What is a Bernedoodle?
A Bernedoodle is a mix between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle.
This combination gives you a perfect, loving companion for active owners and families with children. Another awesome thing about Bernedoodles- they have the intelligence and low shedding coat of the Poodle combined with the laid-back, yet incredibly loyal nature of the Bernese mountain dog!
This breed was originally combined to exhibit the positive traits of the Poodle and Bernese Mountain Dog and the result is normally an intelligent, gentle, sociable and enthusiastic dog who is suited for family life.
Coat and Colors:
The Bernedoodles coat is a single coat that is described as a long wavy coat. Some have a straight coat. They come in a variety of different colors: solid black, black and white, black and brown, and tri-color (brown, black, and white). They also come in sable, brindle, chocolate, phantom, and merle. Some may also have markings on their chest similar to a Bernese Mountain Dog. Brushing 2-3 times a week is recommended.
Do they shed?
The Bernedoodle is often known to be hypoallergenic and is a very low shedding breed. They don't shed, but still need regular grooming. Most owners will do a teddy bear clip every 6-8 weeks.
*it is advised to wait until your puppy is older than 7-9 months before clipping their coats*
How big will a Bernedoodle get?
This all depends on the type of Bernedoodle you get! A standard Bernedoodle is between 70-90lbs. grown and somewhere between 23-29 inches tall. A standard Bernedoodle is a mix between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a standard Poodle.
A miniature Bernedoodle weighs 25-50lbs. and gets about 18-22 inches tall. A miniature Bernedoodle is a mix between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a miniature Poodle.
What Generations do Bernedoodles come in?
F1, F1b F2b...what does it all mean? Bernedoodle generation terminology is pretty simple and straight forward once you know what the numbers and letters mean. Each generation has a different Bernese to Poodle ratio.
F1 Bernedoodle: 50% Poodle & 50% Bernese Mountain Dog
F1B Bernedoodle: 75% Poodle & 25% Bernese Mountain Dog
F1BB Bernedoodle: 87.5% Poodle & 12.5% Bernese Mountain Dog
F2 Bernedoodle: 50% Poodle & 50% Bernese Mountain Dog
F2B Bernedoodle: 62.5% Poodle & 37.5% Bernese Mountain Dog
F2BB Bernedoodle: 81.25% Poodle & 18.75% Bernese Mountain Dog
We are currently breeding the F1b, F2b generation Bernedoodles in the Miniature to Medium size. CLICK HERE to learn about our amazing Bernedoodle x Doodle Specialty Hybrids!
What is their temperament like?
Bernedoodles are gentle, loving, loyal, smart and love people. The miniature ones can be higher energy, but still have all of the positive qualities as a standard.
Since Bernedoodles are a breed that are playful and lively, they thrive when they get around 60 minutes of exercise and play a day.
A few things about Bernedoodles is they are sometimes stubborn, head strong tendencies that can make training challenging, but when they are socialized and trained from puppyhood, they are sociable, gentle, and loving dogs!
Overall, their temperament is mellow and affectionate, and they thrive being part of the family!
I hope this helped you get to know Bernedoodles a little better! Please comment if you have any questions!