What’s a Bernedoodle?

What’s a Bernedoodle? 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!

There are many types of Bernedoodles:

  • First generation (F1): Bernese Mountain Dog + Poodle
    Have loose, wavy, multi-colored coats and vary widely for shedding and allergy friendliness
  • First Generation Backcross (F1b): Bernedoodle F1 + Poodle
    Have wavier to curly multi-colored coats and are more consistently low shedding and allergy friendly
  • Multi-generational: Bernedoodle F1b + Bernedoodle F1b
    Have wavy to curly coats and are usually non-shedding and hypoallergenic

Bernedoodles also come in three sizes

  • Standard: Full grown size ranges from 50-90 lbs
  • Mini: Full grown size ranges from 25-50 lbs
  • Tiny: Full grown size ranges from 15-20 lbs


Below are some pictures of our darling puppies. All of our bernedoodle puppies will be up to date on all immunizations, dew-claws removed, de-wormed twice by our vet, and thoroughly checked over by our vet. The puppies will also be crate trained, paper trained and ready to complete potty training in your home. These guys are so cute and will quickly steal the hearts of all who know them. So, next time you are asked “What’s a Bernedoodle?”, now you know.