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Are you considering an Aussiedoodle vs a Bordoodle? While both breeds have their base coming from herding dogs (the Australian Shepherd and the Border Collie), Bordoodles and Aussiedoodles could not be more different. In the past, many years ago, we professionally trained both Australian Shepherds and Border Collies to herd. There is a BIG difference in how each breed is used.
Australian Shepherds are used primarily in close herding quarters such as corrals, cattle chutes, etc... and work well with aggressive cows and bulls. They use "bark and bite" when herding and are very brave dogs... which is why Australian Shepherds are known to also chase cars.
Aside from their superior athletic ability, Border Collies possess a much higher intelligence and a tremendous reasoning ability above that of all other dogs. Border Collies herd with their eyes and body language, not "bark and bite". This is why Border Collies are the preferred dog when working with sheep. Border Collies are the only herding dog that can receive multiple commands and follow them out in sequence. They are the only dog on earth where you can teach them to make a wide sweep on a herd (cows or sheep) on the open range, and they understand why they are doing it. This shows tremendous reasoning ability and self-restraint. They are the only herding dog that you can send over the hill out of site to bring back the herd on their own. Border Collies consistently win the National and International herding competitions, as well as the agility competitions worldwide. The astonishing icing on the cake, but to no surprise, Border Collies are also ranked as the #1 smartest dog on earth. These amazing traits along with their strong inborn desire to please also make them the most trainable dog on earth as well.
Bordoodles combine the positive attributes of the Border Collie (#1 smartest dog) with the tremendous benefits of the Standard Poodle (#2 smartest dog and non-shedding). If there is a drawback to this breed, I would have to say that it may lie in the offense of you being stopped so often by people to ask what breed of dog you have… Well, I suppose this actually pretty fun!
Smartest of all doodles
Most athletic and agile
Easiest to train
Low to non-shedding
Ideal for families and kids
Loyal and affectionate
Our Bordoodle Chester is as cute as they come and super smart. He can also be a bit stubborn but overall a complete joy. He rings his bell to go out to potty, at only 17 weeks can sit, stay, go down, roll over, leave it when treats are placed on his paws (very impressive for a little guy), shake a paw or high 5 and has the best and most entertaining personality. He loves people and from what little interaction he has had with other dogs, seems to love them as well. We couldn't be happier with our newest family member.
Tammy & Cliff
Lake Tahoe, NV
Our Bordoodle Addie is brilliant!
I have a trainer, who is quite well known here in New Hampshire. She originally had reservations about us buying a Bordoodle. She said that she was unfamiliar with this breed and cautioned us and even advised that we may wish to look at a "purebred" dog. Now after Addie spent several weeks with her, she literally said that Addie is by far the SMARTEST dog she has ever trained. We just wanted to share that with you.
Swanzey, New Hampshire
I thought I'd send you an email and let you know how are little Bindi is doing. She's 4 months old and 29 lbs today. She's pretty amazing. She's so smart that at 4 months old she can play dead when she is shot with a "bang", she can heal like nobody's business, and she sits like a lady waiting for us to open the door before she goes out or comes in. She also has what we call "table manners" that is, she sits in her spot and doesn't bother us when we're at the table. She gets her treats in her bowl after dinner... this is probably the thing that was the most difficult for her. she loves the water. she was continually putting her feet in her water dish and jumping up and down... so we bought her a child's wading pool. She likes to sleep on the a/c vents. All in all she's pretty terrific.
We wanted to thank you for taking the time to meet with us and show us around Mountain Rose on Tuesday. We really enjoyed meeting all the dogs, especially Flower and Finn. Of course, we also enjoyed the chance to speak with you and your trainers Colton and Daniel. Mountain Rose exceeded our expectations. After getting to play with the dogs in person, learning more about your program and seeing for ourselves how the puppies are being raised, we are even more excited about getting a puppy from Mountain Rose. Our fingers are crossed that Flower comes into heat soon! We also enjoyed seeing the Bordoodles at your daughter's house. Jonathan was very accommodating in showing us all five Bordoodles. They were very excited and fun to meet. Thanks again for your hospitality.
Cass & Eric
We just wanted to give you an update on our Gussie and send you a couple of pictures. We can't believe how much he has grown, he's already 45lbs and a big ball of curly fur! He has really fit into our family and it's so fun watching him learn our routine... he is so smart and is learning new things every day. He LOVES playing Frisbee outside and is super fast... and now that the weather is warmer he loves sitting outside on the deck watching everything go on. He's made friends with lots of the neighborhood kids and is super friendly with everyone. I take him to puppy school once a week with our son Carter (he's 9) because Carter was having some trouble being the "pack leader" when we first got Gussie, but the puppy school has been great and Gus lights up the second Carter gets off the school bus each day. I attached a couple of pictures for you to see how much he's grown! Thanks again for such a great dog, he is definitely a special part of our family and we think he's very happy here :)
Tara & Joe
Our Milo is now grown up! He is definitely part of our family and we love him so much. He's such a smart dog! I remember when we first got him, his color was black. You said he would likely lighten up. Here's what he looks like now.
Mountain Rose Bordoodles are bred for health and temperament first. Our Bordoodles are very smart, patient, intuitive and level headed. These are the ideal traits required in all service dogs regardless of the modality.
In addition to our breeding program, Mountain Rose also owns owns the largest training operation in Utah. In our 8,000 sq ft facility, located in Morgan, Utah, we specializes in training Bordoodles as well as Sheepadoodles. Bordoodles excel as mobility assistance service dogs, while Sheepadoodles excel as Therapy/PTSD service dogs.
If you are in need of a service dog, we can help you select a Bordoodle or Sheepadoodle puppy that displays the temperament traits consistent with those found in proven service dogs. You can obtain more information about Bordoodles and Bordoodles service dogs by browsing this site. If you would like to learn more about Sheepadoodle service dogs you can visit www.mysheepadoodle.com , also owned by Mountain Rose.
Because Bordoodles are smart, tolerant, loyal, and super affectionate, they make wonderful family dogs and personal companions. They love to play games, go on hikes, and be part of the family. Bordoodles love kids and get along well with other animals. They don't usually bark, except to warn of a stranger on your property. Bordoodles are usually hypoallergenic and are low to non-shedding. Bordoodles also excel in agility sports and are super desirable as service dogs due to their high I.Q. and astonishing reasoning ability, which makes them super easy to train.
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Application and Deposit
- Puppies and reservation positions are only available to approved depositors.
- Start by filling out a Puppy Adoption Application.
- After we review and approve your application, you'll be given the opportunity to submit a deposit. Once we receive your deposit, your name will be placed on the Master List of Depositors according to your preference.
Master List of Depositors
We have 3 depositor master lists, which are separated according to the projected adult size of the Bordoodle puppies... Mini's (20-30 lbs), Mediums (30-45 lbs), and Standards (45-70 lbs). Once we receive your deposit, your name iwill be added to the depositor master list in the size category of your choice. When we announce a new upcoming litter (confirmed pregnancy) in your size category, we'll notify you of the opportunity to transfer from the general master list to the specific upcoming litter. Please be aware that once you are notified, it is "first come - first serve". We do not have a seniority ranking on our general master list. If you're able to make a quick decision as to whether or not you wish to add your name to a specific litter offered, you will likely gain a top pick position on that litter.
Puppy Pick Day
Depositors that have their names listed on a specific litter will choose their puppies once the pups reach 6 weeks and 2 days of age. On this day beginning at 10 am (Mountain Time), the depositors on the list for the specific litter will begin choosing their puppies in order starting with the #1 depositor choosing first, then the #2 depositor will choose second, and so forth. We will place an "EASY BUTTON" on the litter web page allowing each depositor to record their choice. The litter web page will be updated in "Real-Time" after each puppy is chosen. Most people make their puppy choice within just a few minutes and thus the process usually moves right along.
After everyone chooses their pup, we will email you an invoice to pay the balance on your pup, including shipping and training if applicable. You can pay by credit card (we add 3% to cover processing fees charged by our on-line merchant - Bank of Utah, PayPal, or Square) or you can avoid the 3% processing fee by sending us a check by mail. Either way is just fine with us. When sending a check, please mail the check right away so that we can receive your check prior to making arrangements for shipping and/or training if applicable.
Puppies Go Home @ 8 Weeks
Our sweet little puppies are ready to go home at 8 weeks of age. Please keep in mind that we are not able to let our puppies go home sooner than 8 weeks of age. It is important that all puppies have the opportunity to spend the first 8 weeks of their life with their mom and siblings giving them a chance to socialize and be properly weaned between 7-8 weeks of age. **** If you have enrolled your puppy in our training program, your pup will go home at 12 weeks of age, or at another time as may be agreed.
Shipping Your Pup
We handle all shipping details. We will arrange shipping according to your preference. If traveling by air, we prefer Delta airlines when shipping within the US. If shipping to Canada, Mexico or overseas, we will discuss with you airline options and our further requirements for puppy travel. We always seek after a direct flight if possible. We'll discuss this with you. We typically ship our pups out on the first Friday or Saturday after your puppy turns 8 weeks old. See "Shipping Details" for prices and details.
If you have further questions, please CONTACT US.
The first step in our Bordoodle puppy adoption process is to complete our Puppy Adoption Application. We ask that you provide detailed answers whenever possible. After you complete your application you'll be able to place a $500 deposit. 100% of your deposit is credited towards the purchase of your puppy, and it will secure your pick position on the litter of your choice, or you can immediately reserve any available puppy, or you can choose to have your name placed on our master list of depositors.
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A Bordoodle, also known as Borderdoodle, Border Doodle, and Border Collie Poodle, is a hybrid cross between a Border Collie and Poodle, the two smartest dogs in the world! As a Bordoodle breeder, we're so proud to breed and raise the smartest and most athletic of all "doodle" breeds.
Because of their tender hearts, forgiving nature, and keen mind, Bordoodles are the easiest to train and make exceptional family dogs as well. Bordoodles are also the latest and greatest discovery in high-quality service dogs, especially well suited for Mobility Assistance, PTSD, Diabetic Alert, Seizure Response, and Seizure Alert service dogs.
We invite you to learn more about the Bordoodle breed by browsing our site. We have lots of information, photos and videos too.
There’s a bit of confusion going on in the doodle world about the name of the Border Collie and Poodle cross. One of the most frequent questions we receive is, “Why do some people call these dogs Border Doodles and others call them Bordoodles"? Well, there is a really good reason.
When the breed first became popular, most organizations that recognize this breed such as Continental Kennel Club, Designer Breed Registry, Dog Registry of America, and others named this dog the “Borderdoodle” and people came to know the breed as the Borderdoodle or Border Doodle. This seemed to make the most sense because it was crossed with the Border Collie and the Poodle. This is why, in the beginning, our original "kennel" name was Mountain Rose Borderdoodles (eventually converting our official kennel name to Mountain Rose Bordoodles).
Over the years, several of the breed organizations shortened the name to Bordoodle. This led to the rest of the registries eventually changing their registry name from Borderdoodles to Bordoodles. So, today the technical "Official" name for this breed is Bordoodle. Because Mountain Rose was there in the very beginning, we were lucky to acquire and own both Internet URL (domain names) names www.borderdoodles.com as well as www.bordoodles.com.
Which one is It?
Bordoodles & Sheepadoodles
In addition to breeding and training high-qualityBordoodles, Mountain Rose is also a proud breeder and trainer of Sheepadoodles. We welcome you to also learn more about Sheepadoodles by visiting our "sister" web site at www.mysheepadoodle.com