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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When you take home one of our Bernedoodle puppies you will know that you are getting a healthy, well-socialized family companion. From our health-tested parents to our two-year health guarantee– Central Illinois Doodles is one of the most reputable breeders in Illinois.