Looking for a puppy that will feel comfortable in an apartment and be friendly and reliable around kids? We have a breed that will become your best friend – a Tiny Bernedoodle. Tiny Bernedoodles are the smallest Bernedoodles of all, but they may have the biggest personality.

How big do Tiny Bernedoodles get? How demanding are these puppies? How long do they live? Find answers to these and more questions in this article.


Short Summary

  • Tiny Bernedoodles are an F1b designer breed bred by crossing an F1 Bernedoodle with a Mini Poodle.
  • Tiny Bernedoodles usually grow up to 25 pounds in weight and 17 inches in height.
  • Tiny Bernedoodles are the longest-living Bernedoodole, whose life expectancy is up to 18 years.

What Is a Tiny Bernedoodle?

A Tiny Bernedoodle is also called a Micro Bernedoodle because it is the smallest within its designer breed. Bernedoodles are born from breeding a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle, and naturally, their offspring would reach up to 110 pounds in weight. 

However, when bred with a Mini Poodle and a first-generation Bernedoodle, they typically reach knee height as adults.

How Big Do Tiny Bernedoodles Get?

If you’re worried about not providing enough space for a dog but really want to adopt a furry friend, rest assured that Tiny Bernedoodles feel comfortable even in smaller apartments. These tiny canines are active, so if you spend enough time playing and walking with them outside, Bernedoodles won’t mind occupying even a small area of your home.

The Tiny Bernedoodle size typically reaches:

  • 10-25 pounds in weight
  • 12-17 inches in height
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Tiny Bernedoodle Characteristics

Tiny Bernedoodles are first-generation crossbred puppies (F1b), meaning their parents are an F1 Bernedoodle and a Poodle. Thanks to this crossing, Tiny Bernedoodles are 75% Poodle, which means they have hypoallergenic qualities but also other characteristics due to the high hybrid vigor.

What Coat Does a Tiny Bernedoodle Have?

F1b Tiny Bernedoodles are 75% Poodle, and as you may know, Poodles are one of the most hypoallergenic breeds there are. As a result, these pups’ coats range from wavy to curly and rarely straight.

The curlier a Tiny Bernedoodle is, the more non-shedding its coat is. So, if you tend to sneeze and cough repeatedly around dogs, you have a good chance of breathing freely around Bernedoodles. However, keep in mind that there is no 100% allergy-friendly dog.

How Often Do You Need to Groom a Tiny Bernedoodle?

Some pet parents falsely think that if there is no shedding, there is no need for maintenance. However, it’s the total opposite, especially if you Tiny Bernedoodle has curly hair.

Tiny Bernedoodle curls have to be brushed at least three times a week to prevent them from matting. If they are too tangled, sometimes it’s better to trim the curls. Make sure to brush carefully and thoroughly around the ears, eyes, and belly.

Certainly, a few trips to a professional groomer will be expected if you lack the time to take care of your Tiny Bernedoodle’s coat.

Are Tiny Bernedoodles Easy to Train?

Tiny Bernedoodles are attention-seekers, and they love to please their owners. You won’t need to bait your puppy to exercise with a lot of treats. On the contrary, save those treats for when your Bernedoodle starts practicing commands – and believe us, you won’t have to wait long.

Tiny Bernedoodles are intelligent, and they learn the rules of your family and commands pretty swiftly.

How Long Do Tiny Bernedoodles Live?

Tiny Bernedoodles’ life expectancy is up to 18 years. They are also the longest-living Bernedoodles mainly because their small bodies develop much slower than those of Mini or Standard Bernedoodles.

Generally, smaller dogs can live a few years longer than bigger canines, and this phenomenon is associated with slower cell multiplication and a lower risk of illness formation.

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Bernedoodle Traits

  • Affectionate, gentle, and goofy personality

  • Calm, docile energy

  • Excellent emotional support dogs

  • Good with children

  • Low-to-non shedding

  • For allergy-friendly needs, F1b puppies are optimal

  • Standard-sized need space to stretch

  • Mini or tiny sizes available for smaller spaces

What Is Tiny Bernedoodle Temperament?

For most pet parents, the canines’ temperament is a decisive factor. Toy Bernedoodles are great for families with active lifestyles because this designer breed is quite energetic and doesn’t like to sit at home alone for too long.

Bernedoodles, in general, may suffer from separation anxiety when left alone for a long period. So, before you leave for work, make sure there is someone to engage with your pup until it is trained to stay on its own for longer periods of time.

Overall, F1b Tiny Bernedoodles behave similarly to F1 Bernedoodles or Miniature Poodles. They love cuddling and socializing with people. They do get attached to a person quickly, hence the separation anxiety, so it’s important for the whole family to be involved in this breed’s upbringing.

Are Tiny Bernedoodles Good with Children?

Tiny Bernedoodles are great with children – they are calm and match the energy of your kids. This crossbreed is also impossibly friendly and good-natured. In fact, Bernedoodles make great service dogs.

Tiny Bernedoodles can get excited easily when being around people, so make sure to introduce your pet friend to your kids with caution It’s also important to monitor whether your or other children play gently with the puppy so it doesn’t get hurt.

Adopt a Bernedoodle – Get a Companion for Life

If this article hasn’t convinced you, Bernedoodles are great family dogs – have a look at our adorable Bernedoodle puppies that are impossible not to love. At Central Illinois Doodles, we take pride in the ethical breeding of Bernedoodles.

Our strict breeding process selects healthy purebred parents so that their offspring have a low chance of developing hereditary diseases. Our 2-year breeder health guarantee is proof of that.

What are you waiting for? Reserve your Bernedoodle today!

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