Our Breeding Philosophy
You might be wondering why someone would breed Poodles with other pure breed canines, why not just buy the pure breed dog outright? The primary reason people tend to want a Doodle Dog is because of the possibility of getting a dog that is hypoallergenic and does not shed or is low-shedding.
The non-shed or low-shed hypoallergenic traits Poodles carry can be passed on to their offspring, even when they are crossed with non-Poodle breeds. So, that allows people to have the breeds they love without the allergy or hair issues they hate. The truth of the matter is that all of us love our dogs but not all the hair they leave on our clothes, our furniture, and behind the couch.
This has created a huge uptick in the Doodle breeds. As you may have noticed, people are very anxious to breed Poodles with just about any dog. While we do, obviously, breed Poodles with another breed, we have chosen just these two breeds with careful consideration and with the goal of producing healthy, happy, good natured, and good-looking Doodle Dogs that have what some call hypoallergenic low or no-shed coats. Of course, our paramount concern is the health and temperament of every dog bred at Mt. Rainier Doodle Dogs. We pair dogs because they are a good match for genetic health, for balanced temperament, and an attractive, low or no-shed hypoallergenic, coat. This is why we chose the Bernese Mountain Dog to cross with our Poodles.
While each of these breeds can stand alone and be a great choice for many families, there are distinct traits besides the non-shedding hypoallergenic coat of the Poodle that can be enhanced through breeding the Poodle with a Bernese Mountain Dogs.
The Bernese Mountain Dog is known for being loyal, and very laid-back, but can lean towards not being the quickest or sharpest dog breed. Whereas the Poodle is just as loyal, it is also very alert, intelligent, and energetic. Breeding the Poodle to the Bernese Mountain Dog then brings the intelligence of the Poodle and the laid-back Bernese temperament that softens the Poodle’s boundless energy making for an excellent combination.
We seek to pinpoint and enhance the more positive traits and get a better balance between the high energy Poodle and the laid-back personalities of the Bernese Mountain Dog, all the while gaining the hypoallergenic, non-shedding coat of the Poodle.
The key to any successful breeding program is found in getting to know the breeds, being willing to spend money to conduct testing, and then use the results to make wise choices with you pairings in order to produce puppies of optimal health. It is in knowing your dogs and recognizing that each individual has a personality that is unique and then pairing males and females based on how their temperaments could meld to create the most mentally stable and smart puppies.
Breeding dogs is an art, it takes attention to detail and the willingness to choose not to breed.
It is not so much about a specific, pure breed, it is more about the breeder doing their due diligence and making decisions based on what is best for the dog, the puppies, and the future family they will be adopted into.
Wyatt - Mini Bernedoodle
by Stacy Tejel