The second generation Bernedoodle (F2 ) is produced by crossing the (F1 X F1 = F2) We do not produce this pairing.
F2 Bernedoodle = F1 Bernedoodle X F1 Berneoodle - 50% Bernese - 50% Poodle.
With a F1 Bernedoodle x f1 Bernedoodle pairing, hair type seems to go one way or the other. You can either get a litter of most/all flat coats like the Bernese or you can get a litter of most/all curly coats like the poodle. This is not a pairing I recommend.
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The First Generation (F1) Bernedoodle is the result of a Poodle crossed with a Bernese mountain dog. These Bernedoodle Puppies are 50% Bernese mountain dog & 50% Poodle. Standards and Mini Bernedoodles come in the F1 Bernedoodle cross.
F1 Berendoodles are compatible for most families with MILD allergies. Our F1 Berendoodles will have traditional tricolor, phantom tricolor, sable tricolor, brindle tricolor, merle tricolor, or black and white coats. They are very consistent in coat types and generally have very nice plush to loose wavy coats. Occasionally an F1 breeding will produce a plusher and curlier coat. Most first generation Bernedoodles shed lightly. Some can have moderate shedding. If you are coming from a Bernese mountain dog, you most likely will think the F1 Bernedoodles are non-shedding. F1 Bernedoodles are compatible for most families with mild allergies. We rarely have a curly coated F1. They mostly produce loose wavy gorgeous plush coats. I have noticed that some of my curlier F1's do not shed at all.
F1 Bernedoodles come in many sizes. (Please note these are approximate weights. We do not guarantee weights or heights)
Mini – Approximately 35-50 pounds
Small Standard - Approximately 55-80 pounds
Larger Standard - Approximately 80-100 pounds
The backcross (F1B) Bernedoodle is produced by crossing an F1 Bernedoodle with a Poodle. F1B Bernedoodles will have a higher success rate for non-shedding and are recommended for families with moderate to severe allergies. The F1B Bernedoodle is 75% Poodle which makes this generation one the most hypo-allergenic of all the Bernedoodle generations we breed. The F1B Bernedoodles have beautiful loose wavy to curly plush coats.
Keep in mind that the F1B will not necessarily look like a poodle or have the temperament of a poodle. The 75% poodle in their generation strictly pertains to the non-shedding and hypo-allergenic factors.
In every F1B litter, there will be puppies that have loose wavy coats that look exactly like an F1 Bernedoodle. These puppies are very desirable for families that want a more Bernese-looking Bernedoodle that does not shed.
Keep in mind that we can find any one of these coat types from all of our generations.
As experienced breeders, we are able to determine coat types by 4-6 weeks old.
Tiny - Approximately 15-30 pounds this size does not come in F1 Bernedoodles
Mini - Approximately 35-50 pounds
Standard- Approximately 55+ pounds
We specialize in F1 Standard bernedoodles, F1 Mini Bernedoodles, F1B Mini Bernedoodles, and Teddy Bear Bernedoodles.
Please keep in mind that if you want a Bernedoodle that will stay smaller than 50 pounds you will need to get a Tiny Bernedoodle or a small/Medium Teddy Bear Bernedoodle. Some F1 Minis do stay under 50 pounds but because we do not know which puppies will get the big Bernese Genes or which puppies will get the smaller poodle genes, if size will become a problem for you, I would highly recommend a Tiny Bernedoodle or a small/medium Teddy Bear Bernedoodle. Tiny Bernedoodles generally do not get over 50 pounds.
What is The F1, F1b and F2 Bernedoodle Generations?
F2B Bernedoodles (Teddy Bear Bernedoodles)
The Second Generation backcross Bernedoodle (F2B) is produced by crossing an F1 Berendoodle with an F1B Berendoodle.
F2B Bernedoodle = F1 Bernedoodle X F1B Berendoodle - 62.5% Poodle - 37.5% Bernese Mountain Dog
This generation has a good success rate for non-shedding compared to the F1 and F2 Generations. This generation can work for families with moderate to severe allergies. Many families desire this breeding because it can have a little more Bernese Mountain Dog than the F1B. Most are low to non-shedders.
They also have a high success rate for non-shedding and are recommended for families with moderate to severe allergies.
Occasionally, an F2B breeding will produce a Bernedoodle with the Bernese Mountain Dog look like the F2's. This look at the F2B Generation has proved to be low to moderate shedding. F2B's can have a variety of coat types including loose-wavy, straight, and curly. As an experienced breeder, we can identify the shedders from the non-shedders. F2B's, like the F1B's, can have a variety of coat colors: Traditional Tricolors, Phantom Tricolors, Phantom, Sable Tricolor, Brindle Tricolor, and many other color variations. Please refer to our color variety page to see examples of these colors.
F2B Berendoodles come in three sizes (Please note that these are approximate weights. We do not guarantee weights or heights.):
Small - Approximately 15-30 pounds
Medium – Approximately 30-50 pounds
Standard - Approximately 55+ pounds