Ideal Doodles Family
Ideal Doodles Family

We fell in love with doodles.

They have all the things we loved about the original breeds (Bernese and Aussie) without the shedding. These wonderful doodle dogs have big personalities. They are so smart, easy to train, and fun to be around. We wanted to share them with you. We have seen so many poorly crossed doodles that we set out on a mission to find the highest quality dogs to breed. Our dogs have had genetic testing and vet examined to ensure we are not passing on health problems. Our dogs have great conformation and are show quality. Our dogs are family and get the best of care, living in our homes as companions. We feed grain free diets with vitamin supplements. They go everywhere with us and are well socialized. They all play together on the mountainside and go on hiking and camping adventures with us here in Big Sky and Southwestern Montana.

Our doodle puppies are family raised in our homes. Each of our females has one litter of doodle puppies per year. We do not believe in breeding our dogs twice a year, due to the strain it puts on the female. Our dog’s health and wellbeing is always a priority.

Our doodle puppies will have 2 sets of vaccinations, dewormed 5 times, and highly socialized.

If you have a question you don’t see answered here, please contact us today!

Our Berniedoodle Arlin

Bernedoodle Overview

A Bernedoodle is a result of breeding a Bernese Mountain Dog with a Standard Poodle. The result is a wonderful dog with the loving loyalty of a Bernese and the smart clever mind of a poodle. They are great companions and thrive in families where they receive lots of attention, regular grooming and plenty of play and exercise.

Bernedoodles most often have curly hair which sheds very little which makes these dogs great for families with allergies.  No two Bernedoodles are the same, so it is best to allow us to help you choose the puppy that will best suit you and your family.

Bernedoodles are a fairly new breed so we have limited information on their longevity and health; however, we do know that they tend to be healthier and live longer than their pure-bred parents.  At Ideal Doodles, we have had health checks performed on our parent breeding dogs for genetic diseases.  

Conditions that may affect a Bernedoodle include hip or elbow dysplasia, eye problems, and skin conditions such as hot spots and allergies.  
Keep your Bernedoodle in ideal condition by providing high-quality food, lots of fresh water daily, and plenty of exercise and play.  With good care and a loving home, a Bernedoodle can live to be between 12 and 15 years of age.  

Bernedoodle Appearance

Bernedoodles can be found in all varieties of colors, with combinations of black, white and brown most common.  Our Poodle Otto’s color is classified as “Parti Poodle.”Their fur is most often wavy and does require regular brushing to keep in top condition.  When brushed and well cared for most Bernedoodles look like fluffy teddy bears!

Bernedoodle Size

Our Bernedoodles should weight between 60-100 pounds and be between 23-29 inches in height.  Females may tend to be slightly smaller. Each puppy is unique and we can’t guarantee size, but we’ll do our best to evaluate the puppies in each litter to know who is larger or smaller than the other pups.   

Caring for your Bernedoodle

Bernedoodles are easy to take care of but do require some general regular care to keep them in their best shape. Their coat typically sheds only a small amount, so regular brushing and grooming must be done.  The process of brushing the hair removes old hair and stimulates the skin for a healthy appearance.  Establish a grooming habit with your young puppy and the process will be one you both look forward too.   

An occasional bath and clipping can reduce the hair length and make brushing much easier. Professional groomers can work with you to assure your dog’s hair is clipped to the length you prefer.  


Aussiedoodle Overview

An Aussiedoodle is a result of breeding a Australian Shepherd with a Standard Poodle. Aussiedoodles are known for their beautiful appearance, loyalty to their families, and their smart minds.   They need lots of exercise and would love to participate in canine sports such as dog agility, flyball, obedience, or rally.  They are highly trainable and should respond quickly to positive reinforcement.  These dogs will love to work and please you!  They make wonderful companions and will be a great addition to a family. 

Aussiedoodles typically have a very little undercoat which reduces shedding and can be helpful for those with allergies.  Their hair does need regular brushing and occasional grooming to keep tangles away. 

As a fairly new crossbreed, we don’t know exactly what to expect with the breed in regards to longevity, but we have had health checks performed on our parent breeding dogs for genetic diseases.  With good care, feeding, and exercise you may expect an Aussiedoodle to live an average of 10-12 years. 

An Aussiedoodle can be very active and outgoing, benefitting from lots of exercise and engagement.  Most Aussiedoodles will be very content living indoors with a family.  If the pup has inherited a strong herding instinct from the Australian Shepherd parent they may be better suited to a home with more space for plenty of outdoor play.  Be prepared to spend time playing with and exercising your Aussiedoodle daily to keep them happy and healthy!

An Aussiedoodle requires good training and socialization from a young age.  Their high intelligence makes training easier, but mandatory to keep them out of trouble.  They respond well to “pack authority” and once you establish yourself as “Alpha” they will respect and be loyal to you.  It is best for owners to begin socialization to other people, children, and other animals as early as possible in the puppies life.  Positive reinforcement and working with their loyal desire to please you will make socialization and training most effective.  

Aussiedoodle Appearance

Aussiedoodles can be found in all varieties of colors, with puppies most often retaining the tri-color of the Australian Shepherd.  Puppies may be blue merle (grey and black marbled), red merle (silver and red or buff marbled), black tri and red tri, and black and white. They have hair, not fur and therefore will need regular grooming to keep in ideal condition.  Like poodles, Aussiedoodles need the hair of their inner ear plucked regularly to prevent ear infections. Keep your Aussiedoodle happy and healthy with regular brushing and an occasional grooming. 

Aussiedoodle Size

Aussiedoodles vary largely in size.  They can range from 20-25 inches in height and weigh from 30-60 pounds.  Females tend to be slightly smaller. Each puppy is unique and we can’t guarantee size, but we’ll do our best to evaluate the puppies in each litter to know who is larger or smaller than the other pups.   

Caring for Your Aussiedoodle

Your Aussiedoodle will need lots of exercise daily, allowing them the freedom to run and play.  Assure you have a secure location to allow this and plan to give them plenty of time to exercise.  They can be trained as a working or herding dog and will love having any kind of “job” to do for you.  They are highly athletic dogs so engagement in sports or play with balls is a great option.  They also love to learn and perform tricks so work with them to keep their minds stimulated.  Keeping your Aussiedoodle well exercised and stimulating their keen minds will keep them happy and healthy in your home.