The Bernedoodle is a crossbreed. Opening your heart and home to a crossbreed is like opening a beautifully wrapped package on your birthday: it's exciting, but you never know what's inside. It’s often assumed that a cross breed will combine the best of two or more breeds, but genetics doesn’t always work that way. The way genes express themselves is not always subject to a breeder’s control.
The Bernedoodle is a cross between a Bernese mountain dog and a Poodle (usually a Standard or Miniature). They are intelligent, friendly, and affectionate. They come in many sizes: tiny (Weighing 15 to 30 pounds), miniature (weighing 25 to 560 pounds), medium (45 to 75 pounds), and standard (70 to more than 100 + pounds). Because they are a cross breed, their traits are not fixed, so there is not a guarantee that the Bernedoodle puppy you purchase will fall into the desired weight range. If you are looking for a puppy that will stay under 50 pounds you will need a Tiny Bernedoodle.
We bred standard bernedoodles, mini bernedoodles, tiny bernedoodles, teddy bear bernedoodles, and Australian bernedoodles.
A standards bernedoodle is cross between a Bernese mountain dog and a standard poodle. Standard Bernedoodles range in size from 45-110 pounds 23-29 inches at the shoulder. Generally our smaller standards are 45-80 pounds and our larger standards are 80-110.
It is difficult to say what size each Bernedoodle puppy will be. Bernese Mountain Dogs can be 50-150 pounds that is a 100 pounds size range. Standard Poodles can be 20-80 pounds that is a 60 pounds size range. When trying to estimate adult weight for a Bernedoodle puppy the most accurate way to do so is to look at past puppies from the pairing. Size is never a guarantee. My largest standard paring puppies are generally 85-110 pounds full grown. We have had 3 litters from this pairing. Out of all 3 litters all of the puppies were 85-120 pounds full grown except one that ended up being around 45 pounds. This is an example of how hard it can be to make a correct estimate about the adult weight.
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A tiny bernedoodle is a cross between a F1 Mini Bernedoodle and a Mini or toy poodle.
Tiny Bernedoodles are 10-40 pounds with the average being 20 pounds. A Tiny Bernedoodle is a F1B Mini Bernedoodle. That means that a Tiny Bernedoodle is 25% Bernese mountain dog and 75% Mini Poodle. Some breeders use toy poodles to create Tiny Bernedoodles. Tiny Bernedoodles using a toy poodle would be 25% Bernese mountain dog, 25% Mini poodle, and 50% toy poodle. This is a pairing where it would be ok to use a toy poodle. The reason we do not want to use a toy poodle in an f1 Bernedoodle pairing is so we can maintain good confirmation. Sometimes the Tiny Bernedoodle is referred to as the Micro Mini Bernedoodle.
A Teddy bear bernedoodle is a cross between a F1 Mini Bernedoodle and a F1B (Tiny) Bernedoodle.
Teddy Bear Bernedoodles are 20-50 pounds with the average being 35 pounds. Teddy bear bernedoodles can also be called multi gens.
A mini bernedoodle is a cross between a Bernese mountain dog and a mini poodle.
A Mini Bernedoodle is a cross between a mini poodle and a Bernese mountain dog. Mini Bernedoodles can range in size from 18-65 pounds with the average 30-45 pounds.
An Australian Bernedoodle is an Australian Labradoodle crossed with a Bernese mountain dog.
Australian Bernedoodles are not to be mistaken for an Australian shepherd cross. We do not use Australian shepherds in our program. Our goal is to create calm docile puppies. Australian shepherds have too much energy for what we are trying to create.
Bernedoodles have a moderate activity level. They need a good walk or active playtime each day, and if you’re interested (and the dog's overall health is good enough), they are athletic enough to participate in such dog sports as agility, fly ball, obedience, and rally. They can also be excellent therapy dogs.
Both of the breeds used to create Bernedoodles tend to be smart and learn quickly. If you begin socialization and training early and use positive reinforcement techniques such as praise, play, and food rewards, you will be met with a wonderful companion.
Bernedoodles do great in a family setting. They are great with kids and need to be around people. They are not the breed that should be left outside in a kennel. They want to be a part of your family and do best in a home setting.