What exactly is a Bernedoodle? It's a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle, and according to a growing legion of fans, it's downright adorable.
Sherry Rupke of SwissRidge Kennels was the first breeder to deliberately cross Bernese Mountain Dogs and Poodles. Rupke loved the gorgeous and sweet-natured Bernese, but the breed has a genetic propensity for cancer and is typically short-lived. Bernese also shed and can be a little stubborn.
Rupke knew from experience that adding Poodle to the hybrid equation could create a intelligent, lively, healthy and low- to non-shedding dog that suits almost anyone's lifestyle.
At least, that's what happens when a breeder takes her work as seriously as Rupke does. For more than a decade, she's built her Bernedoodle program carefully to ensure that each scrupulously health-checked breeding dog has an impeccable pedigree, a calm temperament, and great conformation.
In "Bernedoodles: A Head to Tail Guide," Rupke takes readers on a journey from her early days of breeding purebred dogs to establishing her highly successful hybrid program.
This comprehensive, easy-to-read and entertaining book covers everything you need to know about this amazing hybrid. Since Bernedoodles can vary significantly in size, build, coloring, and even personality, prospective owners need advice from someone who knows the breed inside out. Who better than the breeder who originated them?
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SHERRY RUPKE began breeding dogs at age 15. A certified Veterinary Technician, Rupke set a goal of producing healthy, happy hybrids dogs that suit any family. The result is a widespread and growing community of satisfied clients. To learn more, visit bernedoodles.com, swissridgekennels.com or the thriving SwissRidge Kennels Facebook group that hosts more than 3,500 members.
SANDY RIDEOUT is the author/co-author of 16 books. Her latest is "Golden Boy: How to raise a dog all wrong and end up all right." Learn more at sandyrideout.com
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 192 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.46 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1492249661