Bernedoodle Dog Breed Information & Pictures

The Berne doodle or the Bernese Mountain Poo is a dog breed obtained by crossing a bernese mountain dog with a poodle.  The breeding of these dogs is said to have started in 2003 in Canada by a breeder, Sherry Rupke of Swiss ridge Kennels. The dog does not have very long history and is not recognised as a breed by many kennel organisations.


  1. F1 Bernedoodles – this is the first generation of Bernedoodles. the dog is 50% Bernese Mountain Dog and 50% poodle. 
  2. F1b Bernedoodle – dogs are 25 % Bernese and 75% poodle. 
  3. F2 Bernedoodles are a 2d generation, F1 Bernedoodle crossed with an F1 Bernedoodle gives an f2 Bernedoodle.

F1 Bernedoodles

The First Generation (F1) Bernedoodle is 50% Bernese mountain dog and 50% Poodle. Standards and Mini Bernedoodles are two types of dogs under the F1 Bernedoodle category.F1 Berendoodles are well matched for maximum households with MILD allergies. F1 Berendoodles may have a tri-colour or black and white coats as well as plain coats. They are very constant in coat kinds and usually have very first-rate plush to free wavy coats. Occasionally an F1 breeding will lead to a fluffier and curlier coat. Most first gen Bernedoodles shed lightly as a curlier coat means less shedding.  Some may have mild losing.   F1 Bernedoodles are well matched for maximum households with moderate allergies. There are not many curly lined F1 generation.  They generally produce free wavy terrific plush coats. It has been observed that a number of the curlier F1’s now no longer shed at all.F1 Bernedoodles are available in many sizes. Sizes Mini – Approximately 35-50 kilos

Small Standard – Approximately 55-eighty kilos

 Larger Standard – Approximately eighty-a hundred kilos​

The 2d technology Bernedoodle (F2 ) is produced through crossing two dogs of the F1 generation.  When a F1 Bernedoodle is crossed with another f1 Bernedoodle, hair kind appears to head one manner or the other. You can both get a muddle of maximum/all flat coats just like the Bernese or you may get a muddle of maximum/all curly coats just like the poodle. This pairing is not always recommended.

Bernedoodle Breeds  – Standard, Mini, Tiny, & Teddy Bear

F1b Bernedoodle

​ The backcross (F1B) Bernedoodle is produced when a  F1 Bernedoodle is crossed with a Poodle. F1B Bernedoodles may have a better achievement fee for non-losing and are encouraged for households with mild to extreme allergies. The F1B Bernedoodle is seventy five% Poodle which makes this technology one the maximum hypo-allergenic of all of the Bernedoodle generations we breed. The F1B Bernedoodles have lovely free wavy to curly plush coats. However, it must be noted that the F1B will not always appear or behave like a poodle. The seventy five% poodle of their technology strictly relates to the non-losing and hypo-allergenic factors. In each F1B muddle, there might be dogs which have free wavy coats that appearance precisely like an F1 Bernedoodle. These dogs are very acceptable for households that need a greater Bernese-searching Bernedoodle that doesn’t shed. Skilled breeders are capable of deciding coat kinds through 4-6 weeks old.

Sizes- Tiny – Approximately 15-30 kilos this length is now no longer are available in F1 Bernedoodles.

Mini – Approximately 35-50 kilos

Standard- Approximately 55+ kilos

F2B Berendoodles-Teddy Bear Bernedoodles

F2B Bernedoodles (Teddy Bear Bernedoodles) are the Second Generation backcross Bernedoodle (F2B).  An F1 Bernedoodle crossed with an F1B Bernedoodle results in this type. F2B Bernedoodle is 62.5% Poodle and 37.5 Bernese mountain dog.

This technology has a great achievement fee for non-dropping as compared to the F1 and F2 Generations. These are for households with slight to extreme allergies. Many households prefer this breeding due to the fact it may lean towards Bernese mountain dog more than the F1B in terms of characteristics. Most of them shed very little or not at all.  They even have an excessive achievement fee for non-dropping and are encouraged for households with slight to extreme allergies. Occasionally, a Bernedoodle obtained by crossing a bernese mountain dog with a F2 breed will resemble the F2’s more. it has been observed that the F2B Generation is usually low to slight shedding. F2B’s could have quite a few coat kinds along with free-wavy, straight, and curly. F2B’s, just like the F1B’s, could have quite a few coat colors: Traditional Tricolors, Phantom Tricolors, Sable Tricolor, Brindle Tricolor, and plenty of different shade variations. F2B Berendoodles have 3 sizes: small, medium and standard.

Temperament and Behaviour

Bernedoodle Behaviour

The Berne doodle inherits its headstrongness, loyalty and wariness around strangers from the Berne parent and its obedience and intelligence from its poodle parent. The proportion of these qualities varies from doodle to doodle. Therefore, it is impossible to predict its nature. Every Berne doodle varies from another in terms of its temperament. Some might be more headstrong or playful than the others.

The Berne doodle is a highly energetic breed, though it can do fairly well in an apartment setting. This dog can also prove to be a little head-strong during training. However, this is a very loving breed which likes to play around.  However, they are not very hard to train. They are also a very intelligent breed who can pick up various commands relatively quickly. Though very intelligent and obedient, these dogs weren’t bred as a show dog breed. They were simply bred to produce a breed which would be loving and gentle towards their owners.

The Berne doodle also has a potential for mouthiness, meaning, it would sure enjoy a chewy toy or treat. They also have a tendency howl and bark, therefore, people who like quiet settings should be mindful. They however absolutely love to play and are full of energy. Therefore, if there are children in the family, consider this dog as a perfect playmate for them.

However, they do not require a lot of exercise. A walk would be enough as they would also just love to sit with you and spend time with you which also make them perfect cuddle partners. The mini and tiny types of Bernedoodles are more energetic than the standard type. Therefore, they may need a little more effort from you in the exercise department.

They are also very sensitive. Therefore, they should not be shouted on or scolded as they may get sad very easily. They do not well if left alone for long periods of time. Therefore, people who do not stay at home a lot should think before adopting this breed as they crave a lot of attention.

They my get vary around stranger humans and animals, therefore, it is important to ensure that they have undergone proper socialization training early in their childhood. They should also be introduced to new peoples as animals as it would help them develop a proper way of socialising for the future. If socialization is properly done, they will not face any problems adjusting with new people and animals.

They are very loyal, playful and intelligent dogs who love nothing more than spending a good time with their humans.

Grooming and Care

The Bernedoodle is a hypoallergenic dog; meaning that it is good for people with allergies as they shed very less. They usually have a curly or very rarely, a wavy coat. Therefore, if you re someone who shows frequent allergic reactions, this might be the breed for you.  However, if one is allergic to dog saliva, it won’t help much with your allergies.

The shedding also depends on the curliness of the coat. The curlier it is, the lesser it will shed. Their coat has be cut and trimmed frequently. It should also be brushed frequently to prevent matting and tangles.

Every Berne doodle varies in size. Therefore, their owners should feed them according to their size. Smaller sized ones, like the toy and mini Berne doodles should be feed food for small breed dogs, whereas food for large breed dogs would be ideal for the normal sized Bernedoodle.

Too much of raw or home-cooked meals should be avoided as they can lead to various vitamin deficiencies. It is best to buy food from reputed and trusted brands so as to ensure that your adorable four legged baby gets the best nutrients in their diet. One can also check with a vet or the breeder as they can give you the best advice about the matter.

The life expectancy of a Bernedoodle differs from type to type. While a standard Bernedoodle would live for up to 15 years, a mini can live up to 17 years and a tiny Bernedoodle for up to 18 years.

They are also healthier than their parents and don’t face any serious genetic problems. They do, however face problems like elbow dysplasia, hid dysplasia, eye problems and certain skin problems like allergies. The pre-disposition is however the same as any other dog breed.

Physical Characteristics

The physical traits of the two parents also play out differently in the puppies. Some may have a curly cat whereas some may have a wavy coat. It is not common, but there are also berne doodles with a straight coat. The ones with the straight coat shed more than the curly or wavy ones.

Not only the coat but Bernedoodles also vary in size. There are three main sizes among Bernedoodles, standard, mini and tiny. The standard Bernedoodle has a height of 23 to 29 inches, and weighs around 70-90 lbs.

A mini Bernedoodle is the type which is obtained by crossing a miniature poodle with a standard sized bernese mountain dog. Their height is about 18 to 22 inches and weighs around 25 to 49 lbs. similarly, crossing a toy poodle crossed with a mini bernese mountain dog gives a tiny Bernedoodle.

They are usually solid black, black and white, black and brown or tri coloured. The combinations however vary from dog to dog.


The Bernedoodle is a very peaceful, gentle, loyal and playful dog. It is not aggressive by nature; therefore, it is the safest companion for your family and yourself. However, if not properly trained, it can surely misbehave. Since they are very sensitive, it is important to show them a lot of affection. Even a little bit of scolding or shouting can hurt them, so, one should be wary around them when angry.

They are companion breeds, bred especially for the purpose of companionship.  Therefore, if you are someone who is out of the house for long periods of time and cannot take them along, this might not be the dog for you. They can get sad and whiny when left by themselves or all alone for long periods of time as they crave companionship.  They my also become clingy if they feel like they are being neglected.

Pros and Cons

Just like every other dog breed, Bernedoodles also have their pros and cons.


  1. Gentle and playful. Ideal for families with children.
  2. Hypoallergenic breed.
  3. Not much exercise needed. Good with apartment settings.


  1. Require frequent grooming which can be expensive for some.
  2. Requires company, cannot be left alone for long hours. Not suitable for people with a busy schedule.


 The perfect companion dogs, the Bernedoodles were bred for the sole purpose of companionship. They are highly intelligent dogs and very sensitive at the same time. With their gentle and caring nature, they are perfect dogs to have around kids. Their frequent grooming needs might be a setback for some. Also, they are not the ideal breed for someone who stays out for work for long hours as they do not do well alone and can get sad and whiny when they’re left alone. Due to their sensitive nature, one must always try to be calm and loving round them and shower these adorable puppies with affection as they can easily take scolding to their heart. The Bernedoodle is the perfect breed for someone who is looking for a dog who would love to play with them but also love to just cuddle with them.