The Bernedoodle is a cross between Bernese mountain dog and the Poodle. If you are looking for a companion, then Bernedoodle is unparallel to any other choice Just like its funny name they are a real companion to children and families.

Their color can be anything from pure black, black-and-white, black-and-brown, or tri-color The Bernedoodle is a half mix of a purebred Bernese Mountain Doodle and a purebred Poodle.

It is possible to have a Bernedoodle with more or less than 50 percent of each parent breed in its heritage if a first-generation Bernedoodle is mated with either a Poodle or a Bernese mountain dog.

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Quick Information about Bernedoodle

Other NamesBernese Mountain Poo, Bernesepoo, Bernesedoodle, Bernepoo
ColorWhite, Black, Brown,
CoatMedium - Dense.
curly, wavy smooth or straight
Breed TypeCrossbred
Breed Group
Height22-28 inches
Weight70 - 100 pounds
Life Span/Life Expentancy10-12 years depending on type
Temperamentplayful, gentle, intelligent, affectionate and responsive
Hypoallergenic Yes
Barking LevelModerate
Good with ChildrenYes (Excellent)
Good with Other DogsYes (Very Good)
Litter Size6 - 10 puppies
Country of OriginCanada
Competitive Registration/Qualification InformationDBR, IDCR, ACHC, DRA

History of Bernedoodle

The Bernedoodle hybrid was developed by breeding Bernese Mountain Dogs and Poodles.  The Bernese Mountain Dog originated in Switzerland while the Poodle originated in Germany and France.

Appearance of Bernedoodles

The Bernedoodle comes in three sizes as the Poodle parent can be a tiny version, miniature version or standard version.

They can range in size from 12 to 17 inches tall (Toy Bernedoodle) to 18 to 22 inches tall (Mini Bernedoodle) to 23 to 29 inches tall (Standard Bernedoodle) and their weights will vary from 10 pounds to 90 pounds depending on which size Bernedoodle you have.

Though the tiny and miniature versions of the Bernedoodle can be more energetic and stubborn, for the most part, the temperament of the Bernedoodle is playful and affectionate.

They interact well with children and generally love to spend lots of time with their human families.

Because they need to be in close proximity to their human families, you will find that they don’t do well when left alone for long periods of time.

They can be wary of strangers so it is important to socialize them as early in life as possible.

They can have long wavy coats, curly coats or straight coats.  The wavy and curly coats tend to shed only minimally but the long straight coats will tend to shed more than the other coats.

Types of Berneedoodles (Depending on Size)

Depending upon the size the Bernedoodle can be categorized into three basic types

  • The Toy Bernedoodle: the toy version of Bernedoodle can weigh between 10 to 24 pounds and the height can reach up to 14 inches
  • The Miniature Bernedoodle: the Miniature version of Bernedoodle can weigh between 25 to 49 pounds and the height can reach up to 20 inches
  • The Standard Bernedoodle: the weight of the bigger size Bernedoodle goes up to 50 pounds or more and can grow to 21 inches or above.

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Temperament and Personality

The temperament of Bernedoodle depends upon the genes passed along from the dominant breed parent.

Bernedoodle hybrids are generally playful and affectionate in nature.  They are known to do quite well with children and other animals.

Among their favorite activities involves anything that keeps them from their human family. They are also known to be a bit on the wary side when around strangers.

Early socialization will help to assuage this tendency, however.  It is important to note, at this point, that Bernedoodles require a great deal of human interaction, so it is not a good idea to leave them alone for long periods of time.

This is a trait contributed from the Bernese mountain dog side of the equation.  The toy and miniature versions of the Bernedoodle are more energetic and stubborn than the standard version.

These traits may become important during training situations and breeders need to take of that. Bernedoodles are easy to train as this hybrid gets high rank for intelligence from both the Poodle parent as well as the Bernese parent.

Care (Exercise, Grooming & Health Requirements)

The Bernedoodle is a moderately active crossbred.  He will absolutely love it when you take him out for his daily walks.

They like to play fetch with toys as much as they love spending time with you.  His breeding provides him with the coat to keep him warm in colder temperatures but he can tolerate some warmer temperatures as well.

He will be happier living in a house with a fenced yard as he does have a moderate tendency to wander and hunt.

  • Exercise: They can live in rural or urban areas alike as long as there are ample opportunity and space to exercise him on a daily basis. They need a great deal of human interaction, so leaving him outside in the backyard all of the time won’t make him a happy puppy for sure.  His natural gait is a slow trot, so almost anyone should be able to walk him on a daily basis.
  • Grooming: The Bernedoodle will require moderate maintenance. Because the Bernese parent contributes constant and seasonal shedding of all of the coat types, brushing your Bernedoodle once or twice a week is recommended.  Bathing is recommended only when it is necessary.
  • Health Problems: Every Bernedoodle has a different coat. The majority have a wavy coat that sheds minimally, if at all. Most people with allergies to dog dander are fine with a wavy-coated dog. It’s rare to see a Bernedoodle with a straight coat. However, the straighter the coat, the more it sheds, and the less suitable the dog will be for people with allergies. As for grooming, the curlier the dog’s coat, the harder it is to maintain. Since most Bernedoodles shed little, if at all, they need to be brushed regularly to prevent matting, and must be clipped every few months.

Training / Exercise Needs 

Training is easy for Bernedoodle, as they can pick up very quickly and if properly trained with strictness one can become a great watchdog.

However, of not trained at all the puppies can adopt neurotic and hyper nature. Basic training includes:

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Just like other normal dog food and accurate amount of daily nutrient works for Bernedoodle. An adult Bernedoodle needs a proper amount of meat and vegetables as a daily diet.

Bernedoodle Puppy Video

Interesting Facts

  • This is a very social dog that thrives on plenty of human interaction; if you have limited time for a dog, this may not be the breed for you
  • “Bernepoo” is also an alternative name for Bernedoodle
  • They can become great watchdogs.