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Welcome! My name is Kate and I have a passion for working with dogs! I have worked with animals throughout my entire life and professional career. I professionally worked with horses for 10 years and through that process realized that animals would always be an important part of my life. I have always had a dog and grew up raising dogs. The tradition, knowledge and history of raising dogs has been passed down to me through three generations of my family heritage.
Penny, who was a Golden Retriever, was my first dog and became my companion, adventure buddy, and best friend! Penny showed me firsthand the support, friendship and love a dog can bring into our lives. I love Golden Retrievers but found that they were not suitable for everyone. I was constantly hearing from others about the health issues they were experiences with their Golden Retrievers and other purebred dogs. I also knew friends who struggled with having dogs due to allergies. This is when I began looking into doodles.
Doodles are appealing for numerous reasons: they are hypoallergenic for those with allergies, they have little to no shedding and come in a variety of sizes! The most appealing aspects of the doodles, however, is that they have wonderful temperaments and tend to be healthier and live longer than purebred dogs. I was familiar with goldendoodles from their newfound popularity. I love goldendoodles and began with raising goldendoodles and found they were healthier, lived longer, and had just as wonderful tempermaments as Golden Retrievers.
I found out about bernedoodles in the interest in adding color into my lines. After researching the breed I decided they seemed like wonderful dogs so I adopted my first bernedoodle, Snickers. Snickers showed me the wonderful temperament of the bernedoodles. Bernedoodles are loving, hardworking, willing to please, affectionate and loyal to a fault. They make great family pets and make wonderful therapy/ service dogs. They tend to lean into their owners, which is called the "Berner lean", making them ideal for deep pressure touch (DPT). DPT is often used for children and adults that experience anxiety and/or depression. Their intelligence, train-ability*, and loyalty is what made me fall head over heels in love with this breed. Since Snickers, I haven completely embraced the bernedoodle and know you will too!
I not only love the wonderful temperaments of the bernedoodles but I also love and and find so fun is the variety of colors that they come in! Their coats are very soft, even softer than other types of doodles I have met, and do not tend to tangle or mat easily. If you are interested in learning about the different coat types and colors that bernedoodles come in please visit my Coat Types page. Bernedoodles love other dogs, have low to no shedding and are great for people with allergies. The health benefits of crossing the Bernese with the poodle include a life expectancy of 12-16 years and less chance of inheriting diseases found in either parent breeds, making them healthier than most purebred dogs.
*I found that with the bernedoodles, commitment and consistency in good behavior training and in proper socialization is critical in the early stages of their development and into young adulthood. The breed is overall wonderful and great for most people but the Bernese can be a little more headstrong than goldendoodles. They also sometimes carry a trait that can cause them to be wary of people outside of their family. I try my hardest, as the breeder, to breed dogs who have wonderful, soft yet confident, and willing to please temperaments. All puppies, however, require proper training and socialization. A puppy's temperament can be ruined if it is incorrectly trained and socialized. If this is your first dog, I STRONGLY suggestthat you either have a trainer come into your home and work with you and your puppy or that you enroll your puppy in puppy classes.