Bernedoodle Breed: [Traits, Personality and More]

One of the fastest-growing dog breeds in the New World, Bernedoodle is genuinely adorable. Bernedoodles are mixed between a purebred Bernese Mountain dog and a standard Poodle. These designer pups are relatively new dogs who were bred for companionship. Bernedoodle is lovable, affectionate, playful, and extremely cuddly. They are extremely fond of giving and receiving attention to and from their human guardians. Let Discuss More about Bernedoodles…

Bernedoodle- Breed Information & History

Bernedoodle isn’t a historical but a 21st-century breed. These dogs were first bred in or around 2003 in the United States by Sherry Rupke, a popular name in the dog breeding world.

Bernedoodle was the first successful crossbreed between a Purebred Bernese Mountain dog and a standard Poodle. Soon enough, in 2009, this breed was registered with International Designer Canine Registry.

However, since Bernedoodle is relatively new and also isn’t crossbred, it is not yet been recognized by the American Kennel Club. And given the number of paperwork and formalities it takes, the chances of registration any soon are low as well.

Bernedoodle Breed Guide

Bernedoodle Appearance

Bernedoodles are beautiful cuddly dogs that come within a wide range of appearance diversity. From their parent dog breed lineage and DNA dominance, Bernedoodles have different coat types, patterns, and coloring. These dogs have very friendly faces with floppy ears. They can size anywhere from mini to medium and slightly big, but not as big as a large size dog.

Bernedoodles inherit physical traits from both their purebred parents. They will either have a short and very curly coat or a straight and long coat. What exactly the dog will look like depends upon whether Bernese Mountain dog or Poodle genetics is dominant.

Bernedoodles aren’t limited in their appearance, and you can find them in a range of fun colors. These dogs are available in black, white, rust or red, blue, tan, sable, and silver colors. Not just that, but some Bernedoodles are also seen in tri-color, piebald, or merle patterns. Their eyes whereas are mostly dark brown in color. Also, Bernedoodles have black noses and triangular-shaped ears.

Bernedoodle Size, Height, And Weight

Bernedoodles come in three different sizes, including Tiny/ Toy Bernedoodles, Miniature Bernedoodles, and Standard Bernedoodles.

  • The Tiny Bernedoodles grow 10 to 17 inches high and weights between 10 to 24 pounds.
  • The Miniature Bernedoodles grow 18 to 22 inches high and weights between 25 to 49 pounds.
  • Whereas the Standard Bernedoodles grow 23 to 29 inches high and weights between 50 to 90 pounds.

The Tiny/ Toy and Miniature Bernedoodles are often chosen for their size, but the Standard Bernedoodles are more popular.

Bernedoodles Traits, Personality & Characteristics

Bernedoodle has a happy and social personality. They are smart, goofy, lovable, friendly and loyal to their family. Bernedoodles inherit good personality traits from both their purebred parents.

When counting traits like high intelligence, hardworking, and loyal, Bernedoodles lean towards their purebred Poodle parents. Whereas while counting traits like good nature and confidence, they lean towards their other purebred parent, the Bernese Mountain dog.

Given their different characteristics, Bernedoodles make good family dogs, even for first-time pet parents. They can, though, make an apartment lifestyle, given they are provided with enough space and exercise every single day. However, they can’t make it home alone for long or will display outward symptoms of separation anxiety.

Bernedoodles Temperament

Bernedoodles are very loyal and hardworking dogs. They are those fun playmates who love children and are always gentle towards them. But Bernedoodles, on the other hand, are mischievous as well, and you will often find them running with your socks, keys, etc., simply because you said no. Also, they sometimes can be a bit stubborn and take a lot of effort while training.

Bernedoodles makes the great family dog, especially companion dogs. Not just that, but people also select Bernedoodles as therapy dogs.

Bernedoodles Generations

Since Bernedoodles are crossbreed dogs, they come in different Generations. For instance,

  • First Generation (F1) Bernedoodle is born by crossbreeding a Bernese Mountain dog and a Standard Poodle. These dogs are 50% Poodles and 50% Bernese Mountain dogs.
  • F1B Bernedoodle is a crossbreed of F1 Bernedoodle with a Poodle. They are 75% Poodle and 25% Bernedoodle.
  • F2 Bernedoodle are a crossbreed of two First Generation (F1) Bernedoodles. They inherit DNA from both their crossbreed Bernedoodle parents.
  • F2B Berendoodles, which are also known as Teddy Bear Bernedoodles, are a crossbreed of F1 Berendoodle and F1B Berendoodle. They are perhaps 62.5% Poodle and 37.5% Bernese Mountain Dog.
  • F1BB Bernedoodle Bernedoodles are a crossbreed of 12.5% Bernese Mountain Dog and 87.5% Poodle.
  • F2BB Bernedoodle are a crossbreed of 18.75% Bernese Mountain Dog and 81.25% Standard Poodle.
  • F3 Bernedoodle, which is also known as the multi-generation Bernedoodle, is a crossbreed between two F2 Bernedoodles.

Different generations help individuals confidently select their ideal breed, given the characteristics of the dog.

Bernedoodle Lifespan

Healthy Bernedoodles will live anywhere between 12 to 18 years. However, the crossbreed who inherit the higher DNA of Bernese Mountain dogs they’re a lifespan is shorter.

Bernedoodle Training And Exercise Needs

Bernedoodles are active dog breeds, and therefore they need a fair amount of exercise every single day. Depending upon the dog’s size, age, and fitness, they need 30-60 minutes of exercise at least 5 times a week. Bernedoodle puppies should have fewer exercise days and hours, though.

The thumb rule is to exercise your Bernedoodle 5 minutes for every month of his age. Running, walking, and playing a game of fetch are some exercises these dogs can practice.

Bernedoodles Shedding & Grooming

Bernedoodles have high-maintenance fur, and they require constant grooming to maintain their shine and health. These dogs don’t shed that much, and with regular combing, the minimum amount can be fought with.

Regularly brushing Bernedoodle will also help with any other problems with their coat. According to experts, combing these dogs thrice a month helps maintain the shine and smoothness of their fur.

For bathing, a routine of once a month is enough for Bernedoodles.

Bernedoodles Food And Diet

Bernedoodles likely need a high-quality diet throughout their life. Since these dogs are heavily active, they need higher calories and unique nutrition, though smaller sizes.

As per a general thumb rule, their daily diet must consist of 21% to 27% of protein, 42% of Carbohydrates, 3 to 4% of Vitamins, and 15 to 20% of fats and preservatives. Their daily diet can include meat protein, and animal by-products, along with vegetable and grain protein. In addition, they must also have both water-soluble and fat-soluble vitamins.

Bernedoodles Price 

A Bernedoodle puppy from a regular breeder can cost anywhere between $2000 to $5000 and even more. The price can increase depending upon how unique color dog you are getting.

However, if you want to spend less, you can adopt a Bernedoodle dog from an adoption center or shelter as well.

Things To Know About Bernedoodles

  1. Berne’s are medium-sized dogs that are a crossbreed between purebred Bernese Mountain Dog and purebred Poodles.
  2. Bernedoodles come in three different sizes, tiny, mini, and standard.
  3. They are hypoallergenic and low-shedding dogs.
  4. Bernedoodles come in different sizes and colors as Poodles.
  5. Bernedoodles inherit many traits from their purebred Poodle parent, but they are relaxed like the Bernese Mountain dog.
  6. These Doodles are adorable but a little mischievous and stubborn.
  7. Bernedoodles can make excellent hiking companions.
  8. Bernedoodles are typically expensive, and to get them, one has to wait longer since their demand is quite high.
  9. Bernedoodles are one of the latest dog breeds the world is getting crazy about. However, they were first bred in 2003 but got popular in the second decade of the 21st century.

Wrapping up…

That was all about Bernedoodles. If you are planning to adopt this breed, make sure you have enough time and attention to give them. Bernedoodles need constant love, and they can’t be left alone.

They aren’t the best dogs for single individuals who also have a work life to manage. Instead, they are ideal for families who have enough members to look after and provide company to the dog.