WHAT IS AN F1B AND F1 BERNEDOODLE?
A First Generation (F1) Bernedoodle is the combination of a Bernese mountain dog and a Poodle. These puppies will have 50% Bernese mountain dog DNA, and 50% Poodle DNA. The F1B Bernedoodle is a combination of an F1 Bernedoodles and a Poodle, giving the dog 75% poodle DNA (and therefore, less likely to shed!)
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BERNEDOODLE AND A SHEEPADOODLE?
Many people fall in love with Doodles, without realizing that there are different breeds. In fact, you may be wondering why to choose a Bernedoodle over a Sheepadoodle, or vice-versa. We understand this is a big decision, and both breeds can make wonderful pets.
Bernedoodles are strong canines with lots of determination and a strong and loyal bond to their owners. They are known for being calm and gentle, and are easily trainable....most of the time. Some call them "stubborn" at times, but I like to call it "opinionated". :) If you call your Bernedoodle to come with you into the next room, they might sit there and think about it for a minute then choose not to and just lay where they are. They may also decide to follow you....they just like to have opinions. A sheepadoodle would be up in a second and ready to go wherever you wanted them to go. They are a bit more people pleasing. Now, don't get us wrong, we have had Bernedoodles that are higher energy and more people pleasing too, this is just an overall summary. Separately, the Bernese Mountain dog tends to be more calm and the Poodle tends to more energy and wicked intelligent. We have found that Bernedoodles can be both, depending on the energy of their family. They are social, but what's most important, is their people, and being with them. For example, if you have guests over, a Bernedoodle will likely wag their tail and show a little interest then go find their person and lay or sit next to them. If the guests pet them, great, but if they don't, they are ok with that too. The Sheepadoodle is more of an interactive host. They will show more interest and interact more with your guests a bit more....enjoying a pet and some attention. Then they will then lie down and enjoy the party.
Sheepadoodles are extremely silly and playful. They are very social and love to know what's going on around them. For example, Finn (from Indy's litter) will walk into his family's living room like it's just another day and act like nothing is going on and then all of a sudden Dad will ask where the remote is and look at Finn. His white beard will start lighting up red.....hahaha. He is just sitting there with it gently sitting in his mouth, like "what, I haven't seen the remote?". They are so goofy and happy. Sometimes I laugh and say they have FOMO (fear of missing out). They just love being with you and being a part of your activity. They are ready to "up and go" at a moments notice and love to be where you are. Even though they have a bit more energy, they are just as sweet and always doing goofy things to make you smile! Sheepadoodles are extremely affectionate and can love you to death...lol. Bernedoodles are too, but they are more aware of personal space.
If you are looking for a bit more laid-back, opinionated and lovable companion, a Bernedoodles will be a great fit. If you are looking for an adventurous, affectionate, playful/silly dog, you may want a Sheepadoodle.
Neither breed is ‘better’ than the other, it just depends on your needs and wants! And always remember that this is a summary of most of their temperaments. What you put into your dog, is so much of what you will get out of your dog. Although theses differences might seem minor, they are distinct. Being a responsible puppy owner and working with them daily will set you up for success. We are always here to help you along the way with Dog trainers, online training, tips and tricks and ton of other resources to guide you and your puppy.
HOW DO YOU TRAIN YOUR PUPPIES?
We use the Puppy Culture training program combined with our in-home socialization techniques to raise sociable and well-tempered pups. We love this scientifically backed method. You can learn more about our current training methods on our Puppy Training Page.
WHEN CAN I BRING MY PUPPY HOME?
We know you’re eager to bring your new family member home, and we will release them into your care when they turn 8 weeks old. Until then, you can receive updates on the litter by putting down your deposit and joining our waitlist! I send out weekly emails with pictures and post daily stories with videos and pictures of what your sweet puppy is learning that day. Just follow our Social Media account. Instagram - @texashowdydoodles Facebook - TX Howdy Doodles
WHAT HAPPENS IF I NEED TO RE-HOME MY PUPPY?
We strive to put every puppy into a forever home, but we know sometimes life circumstances mean you need to re-home your furry friend. If you have exhausted your options and need to re-home your puppy, we offer lifetime re-homing solutions, so you can always turn to us.