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About Bernedoodle

Bernedoodles are a dog breed that came in the 2000s. So, this is one of the youngest designer breeds to exist, and it's becoming popular for different reasons. Many names refer to this dog breed, as we will see below. A Bernedoodle is known to be friendly, calm, and placid. It can also be active at times. If you want a nice dog to give you company at home, check the Bernedoodle for sale offers at the top of this page. You will learn a few things about this new breed in this content.  

Bernedoodle Overview


Tiny (12-17 inches), Miniature (18-22 inches), Standard (23-29 inches)


Tiny (10-24 pounds), Miniature (25-49 pounds), Standard (50-90 pounds)


Straight, curly, and wavy variations

Coat Color

It varies. Common colors include black, black and brown, black and white, or tri-color combinations.


Placid, friendly, social, and active

Litter Size

An average of 6-8 puppies


Bernedoodle cost falls between $2000 and $5000 for a puppy. Check different size prices below.


Tiny (16-18 years), Miniature (14-16 years), Standard (12-15 years)



The Bernedoodle breed comes in three sizes, and that brings several variations. Many other crosses also resemble this breed and may bring confusion. Studies are still being conducted on Bernedoodles since various sizes, coats, colors, and temperaments exist. It's essential to note that the American Kennel Club does not recognize this breed. The reason is simple – they don't recognize hybrids. Their fame, however, makes people look for Bernedoodles for sale everywhere. For those here already, check the ads at the top for the various Bernedoodle puppies for sale near me. There are breeders within your location that sell at affordable prices.

Bernedoodle History

After the development of the Labradoodle in the 90s, a 'doodle' frenzy swept the globe. That paved the way for the Bernedoodle breed in the 2000s. Some say they were an accident, but some breeders seriously did it by crossbreeding the Bernese mountain dogs and Poodles. After the first generation, other Bernedoodle breeders followed the blueprint that had the breed’s standards.

The purely bred Bernedoodle dogs have a standard. The height, body structure, weight, and the coat are quite predictable. Since it's a hybrid, there is no standard Bernedoodle, hence the variations. Here is some information that will help you understand the most common variants. It reflects more on generations. For the sizes, the various types will be in the appearance section.

Bernedoodle Generations

Some of the generations include the following:

  • F1 Bernedoodle: This is the first generation, representing Bernedoodles born with 50% genes from both parents. That means the puppy is half poodle, half Bernese mountain dog. The F1 generation still has many color and coat type variations.
  • F1B Bernedoodle: This is a Bernedoodle with 25% Bernese mountain dog and 75% Poodle. The ‘B’ in the ‘F1B’ means it’s a backcross. What happens here is that breeders will cross a purebred Poodle or a Mountain dog with an F1B Bernedoodle. The result is a breed with low shedding. You can get an F1B standard or an F1B mini Bernedoodle here, among other size variations.
  • F1BB Bernedoodle: This type has 87.5% Poodle. It's considered the least-shedding Bernedoodle in the first-generation category. The problem is that they have curly coats that need frequent brushing.
  • F2 Bernedoodle: These are the puppies resulting from the F1 generation. That means it's a crossbreed of two F1 Bernedoodle parents. This generation has dogs that shed like most of the dog breeds out there.
  • F3 Multi-generation Bernedoodle: This is a crossbreed between two F1B Bernedoodles or two F2 Bernedoodles. Other types of iterations give the F3. Breeds in this category have strong Poodle genes but may not have a long lifespan.

Other Bernedoodle Names

People also call it the following names:

  • Bernesedoodle
  • Bernepoo
  • Bernese mountain poo
  • Bernesepoo

Similar Dogs to Bernedoodle

  • Sheepadoodle
  • Aussiedoodle
  • Goldendoodle
  • Cockapoo
  • Cavapoo
  • Goldendoodle

As you check for Bernedoodles for sale near me, you can also look at the above breeds in our ads. They are all available from breeders near you.

Bernedoodle Appearance

A Bernedoodle will give you various appearances depending on the crossbreed result. In most cases, you will see a cute dog with a luscious coat. The dog looks like a teddy bear, although there are some twists when it comes to overall appearance. Some breeds have a pink nose while young. The full-grown Bernedoodle version will have a black nose, however. These dogs have an undercoat and long, shaggy fur that suits the winter season. So, if you live in cold areas, this dog is for you.

There are various coat variations. They include curly, straight, and wavy. The curly is a favorite for most people since dogs with such do not shed much compared to the other two coat types. That means they are hypoallergenic. The only problem is that their grooming needs are quite high and strict. Common colors involve a combination of black, white, and brown. A black Bernedoodle is the most available, followed by black, brown, and black and white. There is also the sable option, but it's rare to find. That also means it is expensive if found. There are other rare variations, such as the Merle Bernedoodle, which has a marble gray coat with either white or brown spots in between.

The Bernedoodle Size Variation

Many variations have also produced different sizes. Three main sizes give every home a chance to own a Bernedoodle dog. The sizes include the following:

  • Tiny Bernedoodle: It’s also called the Toy Bernedoodle. This type has tiny dogs that are 12-17 inches tall and don't weigh more than 24 pounds.
  • Mini Bernedoodle: This variation is small since it impressively represents the standard Bernedoodles and Bernese mountain dogs. A height of 18-22 inches and a weight of not more than 50 pounds places them on an average level. You can check the mini Bernedoodle for sale near me ads at the top to buy a medium-sized Bernedoodle.
  • Standard Bernedoodle: These take 12-18 months to mature. They, therefore, take the longest time compared to the other two sizes, which only need 12 months to get to the fully grown Bernedoodle. The maximum height here is 29 inches, while the weight goes up to 90 pounds.

Bernedoodle Temperament

The characteristics of a Bernedoodle vary a lot. It’s still a breed developed in the 21st century so, it still has room for study. Common traits may include a love for sleep and being docile. You should, however, not mistake that for laziness. They will socialize with everyone, play around, go outdoors, and want to learn new tricks. Bernedoodles also love playing with toys. You will find them easy to train (not always), and they retain the best behavior.

On the other hand, they will behave like puppies for some years before portraying an adult Bernedoodle character. The scary part is that these dogs want to hang around everyone, including strangers. That is why they require early socialization to lower their anxiety. A Bernedoodle puppy will want to be with the parent more. That implies their need for attention and stimulation. It will want to be with you at all times as it grows up, making it a perfect companion dog.

Bernedoodle Care and Maintenance

Training and Exercise

As much as they are easy to train and willing to learn, they also have their parents' stubbornness. It’s more vivid in toy and miniature Bernedoodle types, hence the need to start the training early. When they are willing to listen and obey, you will witness their calmness, intelligence, and eagerness to please. They will sometimes be mischievous, but positive training (with many rewards) will give you the best results. Training should go hand-in-hand with socialization. Ensure that the dog is meeting new people in different environments. That will help counter the anxiety the dog has when it meets new people.

The calmness in these dogs should not lead you to believe they are inactive. While they may not need much exercise, they will want to jump around and run a little. They love it when outdoors walking and running. If you can take them for a swim, that will be much better. You can have a toy Bernedoodle for the apartment, but ensure it goes out for a walk or accompanies you shopping every day.

These dogs can adapt to any environment if you allow them to let off the steam. Besides the exercise, give them toys to keep the dog busy when bored.


The best amounts depend on the age, size, and amount of activity. That means it's up to the Bernedoodle type. The Standard ones tend to gulp anything edible. If you have this type, you must watch what it eats since it sometimes suffers from digestion problems. As you feed them, ensure the food is high quality, and you should mix up dry and wet food intakes. If you are unsure what to feed the dog, a vet's help can always be handy.


Bathing should be guided by how the dog smells. You can space it to every four weeks at least. Refrain from overdoing the bathing to give way for better oil distribution and general hair nourishment. Trim the nails once a month or after every bath. Cleanup should also go to the ears and eyes at least once a week. There are Bernedoodles that shed more, while others shed less. So, brushing should be frequent depending on how the dog sheds. You may need to brush more for dogs with curly hair to remove the mats and tangles. Use a detangling spray for these doodles to help solve the mats problem. A general rule here is to brush the dog 2-3 times weekly.  

Clip the dog's hair when it's over nine months old. Otherwise, you will have a full-grown dog with improper hair growth. Bernedoodle haircuts should start when the dog is at least one year old. Other grooming needs involve brushing the teeth to prevent decay. As you groom the dog, check for any rashes, sores, and other indicators of an upcoming illness.

Health Issues

The Bernedoodle lifespan depends on the type you have. Standards have a shorter one compared to the tiny or micro Bernedoodle. The following health conditions may shorten the lifespan:

  • Elbow and hip dysplasia
  • Cataracts (Hereditary)
  • Bloat
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Demodex mange
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Hypothyroidism

Taking your Bernedoodle for regular checkups is highly advisable. On the other hand, if you are searching for mini Bernedoodles for sale, for example, ensure the breeder has the right information about the parents. Getting vaccination and other health certificates is also vital.

Should You Get a Bernedoodle?

As you look for a Bernedoodle for sale near me, here are a few things to help you know what you are getting:


  • Friendly
  • Intelligent
  • Great companions


  • Anxiety
  • Stubborn
  • May be hypoallergenic

What is the Price of a Bernedoodle?

The Bernedoodle price for a puppy ranges from $ 2,000 to $ 5,000. The average price is about $3,000. They sometimes cost as much as $6,000. The price here depends on the Bernedoodle breeder, the size, age, bloodline, and location. A fully grown Bernepoo costs about $2000, but you may get it cheaper if you visit the puppy mills or Bernedoodle rescue centers. At the top, we have tiny, standard, and mini Bernedoodle puppies for sale. Click on the ads to get one from a breeder near your location.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a Bernedoodle?

A Bernedoodle dog comes from crossing a Poodle with a Bernese mountain dog. The goal is to create a companion dog that looks like the Bernese mountain dog but has a longer lifespan.

2. Do Bernedoodles shed?

They all shed, but the level depends on the coat type. Bernedoodles with curly coats shed the least, while those with wavy and straight types shed like most dog breeds.

3. How big do Bernedoodles get?

It depends on the type you have. Tiny Bernedoodles have a maximum height of 17 inches. Miniature Bernedoodles' height ranges from 18-22 inches, while the standards have a maximum height of 29 inches.

4. Are Bernedoodles hypoallergenic?

Not all Bernedoodle dogs are hypoallergenic. The breeds with the curly coat are hypoallergenic since they do not shed much. The ones with a straight or wavy coat are unsuitable for those with allergies.

5. Between the standard and mini Bernedoodles, which one is better?

The better breed type depends on what you want from a Bernedoodle. Standards are great for those who like big dogs. The Bernedoodle mini is suitable for you if you want a smaller dog. You should note that the standard types have a shorter lifespan compared to the mini. Other features, such as the coat, may vary regardless of the type you have.

Final Thoughts

The Bernedoodle breed is still under scrutiny since it's barely two decades since its development. It has, however, brought out more of the best than the worst regarding companion dogs. Those who want a friendly, outgoing, and calm dog (which can sometimes be adventurous) can see Bernedoodle for sale offers at the top.

We have Bernedoodle breeders in several states, allowing you to check on the ones near you. It's time to explore the Bernepoo world and see which ones rock your world.