Best Bernedoodles partners with to work with top notch families to raise the highest quality Bernedoodles in their homes. Crockett Doodles has purchased several champion bloodline Bernese Mountain Dogs and poodles to place in the homes of ideal candidates. Crockett Doodles overseas the breeding process, and works with each family (along with the family's personal veterinarian) to insure that each pup is healthy and very well-socialized. The families below are the core of the Best Bernedoodles breeding program.

Each family has a couple dogs in the program as pets. They have one or two purebred AKC Bernese Mountain Dogs and/or purebred AKC standard poodles as their personal pets. They choose how often they would like their pet to be bred. Crockett Doodles supervises getting the ideal sire with the ideal dam, and the family helps raise the pups, with veterinary care and the help of the Crockett Doodles team. 

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Tom is currently a Senior Manager at BJU Press. Before that, he was an executive assistant in the Pentagon and a program manager for the avionics cockpit upgrade on Marine One. Jenn is an artist and a wonderful mom raising five great children, homeschooling some, and has a passion to help others.

The Stuhls love their male Bernese, Nova and female poodle, Phoebe.

In addition to his supervisor role at BJU Press, Tom serves in a leadership role at Morningside Baptist Church. Tom and Jenn work with Nathan and Abigail Crockett overseeing the Rooted Young Adult Ministries at Morningside Baptist Church. For years, they have loved Bernese Mountain Dogs, so the opportunity to serve as a guardian home with Crockett Doodles and Best Bernedoodles was sa natural fit.

Cienna (the Stuhl's oldest daughter) is an integral part of the Crockett Doodles social media team.



As director of Student Engagement at Bob Jones University, Rebecca Weier has the awesome opportunity to meet and interact with many of the students who attend BJU. She and her husband, Gary, who is the Provost at BJU, have been married for 27 years and have four children: two teenagers, two twenty-somethings and two awesome dogs.

The Weiers love their poodle, Indy and Bernese Mountain Dog, Bella. As a family they serve in a variety of ministries with the Crocketts and are one of the pick up locations for Crockett Doodles. They enjoy investing in the students God has called them to serve and welcome them frequently into their home for puppy therapy.



Ben Plumb and Nathan Crockett have been friends through elementary, high school, college, and grad school. They now serve together with the young adults at Morningside Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. Ben is a successful businessman in the Greenville area, and his wife Katie works for the Greenville Auditor's office. They love their mini phantom poodle and Bernese girl. 



The Crouches love their 35 pound mini Bernedoodle sire, Triplett. Renee Crouch is just about the world's biggest animal lover. She can't imagine life without Triplett constantly at her side. Triplett was from a pick of the litter (of three pups). Because he came from three pups, and was a tri-color, he earned himself the name Triplett (Trip for short). Trip has a fantastic disposition and loves being around children. From toddlers to teens, the Crouches always have kids around, and Trip never meets a stranger--he's always so NICE to the kids. Triplett is a small little gentleman. We're excited to see the gorgeous mini Bernedoodle pups that Triplett will father in the future. 

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Jason and Liana Houtz are a young couple who are happy to have two mini Bernedoodle girls as part of their family. Greta is a bi-color black and white 30-pound mini Bernedoodle with strong a strong tri-color background. Ginger is a red/white sable mini Bernedoodle who is 25 pounds. Originally from upstate New York, the Houtz family now lives in Greenville, SC. Jason works for BMW and Liana is a stay-at-home-mom for the love of their lives (little Daniel). Daniel, still a toddler, loves the dogs, and they love him. The Crocketts are good friends with the Houtz family, and the Crockett kids enjoy playing with Greta and Ginger.



Jesse Nelson and his wife Heather live in Brevard North Carolina with their two young children, Mercy and David, and their female poodle, Kara. Jesse works as a sales manager at a sensor manufacturer and serves as a deacon and Adult Bible Study teacher at Bethany Baptist Church. 

Heather is a stay at home mother, teaches Sunday school at BBC, and enjoys hosting the Brevard College girls Bible study in their home weekly.

Their poodle, Kara is a loving, nurturing and protective member of the Nelson family. Kara has a wonderful temperament, was easily trained, and is great with children and other animals, including the family cat.

Kara has far exceeded the Nelson's expectations of a family pet, and they're thrilled to be part of the Crockett Doodles program.

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Email if your family is interested in joining Crockett Doodles or the Best Bernedoodle team of premium home raised breeders.