Bernedoodles are lovable, quirky dogs who like playing outside as much as they enjoy snuggling on the couch. They're the ideal family dog, with a particular affinity for youngsters. Plus, they get their poodle parent's virtually hypoallergenic coat. This breed, sometimes known as the Bernese Mountain Poo, crosses a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle. The Poodle's intelligence and minimal shedding coat is blended with the laid-back yet immensely loyal personality of the Bernese in these hybrid fluffy dogs.
Male: 70-100 lbs
Female: 70-90 lbs
Male 23-29 inches
Female 23-29 inches
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Bernedoodles are available in three sizes. The regular size, which is the product of combining a Standard Poodle with a Bernese Mountain Dog, stands between 23 and 29 inches tall and weighs between 70-90 pounds. A Mini Bernedoodle (Miniature Poodle x Bernese Mountain Dog) is between 18 and 22 inches tall and weighs between 25-49 pounds. Finally, the Toy or Tiny Bernedoodle is a cross between a Toy Poodle and a Bernese Mountain Dog that produces a little dog that stands between 12-17 inches in height and weighs between 10-24 pounds.
Bernedoodles can have straight, curly, or wavy hair. The dog with curlier hair is more hypoallergenic. It has a thick, dense coat with a rough feel. It may also be corded with different length cords. In the summer, the Bernedoodle coat keeps it cool, and it keeps it warm in the winter.
Bernedoodles have a square build, and dark oval eyes are set apart. Their ears are close to their heads, their nose is long and triangular, and their tail is bushy and held high. They feature thick, padded padding as well. The Bernedoodle will appear more solid and square if the Bernese bloodlines are more prevalent, and its shape will be longer than taller.
Poodles can have a far more extensive range of coat colors than Bernese mountain dogs, with black, tan, and white uniforms. Bernedoodles can have a wide range of colors because of this. They can be pure black, black and white, or a random combination of colors, much like their mountain dog mother or father.
Bernedoodles appear to inherit many of the most remarkable qualities of the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle breeds. However, the features they acquire from their parents might change slightly, and dogs within the breed have different personalities. Bernedoodles are bright, dynamic when needed, loyal, and a little silly. They get along nicely with children and other dogs if they've been properly socialized.
The Bernedoodle, is a breed that thrives on affection, and enjoys being at its owner's side. As a result, they are most suited to households where they will be entertained for most of the day. Too much time alone might lead to undesirable tendencies like separation anxiety.
Some Bernedoodles inherit the tenacity of the Bernese Mountain Dog, which may make them tough to teach, although this tendency usually fades away as pups grow into adolescent dogs. Once they start training, their intelligence makes it easier to learn up orders than other dogs. Bernedoodles may inherit the Bernese's fear of strangers; therefore, socialization is crucial, especially young.
Bernedoodles can have a lot of energy and require a lot of care and modest exercise. They thrive in environments where they are not left alone for extended periods. Personal space is not in their lexicon, and they should not be left alone for long periods. Separation anxiety, which may lead to anxiety-like whining or chewing, can be brought on by loneliness.
Standard Bernedoodles fare better in apartments and cities than Tiny and Miniature Bernedoodles. To burn off energy, they'll require at least a decent, lengthy daily stroll. They generally want nothing more than to be with their owners and are equally willing to play outside with them as they are to snuggle on the couch with them.
Bernedoodles, like Poodles, are clever, which means they can pick up undesirable habits just as quickly as they can pick up good ones. It's critical to stay on top of your training. Early socialization and exposure to other dogs and humans is always a good idea, as it will help them behave nicely when meeting new people or pets.
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Bernedoodles, unlike other dogs, do not require as much grooming on a weekly to monthly basis owing to their curly coat. Because this is one trait that breeders aim to pass down from generation to generation, a Bernedoodle will generally have the same coat type as a Poodle. It does not shed and continues to grow in this manner. Bernedoodles are classified as non-shedding dogs due to their curly fur. Despite this, your Bernedoodle doesn't require much maintenance; it simply has to be brushed once or twice a week. Bathe your Bernedoodle once every several months to avoid the loss of natural oils. Bathing often might cause your Bernedoodle's skin to become less moisturized due to the lack of natural oil. Once every three to four months is the ideal time to groom your Bernedoodle. Your Bernedoodle's ear can be checked, and the groomer can trim their nails.
Bernedoodles are often healthier dogs than their parents. Many purebred dogs are susceptible to genetically inherited illnesses and ailments resulting from inbreeding; however, crossbreeding lessens this risk. Because the breed hasn't been around for very long, there isn't much information concerning health issues with Bernedoodles. The Bernedoodle's cancer rate appears lower than that of the Bernese Mountain Dog.
Some disorders, including hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, eye abnormalities, skin concerns like allergies and hot areas, may predispose to Bernedoodles. Although all breeds are susceptible to a variety of health issues, the Bernedoodle is typically a healthy breed. You should be prepared for any concerns that may arise throughout your dog's life, regardless of how healthy they are when you initially bring them home. A pet insurance plan can help you prepare for any veterinary requirements your dog may have.
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Bernedoodles have a brief history because they are a relatively young breed. Sherry Rupke of SwissRidge Bernedoodles sought to find a method to make the purebreds more allergen-friendly and free of the health concerns that afflict the breed after years of breeding them.
Rupke wondered whether she might make a Bernese version with the same health benefits after successfully mating Goldendoodles. In 2003, the Bernedoodle (or, at the very least, the first intended cross between a Bernese mountain dog and a poodle) was born. Dog lovers worldwide have fallen in love with the loyal, caring breed that resembles a cuddly teddy bear.
The American Kennel Club does not recognize the Bernedoodle since it is a hybrid of two purebred dogs; however, it is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the International Designer Canine Registry, and the Designer Breed Registry.
If you want a smart and loyal dog who will be your lifelong companion, look no further than the Bernedoodle. Bernedoodles are ideal for active families that like to take their pets on several excursions. Despite the fact that they do not shed, they require a lot of grooming. Anyone who has owned either of those breeds understands how unique the Bernedoodle is.