If you’re considering getting a pet, you can’t go wrong with a Bernedoodle. This cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle is not only adorable; they also have an amazing personality and are generally healthy dogs. Read on to learn more about these pups and why they’re quickly becoming one of the most popular hybrid breeds around.
Yes - I have had them all: Bernese Mountain Dogs, Poodles, and Bernedoodles. Bernedoodles are a great blend of their parents! They tend to be goofy dogs who love their humans. If you are looking for a new doggy family member, you cannot go wrong with a bernedoodle!
Bernedoodles are known for their intelligence, loyalty, and gentle nature. They’re highly trainable, so it’s easy to teach them basic commands such as sit, stay, and come. They also love being active and playing outdoors. So if your pup has lots of energy to spare, make sure to take him for regular walks or hikes.
One thing to be aware of: this breed NEEDS to be well socialized. That is true of all dogs, but they can develop a shyness or uneasiness around new experiences if they are not loved on a lot when they are young. They get this from their Bernese Mountain Dog side of the family specifically. In my experience, Bernese do not realize they are big dogs, and because of this, they can be timid. When well socialized and given the opportunity to enjoy people and new experiences - you don't see this trait. BUT - if they have been left alone with just their momma while they are growing up - you will meet a very different dog. This dog will hide in the corner and be afraid of people and will not want to play and enjoy life. And this can easily be expressed in a bernedoodle that has not been well socialized as well.
Whether you choose a mini Bernedoodle or a standard one, this breed is typically quite healthy—especially when compared to purebred dogs. Generally speaking, the risk of genetic conditions is much lower in hybrid breeds because they have genetic diversity from two different parent breeds. This means that the chances of inheriting genetic disorders are often reduced in hybrids like the Bernedoodle. However, it's still important to research both parent breeds and understand their health histories before making any decisions regarding your pup's health care needs. If you are getting your dog from a breeder - be sure to ask about their genetic testing. You want to know what traits might be passed onto your new family member before you take them home.
If you are getting your pup from a rescue or shelter, it is important that you have your new family member checked over by your vet as soon as possible. Health issues you might experience include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, ocular diseases and some even have allergies!
Keeping your bernedoodle in a healthy weight range and not over exercising them when they are puppies are just two things that can help minimize dysplasia issues later in life.
A berndoodle is characterized by its unique coat coloration. Traditional coloring looks like a Bernese Mountain Dog (mostly black body with white belly and facial markings and tan highlights found on face, legs and tail), but there are lots of variations including merle (gray and black spotting), red and white (that they get from the poodle parent), solid black, black and white, and more!
Depending on whether you choose a Miniature Bernedoodle or Standard Bernedoodle (or even an F1B version! Learn more about doodle generations here), you'll find that their size can vary significantly—from 25 pounds up to 110 pounds! No matter what size you choose though, all Bernedoodles have big personalities that will bring joy into your home!
If you’ve been searching for the perfect pet companion with an outgoing personality who loves being active outdoors but doesn't require too much grooming up-keep—look no further than the Bernedoodle! These charming pups are intelligent, loyal companions who love cuddling up with their owners at night just as much as going for long walks during the day.
Plus, since this breed is usually quite healthy thanks to its hybrid genetics—you can rest assured knowing that your pup won't be prone to many common health issues faced by other purebred dogs. With all these amazing qualities combined in one package—it's no wonder why so many people are choosing this breed over other pet options!
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