The loving hybrid dog with a twinkle in his eye

The Bernedoodle is a charming mixed breed that combines the best of two worlds - the loyal Bernese Mountain Dog and the intelligent poodle. The result is an affectionate, smart and playful dog that quickly became popular as a family dog.


The Bernedoodle is a relatively new mixed breed that first appeared in the 2000s in the United States. The purpose of crossing the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle was to create a dog that combined the calm temperament of the Bernese Mountain Dog with the low shedding and intelligence of the Poodle.

What Kind of Dog Is the Bernedoodle?

A cross between a Bernese mountain dog and a poodle, the Bernedoodle is known to be a smart, loving and sometimes mischievous dog.

Traits and temperament

Bernedoodles are often social, friendly and playful. They have a natural attraction to people and other animals, making them excellent family dogs. Their intelligence combined with their willingness to please makes them relatively easy to train, although they can have a stubborn side.

Size, appearance and coat

Depending on the size of the poodle, the Bernedoodle can be anything from miniature to large. They usually have curly to wavy fur that can vary in color.

How much fur does a Bernedoodle shed?

Bernedoodles tend to shed less than Bernese Mountain Dogs but more than Poodles. Regular brushing is recommended.

Is the Bernedoodle hypoallergenic?

No dog is completely hypoallergenic, but thanks to the poodle's influences, Bernedoodles have a coat that is often more friendly to allergy sufferers.

Is the Bernedoodle fair?

They can be sensitive to sound and therefore bark when they hear unexpected sounds, but with proper training this can be managed.

Feed and diet

A well-balanced diet is important for the Bernedoodle's health and well-being. The amount of feed varies depending on the dog's size, activity level and age.

Training and exercise

As active and intelligent dogs, Bernedoodles need regular exercise and mental stimulation.


While mixed breeds are often healthier than purebred dogs, Bernedoodles can still inherit health problems from their parent breeds. Regular veterinary check-ups are important.

Special care needs

Bernedoodles' fur needs regular brushing to avoid tangles and mats. The paws should be checked regularly, especially if the dog moves a lot on harder surfaces.

Is the Bernedoodle family friendly?

Yes, they are known to be excellent with children and other pets, and they often thrive best when part of a family.

What is the lifespan of a Bernedoodle?

With proper care and a nutritious diet, a Bernedoodle can live for 10-15 years, depending on its size and genetics.

Acquiring the Bernedoodle

If you are interested in getting a Bernedoodle, it is important to do thorough research to find a responsible breeder.