Bernese Mountain Dog x Poodle

About Bernedoodles

Bernedoodles are a mix between a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog and a purebred Poodle. They’re known for their intelligent, lovable and active personalities. We currently raise F1 Bernedoodle in  standard size.

Bernese Mountain Dog x Poodle

About Bernedoodles

Bernedoodles are a mix between a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog and a purebred Poodle. They’re known for their intelligent, lovable and active personalities. We currently raise F1 Bernedoodle in  standard size.

Size

Bernedoodles can come in three sizes: tiny, miniature, and standard.  Currently, The Doodle Tribe breeds only standard size bernedoodles. When full grown, a standard Bernedoodle stands at 23-29 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 70-90 pounds. They have a life expectancy of 12-15 years.

Bernedoodles usually reach their full height around 12 months and standard Bernedoodles will reach their full weight around 2 years. Male Bernedoodles tend to be about 10% larger than female Bernedoodles.

Coat

Bernedoodles are hypo-allergenic and often non-shedding, making them a great fit for people who don’t want dog hair all over the place or have allergies to dogs. Bernedoodle coats are often very dense, and are usually long and wavy. Curly coats are also common. Straight coats are rare, and shed more than curly and wavy coats, similar to the Bernese Mountain Dog parent. The level of curl can also change over the lifespan of your Bernedoodle, particularly from puppy to full-grown, so keep an eye on that!

When grooming your Bernedoodle, they need to be brushed at least once a week, but do better if they are brushed daily or every other day. Because they are low shedding, they need regular brushing to help them clean out their coats. Make sure you introduce grooming routines while your Bernedoodle is young so they get used to being brushed. Slick brushes are very popular among Bernedoodle owners. When brushing through your Bernedoodle’s coat, make sure you are careful to pick out or trim the matting on their fur. You should also keep an eye on their ears, as they grow hair there as well. Bernedoodles only need to be bathed every couple of months and their nails should be clipped every 3-4 weeks.

If you choose to take your Bernedoodle to a groomer, make sure they have had all of their vaccinations beforehand. You should take them to visit the groomer every 6-8 weeks. Their coat is best kept at a medium length, but can be a little shorter to avoid matting.

Appearance

Bernedoodles can come in black, black/brown, black/white, and black/brown/white. The black/brown/white combination is the most rare and most popular color combination. They also feature a variety of coat patterns, including Phantom, Brindle, and Merle. Looking at previous litters from breeding pairs is a good way of predicting what color combinations and patterns the next litter of puppies will have.

Temperment

Bernedoodles are the perfect dog for someone who wants a companion dog! As a mix of the Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle, Bernedoodles inherit both intelligence, and a charming, goofy demeanor. Bernedoodles are very social, and thrive around their family. They can be a little wary of strangers, so it is important to start socializing your Bernedoodles puppy with other people and animals when they are very young. You also shouldn’t leave them alone for long periods of time. Their gentle nature makes them the perfect family pet, especially for families with children and they are incredibly loyal to their owners. Their intelligence and goofy personality makes them great for playing games with, so make sure you teach them to play fetch! They also love cuddling with their owners and generally following them around during day to day activities. They have a moderate energy level, which easily allows them to fit into just about any lifestyle, and they are just as happy going on a walk as they are napping on your couch!

Training

Because Bernedoodles are very intelligent and eager to please, they can be easily trained. They can be a little strong willed, but if you start training them young, this can work to your advantage. Make sure to use a patient and consistent approach with your Bernedoodle. To help them focus, start by socializing them while they are very young and teaching them to walk on the leash. You should also make sure to crate train and potty train your Bernedoodle. Once they have mastered basic behaviors, you can try introducing tricks or agility training. Their intelligence makes them particularly suited to learning tricks.

Lifestyle & Exercise

Like all dogs, Bernedoodles need regular, daily exercise. They should have at least 30 minutes of exercise 1 to 3 times every day. Bernedoodles require moderate exercise, so a hike, morning walk or playing fetch are all great options. They may also enjoy going to the dog park, where they can socialize with other dogs.

Bernedoodles do well with puzzle toys and other engaging activities that keep their minds sharp. Some Bernedoodles even enjoy swimming. However you choose to exercise your Bernedoodle, remember that they love spending time with their families, so make sure you are involved with them.

Full-grown Bernedoodles will eat 3-4.5 cups of food a day. Make sure to keep them on a feeding schedule to avoid bloating or overeating.

Upcoming Bernedoodle Litters

We have several scheduled bernedoodle litters available throughout the year.

Make Your Family Whole

Your perfect little family member could be in one of our current or upcoming bernedoodle litters.