John Jess - Owner of CID bernedoodle breeder
Premier Illinois Bernedoodle Breeder

Central Illinois Doodles redefines what it means to strike California gold and find a little furry nugget that will change your life. We are one of the most reputable breeders in the United States and when you are looking family pet, a loyal companion dog, or a new best friend — look no further!

If you’ve landed on this page, then one thing is true — you’re looking for the best bernedoodle breeder who has bernedoodle puppies for sale to bring home! From the Bay Area to the Sierra Nevada to the Central Coast and everywhere in between, bernedoodle puppies can be a great addition to any California home.

You may be new to the breed or have lots of questions, so let’s break through the bark and outline why our bernedoodle puppies are perfect for California living.


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What Are Bernedoodles?

They are also sometimes incorrectly called ‘Bernadoodles’ or ‘Bernese Mountain Poo.’ Many Poodle mixes have names that end in either ‘Poo’ or ‘Doodle.’

These cute designer dogs are indeed one of a kind. They’re a unique breed mixed between the highly intelligent Poodle and the strong Bernese Mountain Dog. Bernedoodles bring the best of both breeds together to give you an adorable, hypoallergenic dog that will be a loyal life companion.

It’s vital to note that it’s only a Bernedoodle if the parents are:

  • A purebred poodle and a purebred Bernese mountain dog
  • A purebred poodle and an adult Bernedoodle
  • Two Bernedoodles

Responsible breeders will only breed adult dogs of the above breeds to create Bernedoodles. That’s why, if you want a high-quality Bernedoodle Puppy, you should always look for the best Bernedoodle breeders.

Bernedoodle Traits

  • Affectionate, gentle, and goofy personality

  • Calm, docile energy

  • Excellent emotional support dogs

  • Good with children

  • Low-to-non shedding

  • For allergy-friendly needs, F1b puppies are optimal

  • Standard-sized need space to stretch

  • Mini or tiny sizes available for smaller spaces

How To Choose a Bernedoodle Breeder in California

When the time is right to add a Bernedoodle puppy to your growing California family, you want to work with a reputable Bernedoodle breeder. Many puppy mills may claim to specialize in designer breeds, so doing your due diligence is critical. As a leading Bernedoodle puppy breeder, we find homes forever for our dogs across all parts of California. Whether you live in San Francisco, Los Angeles, or San Diego — we will partner with you to bring your new Bernedoodle puppy home!

Bernedoodle Breeder Options

If you’ve restricted your search to Bernedoodle breeders in California, you’ve likely missed out on some of the best Bernedoodle breeders in the country. At Central Illinois Doodles, we’d love to help you contact Bernedoodle breeders that serve your area. We’re a family breeder that serves both Northern California and Southern California.

How Do You Get To Us?

You may have spent a lot of time searching for things like “Bernedoodle breeder California.” It makes sense to search where you are, but there are other options! You’re in California. We’re in Illinois. Now, I’m sure you might wonder how I will bring my Bernedoodle home. 

Again, we make this process completely stress-free! We deeply care about the safety and well-being of our Bernedoodles, which means that we’ll make sure that your companion will come home safe with you.  No matter where you are in California, you are near an airport — so are we! Come and make a great weekend out of visiting distant landmarks we have to offer.

We’re more than happy to help you coordinate a solution that fits your needs, and that will get your Bernedoodle puppy to California.

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Hey California — Are you ready to reserve a Bernedoodle or Goldendoodle Puppy?

Look no further than Central Illinois Doodles

Picking Up in Illinois

If you are coming out to our bio-secure nursery, Central Illinois Doodles offers a few traveling options for your new Bernedoodle baby straight to your airport. Puppies must be at least eight weeks old and have been weaned for at least five days for air travel. You can securely and humanely fit your new pet in a special carrier and take them in the cabin as a carry-on bag. 

You will need to place your carrier on the floor by your feet and the puppy will need to stay in the carrier until you land at your California airport. There’s usually a fee of $100-$150 in addition to the cost of your ticket. Carriers cost $30 and up.

Some airlines may not allow dogs in the cabin at all and will transport them as cargo in a heated and ventilated hold — we do not partner with these airlines and your puppy will never be placed in cargo!  So please make sure you do the research on what airlines allow pets to travel in-cabin as carry-on.

Delivering to California

We also offer a pet nanny service to deliver your Bernedoodle puppy to your closest California airport. Our experienced pet handlers provide the highest care level for your new Bernedoodle puppy. Your pet is seated with their pet nanny on the airplane and never leaves their side.

Contact us for a California pet nanny shipping quote.

How do I Reserve My Puppy?

Contact Central Illinois Doodles today or visit our available litters to reserve your bernedoodle with a deposit. We make the process very easy and work with you on a consistent basis. We cannot wait for you to take home one of our amazing Bernedoodle pups.

Why Choose Central Illinois Doodles as Your Bernedoodle Breeder

While you may start off looking for a Bernedoodle breeder in California, it will quickly become apparent that all the best breeders may not be within the state. In fact, we’re more than willing to send our Bernedoodle puppies for sale to California. But why should you choose us?

  1. We’re experienced, multigenerational, and family-owned. This means that we know our animals and are comfortable breeding Bernedoodles.
  2. We offer a two-year health guarantee. We insist that all buyers need to have their new puppies checked by a state-certified veterinarian. This protects us and the client. If any of our puppies get sick from genetic problems in the first two years, you can rely on the health guarantee.
  3. All our breeding stock is pure and undergoes regular health testing to prevent breeding problems for future generations.
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Bernedoodle Puppies For Sale California and Surrounding Areas – Call John at (217) 549-7589 Today!

Bernedoodles in California FAQ

As active dogs, the mild California weather is perfect for enjoying the outdoors all year round.  With the energy of both the Bernese mountain dog and the poodle, as well as its fair share of intelligence, Bernedoodles need plenty of exercise. When you want to stroll on Rodeo Drive or hike Yosemite Falls Trail or hang ten on the coast or sip on some of Napa Valley’s finest, your Bernedoodle can and will be right by your side. As a mixed dog breed, these pups are adventurous, steadfast and determined to have as much fun as you.

Yes, we are! We are a family-owned and operated multi-generational Bernedoodle breeder. We take great pride in having some of the strictest protocols among breeders in the nation to ensure that our dogs are healthy and happy. We have bred and placed hundreds of Bernedoodle puppies across the country, including California, so you can rest assured that you will get a healthy, lovable, and socialized puppy to enjoy for many years. Unlike disreputable puppy mills, we have a host of 5 star Google reviews to showcase why we are a trusted Bernedoodle breeder for California families.

You may see an advert for Bernedoodle puppies in California but hesitate because you’re unsure of their temperament. Rest assured, this breed has a very patient demeanor and makes incredibly excellent companions. Not only are they highly intelligent, but they’re also great with other dogs and kids.

We highly recommend continuing to socialize your pup into adulthood and California is ripe with options for you, your family, and your dog.

The Golden State has many fan-favorite breeds, but these little guys are furry, lovable, gentle canines. They will bond closely with their owners and families and make great companions for kids of all ages. And because of their playful nature and love of the outdoors, the mild California weather is perfect for them to get their year-round exercise! Not to mention they’re great runners who can keep kids outside playing for hours.

For one, Puppy mills are illegal in most states, including California. They breed Bernedoodle puppies for sale solely to make a profit. They don’t have any regard for the health or safety of the puppies. Often mother dogs are subjected to cruel treatment and are not given the proper care or nutrition to have healthy Bernedoodle puppies. Not only does this put the puppies at risk, but it can harm the mother and result in genetic defects and a shorter lifespan. You also don’t have a guarantee that the dog breeders involved used purebred dogs.

When you see Bernedoodle puppies for sale in California, there are a few things worth considering. One of the most important factors to consider when getting a new dog is temperament. Before you get a new puppy, it’s a good idea to have some Bernedoodle puppy information at your disposal. Here are a few leading characteristics of Bernedoodles.

One of the most important factors to consider when getting a new dog is temperament.  Here are a few leading characteristics of Bernedoodles.


Just like the Bernese mountain dog, Bernedoodles are very active dogs that enjoy running around and playing with their loved ones. Ideally, Bernedoodles should get about 30 to 60 minutes of exercise a day.  You can go for walks, put fido in one-of-a-kind obstacle courses, socialize with your pup and play neverending games of fetch in local parks like Southwest City Dog Park, the historic Lucas Dog Park, or Benton Park Dog Park.


If there’s one thing Bernedoodle dog owners can agree on, it’s that this breed is smart. Probably due to their ancestry, which contains the highly intelligent poodle, these animals can learn new things incredibly quickly. Also, because the puppies grow at a considerable rate, it’s best to start training them as early as possible.

Treat their intelligence by personally training them in well-spaced and populated areas, like Boathouse at Forest Park.

If you want the pros to manage training, we recommend St. Louis dog trainers, such as The Doghouse, Greater St. Louis Training Club (GSLTC) or No Leash Needed (with 6 locations throughout St. Louis and St. Charles).

However, they also require consistent mental stimulation.  You can satisfy this need by investing in some puzzle toys at local small businesses like the boutique of Lola and Penelope’s, the health market at Four Muddy Paws or Treats Unleashed.


Bernedoodles make incredibly loyal and affectionate companions.  Once they form a bond with someone, they will be fiercely protective of them.  This makes them great guard dogs in some of the crime-ridden parts of St, Louis, while adding that extra security blanket on evening walks.

Some of the best Bernedoodle breeders in California and elsewhere in the US ensure that their breeding program incorporates only dogs with excellent temperaments (including loyalty). Since animal temperament is largely a genetic trait, this means that good Bernedoodle breeders produce reliably loyal puppies.

They will always be there to cuddle with their owners and shower them with love.  Doodle loyalty is one of the most admirable qualities in a dog.  Bernedoodles make great family pets because of their affectionate nature.  They are loving, loyal, and protective of their loved ones.  Doodle cuddles are the best!  If you are looking for a furry friend that will shower you with love and loyalty, a Bernedoodle is a perfect dog for you.


Bernedoodles can be guarded and cautious when they first meet someone. However, once they warm up and develop trust with a human, they’ll turn into the most loving, friendly dogs out there. Which, honestly, can be an advantage. You don’t want your dog to be so comfortable with people that they readily go with strangers. But, at the same time, you want them to be social enough that they’re not a risk to children or other family pets.

As long as they’ve been properly socialized, they can get along with just about anyone, from young children and adults to strangers and other pets.  So take them out for brunch at a dog-friendly restaurant.  We know they would love Biggies Restaurant & Bar and sit while you sip at Tamm Ave. Bar.

If you want to come on our Illinois side of the river, Camp Dogwood is the perfect retreat and known as “…the Planet’s Best Dog Destination” – Animal Planet

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