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.

Bernedoodle Breeders California Families Can Trust

When it comes to adding 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!

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

Look no further than Central Illinois Doodles

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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. 

How Do You Get To Us?

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.

Before you book your stay in our home city, make sure to check out the latest list of dog-friendly hotels in Chicago

Things To Do In Chicago

With our family farm just a short trip outside Chicago, here is a list of some amazing things you and your family can do when you come to visit our family and your new puppy.

Navy Pier

Navy Pier encompasses over 50 acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, family attractions and exhibition facilities and is one of the top destinations in the Midwestern United States, drawing nearly two million visitors annually.

Field Museum

The Field Museum is a popular natural-history museum for the size and quality of its educational and scientific programs, as well as due to its extensive scientific-specimen and artifact collections.

Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate is a public sculpture by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, that is the centerpiece of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in the Loop community area of Chicago.

Architecture Tour

Known as the biggest and most visited tourist attraction in the world the Chicago Architecture Tour will leave you breathless.

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

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Bernedoodles in California

As active dogs, the mild California weather is perfect for enjoying the outdoors all year round.  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 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. We have a host of 5 star Google reviews to showcase why we are a trusted Bernedoodle breeder for California families.

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.

As active dogs, the mild California weather is perfect for enjoying the outdoors all year round.  When you want to stroll on Rodeo Drive or hike Yosemite FYour pup will love the soaring mountain peaks in the Far North, the tranquility of lakes in the East, picking your next designer bag in Beverly Hills, driving with the top down along the Central Corridor, sit patiently while you enjoy a glass of Pinot in Wine Country and stand by your side along the trails of the San Francisco Bay. In short, no matter where you are in California, a Bernedoodle is right for you.alls 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.

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

Energy

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.

Intelligence

If there’s one thing Bernedoodle dog owners can agree on, it’s that this breed is smart.  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.

Loyalty

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.

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.

Friendliness

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.  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