From Tiny Size Bernedoodles to Standard Bernedoodles

When looking for your next pet, you may want to consider the cuddly Bernedoodle breed with its sweet temperaments and loyal, goofy disposition. Depending on what type of lifestyle you live and what you look for in a dog, this crossbreed has several variations to consider.

Within this blog, you will learn about the different Bernedoodle sizes and generation types. Allowing you to decide which type may be the best for you and your family. We will also briefly discuss Bernedoodle characteristics, traits, personality, and health.

Bernedoodle Generation Types

A Bernedoodle is a beautiful doodle crossbreed between a Bernese mountain dog and a poodle. Bernedoodle generation types depend on the breed variation of their poodle parent, but they all share similar friendly, outgoing personalities and have loyal goofy temperments. Having one of the most balanced personalities of all the designer doodle breeds, the Bernedoodle breed is known to be generally calm but still playful and perfect for an active outgoing lifestyle.

F1 Bernedoodle:

The most popular type of Bernedoodle is the F1 Bernedoodle. An F1 Bernedoodle is the first-generation breeding of a purebred poodle and a purebred Bernese mountain dog.

F1 Bernedoodles tend to be the healthiest Bernedoodles, with an easy-to-predict adult size: generally an average of the two parents.

F1B Bernedoodles:

The next most popular of the Bernedoodle breeds is the F1B Bernedoodle. F1B Bernedoodles are created by backcross breeding an F1 Bernedoodle to a purebred poodle.

Due to the increased poodle genetics, this variety is considered non-shedding, making F1B doodles the most allergy friendly and the best choice for those with serve allergies. These highly desirable traits make them among the most costly Bernedoodle breed.

F2 Bernedoodles:

F2 Bernedoodles are created by breeding two F1 Bernedoodles together. The size of F2 Bernedoodles will depend entirely on the size of their parents, though breeders generally try to breed these dogs with partners of a similar size, so their height and weight are easier to predict.

The F2 Bernedoodle is the least desired Bernedoodle generation. This generation loses its hybrid vigor and it’s impossible to know that coat type or furnishing they will have. Moreover, the result of this generation type means some F2 Bernedoodles have no furnishing “long hair” on their muzzles, while others will have straight hair that sheds similar to the Bernese Mountain Dog.

Depending on the parents generation type…

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Bernedoodles Sizes

Similar to the Goldendoodle parented by a golden retriever and a poodle, a Bernedoodle size comparison to other small designer dogs is a bit larger than you’d expect in a miniature dog breed due to the Bernese Mountain Dog being a giant breed.

Micro Mini Bernedoodle Size

Micro Mini Bernedoodles are produced by breeding a toy poodle and a small F1 miniature Bernedoodle.

This tiny or micro mini Bernedoodle size, also known as “teddy bear” doodles — stands at only 12 to 17 inches when fully grown. They can weigh anywhere from 10 to 24 pounds and are the smallest Bernedoodle size available..

Mini Bernedoodle Size

Mini Bernedoodles are slightly smaller than standard Bernedoodles, typically stand 18 to 22 inches at shoulder height and weigh from 30 to 55 pounds. They’re closer to the size of a medium-sized designer dog

Standard Bernedoodle Size

The largest size in the Bernedoodle breed is a standard Bernedoodle. They can grow up to 2.5 feet tall at the shoulder and over 100 pounds as an adult.

Personality Differences Between Sizes

Depending on the size of your Bernedoodle, you should be aware of some key differences in their personalities.

Toy Bernedoodle

Toy Bernedoodles feature one shining characteristic above the other size breeds: their larger-than-life personality. If you love dogs that enjoy being carried around and staring as the center of attention at all times, toy Bernedoodles might be perfect for you.

As smaller dogs, they tend to be more anxious around larger breeds and other animals or small children.

Mini Bernedoodle Size

Mini or medium Bernedoodles tend to need less space than those of the standard size and could easily thrive in a studio or even a motorhome, but they still need at least an hour of vigorous exercise per day. They tend to have easygoing personalities and few health problems and generally love spending time socializing with other dogs at a dog park or doggy daycare.

Standard Size Bernedoodle Characteristics

Because the pairing to create a standard size Bernedoodle includes a standard poodle who tends to need more engagement, they do require more vigorous exercise and structured play to stay well-trained. A standard-sized male tends to be slightly larger than a female.

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How To Choose the Right Size Bernedoodle for You

Primary factors include the size of your home and the amount of time you can spend daily with your dog are critical to the overall bonding and both of you being able to experience a happy relationship.

Your lifestyle will be important in choosing the type and size of dog for your new pet. Another important aspect to consider is the type of affection you enjoy. These dogs are highly affectionate and want to be close to you and give you plenty of kisses.

If you like a larger dog and don’t mind lots of love licks, a medium Bernedoodle or standard might be best. If you want more of a lapdog that’s easy to carry around, go with a smaller mini Bernedoodle or tiny Bernedoodle. You can look forward to years of canine affection no matter what size you select.

Micro Mini Bernedoodles Are Best With Mature Owners

Those who’d rather have a lapdog and shopping buddy might better enjoy the smaller Bernedoodle dogs, which are easier to pick up and aren’t as likely to jump up on company and lick their faces (unless they get too comfy on the couch). Smaller dogs also have less of a need for open space to roam, able to exercise by trotting around a small apartment just as easily as in a small dog-friendly park.

While slightly larger dogs usually have no problem interacting with small, excited children, the size of a tiny Bernedoodle might not make it the best pet for little kids. Children also tend to be less careful than adults and could more easily hurt a tiny dog than a sturdier, larger breed.

Mini and Standard Bernedoodles Need More Room To Play

Having more energy and simply longer legs than their miniature counterparts, the larger sizes of the breed need more outdoor and indoor space to have the highest quality of life. These dogs need owners who lead more active lifestyles, take more trips to the dog park to socialize and run out their energy, or live in a home with a big yard or safe walking paths nearby.

The calm and loyal personality of the Bernese mountain dog makes for an excellent pet, but make sure to keep them engaged in play or exercise because they can become destructive in their search for entertainment if your dog begins to get bored.

Make sure you have plenty of time and toys to keep these active breeds occupied, and remember that they prefer to be around their owners for the majority of the day.

Bernedoodles of All Sizes Have Few Health Issues

While Bernedoodles and their wavy hair coat may require less intensive combing than some curly breeds like the poodle. Bernedoodle still needs frequent grooming to prevent mats and keep them looking and feeling great.

The Bernedoodle is a relatively healthy breed but there is still a chance of certain diseases affecting these mixed breeds, such as:

  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Skin conditions such as hotspots or dermatitis

The best way to ensure the long and healthy life of your new beloved pet is to work with a responsible Bernedoodle breeder who does the proper health testing prior to breeding.

You will also want to practice preventive care with routine visits to the vet. When looking for veterinary care, make sure to choose a doctor who’s very experienced, if not specialized, in the unique qualities of your dog. Smaller breeds have a different physiology than their larger counterparts and are at risk of slightly different health issues.

Training Is Important for a Berendoodle

Bernedoodle tends to be fairly easy to train due to the intellegence of the poodle and the loyalty of the Bernese Mountain Dog choosing a breeder and dog trainer that has a well-established early life training program ensures the lifelong success of a Bernedoodle, as all dogs benefit greatly from a structured training program.

Here at Central Illinois Doodles, we ensure your family pets are raised to be outstanding companions, guided by our puppy behavior handling who rear them up with compassion while focusing on proper socialization.

When your dog has the energy, curiosity, and strength of a descendant of Bernese mountain dogs. Behaviors like chewing on your furniture, digging in your household areas and making messes or marking their territory can be trained out of Bernedoodle dogs, regardless of their size, by a reputable breeder and trainer.

At Central Illinois Doodles, we breed and train our lovable Bernedoodle puppies to be excellent companions for you and your family.

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