What Is a Bernedoodle?
What would you get if you mixed a Bernese Mountain Dog with a Poodle? A Bernedoodle. No, it’s not another lame dad joke. Bernedoodles are real, and they are here to steal your heart. But before we tell you more about why you should get one, let us first introduce you to this beautiful designer breed.
In short, a Bernedoodle is a mixed breed, which implies Bernadoodle puppies come from mixing two different dog breeds. In this case, the two parent breeds are a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Standard Poodle.
What’s important to note is that Bernedoodles are yet to be recognized by the American Kennel Club. They are, however, recognized and praised by other high-end registries, such as the Designer Breed Registry and the American Canine Hybrid Club.
Why Should I Get a Bernedoodle Puppy?
Like many other types of Doodles, the Bernedoodle breed is well known for its high intelligence, loyalty, great health, and longevity. In addition, the mini Bernedoodle doesn’t shed as much, which is beneficial to dog lovers dealing with allergic reactions. As loyal as they can be, the Bernedoodle is quite gentle and goofy when it comes to their personalities. With such a big and loving heart, the Bernedoodles can also serve exceptionally well as guard dogs. Furthermore, Bernedoodle dogs tend to be quite attached to their owners and beloved family members – if that’s not loyalty, we don’t know what is.
Another vital Bernedoodle trait is that they are highly intelligent, meaning that miniature Bernedoodles aren’t as difficult to train in comparison to other dog breeds. Bernedoodles are also incredibly friendly dogs and great around children, which makes them a fantastic family dog breed!
Why Central Illinois Doodles?
No matter the size of your doodle, we ensure your cute Doodle companion becomes your family’s new best friend. All Bernedoodle puppies for sale at Central Illinois Doodles derive from purebred Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle parents. Our Bernedoodle pups are also raised according to the highest ethical standards and undergo early socialization, ensuring they grow healthy, well-mannered, and incredibly friendly. And if you need proof, the insurance of health warranty backs up our Bernedoodle Puppies.
No matter what you may call them (nicknames include Bernese Mountain dog poodle mix, the Bernese Mountain Poo, the Bernedoodle, the Berne-doodle, and even just the Doodle), the mini Bernedoodle is the perfect companion for all lifestyles.
Check out our Bernedoodles for sale at Central Illinois Doodles today. We are one of the best Bernedoodle dog breeders in the Midwest, helping you find your high-quality Bernedoodle companion.
Available Bernedoodles For Sale
History of Bernedoodles
As covered, the Bernedoodle is a mixed dog breed. It derives from two parent breeds – a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Standard Poodle. The Bernedoodle breed was officially introduced in the early 2000s, although it’s possible that it had already been bred before.
Due to their pedigree, Bernedoodles are very affectionate, incredibly loyal, and good-natured, which are the traits they inherit from Bernese Mountain Dogs. Bernedoodle puppies are also very well-mannered, a trait common among Poodles. But while Poodles are relatively popular, most people in America aren’t as familiar with Bernese Mountain Dogs. At least not to the level this magnificent breed deserves.
Bred from Great Mastiffs and other types of guard dog breeds, the Bernese Mountain Dog was brought over to Switzerland approximately 2,000 years ago by the Romans. Aside from being known for having a loving personality, these breeds are only one of the four kinds of Sennenhund-type dogs from the Swiss Alps. These dogs were generally known as farm dogs that worked hard. Eventually, the Bernese Mountain Dog breed mixed with the Poodle breed led to the creation of the incredible Bernedoodle dog breed.
And while their Bernese Mountain Dog parents aren’t as popular in the US as they are in Europe, Bernese Mountain Poo breeds have become one of the favorite designer breeds among American families, who value Bernedoodles for their friendly and loyal traits.
Types of Bernedoodles
As you search for Bernedoodle puppies for sale in Illinois (from a reputable breeder like Central Illinois Doodles), you’ll likely come across several different Mini Bernedoodle genetic classifications. The two most common Bernedoodle types are:
- F1 Bernedoodle breed (First Generation Cross): As a first-generation hybrid cross, you can expect the Bernedoodle to be 50% Bernese Mountain Dog mixed with 50% Poodle. The first-generation cross between two purebred dogs is considered the healthiest due to a genetic trait called hybrid vigor. Since the Bernedoodle is a first-generation crossbreed, the likelihood of inheriting a genetic disease is unlikely unless both purebred dogs were carriers.
- F1b Bernedoodle breed: An F1b is a back cross between an F1 Bernedoodle mixed with a Mini or Standard Poodle. That means that the newborn Bernedoodle puppy will be 25% Bernese Mountain Dog mixed with 75% Poodle. Due to the curly hair and non-shedding genes of Poodles, the Bernedoodle is less likely to shed in comparison to an F1 Bernedoodle that is only 50% Poodle. With this combination, the F1B Bernedoodle is also known to be allergy-friendly.
Bernedoodle Puppy Temperament
When it comes to Bernedoodles vs Goldendoodles, the mini Bernedoodle is a relatively new dog breed. Yes – the Goldendoodle is popular amongst dog breeders and pet owners, but the interest is increasing every year as more people learn about the mini Bernedoodle dog breed.
The most significant reasons for Bernedoodles’ growing popularity include the following:
Other queries future Bernedoodle owners often have regard to:
Are Bernedoodle’s a Hypoallergenic Dog?
If you’re dealing with pet allergies, then a Bernedoodle is a great breed for you to bring home as a companion. Since their Poodle breed parents make the Bernedoodles’ coat allergy-friendly, you can expect less shedding when compared to other dogs. When you compare Bernedoodles to Bernese Mountain Dogs, the Bernedoodles are low to non-shedding due to the wavy curly hair they inherited from the Poodle parent.
Bernedoodle Puppy Socialization
Even though they are highly intelligent, the happy-go-lucky mini Bernedoodles need early socialization from their owners. If you’re planning on leaving your Bernedoodle puppy home all day, then choosing this Doodle breed might not be the right choice for you.
Since Bernedoodles are social animals and love being around people, they’re known to be great cuddlers and snugglers, providing tons of affection. One term that describes Bernedoodles is “velcro dogs” because they can be quite attached to their owners and loved ones. They don’t like being neglected and left alone for extremely long periods.
Time Investment into a Bernedoodle
In general, mini Bernedoodle puppies are easy to train due to their high level of intelligence, which is why people use them as service or emotional support dogs. These dogs love training and learning new things. They are also generally content, easy-going, and pleasing to their loved ones. As for training Bernedoodle dog tricks, they learn fast, even during the puppy phase.
Generally calm, affectionate towards their owners, and easily adaptable – mini Bernedoodles are one of the types of dog breeds to easily adjust to a drastically changing environment. These changes can be a new housemate moving in, a new baby on the way, or additional pets living with them.
Long story short, if you can’t spend that much time on dog training, a Bernedoodle is a breed for you. Your puppy will quickly learn the basic tricks and behaviors, ensuring it grows into a well-mannered adult dog.
Bernedoodles don’t require as much exercise as their Goldendoodles cousins. The truth is the Bernese Mountain Dog is more docile and less energetic than the Golden Retriever. Don’t worry, this doesn’t change the fact that Bernedoodles will still enjoy outdoor activities. If you’re in search of a standard Bernedoodle puppy or Goldendoodle puppy, then a mini Bernedoodle puppy might be the suggested choice for you if you don’t live too an active lifestyle.
Exercising isn’t on the top of the list for mini Bernedoodles to have good health, but that still won’t change the fact that they will enjoy doing activities with their owners, such as daily walks. It’s even better if you can provide your Bernedoodle with an outdoor yard or a daily walk to stretch its body.
Life Expectancy of a Bernedoodle
The normal life expectancy of a Bernedoodle is 12-15 years. Fortunately, because they are hybrid dogs, Bernedoodle puppies are healthy and won’t likely suffer from any life-threatening genetic health issues. As long as these Bernedoodles are provided with the proper love and care, you’ll be flooded with an endless amount of unconditional love and joy from these beautiful dogs.
Our F1 Mini Bernedoodle puppies are available in the following coat colors.
- Black Tri-color
- Sable Tri-color
Our F1B Micro-mini “Tiny” Bernedoodle puppies will come in a wide selection of colors due to the Poodle genetics of both parents.
- Black Tri-color
- Phantom Tri-color
- Red and White Bi-color
Bernedoodle Puppy Coat Types
The Bernedoodle puppies will have wavy or curly hair, which is beneficial for dog lovers with allergic reactions because they shed less dander. As for our F1B Micro-mini “Tiny” Bernedoodle puppies, they can have several different types of coats even when they’re in the same litter. It’s possible that there can be mini Bernedoodle breeds with wavy hair with loose curls, which is comparable to the F1 Bernedoodles except that they’re low to non-shedding.
How can you learn which type of coat your Bernedoodle breed has? To find out, you will have to wait for these Bernedoodle puppies to get from 2-3 weeks of age, as their coat types should be more easily identifiable by then.
It’s not uncommon for people to make mistakes believing that all Bernedoodle breeds are larger than other dogs. That’s not entirely true because Mini Bernedoodle puppies can come in different ranges of sizes based on the size of their parents.
Below, you can find the sizes of our Mini Bernedoodle puppies. You can find individual Bernedoodle puppy sizes on their profile page.
- Micro-mini “Tiny” F1B Bernedoodle: 12 to 25 pounds with an average weight of 20 pounds.
- Miniature Bernedoodle: 30 to 55 pounds with an average weight of 40 pounds
Available Bernedoodle Puppies In Illinois
If you’re ready to explore our Bernedoodle puppies for sale in Illinois, then check out our selection. These Bernedoodles are waiting with the same goal in mind – to find a companion or new parents just like you!
If there are no Bernedoodle puppies immediately available, make sure to complete our contact form to be notified the next time our expert breeder team has mini Bernedoodle puppies for sale.