoodles range in cost, depending on their parents, coat type, color, size, and genders. While they aren’t as cheap as puppies from puppy mills or backyard breeders, their price reflects 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.

Find Your New Best Friend Today

If you are interested in adopting a Bernedoodle, feel free to check out our available puppies or meet the parents on our adults 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!

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Central Illinois Doodles
Bernedoodle Breeder
Arthur, Illinois

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Central Illinois Doodles
780N CR 60E
Arthur, IL 61911

John Jess

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

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