Temperament, coat, size, color... Everything you need to know about Bernedoodles
Updated: Apr 24
What is a Bernedoodle?
A Bernedoodle is a Bernese Mountain Dog poodle mix. You can mix a standard, medium, or mini poodle to create a Bernedoodle.
A standard poodle Bernese mix is a standard Bernedoodle a mini poodle mixed with a Bernese is a mini Bernedoodle.
What is The Bernedoodle 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.
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.
What is The Bernedoodle Coat Like?
Every Bernedoodle coat is different. The curlier the coat the less it will shed. The straighter the coat the more it will shed. Most Bernedoodles have the wavy hair coat that is low to no shed hair type. Most people with allergies are ok with this hair type. Bernedoodles with a more curly 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. Bernedoodles need to be brushed at least once a week to prevent mating. It is necessary to have your Bernedoodle clipped every few months, you can do this yourself or have a professional do it.
What Size is a Bernedoodle?
Bernedoodles come in different sizes just like the poodle. They come in standard, mini, and micro mini.
Standard: These range in size from 45-115 pounds 23-29 inches at the shoulder. The reason for this huge range is because standard poodles range in size tremendously. I have had standard Bernedoodle adult weight only 45 pounds, but that is uncommon. An experienced breeder should be able to tell you within about 10-20 pounds how big your puppy will be.
In some occasions it is impossible to know.
Mini: These range in size from 18-65 pounds and 18-22 inches at the shoulder. If you need a dog that will stay under 50 pounds I would recommend a small mini or a tiny/f1b mini bernedoodle.
Micro Mini: These range in size from 15-30 pounds. If you need a dog that will stay under 50 pounds I would recommend a small mini or a tiny/f1b mini bernedoodle.
What Colors do Bernedoodles Come In?
Bernedoodles come in black, black & brown, black & white, or a tai-color which is a mix of white, black, and brown. They also come in sable, brindle, chocolate, phantom, and merle.
What is The Bernedoodle Lifespan?
If you want to know how long a Bernedoodle lives, first it is interesting to know that Bernedoodles tend to be healthier than their parents' breeds. The Standard Bernedoodle live 10-12 years. The Mini Berdoodle live 14-16 years. The Micro Mini Bernedoodle live 14-16 years.
What Are The Health Concerns of a Bernedoodles?
We are all about genetic testing and choosing the right parents. As they 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. Bernese Mountain Dogs need to be tested in Hips, Elbow, Vwd, and eyes. Standard Poodles need to be tested for Hips, Eyes, Thyroid, and heart. Mini Poodles need to be tested in Eyes, Hips, and Vwd. Puppy selection will be based on order deposits are received.
What's the difference between furnished and unfurnished?
The term "Furnishings" refers to the long hair on the extremities of dogs including the head and tail. When a Bernese Mountain Dog is crossed with a Poodle (F) the resulting dog is an F1 Bernedoodle, 1/2 Bernese Mountain Dog and 1/2 poodle.
We've had families specifically ask for the unfurnished bernedoodle and that's why we started looking into it more. Some families don't like the beard of the furnished bernedoodle or they love the bernese and don't want as much of the shedding.