Mini Bernedoodle Price: How Much Does A Bernedoodle Cost?

Mini Bernedoodle Price: How Much Does A Bernedoodle Cost?

There is a wide price range when it comes to the cost of a Bernedoodle or a Mini Bernedoodle.

Bernedoodle Price: What Does A Bernedoodle Cost?
Bernedoodle Price: What Does A Bernedoodle Cost?

On the lower end of the price range you can find a Bernedoodle puppy priced as cheap as $750.

How much does a Bernedoodle Cost?
How much does a Bernedoodle Cost?

But this may not be the bargain you think it is. Bernedoodle puppies in this price range tend to be poorly bred by unknowing or neglectful breeders and often come with health problems including allergies.

How Much Do Bernedoodles Cost?
How Much Do Bernedoodles Cost?

On the opposite end of the price range are turnkey Bernadoodles that cost $20,000. We will discuss what this means later in the post.

However, the average Bernedoodle cost is $2,000 to $5,000. But even then there is a big difference between what you get when you pay $2,000 vs $5,000.

Much like other types of doodles, there is a wide range of factors that go into the price of a Bernese Mountain Dog Poodle Mix . These factors include; demand, size, color, health testing, environment and training.

Keep reading to find out how each of these factors affect the price of a Bernedoodle. Plus find out why the average cost of a Bernadoodle is so high.

How much does a mini Bernedoodle cost?

A mini Bernedoodle (less than 35 pounds) typically will cost around $4,000. This assumes that the mini Bernedoodle isn’t a micro mini Bernedoodle (less than 20 pounds). The micro mini Bernedoodles are technically mini Bernedoodles, but they will cost more money. Micro mini Bernedoodles are more challenging to reproduce because you continuously breed “runt” dogs together to get smaller and smaller sizes.

What determines the price of a Bernedoodle?

The reality is that many owners are more interested in dogs with specific characteristics and colors than those that don’t have those features. This means that certain puppies will end up being more expensive than others. In this section, we’ll look at how the price of a puppy changes based on several factors.

Coat Color

Although Bernese Mountain Dogs all have the same three colors in their distinctive pattern with a white stripe down the nose, Bernedoodle coloring is much more variable. There are four primary color profiles for Bernedoodles, each of which has a price range associated with it.

Tri-Color Bernedoodle

The hybrid dogs that most closely resemble purebred Bernese Mountain dogs are the most in-demand and, therefore, also the most expensive. You can expect to pay about a $1000 premium for dogs with this color profile.

This is clear white, rust, and jet black. Clearly defined areas with little to no blending.

Phantom Bernedoodle

A Phantom Bernedoodle also has two colors, with the main color being black, usually with inconsistent brown coloring. In many ways, they resemble the look of a Rottweiler or Doberman. These are often the least expensive.

Parti Bernedoodle

These dogs have only two colors, brown and white, and don’t have the same facial pattern as Bernese Mountain dogs. Instead, most of their fur is white, with large brown blotches on their body and brown fur around their eyes. Since they have such a distinctive look, these are the second most expensive Bernedoodle.

Merle Bernedoodles

A Merle Bernedoodle has the most inconsistent coloring, but they pull it off. They have one solid base color, but many lighter grays and browns are speckled throughout.

Size

  • The puppies that won’t grow very much, known as a mini Bernedoodle, are the most expensive. Prices can go even higher if we start talking about the even smaller teacup and micro mini Bernedoodle sizes (bred with a toy Poodle).
  • Medium and standard Bernedoodles are still expensive, but there’s not as much of a premium on them as the smallest of the breed.

Location

  • Like most things in life, the price of Bernedoodles varies according to what area you’re living in. If you look at breeders based in laces with high average salaries and a generally expensive cost of living, you can expect to pay much more for a puppy.
  • If we look back to the examples of how much a specific Bernedoodle breeder are charging, it’s clear that the most expensive options are located in or around major economic centers, like Toronto and Salt Lake City. The price drops when you take a look at regional centers like Nashville.

Type of Coat

There are three different types of coat that a Bernedoodle can have: curly, wavy, and straight. Dogs with curly coats ate the most expensive, those with wavy coats the second most expensive, and those with straight coats the least expensive.

Finding a Reputable Bernedoodle Breeder

Finding a reputable breeder is important for your Bernedoodle’s health and happiness. Use the following tips to weed out the poor and irresponsible ones, then select the reputable breeder that best fits your budget and expectations.

  1. Take your time and do your research – While it can be easy to spot a poor breeder, right from the start, others are good at hiding their shady breeding practices. Take your time and do your due diligence.
  2. Get in touch – Most reputable breeders take pride in providing a quick response and a positive buyer experience. If you’re not getting this vibe, or it takes a long time to hear back, it may be time to move on and find a different breeder.
  3. Check their website – Most reputable breeders have a website. It should have information about their pups and breeding practices. You should also be able to easily find their contact information. Be wary of any breeder that doesn’t easily display such information.
  4. Meet the parents – While you’re visiting the pups, take some extra initiative and ask to meet the parents. Take note of the conditions. Does the facility appear to be clean? Do the dogs seem to be playful and sociable? These are the marks of a loving and responsible breeder. In contrast, if the dogs appear shy, skittish, or neglected, look for another breeder (and consider calling in a report if you suspect inhumane treatment of the animals).
  5. Visit the pups – Reputable breeders usually encourage buyers to come out and visit. They want you to get to know the pups. They also want to get to know you. (Most breeders have a healthy level of concern regarding the character of their buyers.) Take them up on their offer. Go visit with the pups. Do they look happy and healthy? Are the conditions favorable? If not, you may need to search elsewhere for your pup.
  6. Ask the breeder for references – Any reputable breeder will have references. If they try to steer you away, dodge the question, or supply you with fake references, search somewhere else for your new Bernedoodle.
  7. Take time to talk with the breeder – Another way to gauge the quality of breeder is to spend some time talking with them. In fact, they will most likely attempt to interview you. Usually, they ask questions about your home, lifestyle, and family to determine if you would make a responsible pet owner. They should also be knowledgeable enough to answer your questions and address your concerns. It’s okay if they don’t have all the answers; it is still a new breed. However, you should walk away feeling more informed and confident about your choice in breeders.
  8. Ask for a medical history on the pups and parents – A breeder should have the medical history on both their pups and the parents. If the one you visit is lacking records, it’s time to find a different breeder.
  9. Ask about guarantees and health exams – Even with the best practices, genetic defects can occur. To ensure customer satisfaction, most reputable breeders will offer a short-term guarantee to cover such issues. Many also give a final health exam before releasing the pup to its new owner, just to further ensure its health. A lack of a guarantee should steer you away from a potential breeder; the lack of a final health exam doesn’t have to, but it’s still a good idea to find one that offers this additional service.

Balancing Cost with the Reputation of a Breeder

If the price tag of a Bernedoodle seems prohibitive, avoid the temptation to go with a sketchy, lower costing one. Again, there may be serious mistreatment of the animals, or possibly even health concerns for your dog. Instead, consider adopting a Bernedoodle mix through a Doodle rescue program. You may not get exactly the dog you want, but it would allow you to fill your desire for a Bernedoodle without having to break the bank or contribute to inhumane breeding practices. What is more, you’ll be giving a loving home to an animal in need.

Additional Bernedoodle Costs to Consider

  • It’s important for pet owners to realize that the initial cost of buying a Bernedoodle is just the beginning. Your Bernedoodle will also need regular grooming, visits to the vet, a good flea and tick treatment, toys, food, and other necessities. In addition, you may want to consider investing in health insurance for your new pet; it can protect you from excessive fees, should an emergency or serious health complication occur.
  • Also, note that the size of your Bernedoodle can be a major determining factor in terms of some of the associated costs. For example, larger dog beds cost more than small ones, and Standard Bernedoodles are going to eat more than a Toy or Mini. The cost of spaying or neutering your dog can change, too, based on their size and gender (spaying usually costs more).

Final Thoughts

Buying a dog is a big decision and a big responsibility. When it comes to Bernedoodles, the newness of the breed, runaway popularity, and comparative lack of options mean that the breed is very expensive.

Just how picky you are with what you want yourmmixed breed puppy to look like will significantly impact the price. Parti and Merle Bernedoodles are really sweet dogs, and you shouldn’t ignore them just because they don’t look precisely like a designer dog Bernese Mountain mix.

When you’re looking at buying a Bernedoodle, you should be willing to pay a bit more and go with a reputable and professional breeder rather than looking for the cheapest possible option.

Edward Hollon is an avid dog lover and writer, knowing all there is to know about our furry friends. Edward has been writing for petdii for three years now, wanting to use her knowledge for good and share everything she can with new dog owners. Edward has two dogs herself - a German shepherd called Banjo and a chocolate labrador called Buttons. Edward knows more than anyone how adjusting to new life with a puppy can turn your life upside down, and she wants to ease some of the burdens through her articles.

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