Height: 12-29 in.
Weight: 10-90 lbs
Color: Brindle, Bi & Tri-color: black, tan, white
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Temperament: Intelligent, friendly, playful, loyal, hard-working
Original Use: Companionship
The Bernedoodle is a relatively new designer breed also known as the Bernese Mountain Poo, or Bernepoo. It’s a cross between a Poodle and a Bernese Mountain Dog, and it comes in three sizes including miniature, standard, and toy. The goal of this designer breed was to produce a true companion with minimal shedding and a sweet and intelligent temperament.
The breeder was a success as the Bernedoodle is the ultimate companion. Depending on their size, energy levels will vary. Overall the breed gets the best of both worlds from its two parents, although like any designer breed, it may receive more traits from one parent than the other. They’re also known to be a bit stubborn as puppies, but will grow out of that trait as their intelligence makes them highly trainable.
The Bernedoodle has a smaller window for training and socializing than most breeds, so it’s important to begin training and socializing them right away. They’re a fairly adaptable breed, but the standard-sized Bernedoodle will do better in a home with a yard rather than an apartment. Bernedoodles require a moderate amount of daily exercise, and they do not like being left alone for a long period of time.