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What is a Bernedoodle?

A Bernedoodle is a designer cross-breed of dog that has lines from the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle. These two breeds are both incredible companion dogs and are intelligent, as both were created with working purposes in mind. The Bernedoodle crossbreed is designed to be an intelligent, loving, and loyal companion dog, and is designed to be a great dog for therapy.


What Size is a Bernedoodle?

Bernedoodles are generally medium- to large-sized dogs. Because Standard Poodles and Bernese Mountain Dogs are both larger breeds that can weigh in ranges from 50 to 100 pounds, a bernedoodle is also a larger dog that can grow up to 30 inches tall at the shoulder.


What is The Bernedoodle Coat Like?

A bernedoodle coat will be thicker, and they can range between straight, wavy, or even curly coats, depending on how the genes of the dog present themselves. The coats will generally be a thicker consistency, and some bernedoodles may have an undercoat in wintertime similar to the Bernese Mountain Dog coat.


What Colors do Bernedoodles Come In?

Bernedoodles may come in a variety of colors, depending on how the genes of their parents present as the puppy grows. Options that are most common are tri-color, with the three main colors that are similar to Bernese Mountain Dogs, Diluted or Merle, which has lighter tones of the original colors, Sable, which have black-tipped fur patterns, Brindle, which has the tri coloration but in a mixed pattern, Phantom, which is generally one color with a lighter color on certain points of the body (like eyebrows or paws), and Black and White.


What is The Bernedoodle Temperament Like?

Bernedoodles are designed to be affectionate, intelligent, and serene companion dogs, mixing the best of both worlds between the Bernese Mountain Dog, which is generally very laid back and sweet, and the Poodle, which is smart, motivated, and loyal.

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What is The Bernedoodle Lifespan?

Bernedoodles are hardy dogs that are expected to live anywhere from ten to sixteen years of age, barring any major health complications or external factors.

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What Are The Health Concerns of a Bernedoodles?

As with all purebred dogs, there are potential health concerns to be aware of, but because these dogs are a crossbreed, there are fewer concerns to keep an eye out for. Bernedoodles may be prone to joint dysplasia, including that of the hips and elbows in particular. In addition, eye problems may arise, and they are at risk for different types of cancer. As you would with any furry family member, be sure to bring your dog to the vet regularly for checkups, testing, and regular health maintenance.

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