What is a Bernedoodle?
A Bernedoodle is a mix between a Poodle and a Bernese Mountain Dog. These dogs have low to non-shedding coats. Bernedoodles tend to be highly intelligent, hardworking when necessary, loyal, and just a bit goofy. They are good with children and other dogs, provided they have been well socialized. They are a good choice for a family pet, as they are people-oriented, they love to spend time with the family, engaging in all activities and games, but they will also calmly cuddle in the sofa, taking great pleasure of time spent close to humans.
Small Standard: 45-70 lbs and 18-24 inches.
Medium: 40-60 lbs and 17-20 inches.
Miniature: 35-55 lbs and 16-18 inches.
Micro Mini: 15-30 lbs and 12-16 inches.
F1 = Bernese Mountain Dog X Poodle (50% Bernese Mountain X 50% Poodle)
F1b= Bernendoodle X Poodle (25% Bernese Mountain Dog X 75% Poodle)
F1bb = F1b Bernendoodle X Poodle (12.5% Bernese Mountain Dog X 87.5% Poodle)
F2 = Any combination where one of the parents is a First Generation (F1, F1B, or F1BB) and the other parent is a First Generation or Higher.
F2b = F2 X Poodle (75% Poodle - 25% Bernese Mountain Dog)
F3 = Any combination where one of the parents is a Second Generation (F2 or F2B) and the other parent is a Second Generation or Higher.
F3B = F3 x Poodle
Multi-Gen = Any combination where both parents are Third Generation or higher.
Coat & Maintenance:
One of the desirable traits of Bernedoodles is that they shed very little. Also, they are more hypoallergenic than other dogs, which makes them the perfect pet candidate for people with allergies. Although they do not shed much, they require to be groomed and brushed once or twice a week to prevent their coat from matting.
Brushing also provides the owner and dog the opportunity to strengthen the human-animal bond. Usually, the curlier the hair, the more difficult it is to groom. Every few months their coat should also be trimmed. Baths should only be given when necessary. Clipping its nails and keeping the eyes and ears clean are also part of the Bernedoodle’s grooming routine.
Bernedoodles can be extremely active and playful, so they are well-suited for owners who spend time outdoors, hike, and have an overall active lifestyle. They are good swimmers, just like the Poodle, they enjoy running, fetching the ball, and any other stimulating game. Bernedoodles crave human attention and although they are generally very adaptable, they may suffer from separation anxiety, so they are not ideal pets for owners who spend long periods of time away from home.