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 and F1b Bernedoodles in standard and mini sizes.

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 and F1b Bernedoodles in standard and mini sizes.

Size

Bernedoodles can come in three sizes: tiny, miniature, and standard.  Currently, The Doodle Tribe breeds mini and 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. Mini bernedoodles stand at 17-23 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 25-40 pounds. They have a life expectancy of 13-17 years.

Bernedoodles usually reach their full height around 12 months and 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.

Temperament

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 and 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.

FAQs

What is a Bernedoodle?

A Bernedoodle is a mixed breed dog or a hybrid, resulting from a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle. They were first bred in 2003 in Canada. Bernedoodles have been designed to be companion dogs. They are also called Bernese Mountain Poos. Bernedoodles can differ in appearance. Some have more Poodle traits, and others have more Bernese Mountain dog traits.

Do Bernedoodles shed?

Minimally, if at all. Like other Poodle crosses like the Bernedoodle are also considered low-shedders. The fur they shed gets trapped inside the top layer of their coat so they must be brushed regularly.

How big do Bernedoodles get?

Bernedoodles come in three sizes; toy/tiny, mini/medium, and standard. The adult standing height of a tiny Bernedoodle is 12 to 17 inches. They weigh around 10 to 24 pounds. Adult miniature Bernedoodles are 18 to 22 inches tall and weigh anywhere from 25 to 49 pounds. Standard Bernedoodles, the biggest among Bernedoodles, grow 23 to 29 inches tall and weigh around 70 to 90 pounds. Males tend to be larger than females once they are fully matured. 

Are Bernedoodles hypoallergenic?

Bernedoodles are hypoallergenic as they have their Poodle parent’s genetics. They are less likely to trigger allergic responses in people, However, no dog has a “nonallergic reaction” that is 100 percent.

How big do mini Bernedoodles get?

A miniature Bernedoodle grows 18 to 22 inches tall and weigh approximately  25 to 49 pounds. Male mini Bernadoodles generally tend to grow taller and heavier than their female litter mates.

How long do Bernedoodles live?

The average lifespan of a Bernedoodle is 12 to 18 years. They are generally considered healthy and long-lived dogs. Smaller Bernadoodles tend to live longer than larger Bernedoodles.

Do Bernedoodles like to swim?

In most cases, YES! Bernedoodles like to play in the water, and they love swimming. They inherit their likeliness to water from their parents. Poodles love to play in the water, while the Bernese Mountain Dog may have some hesitations about the wet stuff. Bernedoodles that inherit the water-loving traits from their Poodle parent will love swimming and, when Bernedoodles are introduced to water during their early life, they are more apt to becoming water lovers.

How to groom a Bernedoodle?

Bernadoodles shed minimally as the fur they shed accumulates underneath the top layer of their coat into their undercoat. The trapped loose hair can tangle with healthy hair and make mats if not properly brushed and groomed regularly. Visit a professional groomer once every three months and groom your Bernedoodle at home (at least three times a week) in between grooming appointments to prevent matting. Start grooming with a full-body stroke, inspect for any knots, then comb their hair using a steel comb with long pins. Again notice the areas with tangled hair. Try line brushing with a slicker brush to get rid of the tangles. If the matted area is so messy that you cannot repair it by line brushing, don’t pull hard as it can hurt your Bernedoodle. Try to remove it with grooming scissors instead. Keep their eyesight clear by trimming excess hair around their eyes. Keep the ears cleaned and keep their nails trimmed. Do not bathe them too often. Giving a bath once every three months is sufficient.

Are Bernedoodles good dogs?

Yes., Bernedoodles are designed to be companion dogs. They have a friendly temperament. and are goofy, playful giants. They are also clever and, loyal, making them excellent family and therapy dogs. 

Do Bernedoodles bark a lot?

Berneadoodles barks at a relatively low rate. They may bark when they need cuddles, when they are hungry, or when they are cautious. 

How big is a mini Bernedoodle?

They are mid-sized dogs Bernedoodles that weigh anywhere between 25 to 49 pounds. A fully grown mini Bernedoodle stands around 18 to 22 inches tall. Though these are the commonly seen size ranges, the actual size of an individual mini Bernedoodle can vary according to their genetics.

What does a Bernedoodle look like?

They look like a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle. Bernedoodles with more Poodle traits look more Poodle-like, and when they have more Bernese Mountain Dog traits they look more like Bernese Mountain Dogs. Bernedoodles have a squarely built body with hanging ears and a long muzzle. There are three different Bernedoodle sizes: toy, mini and standard. Bernedoodles can have straight, wavy, or curly coats. Their coat colors can vary, however, the most common colors are black and white, merle, sable, red and white, tri-color, plain black, phantom, and chocolate.

How much does a Bernedoodle weigh?

There is no solid figure to describe their exact weight as they are crossbreed dogs, but in most cases, toy Bernedoodles weigh approximately 10 to 24 pounds, mini Bernadoodles weigh approximately 25 to 49 pounds, and standard Bernedoodles weigh 70 to 90 pounds. Males generally weigh more than females.

Are Bernedoodles lazy?

No, Bernadoodles are moderately energetic. They are playful and love to go for walks. They usually stay calm and relaxed in between their playtimes. Bernedoodles do need regular exercise to stay healthy and happy.

 

Available Bernedoodle Puppies

We often have Bernedoodle puppies available or planned litters coming soon throughout the year.

Make Your Family Whole

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