Bernedoodle is a hybrid dog, which is got from crossing the Bernese mountain dog and Poodle. They are known for their clever, gentle, goofy, and loyal nature. Despite their popularity, you can found them in the care of shelters and rescues. Berndoodle is a perfect dog breed for active families, especially the tiny Bernedoodle.

They inherit the intelligence, charming, and goofy nature from the poodle and happy temperament from the Bernese Mountain Dog. Bernedoodle love to spend the maximum time with their families. A Bernedoodle can differ in size, color, and temperament. Let's know more about this special four-leg family member.


Sherry Rupke of Swissridge Kennels is known for producing the Bernedoodle for the first time. In 2003, she crossed the Bernese mountain dog with a poodle to get a unique quality dog. Today, this hybrid breed recognizes by the American Kennel Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the International Designer Canine Registry, and American Canine Hybrid Club.


There are three main sizes of the Bernedoodls, including the tiny, miniature, and standard size. These sizes of Bernedoodles are obtained by crossing the different sizes of the Poodles with Bernese Mountain dog. Tiny Bernedoodles are the smallest ones with 12 to 17 inches in height at the shoulders and 10 to 24 pounds weight. The Miniature Bernedoodles are 28 to 22 inches in height with 25 to 49 pounds weight. The Standard Bernedoodles are 23 to 29 inches tall at the shoulders and weigh 70 to 90 pounds.


Bernedoodles inherit many of their traits from both parents; Poodle and Bernese Mountain dog. Their highly intelligent, hardworking, and loyal nature makes them very popular among families. But sometimes, they also inherit the stubborn nature of the Bernese mountain dog, which makes them very difficult to train. However, once they start picking the training, their stubborn behavior fades away with time. You can train them for various tasks like potty training, and crate training.

Many Bernedoodles inherit the Bernese Mountain Dog's stubborn nature, which can make them difficult to train; however, this behavior usually fades away as the puppy gets older. Once you start their training, you will see their intelligent nature helps them quickly pick the commands.


Bernedoodles are healthier than their parents as crossbreeding reduces the risk of many inherited diseases. But still, it's a new breed, and little information is available about their health.

Some of their common health issues are hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, eye dysplasia, and some skin issues.


It's a crossbreed dog and requires a little bit more care than the other dogs. They can adjust in different environments depending upon their sizes. The tiny and miniature size Bernedoodle can adjust in the apartment, while the standard size Bernedoodles needs a nice yard to move around. 

All the Bernedoodles love to stay around the humans and can build separation anxiety when leaving alone. The early socialization of Bernedoodles is good, like all the other dogs. 


Try to feed an appropriate amount of food to your Bernedoodle depending upon their size, age, and activity level. The standard size Bernedoodles are excessive eaters than the tiny and miniature sizes. They love to eat everything you put in front of them. So be careful to keep track of your Bernedoodle, especially if you have a standard size. 

You can consult with your dog veterinarian to make their perfect diet plan.

Coat color and type

Bernedoodles coat comes in three types including the straight, wavy, and curly coat. The straight coat Bernedoodles are more shedding than the wavy and curly coat Bernedoodles. While the wavy and curly coats are hypoallergenic and good for allergic people. 

Bernedoodle coat color can vary from pure black to white, black and brown depending upon their parents. But the bi-color and tri-color Bernedoodles are also very famous among the people. 

Some Important FAQs About Bernedoodle:-

Are the Bernedoodle Barkers?

Bernedoodles are known for their friendly, gentle, and cool nature. They are not known to be noisy. In fact, they only bark infrequently and thrive as therapy and service dogs. Many owners believe that they are too friendly to guard the house when you are away.

Are the Bernedoodle good family dogs?

Bernedoodles are very famous as family dogs due to their friendly temperament and fierce loyalty. They are usually very good with the other dogs and children. Make sure to socialize them early as they can be suspicious of strangers.

How much can a Bernedoodle cost?

A Bernedoodle can cost you between $2500 to $5000 depending upon different factors, which include their size, color, breeder, and generation. On average, you can expect to pay around $4000 to own a Bernedoodle.

What is the life span of a Bernedoodle?

The life span is very important for any family dog breed. Most of the families prefer dogs that have a greater life span. Usually, the Tiny Bernedoodle has more life span than the other sizes. On average, a Bernedoodle can live somewhere between 12 to 18.

Is there anything bad about Bernedoodles?

Yes, Bernedoodles are prone to different health issues, including hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, eye and heart diseases. However, they are considered healthier dogs than the purebred Poodles and Purebred Bernese Mountain dogs. 

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