The Bernedoodle is an intelligent mixed breed that makes a wonderful companion. These pups are loved by everyone they meet, and it is not without reason. Also known as the “Bernese Mountain Poo”, these dogs have tons of great qualities that can make them suitable for just about any family.
These dogs are a relatively new mixed breed and were first intentionally bred in 2003. The breed is a combination of the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle. The size of these dogs can largely vary, as it will depend on the size of the Poodle parent involved. The Bernedoodle comes in three different sizes: Tiny, Miniature, and Standard, and their weight will range from 10-90 pounds.
These pups certainly inherited some of the best qualities from both of their purebred parents. Their high intelligence derives from their Poodle parent, while their goofy, fun-loving nature is from their Bernese Mountain Dog parent. The combination of these traits formed a great family dog that loves nothing more than being with its people. While the Bernedoodle is clever, they do have stubborn streaks to them too, which means that training them will require a little bit of extra effort from your end.
These pups were bred to be companion dogs and this is surely what they do best. Their motivation is not to work, not to guard, but rather to be cheerful and spend time with the people that they love. The Bernedoodle does require daily exercise, however, they are very playful which makes it easier to rid them of their energy. They typically do very well with other dogs, and a dog park is a great option if your pup has been home all day. Once these doggos burn off their energy, they will have a very laid-back attitude in the house and will love just hanging out in the same room as you. Expect a lot of love and affection from these guys, as they will adore you from the moment you bring them home!