Sheepadoodles vs Bernedoodles Size
Size is the first factor that sets these designer dogs apart. Bernedoodles have a wider range of height (21 to 29 inches) and weight (10 to 90 pounds). Conversely, Sheepadoodles can weigh from 45 to 80 pounds and are usually 13 to 24 inches tall.
Bernese mountain dogs are bigger than the average English Sheepdog, so it makes sense that their hybrid breed is also bigger.
However, Bernedoodles puppy for sale come in mini sizes with a miniature Poodle parent, as well as medium and standard sizes when bred with a standard Poodle.
You may also consider a mini Sheepadoodle, a crossbreed of a Sheepdog and a Toy Poodle. Reputable breeders can provide more information about the purebred parents so you can estimate whether the puppies will grow up to be smaller or larger dogs.
Coat Colors for Doodle Dog Breeds
In contrast to the Bernedoodle’s tricolor coat, Sheepadoodles tend to be dual-color dogs. A Bernedoodle’s coat color is primarily black with white and tan markings, although the red Bernedoodle breed is mostly dark red with white and tan patches.
Sheepadoodle coats are usually red and white, gray and white, or black and white. Their fur also tends to fade to white as they age, which is a poodle trait.
Bernedoodles offer all options of straight, wavy or curly hair. Sheepadoodles only have course, curly hair. Though both breeds need to visit the groomers regularly, the frequency of groomer visits to maintain a Sheepadoodle’s coat is a far greater expense.
Some doodle dogs don’t shed, but others tend to lose their thick, heavy fur. If you struggle with mild to moderate allergies, we highly suggest getting a wavy coat Bernedoodle. We’ve found allergy sufferers do well with wavy coats.