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Bernedoodle Breed

Bernedoodles are a mixed breed between a Poodle and a Bernese Mountain Dog. In case you don’t recognize Bernedoodles, then you might recognize its other common nicknames: Bernese Mountain Poo, Bernesepoo, Bernesedoodle, and Bernepoo. The Bernedoodle adapts well to cold temperatures, affectionate to people, and makes the perfect addition to families/kids. They’re one of the most popular dogs amongst other Doodle breeds such as Goldendoodles, St. Berdoodles, and Labradoodles due to their temperament and intelligence.

Whether you’re living alone or with a family, Bernedoodles will adapt really well to both of these environments. After all – they love attention which means the more, the merrier. If you’re planning to bring home a Bernedoodle, then this guide will help you with the information you need to provide your companion with the best care possible.



The Bernedoodle is mixed with the Standard Poodle and the Bernese Mountain Dog. This type of dog breed is known to be playful and affectionate to people. When it comes to its height and weight, the typical standard height for the Bernedoodle is between 23 to 29 inches that can weigh 70 to 90 pounds once they’re full-sized adults. Generally, male Bernedoodles are slightly heavier and taller than female Bernedoodles. The life expectancy of a Bernedoodle ranges from 12 to 18 years, which is longer than the average lifespan of many other dogs.


Origins of the Breeds


To better understand the origin of the Bernedoodle, let’s focus on it's parent breed: Bernese Mountain Dog and the Standard Poodle.


Bernese Mountain Dog: Before the existence of the Bernedoodle, the Bernese Mountain Dog came from Switzerland (Swiss mountains). In the 19th century, these dogs were the definition of a farmer’s companion due to their ability to pull carts and protect farms. Towards the end of the 1800s, a great number of working dogs were being imported, which lowered the population of the Bernese Mountain Dog until a group was formed to protect these breeds. In 1926, the Bernese Mountain Dog was introduced to the United States of America and wasn’t recognized by the American Kennel Club until 1937.


Standard Poodle: If you didn’t know, the Standard Poodle is known to be one of the oldest purebred dogs. The name originated from the German Pudelhund or Pudel, which defines as “puddle.” Many people believed that they originated from Germany, but no one knows its true origin. There is, however, information of the Standard Poodle’s ancestors coming from central Asia. Due to its popularity in France, the Standard Poodle eventually became a national breed. Throughout its history, hunters used these dogs as a water retriever or “gun dogs.” People also used the Standard Poodle as:


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