Hello I am Ruth Sommers, owner of Utahbernedoodles where we have been breeding professionally for almost 10 years. I have always had a passion for animals. Dogs in particular. The first time I saw a Bernese mountain dog I was 12 years old. I instantly fell in love.
We were one of the first standard Bernedoodle breeders in America. We were the first Mini Bernedoodle breeder in America and one of the first tiny Bernedoodle breeders in America.
After years of research my husband (Fiancée at the time) and I decided to breed a Bernese to a poodle. Our goal was to produce bernedoodle puppies that would live 12+ years and be hypoallergenic. At the time we could not find any other breeders currently doing this except Swiss Ridge and the only bernedoodles that would show up when you googled Bernedoodle were black and white Bernedoodles. So we were going to have to learn how to produce the desired health, temperament, and colors on our own.
My husband and I bought our first Bernese Mountain Dog as a wedding gift to ourselves. (One of the best decisions we ever made) We continued doing research to find a mate for our girl. At the time there were not many poodle breeders that bred for the colors we were looking for that were willing to sell to a potential doodle breeder. We were finally able to get a Standard Poodle male that fit our needs.
Top quality Bernedoodles Standard Bernedoodles, Mini Bernedoodles, and Tiny Bernedoodle puppies. "Often imitated, never duplicated"
We believe that families should have access to pre spoiled, healthy, and ethically bred family companion dogs that will improve their life and the lives of their children.
We aim to increase the awareness of dogs as therapy workers as well as the awareness of the particular suitability bernedoodles have to this specific job.
Volunteer therapy work should be encouraged and rewarded yet to many find it cost prohibited. We aim to change that.
We hope to encourage more families to use force free training methods. ( Zak George is my favorite check out this link )
We believe in honesty integrity and selflessness. The health and happiness of our dogs is our top priority.
For families that are willing to research breeders and wait for a great puppy (instead of supporting puppy mills in search of instant gratification)we cannot thank you enough.
We feel so blessed that our dogs touch so many lives in so many beautiful ways.
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
We love to let everybody know about our dogs and our program.
We had our first litter in 2010. Nine beautiful healthy Bernedoodle puppies! Four of the 9 went off to be certified therapy dogs. After seeing the amazing temperaments of the bernedoodles we never looked back. Since then we have placed puppies in over 30 states in America, the UK, Canada, and Hungary. We were the first breeder of Mini Bernedoodles in America.