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Best Bernedoodle Breeders in Illinois - Central Illinois Doodles

Welcome to Central Illinois Doodles. We are reputable Bernedoodle breeders raising Bernedoodle puppies from health-tested parents. We pride ourselves in producing happy, healthy, and well-socialized Bernedoodles that make excellent 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 raising our puppies with love in a clean, safe environment ensures them a happy full-filling life. 

Whether you a 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.

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What Is a Bernedoodle?

Are you looking for a dog with a hypoallergenic coat? You may already be familiar with Goldendoodle puppies, and other poodle crosses. However, fewer people know of the Bernedoodle 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!

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Best Bernedoodle Breeders in Illinois

At Central Illinois Doodles, we treat our dogs as family members first and breeding partners second. They are treated with compassion and respect to ensure that they live fulfilling, happy lives.  Our dogs are screened for genetic conditions and orthopedic health. These high breeding standards ensure that we are one of the best Bernedoodle breeders in Illinois.  

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 only breed quality health and temperament-tested dogs. However, 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.

Experience Breeding Bernedoodles

While 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.

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Miniature Bernedoodle Breeders

Bernedoodle breeders 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 more active, so 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. 

Tiny Bernedoodle Breeders

Tiny Bernedoodles are slightly different from their larger cousins, first-generation (F1) cousins. Bernedoodle breeders will mate a first-generation mini 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 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, 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.

Wide Range of Bernedoodle Sizes

Whether you are looking for a Tiny, Micro-mini, Miniature, or Standard 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. Based on their parent's height and size, we can help you determine roughly how big your Bernedoodle will be.

A Variety of 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.

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Breeding Bernedoodles 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 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. 

Bernedoodle Parents On-Site

All responsible Bernedoodle breeders will allow you to visit their nursery 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

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 Berendoodle. In that case, we will welcome them back until we can find them 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 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.

Are Bernedoodles Hypoallergenic?

While many Bernedoodles are hypoallergenic, not all of them are. Some people with pet allergies may be more affected by their hair. If you are considering a Bernedoodle because you are concerned about allergies. It is essential to let your breeder know.

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!

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 no 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.

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How Much Do Bernedoodles Cost?

Our Bernedoodles range in cost, depending on their parents, coat type, color, and size. In comparison, they aren’t as cheap as Bernedoodle puppies 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.

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!

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

John Jess
217-549-7589

Hours:
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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