Height: 12-29 inches Weight: 10-90 lb Lifespan: 12-15 years Group: not applicable Best Suited For: Families with children, active singles and seniors, houses with yards Temperament: Friendly, gentle, smart, affectionate
Bernedoodle Basics If you are looking for a fluffy dog that will be your companion for life, look no further than the Bernedoodle. Also known as the Bernese Mountain Poo, this breed is a combination of the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle. While the name may sound a little funny, these dogs make wonderful pets and they are especially great with children.
If you are looking for a fluffy dog that will be your companion for life, look no further than the Bernedoodle.
Origin Hybrid dogs have been in existence for many years, so the first crossing of a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle may have occurred l ong ago. The breeder who claims to have been the first to intentionally breed Bernedoodles, however, is Sherry Rupke of SwissRidge Kennels. Rupke bred her first litter of two Bernedoodles in 2003 and has since developed a breeding program around this hybrid breed.
Pedigree The Bernedoodle is a hybrid of the Poodle and Bernese Mountain DogThe Bernedoodle is a 50/50 mix of a purebred Bernese Mountain Doodle and a purebred Poodle. It is possible to have a Bernedoodle with more or less than 50 percent of each parent breed in its heritage if a first-generation Bernedoodle is mated with either a Poodle or a Bernese Mountain Dog.
Bernedoodles are playful and affectionate – they do well with children and they love to spend time with their families.
Food/Diet The Bernedoodle comes in three different sizes so you should choose a dog food formula appropriate for the dog’s size. Toy and mini Bernedoodles should be offered a dog food formulated for small-br eed dogs while the standard Bernedoodle should be fed a large-breed formula.
Training When they are still young, some Bernedoodles can be a little bit headstrong – this is particularly true of the toy and mini versions. For this reason, it is important that you start your Bernedoodle puppy with socialization and training early. This headstrong quality comes from the Bernese Mountain Dog line so crosses with less of this breed may not have this problem.
Weight Bernedoodles are a cross between the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle. Because the Poodle comes in three different sizes, so does the Bernedoodle. A toy Bernedoodle stands 12 to 17 inches tall and weighs 10 to 24 lbs. A mini Bernedoodle stands 18 to 22 inches tall and weighs 25 to 49 lbs. A standard Bernedoodle stands 23 to 29 inches tall and weighs 70 to 90 lbs.