Bernedoodle Puppies for Sale in Texas

A Bernedoodle (also known as a Bernepoo, Bernesedoodle, Bernesepoo, and Bernese mountain poo) is a mix of a Bernese Mountain Dog and a toy, mini, or standard Poodle. These dogs are known to be a friendly, happy-go-lucky, and mellow breed.

 Bernedoodles are one of the youngest doodle dog breeds. The first litter was born in 2003. These easy-going dogs were bred to be calm and even-tempered. A Bernese mountain dog’s loyal, mild nature combined with a Poodle’s intellect and low-shedding coat creates a truly spectacular breed.


Bernedoodle Puppies at Shady Oaks

 Bernedoodles are loyal, smart, and beyond adorable. At Shady Oaks, we have been breeding healthy, happy Doodles for over a decade. The breed has become more popular in recent years due to its intelligence, loyalty, and low-shedding coat.

Bernedoodles make excellent family companions. They’re highly affectionate and love being around their favorite humans, especially kids. They are loyal, love attention, and crave cuddles.

If you’re ready to welcome one of these caring, loving dogs into your family, start your application with Shady Oaks today.


We Breed Healthy, Happy Puppies

Bernedoodles harness the best attributes of the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle.

This is known as the “hybrid vigor.” As a hybrid cross, they tend to be healthier and live longer than either parent line. For example, Bernedoodles are often far healthier than purebred Bernese. Genetic issues could include those shared by the parent breeds, including hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, ocular diseases, and some allergies. Overall, the Bernedoodle is a healthy breed.

Family Companion

Bernedoodles are wonderful family companions! Their Poodle genetics give them sharp, goofy, and witty qualities, making them easy to train and housebreak. According to them, their only job is to be your best friend.

Guaranteed Health

We take the health of our puppies very seriously. Our parent dogs are part of our family. They are loved and cared for like any other family pet. We perform health screenings on our parents before breeding. All Shady Oaks puppies come home with a 2-year genetic health guarantee. They are also up to date on vaccinations and dewormings.

Click the link to see the beautiful Mini Bernedoodle Puppies for sale in Vidor, Texas. We breed our Doodles in Texas but work with families across the United States. If you’re not within driving distance of Vidor, Texas, let us know your location.

Bernedoodle FAQs:

  1. What is a Bernedoodle?

A Bernedoodle is a mixed breed dog made by crossing a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle.


  1. What is the size of a Bernedoodle?

Bernedoodles come in various sizes, depending on the size of the Poodle parent. They can be anywhere from small (10-24 pounds) to large (50-90 pounds).


  1. What is the temperament of a Bernedoodle?

Bernedoodles are known for being intelligent, loyal, and affectionate. They are good with children and other pets and make great family dogs.


  1. What is the average lifespan of a Bernedoodle?

The average lifespan is 12 -15 years. Smaller breeds can live longer.


  1. Are Bernedoodles hypoallergenic?

Bernedoodles are often considered hypoallergenic because they have Poodle in their lineage.

They can be one of the best hypoallergenic dog breeds for allergy sufferers.

Why Us?

Welcoming a new fuzzy family member into your home is an exciting experience. In the last 12 years, the Shady Oaks has helped clients across the country complete their families with the perfect furry addition.

Decades of research, documentation, and hands-on experience have gone into creating Shady Oaks. We adore the Bernedoodle breed for their intelligence, loyalty, and hypoallergenic coats. Our puppies are raised in a caring atmosphere and get the best care to ensure they are healthy and happy.


Why Choose a Shady Oaks Bernedoodle?


The Bernese Mountain Dog (a “gentle giant”) is a good-natured, affectionate, and faithful breed. Poodles are non-shedding and generally have a long life span. They’re intelligent, easy to please, and fun-loving. When these two breeds are crossbred, the resulting dog is the clever, calm, low-to-shedding Bernedoodle.

Here’s why more families trust Shady Oaks for Bernedoodle puppies in Texas.

  • We are an ethical, small, boutique Bernedoodle breeder in Vigor, Texas. We have a new, state-of-the-art, 5,000-square-foot indoor facility to keep our puppies comfortable and disease-free.
  • All of our litters have a carefully selected lineage. We do health tests on our parent dogs to help minimize the risks of health issues.
  • Dogs born at Shady Oaks become immediate members of our family. Our parent dogs are spoiled, loved, and exceptionally well cared for. Our team adores and socializes all puppies from birth.

We are passionate about finding our animals warm, loving homes. The puppies must go to families who care about them as much as us.

Bernedoodles and Family Life

 Bernedoodles are excellent family pets, even for first-time dog owners. They love being near people and often get along well with their human brothers and sisters. Most Bernedoodles love running around the backyard and playing with their favorite humans. Dogs are pack animals and bond closely with their humans. You become their family, and they become excellent companions and protectors.

Bernedoodle Generations

Shady Oaks breeds for consistency, look, and type. Our breeding program primarily focuses on producing the best F1B Bernedoodles, usually the most hypoallergenic generation. We occasionally have F1s for sale. Compared to the F1 and F2 generations, F1B Bernedoodles (Teddy Bear Bernedoodles) have a good success rate for non-shedding.

Are you curious about the labels attached to Bernedoodles, like the F1, F1B, and F2 Bernedoodle generations? Here’s an overview of the differences between each generation.

  • F1 Bernedoodles are a first-generation cross. They are a mix of 50% Poodle and 50% Bernese.
  • An F1B Bernedoodle is 75% Poodle and 25% Bernese mountain dog. These cross a purebred Poodle or mountain dog and an F1 Bernedoodle.
  • F2 Bernedoodles are a second-generation cross, meaning they come from crossing an F1 Bernedoodle and another F1 Bernedoodle.

Multigenerational Bernedoodles result from combining two of the above generations. Their percentages can be a mixture leaning towards either parent breed.

Health and Lifespan

We focus on breeding happy, healthy dogs. We’re confident hybrid vigor creates a healthier dog that will be with you for a long time. The average lifespan of a Bernedoodle is 12-15 years, and a mini Bernedoodle is up to 17 years. Shady Oaks is a reputable Texas Bernedoodle breeder. We perform genetic testing to reduce the risk of diseases. We invest a great deal into finding healthy breeding stock and doing the required testing.


What Generation Bernedoodle Is Best?

There’s no right or wrong dog. The generation you should consider depends on your family’s wants and needs. If you’re looking for a non-shedding, hypoallergenic dog, an F1 or F1B Bernedoodle is your best option. At Shady Oaks, we breed F1 and F1B Bernedoodles, focusing on F1Bs. We have been producing these amazing animals for over ten years. The breed has become a favorite due to minimal to no shedding and their lovable, innovative, and good-natured personalities. Are you ready to expand your family with a furry canine? We have the puppy for you. Each of our puppies comes with a 2-year genetic health guarantee and is up to date on vaccinations and dewormings. We are ethical, reputable Bernedoodle breeders in Texas. We pride ourselves on providing healthy and well-socialized puppies to families looking for a new furry member. If you’re interested in learning more about our Bernedoodles, please contact us today to learn more.

Sizes, Colors, & Coats

Our dedicated team of experts is here to help you find the perfect puppy that matches your lifestyle. Get ready to fall in love.


Bernedoodle Sizes:

Bernedoodles come in different sizes, determined by the Poodle parent. Sizes range from very small (10-24 lbs) to large (50+ lbs). We can estimate the size of our dogs by looking at the parent lineage. The puppy’s size will be an average of the parents’ size.

  • Micro Mini Bernedoodles range from 10-24 lbs
  • Mini/Medium Bernedoodles range from 25-49 lbs
  • Standard Bernedoodles are 50 lbs or larger

Shady Oaks takes pride in being one of the best mini Bernedoodle breeders in Southeast Texas. We offer mini, small, and medium Bernedoodle puppies.

How big do Mini Bernedoodles get? 


Bernese mountain dogs and standard Bernedoodles are known for their impressive size. However, mini Bernedoodles are not as small as their name suggests. They are considered medium-sized dogs, measuring 18 to 22 inches tall and weighing 25 to 50 pounds.

Bernedoodle Colors:

 What colors are bernedoodles? They are usually pure black, black and white, black and brown, or tri-color (black, white, and brown). More colors are commonly called sable, chocolate, phantom, and merle. The rarest Bernedoodle colors are bi-color black and white, sable, phantom, merle patterns, solid black, and solid white.

Their overall appearance merges the characteristics of the Bernese and the Poodle. Bernedoodles tend to look like adorable shaggy teddy bears!

Our mini, small, and medium Bernedoodles are bred in many colors and markings.

Bernedoodles come in various colors due to the colorations of the parent breeds. Typically, a  Bernese Mountain Dog has a classic black tricolor coat, while Poodles can be a variety of colors.

Browse our Bernedoodle Puppies for adoption to understand the different colors better.

Bernedoodle Coats:

A Bernedoodle can have a straight, wavy, curly, or unfurnished coat. Most have a wavy coat that sheds minimally, if at all. Since most Bernedoodles shed very little, they need to be brushed regularly to prevent matting.

Bernedoodles are beautiful animals with a luscious coat and a beloved teddy bear-like aesthetic. Puppies often have sweet pink noses that turn black once the dog is grown. The breed does well in warm or cold climates.

Straight Coat vs. Wavy Coat vs. Curly Coat


People with allergies to dog dander tend to tolerate a wavy-coated dog without issues. Please note that if you are allergic to dog saliva, you will likely be allergic to all Bernedoodles regardless of coat type. Doodles with curly fur shed less than ones with wavy or straight coats, but they’re a little more high-maintenance when it comes to grooming. Straight coats are the easiest to groom but shed more than wavy or curly coats. Straight-coated Bernedoodles are not common.

Typically, We can tell what type of coat a dog will have when it is a few weeks old. Please let us know if you or anyone in your household suffers from allergies, and we’ll help match you to the best coat type for your situation.


Just like us humans, dogs have unique personality traits.


Dogs born within the same litter can have very different personalities, likes, and dislikes. Bernedoodles are generally docile, sweet and love taking long naps. That said, they are not lazy animals, and regular exercise is necessary for their overall well-being. These are sociable and outgoing dogs and enjoy playing with their favorite humans and toys. Bernedoodles are very similar to Goldendoodles in nature.

People-Loving Dogs


Bernedoodles get very attached to their human family members and require lots of love and attention. It’s best not to leave them alone for more than a few hours at a time. Leaving them alone for a long time can cause separation anxiety, accidents, barking, chewing, and hyperactivity. Remember, you’re their entire world. This devotion is what makes them such wonderful companions.

We love the unique combination of traits that Bernedoodles possess. They have the perfect balance of sweetness, loyalty, and intelligence, making them great companions for any family. They are gentle around people and love playing, running, hiking, and swimming like their Poodle ancestors. And when it’s time to relax, they’re more than happy to cuddle up with you on the couch. One thing that sets them apart from other dogs is their lack of need for personal space – they just want to be close to their human at all times!

Animal-Friendly Dogs


These dogs have a genetic predisposition to tolerant, gentle temperaments and being extremely loving. Bernedoodles are goofy, playful, and friendly and generally get along well with other animals. Of course, every dog is unique, and some Bernedoodles may not be as friendly towards other animals as others. However, most Doodles accept other animals, including dogs, cats, and even small pets like rabbits and guinea pigs. With proper socialization and training, Bernedoodles can make great companions for other animals in the household.

We understand that our puppies may be joining a family with other pets, so we assess their socialization progress every week. If we notice any signs of dog aggression, we start working on correcting those negative behaviors right away while they are still with their littermates.

Shady Oaks Bernedoodle puppy training begins at birth.

Bernedoodles are receptive to training, have excellent manners, and often retain their puppy-like character for several years. Shady Oaks offers a specialized training and socializing program at our sanctuary. Bernedoodles are more inclined toward “stranger danger” than other breeds, so early socialization helps keep them from getting anxious around friends and family.

Ask us about puppy training that meets your family’s needs to learn more.

From the day the Bernedoodle puppies are born, they are loved, cared for, and interacted with. Puppies spend the first several weeks of life with their mother and littermates. Puppies go home with a 2-year genetic health guarantee against genetic health defects.

We Train Our Puppies According to Their Needs

Most Bernedoodle owners describe the breed as goofy, charming, curious, friendly, social, cuddly, and affectionate. Still, some dogs may inherit the Bernese’s stubbornness or sensitivity. Training requires patience and lots of positive reinforcement. Bernedoodles may also inherit the Bernese Mountain Dog’s cautiousness with strangers and be somewhat skittish. Further, they can inherit an extremely high energy level from the Poodle.

We take a holistic approach to puppy training and understand that each animal has unique needs. That’s why we tailor our training methods to suit the personality, temperament, and individual needs of each puppy. Our trainers rely on positive reinforcement to help your pup learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment.

Proper socialization is required to raise a well-adjusted and happy puppy, so we ensure your dog gets plenty of chances to interact with dogs and people. We also teach basic obedience skills, such as sit, stay, come, and heel, to help your pup become a well-behaved family member. Whether your Bernedoodle needs help with potty training, leash walking, or basic commands, we are here to support you every step of the way. We aim to help your puppy reach its full potential and become a cherished companion for many years.

Bernedoodle Development Stages

Like other dog breeds, Berndoodles undergo different development stages as they mature.


Puppies at (3-8 Weeks)


At this stage, puppies still live on the Shady Oaks property. Their mother feeds and cares for the dogs while our staff introduces them to people, environments, and experiences to help them become well-adjusted adults. We begin basic training focusing on commands like sit, stay, and gentle leash walking. Puppies are usually eager to learn and please. Our team is slowly introducing grooming, like brushing, nail trimming, and bathing, to accustom them to these activities.


Puppies at (7-12 Weeks)

  • We adopt out our puppies between 8 and 10 weeks. Taking puppies from their litter too early can affect their behavior and personality.
  • Your puppy will be teething at this stage. Provide appropriate chew toys to alleviate discomfort and discourage destructive chewing.
  • Crate training should begin at around 8 weeks old. A crate can be a secure and comfortable space for your pup.
  • When your puppy comes home, establish a consistent routine for feeding, playtime, and bathroom breaks – this will help with housebreaking!

Puppies at (12-16 Weeks)

  • Your puppy is still growing but at a slower rate.
  • Teething may persist, meaning the chewing will continue. Keep chew toys on hand.
  • Puppies become more curious and independent, so provide a safe environment for exploration, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Focus on creating positive social experiences with new people and situations. Puppies should learn that new experiences don’t have to be stressful.
  • Your puppy might still tug on his or her leash. Use positive reinforcement to encourage walking on a leash without pulling.

Puppies at (4-6 Months)


  • As your puppy enters adolescence, you may notice some changes in their behavior.
  • They may start to test boundaries and exhibit more independence, just like human teenagers. While this is a normal part of their development, it can be frustrating for pet parents.
  • Be patient and consistent in managing any unwanted behavior. Positive reinforcement is a great way to boost good behavior and discourage bad behavior.
  • Puppies may still be learning to walk politely on a leash and may pull or become distracted during walks. Consistent training and patience can help establish good walking manners.

Puppies at (6 Months -1 Year)

  • Expect significant growth spurts, lots of energy, and bursts of high activity.
  • Regular exercise and play are essential.
  • We recommend continuing with obedience training and introducing more advanced commands. Continue exposing your new puppy to people, animals, and environments.
  • Many veterinarians recommend spaying or neutering dogs around this stage.

Puppies at (1 – 2 Years)

  • Depending on the size and generation, they may reach their full size by around 1 to 2 years old.
  • As they enter adulthood, Bernedoodles tend to become more settled and less hyperactive. Regular exercise is still crucial for their physical and mental well-being.
  • Continue reinforcing training commands.
  • If you notice unwanted behaviors, continue with obedience training.

At this stage, your dog is a full-fledged member of your family. You’re part of the “pack.”

Benefits of Bernedoodles:

With our Bernedoodle puppies, you’ll never have to worry about constant sneezing or coughing. They’re the perfect pet for people with allergies who want a low-maintenance dog that doesn’t shed much hair!

Bernedoodles are known for their friendly and patient personalities, which make them the perfect pet to add to the family. They’re great with kids, pets and can even act as an emotional support animal to help adults deal with stress! Bernedoodles are the perfect pet for everyone. 

Bernedoodles are truly like no other. They’re intelligent, loyal and eager to please their human partners in every way possible! And did we mention how adorable they can be!

Bernedoodle Facts:

Training your Bernedoodle is easier with, you guessed it, “FOOD” and toys! To keep your Bernedoodle from snacking on your slippers, keep chew toys and things that will not hurt them. A bored dog is a curious dog if you get my drift!

No, Bernedoodles do not shed. They are considered to be a hypoallergenic breed because they are a mix of a poodle and golden retriever. Poodles do not shed and golden retrievers only shed minimally.

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