Chanelle is the oldest of 3 sisters growing up on a thousand-acre cow farm. She had no problem out working hired boys while bucking hay, slopping pigs, riding horses, and performing other chores required of a farmgirl. Her work ethic continues today. A certified cow whisperer, animals naturally fall under her spell. The first time I saw this talent was with a bull in a pen at the county fair in Blackfoot while we were dating. She went up to it, looked it square in the eyes and began to rub it behind its ears. This bull instantly relaxed and became putty in her hands. She has this effect not only on cows, but horses, cats, dogs, puppies, and other animals with whom she comes in contact. Growing up she had a bull named Willie. She could pat this very large bull on the forehead, it would run around in a circle and stop right in front of her to do it again. Willie scared the neighbors, but Chanelle and her sisters would play with it like the family dog. Chanelle and her husband have 10 children and a busy
household near Idaho Falls, Idaho. Chanelle is one of the hardest working, kindest, patient, and loving people you will ever meet. Her husband falls in love with her over, and over, and over again every day! He's not sure what good he did in his life to deserve such a wonderful companion!
Chanelle became a Bernedoodle Puppy Breeder at the suggestion of the owners at Idaho Bernese Mountain Dogs. We are grateful for them. They have been invaluable mentors and resource of information. In the Spring of 2018, Chanelle received a call letting her know the perfect Bernedoodle for breeding was available in Boise. At that time, we acquired our first Bernedoodle we named Hope. She has been an amazing dog and a great blessing to our family!
Hope was born May 2, 2018. Her Father is an AKC registered Bernese Mountain Dog named Bruno from Idaho Bernese Mountain Dogs and her mother is an AKC registered Poodle named Princess Letifa who lives in Boise. Hope is an F1B Standard Bernedoodle, weighs about 80 lbs. whose DNA test results came out very well as expected.
Hope's first litter of 12 healthy Bernedoodle puppies were born on May 3, 2020 whose DNA tested at 30% Bernese Mountain Dog and 70% Poodle and very healthy. They have big paws like a Bernese Mountain Dog are smart, cute, playful, family friendly, very personable, love to cuddle, and are very sweet. Their fur is soft, wavy, and virtually 100% hypoallergenic. Five of our adoptive homes had members with dog allergies but were not allergic to Hope and Sargent Bilko's Bernedoodle puppies. It has been a game changer for those who previously couldn't live with a dog due to allergies.
Our sire is Sargent Bilko, a beautiful AKC registered purebred poodle who lives on a farm in St. Anthony, Idaho. We are still waiting the day we have puppies who look like him. However, after 23 puppies so far, they all have the color scheme of Hope.