About Bernedoodles

Learn about the different Bernedoodle puppy options on this page, including colors, sizes, health concerns and generations.

General Breed Information

Bernedoodles are a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Standard or Miniature Poodle. Like the Goldendoodle, Bernedoodles are the perfect pet for temperament and people with allergies. The Standard Bernedoodle weighs 50-90 pounds while the Mini/Medium Bernedoodles are expected to be 35-50 pounds. Unlike the Bernese Mountain Dog, they have a much longer life expectancy, between 12 and 18 years, depending on their size. They are excellent family dogs, and are great around children and other pets.

Perhaps one of the best reasons to get a Bernedoodle is that they are low-shedding to no-shedding, depending on the generation. Like Goldendoodles, Bernedoodles are expected to shed minimally and be well tolerated by people with allergies. If you have a more severe allergy to dogs, you may want to try an F1B generation puppy to control the shedding.

Health Concerns

As a hybrid breed dog, Bernedoodles are generally healthier than either of their parents, and there is very little concern of any major medical issues. They have a life expectancy of 12-18 years.

Colors

You will find Bernedoodles in a range of colors, including red, brown, black, black/white, tri-color (black, brown and white), brown/tan, red/white, or a combination of these. The tri-color is currently the most sought after. Phantom, Sable, Parti, Brindle and Abstract are all terms you will hear. We've demystified these terms for you here!

Phantom: Specific markings similar to that of a Doberman

Sable: Black-tipped hair on any solid color

Parti: White with patches of color

Abstract: Solid color with a splash of white

Brindle: Tiger-stripe pattern

Sizes

Standard Bernedoodle Size

Bernedoodle males are typically larger than the females. We are currently breeding Mini/Mediums and Standards. These are the average sizes but sometimes a puppy will be outside the expected height and weight.

Mini Bernedoodle Size

Standard Mini/Medium Toy
Height 23-29 inches 18-22 inches 12-17 inches
Weight 60-90 pounds 35-55 pounds 25-35 pounds
 

Generations

We breed the following generations:

F1 Bernedoodle = Bernese Mountain Dog X Poodle
(50% Poodle - 50% Bernese Mountain Dog)

F1B Bernedoodle = F1 Bernedoodle X Poodle
(75% Poodle - 25% Bernese Mountain Dog)

Other Generations

F2 Bernedoodle = F1 Bernedoodle X F1 Bernedoodle
(50% Poodle - 50% Bernese Mountain Dog)

F2B Bernedoodle = F1 Bernedoodle X F1B Bernedoodle
(65% Poodle - 35% Bernese Mountain Dog)

F3 Bernedoodle = F1B Bernedoodle X F1B Bernedoodle OR F2 X F2
(75% Poodle - 25% Bernese Mountain Dog OR 65% / 35% for F2 x F2)