The Bernedoodle is a cross between the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle. This hybrid fuses the virtues of its parent breeds – the cleverness of the poodle with the loyalty of the Bernese, making it a perfect companion dog. This strong and robust dog has a compact and powerful body that is covered with medium to long hair. They come in many bright colors, but most commonly in black. A bushy tail, a pair of long-hanging ears, a triangular muzzle and the button eyes, all added to the growing popularity of its ‘cute’ looks.
|Nickname||Bernese Mountain Poo|
|Coat||Curly, straight, wavy, smooth, dense|
|Colors||Black, white, tan, brindle, combinations|
|Type of Breed||Crossbreed|
|Lifespan||10 to 12 years|
|Height (size)||Medium; 22-27 inches|
|Temperament||Social, intelligent, playful, responsive|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Good with other Pets||Yes|
|Country of Origin||Canada|
|Competitive Registration||DBR, IDCR, ACHC, DRA|
Bernedoodles have been differentiated into three different types, depending upon their sizes:
Bernedoodles are responsive and loving. They love their family and are even good with the children. They are intelligent and social. This makes them fit to be a good family dog. However, they have a very relaxed temperament, with a moderate energy level. The dog would stay next to its owner while he is watching television, cooking, or strolling on the terrace, thus making them a great companion. Though, they are goofy and playful and are good at swimming, fetching and running, and would constantly amuse its family. Bernedoodles have a special fondness for cold weather.
You can also utilize their fondness for running and playing by taking them out for jogging, and allowing them to play in an enclosed yard. Participate in games like throw and fetch, or allow them to swim. In short, keep them engaged in regular activities.
Its ears are hairy. So keep an eye for infections, redness or rashes.
Considering their intelligence and interactive nature, your puppies would briskly pick up all that you teach them. Training them is easy, as long as you are strict with issues like obedience, ‘pack-leader’ syndrome, etc. However, if bernedoodles not trained properly, they can easily become neurotic and hyper. Teach them the difference between right and wrong. But train them in a gentle way.
Standard Bernedoodles are usually large dogs, almost the size of its Bernese parent. So the same diet routine is okay with your dog as well. However, if you are making your own recipe, you can choose rice (both white and brown) as a single protein source.
They are picky eaters. For a change in taste, try variations adding yogurt, boiled sweet potato or pumpkin. These are a good option. Other sources for both flavor and health, serve your dog with cottage cheese, tofu, baby food, or boiled chicken or turkey, boiled liver, boiled hamburger.
If your dog’s meal consists of meat, animal parts or bones, it’s healthier for it if you consider serving them raw, or at the most, semi-boiled. But, insist on a low-protein diet, since some people opine that, high protein is likely to ruin your dog’s coat.