9. How Many People Regularly Interact With the Bernedoodle Puppies?
When inquiring about your breeder’s practices, check whether they treat the dogs in their care as they would treat family members. Find out how many people interact with the puppies to understand how the pups are treated daily.
The more loving and homelike their environment, the better adjusted they’ll likely grow up to be.
If it sounds like the breeders treat the dogs more like they’re in kennels, they’re probably not reputable.
10. What Do You Provide With My New Standard or Mini Bernedoodle Puppy?
You shouldn’t choose a breeder that relies on sales tactics or gimmicks to sell puppies — they should care more about matching their beloved puppies to the best possible home. However, there are some essentials they should offer — for example, relevant health certificates, vaccination and deworming records and something with the mother’s scent for comfort.
The best puppy breeders will also offer some other items to make the transition as smooth and enjoyable for the Bernedoodle puppy as possible. Examples include:
- A guide to caring for your puppy
- The food they’ve been used to eating
- A collar and leash
- A toy
- A month of free complementary health insurance
11. What Is the Bernedoodle Breed Like?
Bernedoodles are loving, fast-learning and playful dogs that make excellent family pets. They have such gentle and kind temperaments that they make exceptional service dogs and companion dogs.
Your breeder shouldn’t just have a spiel with plenty of background about the breed but should also sound enthusiastic when talking about them. Be sure to listen to the tone of voice and the information they’re giving to get an idea of how genuine the breeder is.
12. What Food Do You Give the Breeding Puppies?
It’s a good idea to seek specific information about the type of food the breeder has fed your future puppy. Of course, you must continue the puppy on the same food they’re used to or go through a transition period while they adjust to a new diet. But you should also ensure the breeder is feeding them top-quality dog food.
Diet, exercise and a loving, attentive home are the cornerstones of raising a healthy dog with the longest possible life span.
The higher quality food your dog eats, the better their quality of life — it’s as simple as that. All reputable dog breeders will understand this.
13. Can I Meet the Parent Dogs?
Top breeders are entirely transparent and have nothing to hide.
They’ll be happy to introduce you to the puppy’s parents so you can get an idea of their health and temperament. You can also compare them to Bernedoodle breed standards to ensure the breeders follow the guidelines.
Suppose you can’t meet both parents due to distance. The breeder should have the dog’s health certificates and pictures or videos of them.
14. How Are Dogs Chosen for Your Breeding Program?
Breeders should conduct genetic testing for coat type, coat color and diseases and readily make this information available to you.
The best doodle breeders also conduct temperament screening to ensure the best outcomes for each litter and the health of the overall breed.
15. How Can I Ensure My Dog Has a Healthy Life?
Your breeder should be brimming with advice about how to give your dog the best possible future. They’ll go over and above by giving you a guide to caring for your puppy and let you know they’re available any time to answer questions or offer guidance.
Be very wary of anyone who suggests you use Google or limits the amount of time you have to ask questions or seek advice.
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