About the Breed

The Bernedoodle is an intelligent and active breed that is becoming increasingly popular with pet owners. This hybrid breed, a mix between the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle, has a combination of features that make it an ideal companion for families and individuals looking for an affectionate and playful pet. In this article, we will explore the history of the Bernedoodle, its temperament and health concerns, making it easier to decide if this breed is right for you. History The Bernedoodle was first bred in 2003 by crossing a Bernese Mountain Dog with a Poodle. The intention behind creating this hybrid was to combine two breeds known for their intelligence, loyalty and trainability into one dog. The result was a pup with all the best qualities of both parent breeds friendly and playful like the poodle but calm and loyal like the Bernese Mountain Dog. Temperament The Bernedoodle is an all-around great family dog because they are loyal, affectionate and easy to train. They are also highly intelligent which makes them eager to learn new things; they respond very well to positive reinforcement training techniques such as clicker training or reward-based methods. Their gentle nature also makes them great around children so long as they receive proper socialization from an early age. They may also get along well with other pets in the home if introduced properly; however, some may have herding tendencies so its important to keep an eye on any aggressive behaviour towards other animals in your home or neighbourhood. Health & Weight The average weight of a Bernedoodle ranges from 25-45 pounds depending on their size; miniature sized dogs will typically weigh less than 25 pounds while standard sized dogs can weigh up to 45 pounds when fully grown. Its important to feed your pup high quality food according to their size/weight so as not to put extra strain on their joints or organs; its also important not to overfeed them or give them too much people food as this can lead to obesity which can cause other health problems down the road such as heart disease or diabetes. Important Health Checks Its important that all owners of any purebred dog should be aware of potential health issues that their pup could be at risk for due to their genetics; while hybrid breeds like the bernedoodles are considered healthier than purebred dogs (because they have less inbreeding), there are still certain conditions that these pups can inherit from one or both parents such as hip dysplasia or eye issues so regular checkups at your vet should be done throughout your pup's life time just in case any disorders appear over time. It's also important for owners of larger breeds like bernedoodles to watch out for joint pain caused by carrying too much weight which can occur if your pup gains weight quickly without proper exercise. Overall, if youre looking for a loyal companion who loves children, enjoys learning new things and has minimal health risks then look no further than a bernedoodle! These pups make wonderful additions to any family dynamic - just remember that regular vet visits are necessary in order maintain good overall health throughout your pet's life time!

Healthy weight:

25-50 pounds

Recommended Food

Large breed dog food such as Royal Canin Golden Retriever or Hills Science Diet

Breed Colors

  • black & white
  • tri-color
  • black & tan
  • red & white
  • black & silver
  • sable & white
  • silver & white
  • brown & white
  • blue merle & white
  • black & apricot
  • red & apricot
  • apricot & white

Ideal for owners that

  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Playful
  • Active
  • Adaptable
  • Friendly
  • Loyal
  • Intelligent

Health Considerations

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Eye problems
  • Addison's Disease
  • Skin allergies
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Obesity

This breed may be cute, but these are some of their common health issues to be aware of.

Temperment & Skills


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