What is a Bernedoodle?

A Bernedoodle is a Bernese Mountain Dog / Poodle mix. There are a few ways this is done: a breeder may use a standard, medium, or mini poodle when mixing with…

What is the Bernedoodles temperament like?

Bernedoodles tend to have the best attributes of both the Bernese and the poodle. They are fun, loving, goofy, sociable, confident dogs. They are very gentle around elderly and children…

What is the Bernedoodle coat like?

Every Bernedoodle coat is different! The curlier the coat the less it will shed. Most Bernedoodles have the wavy hair coat that is low to no shed hair type. This is…

What size is a Bernedoodle?

Bernedoodles come in different sizes just like the poodle! They come in standard, mini, and tiny. Standard Bernedoodles range in size from 50-90 pounds and 23-29 inches at the shoulder...

What colors do Bernedoodles come in?

F1 Bernedoodles come in tricolor, phantom tricolor, phantom, merle tricolor, merle phantom, sable and white, sable phantom, brindle and white, brindle, black and white, and black. Other generations…

What is the Bernedoodle lifespan?

Standard Bernedoodles live 12-15 years where as Mini Bernedoodles live up to 14-16 years. Bernedoodles tend to be healthier than their parental breeds...

What are the generations of the Bernedoodle?

F1 Bernedoodles are a first generation cross where the puppy is 50 percent Bernese Mountain Dog and 50 percent poodle. F1b Bernedoodles are a backcross; puppies are 25 percent Bernese…

What are some tips for Training?

We have gathered training tips from experts who work with bernedoodles daily! They understand the temperament and capabilities of these intelligent dogs and want to help you get started!

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What is a Bernedoode?

A Bernedoodle is a Bernese Mountain Dog poodle mix. There are a few ways this is done: a breeder may use a standard, medium, or mini poodle when mixing with a bernese mountain dog creating the Bernedoodle. A standard poodle crossed with a bernese is referred to as a Standard Bernedoodle where as a mini poodle mixed with a bernese is a Mini Bernedoodle. These Bernedoodles can come in many different generations.





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What is the Bernedoodles temperament like?

Bernedoodles tend to have the best attributes of both the bernese and the poodle. They are fun, loving, goofy, sociable, confident dogs. They are very gentle around elderly and children and seem to know what people can handle. Because of this they make perfect therapy and service dogs. They are easy to train and love to work. Bernedoodles love to be around people which in turn means they do not do well in an outside kennel and need to be a part of the family. Like with any puppy, Bernedoodles need training early; training your Bernedoodle early is best for you and your Bernedoodle. Professional help is highly recommended for those who are not confident in their ability to properly train their new addition to the family. However, if one is up to the task the ultimate reward can come from doing it yourself!





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What is the Bernedoodle coat like?

Every Bernedoodle coat is different! The curlier the coat the less it will shed. Most Bernedoodles have the wavy hair coat that is low to no shed hair type. This is extremely helpful with those who have allergies. Bernedoodles with a curlier coat are more like the poodle and will not shed. It is very rare to have a Bernedoodle with straight hair. Brushing your Bernedoodle twice a week will make shedding less noticeable but a good brush at least once a week is needed to prevent matting. It is necessary to have your Bernedoodle clipped every few months which can be done either professionally or by the owner.





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What size is a Bernedoodle?

Bernedoodles come in different sizes just like the poodle! They come in standard, mini, and tiny. Standard Bernedoodles range in size from 50-90 pounds and 23-29 inches at the shoulder. The large range is due to the standard poodle breed ranging in size tremendously. A Mini Bernedoodle is 20-45 pounds and 18-22 inches at the shoulder. Finally, the Tiny Bernedoodle ranges from 10-24 pounds and 12-17 inches at the shoulder. A responsible breeder should be able to provide the new owners a mature weight within 10 pounds.





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What colors do Bernedoodles come in?

F1 (generation) Bernedoodles come in tricolor, phantom tricolor, phantom, merle tricolor, merle phantom, sable and white, sable phantom, brindle and white, brindle, black and white, and black. Other generations of Bernedoodles come in cream, red, and brown. The most popular colors are tricolor like the Bernese Mountain Dog.





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What is the Bernedoodle lifespan?

Standard Bernedoodles live 12-15 years where as Mini Bernedoodles live up to 14-16 years. Bernedoodles tend to be healthier than their parental breeds.





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What are the generations of the Bernedoodle?

F1 Bernedoodles are a first generation cross where the puppy is 50 percent Bernese Mountain Dog and 50 percent Poodle. F1b Bernedoodles are a backcross; puppies are 25 percent Bernese Mountain Dog and 75 percent Poodle. F2 Bernedoodles are a second-generation cross. For example, a F1 Bernedoodle crossed with a F1 Bernedoodle makes an F2.





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What are the health concerns of a Bernedoodle?

Bernedoodles can be prone to hip, elbow dysplasia and eye problems. Just like most other breeds they can get cancer. Genetic testing can reduce the health concerns for Bernedoodles. The average lifespan for a Bernedoodle is 10+ years. The goal with Bernedoodles is to create a breed with less health problems than either parent breed. If you are looking for an ethical breeder you’ve come to the right place!





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What are some tips for Training?

Motivate Your Puppy

As soon as you bring your puppy home, step into his mind frame. Dogs are pack animals and like to follow a leader. If you act like one, your puppy’s biggest motivation will become making you happy.


Keep it Consistent

The only way your puppy will ever learn is if there is a clear and consistent connection between your puppy’s actions and your reaction.


If your puppy does something right, reward and praise him enthusiastically. If he does something wrong, make it clear you’re not happy or ignore him.


For example, if you don’t want your puppy on the furniture, say ‘No’ loudly and guide him off every time he climbs up. Then praise him every time he gets on the floor.


If you fail to be consistent, your puppy will be too.


Puppy Treats

There are no free rides when it comes to treats. Make your puppy earn every one of them.