DoodlePup Shire

We love Doodles for MANY reasons! Doodles provide the best of both breed. They are great for those with allergies or even for people who love a breed, but not all of the hair! One of the main reasons we love Doodles is for health reasons and something known as the Heterosis Effect.


Heterosis Effect

Purebreds and inbreeds often carry genetic disease. Heterosis is a theory in which the phenomenon of crossing two inbred lines can produce descendants with superior genetic foundation. In addition to the absence of inbreeding depressing, present in inbreed and purebred dogs in general, there is some remote inbreeding in any breed.

Heterosis is also produced by overdominance, i.e. better combined function of two diverse genes (alleles) on a gene site (locus), compared to two identical (but harmless) ones. This increased health and vigor does not create a superior breed, but the advantages obtained from it are what produce hybrid vigor. This goal in this scenario is not to create a new breed, but to create a happy and healthy pet.The heterosis effect results in a healthier, more vigorous dog with a reduced chance of genetic disease.

It is well known in all domestic animal breeding that hybrids (50%-50% mixes of two different breeds) will raise the chances of having fewer genetic diseases because all doubling of detrimental effects will stop in the first generation. The genetic term for this is heterosis effect. This effect often gives non-related individuals stronger descendants than inbreeds. 

​Breeders who breed these hybrid dogs have stated their goal was to get healthy and happy dogs without genetic problems. Most breeders crossing with the poodle are looking for a soft, silky, non-shedding coat good for allergy sufferers.



BERNEDOODLES

The Bernedoodle is a fun, playful, goofy, and extremely sociable dog.  They are a good fit for just about anybody looking for a beautiful, well-balanced, and good natured pet.  Most have a laid-back temperament, a moderate energy level, and are known as being very intelligent.  They are not considered to be high strung or have an overabundance of energy.  They love to play, swim, run, and fetch, but are also a great companion when it comes time to rest easy.  


They require regular brushing, and clipping every few months.


It is well known in all domestic animal breeding that hybrids (50%-50% mixes of two different breeds) will raise the chances of having fewer genetic diseases because all doubling of detrimental effects will stop in the first generation. The genetic term for this is heterosis effect. This effect often gives non-related individuals stronger descendants than inbreeds.  



Bernese Mountain Dog Temperament 
These cheerful dogs love children. They are very intelligent, easy to train and are natural watchdogs, but not overly dominant. A Bernese Mountain Dog will be your friend for life. Self-confident, alert and good-natured, be sure to socialize well as a puppy. These dogs are slow to mature, acting like puppies longer than other breeds. They are rather friendly with strangers, and are generally good with other pets and dogs. The Bernese needs to be with people and not confined to the backyard or a kennel. These dogs are sensitive and should be trained firmly, but gently. 


Standard Poodle Temperament
The Standard Poodle is proud, graceful, noble, good-natured, enjoyable and cheerful. This highly intelligent dog is one of the most trainable breeds. Some can be trained to hunt. The Standard Poodle is generally lower energy and often calmer than the smaller varieties of Poodles, but will become high strung if you do not give it the proper amount and type of exercise. It is sensitive to the tone of one's voice and will not listen if it senses that it is stronger minded than its owner, however it will also not respond well to harsh discipline. Owners need to be calm, yet possess an air of natural authority. It are not the type of dog to live outside in a kennel, as it enjoys being with its owners and dislikes being alone. It is generally friendly toward strangers, and is excellent with children. The Standard Poodle is good with other dogs.
(Source: dogbreedinfo.com)