*Sweet,Cuddly Bundles of Fluff
* Love Children
* Enjoy Being Part of the Family
* Great with Other Pets
* Good Watch Dogs
* Very Intelligent
* Enjoy Travel
* Low Shedding
* Great companions
* Aim to Please
What is a Bernedoodle?
A Bernedoodle is the result breeding a beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog and an equally beautiful non shedding Poodle. This hybrid blends the affectionate, placid, calm, easy
going, loyalty of the Bernese with the highly intelligent, proud, goofy, cleverness of the Poodle. This makes the perfect, low shedding, companion dog who loves to be at your side. It doesn't matter if you are on the go or lounging on the couch, as far as they are concerned, their only job is to be your best friend.
Bernedoodles are best described as gentle giants. They tend to have the best attributes of both the Bernese and the Poodle. They are a happy-go-lucky breed and are fun, loving, goofy, sociable, confident dogs. They are very gentle around both elderly and children and they make excellent therapy and service dogs. Bernedoodles are easy to train and love to work. They are very social and love to be around their humans. Bernedoodles do not do well in an outside kennel and need to be a part of the family.
Every Bernedoodle coat is different. The curlier the coat the less it will shed. Most Bernedoodles have the wavy hair coat that is low to no shed hair type. Most people with allergies are ok with this hair type. Bernedoodles with a more curly coat are more like the poodle and will not shed. It is very rare to have a bernedoodle with straight hair. The straighter the coat the more it will shed.
Brushing your Bernedoodle twice a week will make shedding less noticeable. Bernedoodles need to be brushed at least once a week to prevent matting. It is necessary to have your Bernedoodle clipped every few months, you can do this yourself or have a professional do it.
Bernedoodles come in different sizes just like the poodle. They come in standard, mini, and tiny.
Perfect Paw Prints mainly produces mini and tiny Bernedoodles but occasionally we will have a standard litter. Our Bernedoodles are classified as follows:
Standard Bernedoodles: 50+ pounds 22+ inches at shoulder
Mini Bernedoodles: 20-40 pounds
Tiny Bernedoodles: Under 20 pounds
Bernedoodles come in black, black-white, black-white-brown, sable, brindle, chocolate, phantom and merle.
Bernedoodles tend to be healthier than their parents' breeds.
The Standard Bernedoodles live up to 12 to 15 years.
The Mini Bernedoodles live up to 14 to 16 years.
What is The F1, F1b and F2 Bernedoodle Generations?
F1 Bernedoodles are a first generation cross where the puppy is 50 percent Bernese Mountain Dog and 50 percent poodle.
F1b Bernedoodles are a backcross, puppies are 25 percent Bernese and 75 percent poodle.
F2 Bernedoodles are a second generation cross, which means an F1 Bernedoodle crossed with an F1 Bernedoodle.
Bernedoodle Health Concerns
Bernedoodles can be prone to hip, elbow dysplasia and eye problems. Just like most other breeds they can get cancer. Genetic testing can reduce the health concerns for Bernedoodles.
Bernese Mountain Dogs need to be tested in Hips, Elbow, Vwd, and eyes.
Standard Poodles need to be tested for Hips, Eyes, Thyroid, and heart.
Mini Poodles need to be tested in Eyes, Hips, and Vwd.
Training a Bernedoodle
Like with any puppy Bernedoodles need training early. Training your Bernedoodle early is best for you and your Bernedoodle. Bernedoodles are intelligent and training must be done with rewards, firmness, patience and consistency. Basic training should start as soon as you take your Bernedoodle puppy home.
Bernedoodles come in many different colors and sizes. We focus on Tricolors, Sable tricolors, Brindles, Phantom, and Blue Merle Tricolors.