Puppy Vaccinations

*See your vet for their recommendations on vaccinations and a schedule of administration, these recommendations come from our personal vet and experience.

It is so much fun bringing home a new puppy! But just like a brand new baby they have lots of needs that are vital to their health and as their owner you are responsible for taking care of them. We would like to go over a few of the precautions to follow when taking your new Bernedoodle home. Yes, you may want to go to all the parks and flaunt that adorable fluff-ball but that is not the best decision before they are fully vaccinated.

First things first, your new puppy will go home with you having had their first vet check, vaccinations as well as de-wormed multiple times.

****We cannot stress enough the importance of having your puppy vaccinated. It could literally save your puppies life.

They are usually vaccinated at 6-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks, 13-16 weeks, (some vets like to have a fourth round of vaccinations) and then as an adult: boosters are needed every few years. I wont give a specific vaccination schedule as that is different depending on your vets preference.

We recommend taking your puppy to a vet within three days of bringing them home, to make sure that they are healthy to start and then to be well informed of when to get their remaining shots. The core vaccinations that they will need are distemper, adenovirus, parvovirus and parainfluenza. There are other recommended but optional vaccinations, just ask your vet (like coronavirus, lyme, bordetella and a few more).

Before your pup is fully vaccinated here are some precautions to take to keep them safe:

  1. Have any guests wash their hands before touching your puppy
  2. Remove shoes when entering any place your puppy walks and plays (we can track viruses in on our shoes)
  3. Do not take them anywhere public until they are fully vaccinated (some do and their puppies never get sick, but is it worth the risk? We think not)
  4. If you do take them somewhere public, keep them in a puppy stroller and avoid letting anyone touch your puppy
  5. Avoid letting your puppy play in any dirt in the yard (parvovirus lives in soil often unbeknownst to anyone) until they’re fully vaccinated
  6. If for any reason you are worried your yard is safe then it may be good to get an older puppy that has had almost if not all of their vaccinations.

We take great precautions with our puppies before they go to their new homes, that includes having any visitors wash hands, not letting anyone walk where they play and keeping them clean. Puppies notoriously like to step in their food and water, keeping this clean is a feat but is very important for keeping them healthy. We have specific feeding times to help prevent their food or water getting dirty. After a thorough vet check, their first vaccinations and multiple de-wormings (our protocol has been at 2,3,4, 6 and 8 weeks) then they are ready to go home with you!

We hope this information was helpful! If you have any questions please shoot us a message or email.

Who raises your puppy before you matters

Most puppies have developed their personality by the time they are just three months old. A breeder will have that puppy for two of those three months. Because of this crucial time in your puppy’s life, it is essential to pick the right breeder. At The Canine Society we take the time to be there with your puppy. They get so much love, attention and care. They need it and we love doing it! Their health and socialization is our biggest priority.

Our puppies are kept safe and clean because we know how important it is for their development. We want them to be able to adjust to their new homes with as much ease as possible. To ensure that, we expose them safely to other people, pets and smells.

Our goal is to have the best dogs out there in the world, as either a service dog or your family member. You can bet that however much love you give your dog, they will return that tenfold.

There are currently puppies available in our (small) Standard F1b Bernedoodle litter of 11. Email us to find out how to get on the list and which puppies are still available thecaninesociety@gmail.com or text 4807669912.

The Bernedoodle De-coded

What is The F1, F1b and F2 Bernedoodle Generations?

F1 Bernedoodles are a first-generation cross where the puppy is 50 percent Bernese Mountain Dog and 50 percent poodle.

F1b Bernedoodles are a backcross. The “b” just means that the F1 generation has been bred “back” to one of the parent breeds. Which typically means the puppies are 25 percent Bernese and 75 percent poodle. This tends to be the most popular generation.

F2 Bernedoodles are a second-generation cross, which means an F1 Bernedoodle crossed with an F1 Bernedoodle.​

What is The Bernedoodles Temperament Like?

Our Bernedoodles are bred to have the best attributes of both the Bernese Mt. Dog and the Poodle. They make perfect service and therapy dogs because of their attentive and gentle nature toward people. They are easy to train and love people. They do best as part of the family and need early training. Don’t think they won’t know how to charm their way out of things, these dogs tend to be intelligent and very capable dogs. Mostly, they want to please their people and be loved.


Mini Bernedoodles range in size from  18-65 pounds and 18-22 inches at the shoulder.

Standard Bernedoodles range in size from 45-115 pounds 23-29 inches at the shoulder. The reason for this huge range is because standard poodles range in size tremendously.

The Bernedoodle Coat

Every Bernedoodle coat is different. The curlier the coat the less it will shed. Most Bernedoodles have the wavy hair coat that is low to no shed hair type. Most people with allergies are ok with this hair type.  Bernedoodles with a more curly coat are more like the poodle and will not shed. 

The straighter the coat the more it will shed.
Brushing your Bernedoodle twice a week will make shedding less noticeable. Bernedoodles need to be brushed at least once a week to prevent matting. It is necessary to have your Bernedoodle clipped every few months, you can do this yourself or have a professional do it. 

Why a doodle mix?

Breeding a shedding dog (Golden Retriever, Bernese Mt. dog, Great Pyrenees) with a poodle produces a dog that will shed less or not at all.

  • Families with allergies love Bernedoodles, Pyredoodles and Goldendoodles, but would otherwise have problems with their purebred shedding parent.
  • Hybrid dogs are usually healthier from crossing two diverse gene pools (Poodle + Bernese). Often the puppy will have less health issues compared to either parent breed.
  • Bernedoodles are great family dogs
  • Bernedoodles have a very wide color range
  • Bernedoodles are usually calmer compared to some of their sister doodle mixes
  • Bernedoodles are living nearly double the life expectancy as the Bernese Mt. Dog
  • Poodles are incredibly smart whereas the Bernese are known for being clowns
  • In general Bernedoodles are easier to train and show greater intelligence than the purebred Bernese
  • It is easy to travel with a Bernedoodle typically because of the low to non-shedding and the smaller size.
  • They tend to like water and a variety of outdoor activities

Transporting your puppy

We are located in Southern California and Phoenix, Arizona, many of our families will be in other states and we will escort puppies to their families nearest airport starting at $400, we will make all the flight arrangements and be reimbursed.

Driving accommodations can be made on an individual basis at 60 cents a mile.