ABOUT BERNEDOODLES

What is a Bernedoodle?

The Bernedoodle is a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a poodle.

What is an Australian Bernedoodle?

The Australian Bernedoodle is a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and an Australian Labradoodle.

What is an Golden Bernedoodle?

The Golden Bernedoodle is a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Goldendoodle. Also known as a Golden Mountain Doodle.

Temperament

Bernedoodles tend to have the best attributes of both the Bernese and the poodle or doodle. They are fun, loving, goofy, sociable, confident dogs. They are very gentle around elderly and children and seem to know what people can handle. Because of this they make perfect therapy and service dogs. They are easy to train and love to work. Bernedoodles love to be around people. They do not do well in an outside kennel and need to be a part of the family. Like with any puppy bernedoodles need training early. Training your bernedoodle early is best for you and your bernedoodle. Training and exercise will make you and your bernedoodle very happy.

Lifespan 

Standard Bernedoodles live 12-15 years. Mini bernedoodles live up to 14-16 years. Bernedoodles tend to be healthier than their parents breeds.. 

Health Concerns 

Bernedoodles can be prone to hip, elbow dysplasia and eye problems . Just like most other breeds they can get cancer. Genetic testing can reduce the health concerns for bernedoodles.  Bernese Mountain Dogs need to be tested in  Hips, Elbow, Vwd, and eyes.  ​Standard Poodles need to be tested in Hips, Eyes, Thyroid, and heart. Mini Poodles need to be tested in Eyes, Hips, and Vwd. ​

Coat

Bernedoodles come in any combination of white, black, and brown. Many Bernedoodles are all-black or some combination of black-and-white or black-and-brown. It is also possible for Bernedoodles to be tricolor – black, white and brown. Just as Bernedoodles come in different colors according to breeding, they also have different types of coats. Most Bernedoodles have long, wavy coats that shed minimally. Curly coats are also very common and these shed very little, like the Poodle’s coat, and they are great for allergy sufferers. Straight-coated Bernedoodles are less common and they tend to shed more than wavy- or curly-coated Bernedoodles.

Different Generations

​F1 – is a first generation cross, in which the pup is 50 per cent Bernese Mountain Dog and 50 per cent Poodle or doodle. The F1 cross is considered the healthiest, as the parents have the least likelihood of contributing genes for common inheritable diseases.

F1b – is a backcross in which a Bernedoodle is bred with a poodle or doodle. The puppy is 25 per cent Bernese, and 75 per cent Poodle or doodle. F1b puppies are the most likely to be non-shedding and allergy-friendly. 

F2 – is a second-generation cross, in which an F1 Bernedoodle is crossed with another F1 Bernedoodle. If this is done for 7 generations a breeder could apply to register this dog as a purebred. The closer the generations come together the more consistency there will be in the lines, but the genetic problems of the purebreds are more likely to reappear, and hybrid vigor diminishes.