A Bernedoodle is a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle. Savvy Meadows has Poodles in the sizes of Standard, Mini, and Toy to produce Standard , Mini and Tiny Bernedoodles.
What are Bernouviers?
Pronounced BER-NEW-V-AY. This is our trademark cross, first created at Savvy Meadows! A Bernouvier is a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Bouvier Des Flandres. A Bouvier Des Flandres is a large breed, thick structured dog like the Bernese that does not shed like the Poodle (minus the curl). Our Bernouviers have shown outstanding "learn by watching" intelligence, protective, calm with the class clown traits in a large, thick teddy bear body.
What are Bernouvidoodles?
A Bernouvidoodle is bringing in the three parent breeds of the Bernese Mountain Dog, Bouvier Des Flandres & Poodle. This is usually in a combination of Bouvier or Bernovier dam bred to a Mini Bernedoodle sire to add a smaller variation to our Bernouvier cross. So you can still have all of the smarts, whit, non shedding, thicker (yet smaller) body all wrapped up into your new best friend. :)
What is the difference between an F1, F1b, F2b, ect ?
-An F1 is a purebred Bernese bred to a purebred Poodle (of any size). -An F1b is an F1 Bernedoodle bred back to a Poodle. This gives more of a guarantee of the puppy producing "hair" opposed to "fur" qualities therefore making it easier for allergy sufferers to bring a Bernedoodle into their home without issues. -An F2 is two F1 Bernedoodles bred together. The hair quality can range the same as an F1 cross. We intended to bring out positive traits from each of the bred parents and uphold the Bernedoodle traits and hair quality. -F2b
Do you microchip your puppies before they go home?
Yes, your pup will come home to you already microchipped with free registration so you can register your pup onto the national data base.
If for some reason I am no longer able to keep my pup, can he/she be returned to you?
Yes, I will always work with new owners, and I prefer our pups coming back here, at any age, if the owner cannot keep them over not knowing where they are or what has happened to them.
Do you offer international shipping?
It is a longer process, but I have and can make accommodations to include international travel.
Is shipping safe for my puppy?
Absolutely! I have my pups travel via United PetSafe. They travel in a "live animal cabin" that accommodates only so many crates/animals. It is temperature and air regulated just like what you travel in as a person, which makes me feel better sending my pups home to their new families. I would never put any of my pups in any questionable circumstances. They are not put in with luggage like you see on the movies or left on the tarmac. PetSafe is very good at keeping your pup fed ,watered, and even change out accidents if needed on their way home to you!
Do you allow visitors to see your puppies?
Visitors can be scheduled with some restrictions: Puppies must have had a minimum of two sets of their puppy vaccination series, a deposit has been placed, and only 2-3 pups can be handled/played with at one time so you as the new owner and the puppies are not too overwhelmed. I do not allow walk throughs of my facility or handling of younger puppies. This is for their health, so there are not any unnecessary exposure points to our puppy's immature immune systems. My family and employees take great care in our cleaning protocol to maintain the highest health possible within our puppies, moms and all of our dogs.
What kind of food do you feed your dogs?
Our dogs here at Savvy Meadows are fed a RAW diet along with supplements to make it balanced for their needs. This is what has worked best for their overall health. Older pups may have exposure to being fed RAW, but if you are bringing home a younger pup they are fed: Nature's Domain, Turkey & Sweet Potato, Grain Free / All Life Stages for standard pups. Nature's Domain, Turkey & Pea, Grain Free / Puppy for Mini and Tiny pups. I also add NuVet supplements for all nursing moms and pups in their food daily.
Why do you always have available pups?
This is a very common question and there are multiple answers: -We moved to 73 acres in WA state (from ½ acre in Las Vegas) in late 2017. This available space made it possible for us to build our custom facility and it accommodated for us to expand our breeding program, resulting in more litters each year. -I do not start reserving my puppies until they are 6-8 weeks of age so I can confidently speak about their budding personalities, body type, hair quality, ext. I want to make sure the pairing of puppy with family is more than just a cute picture when the puppy is a couple weeks of age and I don't have discernible traits to share about them yet. It is common because of this for our pups to start leaving for their new homes around 9-14 weeks of age. We sometimes have pups that don't have a commonly desired "look" that are here longer with us and those pups are treated like our dogs... at our facility sometimes for dog socialization, reinforcing dog door training, and sometimes are brought up to and in our home for family/home exposure. The biggest misconception is that there is something "wrong" with a puppy... I breed with intent and despite some not having the "Bernese" look, they maintain the Bernedoodle personality that is highly sought after.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, I can accommodate taking credit cards, I know some like to get those points! ;)
Do you health test your dogs?
Yes, our dogs are health tested. I test for basic, but important health issues such as Eyes, Heart, Hips and Elbows. I do take vet explanations of X-rays very seriously, and also send in for OFA certificates. (At times the OFA results are delayed so I can send in multiple at a time.)
Is my deposit refundable or transferable?
Your deposit is nonrefundable, however your deposit is available to move within desired size or litters to bring home that perfect for you puppy.
Will my puppy come with age appropriate vaccinations & be dewormed?
Yes, I do all vaccinations on site. Your puppy will have age appropriate deworming and vaccinations and a health history to bring to your Vet for their records as well as for your records.
At what age can my puppy come home?
I allow puppies to start making their way home at 8 weeks of age
What if I am unable to get my puppy for a few weeks?
That is completely fine, however I do charge a hold fee of $15 per day starting 5 days after you reserve your pup.