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The Bernedoodle and its Parent's Health

Bernedoodles can be prone to hip, elbow dysplasia and eye problems. Just like most other breeds they can get cancer. Genetic testing can reduce the health concerns for Bernedoodles. The average lifespan for a Bernedoodle is 10+ years. If you are looking for an ethical breeder you’ve come to the right place!

The Bernese Mountain Dog breed is occasionally prone to health problems like von Willebrand's Disease (vWD), hypomyelination, allergies, hypothyroidism, hepatocerebellar degeneration and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). The minor diseases that the dog is likely to suffer from are cataract, sub-aortic stenosis (SAS), entropion, and ectropion. The more serious ailments affecting this breed include canine hip dysplasia (CHD), elbow dysplsia, gastric torsion, and mast cell tumor. A lot of care should be taken to prevent heat stroke.

We advise our breeders to conduct DNA, cardiac, hip, eye, and elbow tests for the Bernese Mountain Dog, which has an average lifespan of 6 to 9 years. (The dog's lifespan is, according to a Swiss maxim, "Three years a young dog, three years a good dog, and three years an old dog. Anything more is a gift from God.")

For all Poodles (Standard, Miniature, and Toy) common health concerns include hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, epilepsy, Addison’s disease, thyroid issues, hypoglycemia, bloat, and collapsed trachea. Standard Poodles are also at a higher risk than other breeds for certain cancers, including insulinoma and hemangiosarcoma. The lifespan for a poodle is 12-15 Years.

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Training Your Bernedoodle

Motivate Your Puppy

As soon as you bring your puppy home, try and step into his/her frame of mind. Dogs are pack animals and like to follow a leader. If you act like one, your puppy’s biggest motivation will naturally be to make you happy.

Keep it Consistent

The only way your puppy will ever learn is if there is a clear and consistent connection between your puppy’s actions and your reaction.

If your puppy does something right, reward and praise him enthusiastically. If he does something wrong, make it clear you’re not happy or ignore him.

For example, if you don’t want your puppy on the furniture, say ‘No’ loudly and guide him off every time he climbs up. Then praise him every time he gets on the floor.

If you fail to be consistent, your puppy will too.

Puppy Treats

There are no free rides when it comes to treats. Make your puppy earn every one of them.