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When is a Bernedoodle Full Grown?

Nothing compares to the joy of taking a new puppy home. But as you watch your puppy develop—and develop some more—you might start to wonder: "When is a Bernedoodle full grown?"

Although they occasionally continue to grow up to the age of three, Bernedoodles are often fully grown by the time they are two years old.

Bernedoodle in adult form

When does a Bernedoodle reach adulthood?

You may also tell if your Bernedoodle puppy is fully grown by looking up the sort of Poodle parent your dog has.

I'll go over the essential information about Bernedoodle development so you can stop worrying about how much more room your Bernedoodle has to grow.

Summary of Contents

The Full-Grown Bernedoodle's Age

A Bernedoodle can technically mature in anywhere between 1.5 and 3 years.

Although most Bernedoodles cease developing between 1.5 and 2 years old.

If you've previously owned a smaller dog breed, that may seem counterintuitive. This is so that smaller dog breeds can grow to their full size more quickly.

In fact, according to the kennel clubs, puppies can reach adulthood in as little as six months.

Therefore, if you own a Bernedoodle whose parents are Toy or Miniature Poodles, they'll probably finish growing about 1.5 years old.

Determining the Bernedoodle Puppy's Adult Size

The truth is that it is difficult to predict a Bernedoodle puppy's mature height. Therefore, I advise avoiding any breeders that try to convince you otherwise.

That's because the Bernedoodle is a mixed breed, unlike the Poodle and Bernese Mountain Dog.

As a result, although a breeder can and ought to provide you with an estimated range of how tall your Bernedoodle might grow, the measurements won't be as precise as if you were to purchase a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog or Poodle.

Size of a Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large dog breed with an average height between 23 and 27.5 inches.

The weight of a Bernese Mountain Dog can range from 70 to 115 pounds. Therefore, your Bernedoodle won't ever be as small as a small purebred Poodle, even if you get a Bernese Mountain Dog that has been crossed with a Toy Poodle.

Dog Poodle Size

Given that there are three Poodle sizes recognized by the AKC, the Poodle parent is what makes establishing the size of a Bernedoodle more difficult. These are what they are:

Over 15 inches tall and weighing 40 to 70 pounds is the standard poodle.

Poodle miniature: stands 10 to 15 inches high and weighs 10 to 15 pounds.

Less than 10 inches tall and 4 to 6 pounds, the toy poodle

As a result, you can buy one of three varieties of Bernedoodles:

Common Bernedoodle

a little Bernedoodle

Three Standard Poodles, three little Bernedoodles

On the field, three Standard Poodles are standing.

How Does Size Affect Bernedoodle Gender?

It's important to consider a Bernedoodle's gender when calculating their full-grown size. Any breed of dog's male counterpart will nearly always be taller and heavier than its female counterpart.

Therefore, it's important to take your dog's gender into account when examining the average height and weight figures I'll be presenting below.

It is safe to think that your male Bernedoodle still has more developing to go if he is already at the low end of the height range for their Poodle parent genetic composition.

The maximum adult size of a female Bernedoodle of the same age and height may have already been reached.

How to Assess Your Bernedoodle

You should be aware by now that the eventual size of your Bernedoodle puppy cannot be predicted. The good news is that you can predict their size by looking at their Poodle parent.

Accordingly, the breakdown of the approximate height and weight of your Bernedoodle, presuming you bought them from a breeder who is aware of the parents' pedigree, is provided below.

Smaller than a Bernedoodle

The smallest variety of Bernedoodles available for purchase are tiny Bernedoodles, often known as toy Bernedoodles.

If you're asking how breeders can produce a full-grown Bernese Mountain Dog and a Toy Poodle, the answer is that they can't. Instead, a Toy Poodle and a Miniature Bernedoodle are crossed.

They can reduce in size in this way.

Your Tiny Bernedoodle should reach a maximum height of about 17 inches. Depending on their gender, food, and training regimen, they will also weigh between 10 and 24 pounds.

Size of a miniature Bernedoodle

Miniature Poodles and purebred Bernese Mountain Dogs are crossed to create Miniature Bernedoodles.

These canines can reach a height of 18 to 22 inches and weigh between 25 and 50 pounds.

The Miniature Bernedoodle, in contrast to the Toy Bernedoodle, is equally split 50/50 between purebred Poodle and Bernese Mountain Dog.

a Bernedoodle's lifespan

How old are Bernedoodles on average? [Guide to Bernedoodle Lifespan]

Bernedoodle Size Typically

The biggest sort of Bernedoodles are standard ones. They weigh between 70 and 90 pounds and reach heights of 23 to 29 inches.

However, some Bernedoodles can weigh over 100 pounds, so you should be ready for a large, cuddly dog who may think they are suitable for a lap dog.

The three sizes I just mentioned are usually recognized as the size ranges for Bernedoodles, even though there aren't any "official" size criteria since the AKC won't recognize the breed because it's a hybrid.

There is one exception, though—the medium Bernedoodle.

Some refer to dogs between 19 and 25 or 21 to 24 inches tall as Medium Bernedoodles due to what some perceive as a size gap between the Miniature and Standard Bernedoodles.

The usual size range for female Bernedoodles is 19 to 25 inches, while the typical size range for males is 21 to 24 inches.

In any scenario, these dogs weigh 35 to 55 pounds on average, which qualifies them as great medium-sized canines to have at home.

the size of bernedoodles

What is the maximum size of a Bernedoodle?

Size Variables for Bernedoodles

Although gender is a factor in the size range of Bernedoodles, it is not the only one. Other scenarios that could affect your Bernedoodle's size are listed below.

Parents' heights

the parents' weight

Bernedoodles produced today

As you may expect, heredity has a big impact on how big a Bernedoodle will become. A Bernedoodle's offspring may inherit these characteristics if one or both of its Poodle and Bernese Mountain Dog parents were unusually small or huge for their size.

Another important consideration is the generation of your Bernedoodle. 50 percent Poodle and 50 percent Bernese Mountain Dog make up the first generation of Bernedoodles.

Since Bernese Mountain Dogs are bigger than Poodles, subsequent generations of Bernedoodles that inherit a higher proportion of BMDs will probably be taller.

On the other hand, Bernedoodles with two or more generations of Poodle-heavy DNA tend to be shorter.

The basic result is that it can be more challenging to estimate the size your Bernedoodle puppy will develop into the further you veer from first-generation Bernedoodles.

F2 Bernedoodle Portrait of a Bernedoodle in close-up

Ensure Your Bernedoodle Grows Healthily

It's crucial to you as a devoted owner of a Bernedoodle puppy to give your canine companion the best care possible.

Feeding your Bernedoodle puppy a well-balanced food is one of the greatest methods to achieve this in terms of guaranteeing optimum growth. At least 90% of your puppy's nutrition should come from the high-quality food your veterinarian advises, not from snacks or leftovers from the dinner table.

The following macro- and micronutrients are found in the top puppy food for Bernedoodles:

Protein Fat Carbohydrates

Vitamins Minerals

A dog meal must specify that it contains all essential amino acids because dogs can only make 13 of the 23 amino acids they require for good health.

changing diets

Changing the dog's diet

An Exercise Note

Because of how cute Bernedoodle pups are, it can be hard to resist the urge to play with them constantly. Aside from the fact that sleep is essential for their growth, too much exercise can harm their developing bodies.

Because a puppy is growing, its growth plates are soft. Therefore, it is simpler to hurt them while playing, especially while engaging in sustained high-intensity exercise on a hard surface like concrete.

Overtraining a Bernedoodle puppy while they are still growing can harm their bones and joints and result in a variety of long-term health problems.

generation of bernedoodles on the beach, f2b

The F2b Berendoodle generation may have that distinctive color coat of the Bernese Mountain Dog.

the conclusion

So when does a Bernedoodle reach adulthood? Although it's reasonable and crucial to have an idea of the typical Bernedoodle full-grown size for a litter of puppies, it's hard to predict with any degree of accuracy how big your puppy will develop.

If your puppy grows bigger than the breeder estimates, you should make sure you have the room and resources to care for a Bernedoodle.

Of course, purchasing or adopting a mature Bernedoodle is the alternative. You shouldn't have to guess the size of a two to three year old Bernedoodle because there is little to no more room for growth.

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