Healthy Puppies Start With Healthy Adults

Your Goldendoodle or Bernedoodle puppy should be as healthy as possibly when you pick it up, which is why their health is of the utmost importance to us at Central Illinois Doodles. The majority of what makes a genetically healthy puppy is the state in which their adult parent dogs are in.

We’re responsible breeders of Bernedoodle puppies, and our breeding standards are higher than usual, so that we’re able to provide you with a two-year genetic health guarantee.

All of the adult dogs that are part of our breeding program have been hand-picked and thoroughly tested based on two important criteria:

  • Temperament
  • Overall health

The former ensures that your new puppy will not have an aggressive personality and will get along with people. The latter, on the other hand, ensures that our puppies are not born with any genetic defects and are not likely to have any health problems for the first years of their life.

As you can see, we’re incredibly selective when it comes to choosing our parent dogs. This is because we want the families who pick up our puppies to only get dogs that are loyal, sociable, and cuddly companions.

Our Puppy Health Guarantee

As one of the very few breeders in the area, Central Illinois Doodles is able to offer our customers a 2-year Breeder Health Guarantee. It covers any and all dangerous genetic health problems that your puppy develops within its first two years.

We also require our customers to take their brand new puppy to their local, licensed veterinarian in order to carry out a full health check on the pet in order to rule out any immediate health threats. This should be done within 72 hours of getting your puppy.

That way, you can rest easy knowing that you just bought a healthy dog. As a reputable breeder, we are certain that all of our dogs leave the kennel in top physical condition and in impeccable health.

The Healthiest Puppies Around

bernedoodle puppy

High healthcare standards are incredibly important when you look for breeders to get a new puppy. From the very moment a puppy is born all the way until they are ready to arrive at their new homes at 8 weeks old, we monitor their health closely and diligently, providing them with the best healthcare possible.

Many people are unfamiliar with the growth and health care a new puppy requires. We believe in transparency, and rest assured your puppy will come up to date on all his or her vaccinations and dewormers and will be fully health checked by our trusted veterinarian.

A newborn puppy requires an incredible amount of care from a licensed vet. The first weeks of a dog’s life are crucial for their proper development. We are as transparent as possible, and our goal is to make sure that the buyer understands that the puppy they’re about to take home is a healthy, happy dog, well worth the purchase price.

How to Keep Your Bernedoodle or Goldendoodle Puppy Healthy

Find a local vet you can trust

Your Bernedoodle or Goldendoodle puppy needs the care of a trusted veterinarian. Take some time to research your local area using Yelp and Google Reviews to find the most suitable vet for your new puppy. Keep in mind that just like human doctors, vets have different specializations, and not all of them may be the best choice for the particular breed of your puppy.

You need a well-liked, trustworthy doctor that is familiar with Bernedoodles or Goldendoodles. That way, you’ll have access to a dependable clinic that will monitor your new family member’s health for many years to come.

Get health insurance for your puppy

Pets’ health insurance is an often overlooked part of owning a dog. Don’t make the mistake of not getting insurance for your puppy — you never know what injuries or diseases it may contract throughout their life. Vets are quite costly, and insurance is the best way to make sure you’re prepared for any eventuality.

When seeking out an insurance carrier, make sure to find one that covers your regular vet bills but also emergencies, such as sudden injuries or illnesses, genetic disease, and more. Try to find the most comprehensive package that fits within your budget so that you’re covered whenever your puppy is in need of treatment.

Make sure your puppy gets regular exercise

Walking your dog and letting it exercise on a daily basis is a crucial part of any Bernedoodle or Goldendoodle’s development. Plenty of outdoor time is absolutely essential for their overall well-being, so make sure you and your family members have the time to provide them with just that.

90 or more minutes of exercise is recommended for Goldendoodle puppies. Bernedoodles require a bit less — about 60 minutes/day should be enough.

How to adjust your puppy’s exercise time to their age? Follow the simple rule of adding five minutes of exercise twice per day with each month of their age, like so:

  • Puppies that are 3 months old should get 15 minutes of quality exercise time twice a day, amounting to 30 minutes of exercise in total.
  • 6-month-old puppies should get twice as much — half an hour of exercise two times a day.
  • Fully grown dogs (1 year and over) need to get around 90 minutes of exercise on any given day — three half-hour walks per day should do the trick. In the case of Bernedoodles, keep a schedule of three 20-minute walks.

A high-quality, nutritious diet is essential.

Before we hand them over to their new owners, we feed our puppies a full-feed diet, i.e., they have access to the best food available around the clock to ensure proper, healthy growth.

When you take them home, you should continue the full-feed schedule until your puppy is fully adjusted to its new environment. We recommend transitioning them to mealtimes when they’re about 14-16 weeks old. Stick to a feeding schedule of 2-3 times a day to avoid obesity or health problems that arise from overfeeding.

TLC Pet Food is our recommended dog food, but you can also opt for other quality brands that contain the same amounts of nutrients.

Neuter or spay your puppy

Spaying or neutering puppies extends their lifespan. USA Today reports that “neutered male dogs lived 18% longer than unneutered male dogs, and spayed female dogs live 23% longer than unspayed female dogs.”

It’s in your puppy’s best interest to do so, not only because of the increased longevity, but also because spaying/neutering decreases the risk of your dog getting serious illnesses (ex., cancer) later on in life.

Your puppy should start socializing at the right time

Getting to know other dogs is another important aspect of your puppy’s health. At Central Illinois Doodles, our dogs are socialized from the very beginning of their lives, and you should make sure they continue to hang out with other puppies once you take them home.

The right time to begin socializing your dog with people and dogs from outside of your household is once it receives all of the required vaccinations and shots. Prior to that, you might want to keep them from getting in close contact with other dogs to avoid them contracting diseases from germs, parasites, and other bacteria transmitted through saliva or physical contact.

The best places for your puppies to socialize are dog parks, greenbelts, and other areas where healthy dogs are taken on a regular basis.

Talk to your vet about a vaccination schedule for your new family member. That way, you’ll rest easy knowing exactly when they can start interacting with their furry counterparts and make new friends.

Get a Cute Puppy with Health Guarantees From Central Illinois Doodles

Goldendoodle puppy playing with a ball in the grass

We have been in the business of breeding dogs for years. When you get a new pet from Central Illinois Doodles, you can be confident that the puppy’s parents were in peak physical and genetic condition when it was conceived, and it is at the lowest possible risk of genetic diseases. We get every newborn puppy examined by our trusted vets, and you’ll receive a full health certificate when you make your decision.

If you’re ready to reserve your puppy, head over to our website to see what Goldendoodle or Bernedoodle puppies are available for sale! You’re also welcome to contact us if you want to learn more about our services and how we differ from other breeders.