A Bernedoodle is a hybrid cross of a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Standard Poodle. This is a wonderful paring because of the benefits to both breeds.
The Bernese Mountain Dog originated from the area of Bern, Switzerland. Originally they were farm dogs around the Swiss Alps working as watch dogs, pulling carts, and herding cattle. They have kept farmers company working alongside them for centuries. The Bernese Mountain Dog or Berner is easily recognized by its beautiful tri- colors of black, white, and rust symmetric markings. They are large dogs, but have the most gentle and patient personalities. They LOVE to be near people!
The down side of these dogs is that they are so large that many people shy away from owning them, they shed continually, and they live relatively short lifespans.
Now when you cross a Bernese Mountain Dog with a Standard Poodle you decrease their size, gain a lower to none shedding coat, and because its a hybrid you enjoy the benefit of ‘hybrid vigor’ which means a healthier longer life than either of it purebred parents.
Bernedoodles are quite similar to Goldendoodles in their fun-loving personalities, patience, gentleness, and desire for companionship. Their uniqueness is seen in their striking markings! It is for these reasons we are thrilled to add the Bernedoodle to our family of dogs!
Below are some pictures of our darling Athena, or as we affectionately call her, Attie, along with a few of her first litter of F1 bernedoodle puppies. She is an absolutely delightful girl whose favorite thing in life is to have her belly rubbed! She is so cute and is quickly stealing the hearts of all who know her.