What is a Bernedoodle?

The bernedoodle is a mix between a Bernese Mountain dog and a Poodle. Bernedoodles are a very mellow, friendly, and loyal breed. 

Coat

Bernedoodles can have a straight, wavy, or curly coat depending on the generation and parents used. Most bernedoodles tend to shed very little if any at all (straighter coats can be prone to more shedding). The bernedoodle coat will require frequent brushing when grown out and is fairly easy to maintain when trimmed. A bernedoodle's coat is different than a double coated dog and can be shaved without damaging the hair. We recommend weekly brushing and professional grooming every 6-8 weeks to avoid tangles and matting.  

Appearance

Bernedoodles come in a variety colors such as Black Tri, Bi-Black, and Sable. We focus mainly on Tri colors. Tri bernedoodles are Black and White with copper trim along their face and/or legs, and above the eyes. Please see our coat color page for more info on different coloration and patterns. 

Size

Our bernedoodles come in toy, small mini, large mini, and standard sizes. The following weights are our guidelines:

  • Toy: 8-15lbs

  • Mini: 16-40lbs

  • Standard: 41+lbs

Temperament 

The bernedoodle is a happy-go-lucky breed who is loyal and laid back. They are a gentle giant who generally do great with kids of all ages. They are social and love being around their humans.  

 

Training

Bernedoodles are intelligent and training must be done with rewards, firmness, patience and consistency. Basic training should start as soon as you take your bernedoodle puppy home.

Activity

The Bernedoodle is an easy going breed who will need daily walks and exercise. They will require mental stimulation to prevent boredom and destruction in the home. They have a low to medium energy level and are perfect for those who like to get outdoors but also enjoy lounging around the house.