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Bernedoodle

Bernese Mountain Dog + Poodle

Description

The Bernedoodle is a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle. This hybrid can vary significantly in size. They usually come in three sizes: toy (15-17 inches tall, 10-24lbs), mini (18-22 inches tall, weighing 25-49lbs) and standard (23-29 inches tall, weighing 70-90lbs)

The personality of each Bernedoodle is dependent on the dominant breed parent. Hoever, they are generally very playful, goofy, clever, and loyal. Bernedoodles are also known for being good with children. What’s more, the Bernedoodle is low- to non-shedding, and is hypoallergenic!

Common Traits

Eye Color: Brown

Coat Color: white, brown, black, blue, grey, silver, fawn, apricot, cream, cafe-au-lait

Coat Length: Medium, Medium-Long

Coat Density: Curly, Corded

Coat Texture: Straight

Average Size

Height: 12-29 inches

Weight: 10-90 pounds

Temperament

Each dog is different, and the temperment depends on the which parent’s breed is dominant. That being said, the Bernedoodle is generally very affectionate and playful. Among their favorite activities involves anything that keeps them around their human family. They are also known to be a bit on the wary side when around strangers. Early socialization will help to assuage this tendency, however. It is important to note, at this point, that Bernedoodles require a great deal of human interaction, so it is not a good idea to leave them alone for long periods of time. It’s also important to note that the toy and mini versions are more energetic and stubborn than the standard version. These traits may become important during training situations. Your Bernedoodle, though it can be headstrong, is easy to train as this hybrid gets high rank for intelligence from both the Poodle parent as well as the Bernese parent.

Activity Needs

Activity Level: Medium

Weekly Walk Mileage: 7

Activity Per Day: 60 Minutes

Grooming/Maintenance

Maintenance Tools: Brush, Deshedder, Nail Clippers

Brushing Frequency: Weekly

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