Bernedoodle Breed Information
Description: The Bernedoodle breed was developed by mixing Bernese Mountain Dogs and Poodles. When it comes to personality traits, Bernedoodle have the cleverness of a poodle with the loyalty of a Bernese making it an ideal companion dog. Bernedoodle are known for being playful, goofy, loyal and affectionate – getting the best traits from their parent breeds. The dog’s physical appearance is strong and robust with medium to long hair, bushy tails, long eats and a triangular muzzle. This breed comes in three builds: Toy, mini and standard.
Other Names: Bernese Mountain Poo, Bernesepoo, Bernesedoodle, Bernepoo
Height: 12 to 17 in. for toy sized, 18 to 22 in. for miniature sized and 23-29 in. for standard sized.
Weight: 60-100 lbs.
Colors: Bernedoodles may be born with black, white, tan, brindle and combination coat colors.
Coat: The breed’s coat can be a gamble. The most common Bernedoodle coat types are curly, wavy, straight, smooth and dense. They are known for being light shedders.
Temperament: Bernedoodles are sure to get a laugh out of the family due to their playful and goofy nature. They enjoy entertaining a large family and participating in a lot of exercise. Bernedoodles are responsive and very intelligent. They know when it’s time to gear up for a game of fetch and when it’s time to calm down and watch TV. With Children: This breed is perfect for families since they play well with kids of all ages. With Pets: Other dogs don’t bother Bernedoodles but owners should introduce socialization to the dog while they are a puppy. The earlier they learn to interact with other pets, the more comfortable the Bernedoodle will be.
Watch-dog: Bernedoodles are solid watch-dogs due to their apprehensive to strangers. The breed’s loyalty to their owners drives them to alert their family when something isn’t right.
Guard-dog: Their playful nature disqualifies them from being a successful guard dog.
Care and Training: Bernedoodles need regular exercise in order to avoid becoming hyper and neurotic. Owners are suggested to take the breed out for walks for 30 minutes to one hour daily. Grooming for Bernedoodles should occur every eight to 12 weeks. When it comes to their meals, Bernedoodles are very picky. Recommended dishes to serve your dog are cottage cheese, tofu, baby food, or boiled chicken or turkey, boiled liver, boiled hamburger. Bernedoodles are recommended to have a low-protein diet because high protein foods will likely damage the dog’s coat.
Learning Rate: High. Bernedoodles are known for being extremely intelligent. Obedience: High. Problem Solving: High.
Activity: Bernedoodles need a lot of exercise, consisted of daily walks and playtime. The breed is also a fan of swimming and playing fetch.
Living Environment: This breed thrives in places with large play areas and space to run. The coat of a Bernedoodle helps them to adapt to cold and warm temperatures.
Health Issues: While Bernedoodles are considered a healthy breed, owners should look out for concerning health issues like hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, eye problems, and skin issues such as allergies and hot spots.
Life Span: 12-18 years.
Litter Size: 2-12 puppies.
Country of Origin: Canada.
History: Sherry Rupke was the first to discover Bernedoodle bred in 2003, mixing Bernese Mountain Dogs and Poodles. The Bernese Mountain Dog originated in Switzerland while the Poodle originated in Germany and France. The Bernedoodle breed was originally developed as a working canine to pull carts and herd cattle. Today, the breed is an excellent watchdog and companion.
First Registered by the AKC: The Bernedoodle is not recognized by the AKC.
Registries: American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the International Designer Canine Registry and the Designer Breed Registry.