Frequently Asked Questions
What questions should you ask before adopting a puppy? We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to make you more knowledgable about our practices and procedures at Midwest Bernedoodles.
Please check out our Puppy Availability page to see any puppies that are ready to join their new families or for upcoming litters which you may place a reservation on.
All tri-colored puppies are $4,000 plus sales tax (around 7%). All bi-colored Bernedoodle puppies are $3,000 plus sales tax (around 7%).
For more information on the pricing of our puppies, please refer to our Puppy Pricing page.
You may reserve a puppy by filling out this online puppy application.
For the health and safety of our puppies and our family we do not allow visits. The well-being of our puppies is our main priority. It is easy for someone to accidentally expose our puppies to deadly diseases, such as parvo, which is deadly to young growing pups. We simply cannot risk the health of our puppies. We are more than happy to send you updated photos of your baby as he/she matures.
Yes, we will work off our reservation list for you to select your puppy. Please review our Adoption Process page to learn more about how our reservation list works.
We are a home-based breeder. Each of our dogs live in a loving home, whether with us or one of our excellent guardian families. Each litter is born in one of our bedrooms and they remain there for three weeks. At four weeks of age, puppies move to larger areas with toys and a potty station.
Yes, all of our puppies are micro-chipped prior to their pickup date.
We began breeding Doodles in 2011. You can read all about our history and why we were moved to begin breeding these special dogs on our Biography page.
Our years of breeding experience combined with our passion for continued education helps us to improve our breeding program each day. We pride ourselves in providing top-quality family companions that are sound in breeding lines, temperament, socialization, and confirmation. If you want to learn more about our family and expertise.
Taking care of our dogs and puppies is our full-time job! We are proud to share this special experience with our children who also pitch in with the workload that comes with running a high-quality breeding operation. We are very blessed to have a great team of folks around us such as a phenomenal photographer, an assistant, and many more folk who make our breeding operation successful.
We do have a handful of breeding dogs who live in our home with us as well as a few dogs who have retired from our breeding program. Most of our dogs live in approved Guardian homes.
There are many options when it comes to transporting your new puppy to your location, but we never fly our puppies in cargo. Delivery services are available for an additional fee.
The majority of our breeding dogs live in Guardian homes and retire with their Guardian families once we have opted to retire them. It is very uncommon that we rehome retired breeding dogs outside of their Guardian homes.
Our puppies are exposed to crate training as early as four weeks of age. While they are not 100% crate trained when they go home with you, they have become very familiar with the concept of crate training which makes the transition period for you much smoother.
Your new puppy can join your family when they are eight weeks old.
We understand that busy schedules sometimes make it difficult to pick your puppy up on their pickup date. We are able to keep your new puppy for up to one week for an additional $50 a day.
There is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog and we do not guarantee you may not have an allergic reaction. While our dogs may not be hypoallergenic, they are low to no shed and are allergy friendly. Please note, some people also have an allergy to canine saliva. This type of allergy can make puppy adoption challenging.
Each individual puppy is unique and therefore we are neutral when it comes to males versus females. All of our puppies are very loving, but some do have more docile temperaments while others are more playful. These personality traits are not specific to one gender.
Absolutely! Several of our puppies have gone on to have successful careers as therapy or service dogs. Bernedoodles are very intelligent and eager to please, making them great candidates for training purposes.
While we wish we could be available at all times for your convenience, we have opted to set our weekends aside as family time. Outside of breeding fabulous puppies, we are very active in our children's' extracurricular activities, community, and church. For your convenience we have designated pickup hours Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Weekday pickup times will be determined when your puppy is born.