Bernedoodle Temperament:
Gentle, docile
Fun-loving and goofy
Highly Intelligent
Easy to train

Bernedoodle Sizes:
Many people mistakenly assume that all Bernedoodles are very large animals. This is not the case, as Mini Bernedoodle puppies can come in a range of sizes depending on the size of their parents. Here are the sizes of Bernedoodles we offer. All of our bernedoodle puppies’ sizes are indicated on their profile page.

The Bernedoodle is a mixed breed that occurs when a Bernese Mountain Dog is crossed with a Miniature Poodle. Big, powerful, and built for hard work, the Bernese Mountain Dog is also strikingly beautiful and blessed with a sweet, affectionate nature. Berners are generally placid but are always up for a romp with the owner, whom they live to please.  When crossed with a Poodle, the Bernedoodle breed was born!

Bernedoodle Breed Information

F1 – First generation cross. 50% Bernese Mountain Dog and 50% Poodle. The F1 Bernedoodle cross is considered the healthiest, as the parents have the least likelihood of contributing genes for common inheritable diseases.

F1B – A back cross between an F1 Bernedoodle and a Poodle. 25% Bernese Mountain Dog and 75% Poodle. F1b Bernedoodles are even more likely to be non-shedding and allergy-friendly.

F1B Reverse- A back cross between a F1 or F1B Bernedoodle and a Bernese Mountain Dog. The F1B Reverse Bernedoodle will be 25% Poodle and 75% Bernese Mountain Dog  (F1 Bernedoodle Parent) or 37.5% Poodle and 62.5% Bernese Mountain Dog (F1B Bernedoodle Parent). This mix will produce Offspring with Furnished and Un-furnished Faces.

Unfurnished Face (short hair)

Furnished Face (long hair)

Advantages of Bernedoodles:
Very healthy with no serious illnesses due to hybrid genes
Long lifespan of 15-18 years
Very loyal, gentle, docile creatures.
Great family dogs
Great with children, people and other dogs
Highly intelligent. Bernedoodles rank among the smartest dogs!
Easy to train and eager to please
Enjoy spending time with humans, making them excellent companions
Low-to-no shedding! One of the few larger dog breeds that hardly shed
Allergy-friendly coats
Make excellent service animals or emotional support dogs. Bernedoodles can be trained for conditions like PTSD and anxiety disorders.

Bernedoodle Coat Types:
The F1B Micro-Mini (Tiny) Bernedoodle puppies will have wavy hair with loose curls and be low to non-shedding. The curlier their coats, the more allergy-friendly they will be. Typically F1 Bernedoodles are suitable for people with mild allergies. Our F1b Micro (Tiny) Bernedoodle puppies can have two different types of coats in the same litter. Some will have wavy hair with loose curls very similar to F1 Bernedoodle puppies and will be very low to non-shedding. The others will have curlier hair like their poodle fathers and also be non-shedding.

 By 2-3 weeks of age, the different coat types can be properly identified. Curly coated F1b Bernedoodles are best for people with moderate or severe allergies. 

Although a relatively new breed, the Bernedoodle’s popularity has continued to grow due to the nature of their high intelligence, loyalty, superior health and longevity. What's more, the Bernedoodle is low to non-shedding, making it a good choice of breed for most people who suffer from allergies.

Bernedoodles are loyal dogs, with fun-loving, gentle and often goofy personalities. Due to their nature, bernedoodle's make great guard dogs and are very attached to their owners and families. Bernedoodles are also highly intelligent and therefore are very easy to train. Bernedoodles are good with children and excellent family dogs. Bernedoodles need less exercise and are overall more docile and less energetic than Aussiedoodles, but they still enjoy walking and playing outdoors. You should choose a Bernedoodle if you have a slightly less active lifestyle and love a dog with a gentle, calm demeanor that requires less exercise.

Great cuddlers, snugglers, and always affectionate, the Bernedoodle is happiest when it’s around its owners.  Although exercise isn’t top of their list, bernedoodles still enjoy daily walks and exercise, so it’s a good idea to have outdoor space where they can stretch their legs.

If you suffer from allergies, Bernedoodles may be a great option, as their Poodle parents make their coats allergy-friendly. Bernedoodles also shed much less than their Bernese Mountain Dog parents, which is a huge bonus for most people. The curlier the coat, the less shedding and the more allergy-friendly they will be.

Bernedoodle puppies are easy to train because they are highly intelligent and are often used as service or emotional support dogs. Bernedoodles enjoy learning new things and are generally happy, easy-going, and eager to please their owners. When it comes to new tricks, bernedoodle puppies will learn fast and will be able to keep up with you, making training a breeze. Their calm, affectionate demeanor and generally adaptable sensibilities make them highly resilient creatures who adjust well to changes in the family such as new children or new living environments. Bernedoodle puppies tend to take their cues from their owners about new situations and people.

The Bernedoodle is a healthy breed and they do not suffer from any life-threatening diseases as long as they are given the proper nutrition and exercise. Bernedoodle puppies are a great choice for people with more active lifestyles or children.

*Micro (Tiny) Bernedoodle: 12-25 lbs with the average weight being 20lbs

*Miniature Bernedoodles: 25-45 lbs with the average weight being 35lbs

*Mini/Medium Bernedoodles: 35-55 lbs with the average weight being 45lbs

Genetic Classification Explained