Intelligent, goofy, friendly and loyal. Bernedoodle fanciers boast that this mixed breed has the best of both worlds thanks to its parents, the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle. Despite their unfortunate status as a designer breed, you can find these dogs in the care of shelters and rescues. Remember to adopt. Bernedoodles, also known as Bernese Mountain Poodles, are not bred to take home ribbons at dog shows, but are meant to be the perfect, loving companions for active owners and families with children. It is important to remember that dogs of any breed can suffer from health problems throughout their lives. A good pet insurance plan can help you prepare to give your dog the care he needs at any age. Click here to get an insurance plan for your Bernedoodle.


Being a mixed breed, Bernedoodles tend to have fewer health problems than Poodles or Bernese Mountain Dogs. Bernedoodle breeding began in 2003 with the sole purpose of creating a great companion dog, not a dog that would perform well in shows or just look pretty. They can be stubborn as puppies, but that usually disappears with age, and their intelligence makes them very trainable for patient owners. Bernedoodles are usually hypoallergenic and shed very little. Although they tend to be good with children and other dogs, early socialization is always helpful to make sure they remain calm and comfortable in new situations. Bernedoodles can vary greatly in appearance depending on the traits they receive from each parent. They are just as happy playing outdoors as they are cuddling with their favorite humans. Bernedoodles crave attention and are best suited to a home where they are not left alone for long periods of time.


The Bernedoodle is a relatively new breed. Sherry Rupke of Swissridge Kennels is the breeder who claims to be the first to intentionally breed Poodles and Bernese Mountain Dogs to create the Bernedoodle in 2003, although a hybrid of those dogs may have “accidentally” existed prior to that date. Being a relatively new breed and a hybrid of two purebreds, the Bernedoodle is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, although it is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the International Designer Canine Registry and the Designer Breed. Record. While this is considered a designer breed, they do appear in shelters, and rescue groups that focus on Poodles and Bernese Mountain Dogs sometimes work with mixes of those breeds. There is no reason you should have to rely on a breeder for a Bernedoodle, and you should always adopt before buying. You can even check out our adoptable dog search database here. Even if you can’t find the exact breed of dog you want, you will definitely find a puppy that you can fall in love with.

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Dog Breed Group: Mixed Breed Dogs
Height: From 10 to 29 inches tall at the shoulder, as sizes vary from tiny to standard
Weight: From 10 to 90 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 18 years. Tiny Bernedoodles tend to live longer than standard.

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