Bernedoodles are a mixed breed between Bernese mountain dogs and poodles. They are a fairly new breed, introduced in 2003, but they quickly gained popularity as America’s most loving hybrid breed. Bernese Mountain dogs are big meanwhile poodles are small; this combination brings a cute, small and lively dog. Due to their increased demand, bringing them home from a breeder has become quite expensive.
In this article, we will first look at the average price of a Bernedoodle. Then, we will look into some of the factors that will justify the price such as a Bernedoodles coat color.
Expect to pay between $2000 and $5000 for a Bernedoodle if you are adopting from a reputable breeder. The average price must be around $4000. If you are adopting from a less reputable breeder, then the price range will be around $800 to $1500. If you are looking for a proven hypoallergenic non-shading Bernedoodle, then the price range would be $3000 to $5000. The miniature Bernedoodle is difficult to breed, so it is expensive too, and the price starts from $3000. An example is that Central Illinois Doodles is charging $4,500 for a tri-color Bernedoodle.
In the case of Bernedoodles, like every other breed, there are many different factors that affect the cost of the dog. The cost is not just the puppy; the maintenance and care are also added into the price range. New puppies require lots of different stuff and attention, so you are paying the price for everything. Not all are created equal, so the factors that impact the cost of the breed are:
- Coat color
- Types of coat
- Generation type
- Geographic location
- Maintenance of the dog and mom
- Coat Color
Bernedoodles have a variety of colors and patterns. They have four characteristic color profiles, and each of them comes with a different price range.
- Tricolor Bernedoodles
These are the type that resembles the parent Bernese mountain dog the most. They have well-defined areas of white, rust, and jet-black colors that are not blended into each other. They are high in demand which makes them expensive. Their price range typically starts from $1000.
- Parti Bernedoodles
These dogs have a distinctive look; that’s why they are expensive, like tricolor Bernedoodles. They have white fur with brown blotches and brown fur around their eyes. Their features are different from the parent Bernese mountain dog.
- Merle Bernedoodles
These dogs have a solid base color like brown, white, or gray and have light grays and brown speckles on it.
- Phantom Bernedoodles
They have two colors, black being the main color and brown fur on it. They are the least expensive out of all the Bernedoodles kinds.
- Types of Coat
The Bernedoodles have three types of coats:
- Curly coat: being the most expensive
- Wavy coat: the second-most expensive
- Straight coat: the least expensive
- Generation Type
The generation types also affect the cost of a puppy a lot.
- The F1 generation is the Bernedoodle where 50% parent is Bernese mountain dog, and the other 50% is a poodle.
- The F1b generation is the Bernedoodle, where the F1 generation dog is bred with a poodle; the resulting Bernedoodle will be 75% poodle.
- The F2 generation is where two F1 dogs are bred together. The F1 generation Bernedoddle costs $4000 or more, where an F2 generation Bernedoodle can cost up to $8000.
Since mini Bernedoodles are hard to breed, they are more expensive than the medium or big Bernedoodles. The smaller teacup and micro mini Bernedoodles that are bred with a toy poodle are way more expensive than all of them.
- Geographic Locations
Prices vary from place to place. It depends on the area or city you are living in or where the dogs are bred. If you live in a country with an increased economy, taxes, and an expensive cost of living, you can expect to pay a large sum for a Bernedoodle.
Bernedoodles are considered a new breed of dogs, even though they first came out in 2003. As every new thing comes with a big price tag, Bernedoodles are expensive too. Considering the fact that they are produced after breeding two different dogs, there are not many quality breeders. The lack of many breeders is also one of the factors that impact the price. Bernese Mountain dogs that are one of the parents of Bernedoodle are prone to several health issues, and their life span is short. Since it is necessary for both the parents to be healthy for quality breeding, a healthy Bernese mountain dog is hard to find. If found, they should be given lots of attention and care. This reason also adds up to the price range.
Breeders that have been in this business for a long time tend to breed quality and healthy dogs and usually have an increased price range.
- Maintenance of the Dog
Breeders also charge extra rates because of the high maintenance that is required by both the Bernese mountain dog and poodle. Breeders invest a great amount of time and money in health screenings. They find out if their dog that is to be bred is free from genetic disorders or diseases. Female Bernese mountain dog doesn’t have a successful pregnancy rate, so they require extra care and attention to breed. The other maintenances include providence of good quality food and the time they spend to train them. All these factors impact the cost of the Bernedoodle a lot.
Given all the information, features, and characters of the Bernedoodle breed, it is safe to say that the more characteristic the puppy is, the more will be the price. If you adopt a tri-color puppy with a curly coat that is also teacup or micro-mini in size, $5000 will surely be the average price. It all depends upon the kind of Bernedoodle puppy you are looking for and which kind of characteristics plus features you’d like in your new family member. The prices will vary in the range from $2000 up to $8000.