Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that choosing the perfect companion for your family is an important decision. To assist you on this exciting journey, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to provide you with valuable insights into our breeding practices and the exceptional Bernedoodle dogs we raise.

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Do you deliver?

Yes! We love the fact that anyone can get one of our puppies for their family, regardless of where they live.  So, we have several affordable options

  1. You can fly to the nearest airport to us which is Charlotte Douglas International, and we can meet you there for a $150 fee
  2. You can drive right to our location in NC and we will try to put you in one of our cabins depending on availability.
  3. A flight nanny can fly out to you and deliver your puppy to your local airport for an additional $500-$800 depending on many factors.
  4. We will personally deliver your puppy to you to your home or a meeting place that you desire for $1 per mile one way. If I deliver more than one puppy at a time the rate can be discounted.
Do you Dock Tail?

We love the desired look of the doodle with the large fan tail so currently we do not.

Do you remove Dewclaws?

We do not remove front dewclaws because they are an important part of the front paw to grab and hold onto things such as bones, they are like a thumb. We do remove rear dewclaws if they have them. Not all bernedoodles are born with them. 

Do you hold puppies past go home date?

We understand most families work during the week so if the go home date lands during the week we will hold until the weekend after that we charge $25/day.  If the go home date lands on a weekend we hold puppies for 3 days and after that it’s $25/day.

Will I need to groom my puppy?

Yes. Bernedoodles need regular grooming. Doodles have two coats and it is very important to make sure the under coat is brushed daily to avoid matting which can result in your puppy having to be shaved down. If you can brush regularly and enjoy your puppy in a shaggy coat you can get by with a full grooming every 8-10 weeks, if you can’t commit to regular brushing at home you should have your puppy groomed every 6-8 weeks.

What kind of food will my puppy be eating?

We feed PawTree. Your puppy will come home with 2 or three days of puppy food. If you decide to change their food, please do so gradually mixing the old with the new for 2 weeks.

What will be in my puppy's go home bag?

Every puppy that leaves here has a “go home bag”. Here is a list of items that are included:

1. Keychain with our logo and QR code to share with anyone who says “Wow what a beautiful well mannered pup. Where did you get him/her?”
2. Collar Bandana with our logo
3. Shampoo
4. Chew bones
5. Snuggle puppy
6. Blanket with moms scent
7. Small Kong chew toy
8. Folder with veterinary records, birth certificate, health insurance information.

What vaccinations will my puppy have?

Every puppy that leaves here has a “go home bag”. Here is a list of items that are include: Vaccination and worming schedule, Pawtree food, Litter blanket with mom’s scent, Kong toy, toy chew bones, shampoo, snuggle puppy, collar bandana with our logo, keychain with our logo and QR code. 

  1. 6-8 weeks – Distemper/parvo
  2. 9-10 weeks – Distemper/Bordetella

What wormings will my puppy have?

1. Starting at 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks Fenbendazole for 3 days

2. Albon or Toltrazuril as needed at 3 weeks, 5 weeks, 7 weeks

What health testing have the parent's had done?

We do full DNA testing through Embark which includes genetic disease panels, color test, curl test, furnishings test as well as a shedding test. We also do OFA testing.  Click here to see the full DNA testing we have done!

Do you allow visits?

We allow families to come to our home to visit puppies after they have had one set of vaccines which is usually at 6 weeks old.

Do you allow breeding rights?

Yes to approved breeding programs for additional $500.

What do you do with your dogs when they retire from breeding?

We will breed each female 4 times back to back. They will be approximately 4 years old at the time of retirement. The males will be breeding until age 6 or 7.  We do plan to rehome our retired dogs for a small fee of $200. We will spay and/or neuter before rehoming. The dogs that will be retiring in the near future and will be available for rehoming are Maizey, Merlot and Ella. We dearly love all of our dogs so we will be very picky about who adopts them. Contact us if you are interested in one of these precious girls.

Do you have a guardian home program and how does that work?

Yes we do have guardian homes. At the present time Winnie, Harley, Tilley, Baker, Brody, Duke, Stuart, Mabel, Buddy, Clark and Tula are living with their guardian families. Contact us if you are interested. We can send you our contract to look over. We prefer you live less than 25 miles from us. The dog will be your forever companion but you will allow us to breed them. No cost to you except normal vet bills. We cover any costs related to breeding. If you guardian a female there is a bonus with each litter. We offer pet sitting when you are on vacation and we also offer grooming when needed.


Sara and her family are amazing!!! I’m sure there are wonderful breeders out there and she is absolutely wonderful and more!!!!
Sara cares about all her dogs! and I do mean ALL (puppies, past present & future, adults, and retired) It’s extremely hard to find someone that truly loves the breed and everything about a program like her. She is definitely a gem to both humans & dogs! I highly recommend working with Sara and her family if you’re searching for an addition to your family. – Sheena D.


The way they take care of their babies. They seem to be people who would be good to deal with, this day and time it’s hard to find good people. It has been a joy to watch these 24 babies and how beautiful they are, would love to own one. This has been a blessing. It should be 5 star plus. – Yvonne R.