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What is a Bernedoodle 

If you’re looking for an all-around amazing dog, then a Bernedoodle might be perfect for you. These mixed breed dogs are incredibly smart, easy to train, and they love spending time with their owners. Bernedoodles are perfect for families with children or anyone who wants a companion that will always be by their side. At Premier Bernedoodles of Idaho, we’re passionate about breeding and raising the best Bernedoodles around. If you’re interested in learning more about Bernedoodles, check out our blog to learn what makes them so special.

About Benedoodles


The Bernedoodle:

A Perfect Blend of Poodle and Bernese Mountain Dog Crossbreeding dogs has become increasingly popular in recent years, and one delightful result of such breeding is the Bernedoodle. This charming and intelligent hybrid dog is created by crossing a Poodle with a Bernese Mountain Dog.


    Lets explore explore the process of breeding a Bernedoodle and discuss the unique characteristics that make this breed a beloved companion for many dog enthusiasts.


1. The Origins of the Bernedoodle: The Bernedoodle's lineage can be traced back to the late 1990s when breeders began crossing Bernese Mountain Dogs with Poodles. The goal was to combine the desirable traits of both breeds, such as the Bernese Mountain Dog's friendly nature and the Poodle's intelligence and hypoallergenic coat.


2. Selecting the Parent Breeds: Breeding a Bernedoodle starts with carefully selecting the parent breeds. The Bernese Mountain Dog, known for its gentle temperament and striking appearance, is a large, sturdy dog. The Poodle, available in three sizes (standard, miniature, and toy), is highly intelligent and renowned for its hypoallergenic, low-shedding coat. By combining these breeds, breeders aim to create a dog with the best characteristics of both.


3. The Breeding Process: To create Bernedoodles, breeders typically use artificial insemination or natural mating between a Poodle and a Bernese Mountain Dog. The female Bernese Mountain Dog is bred with a male Poodle, and the resulting litter will be a mix of Bernedoodles. The puppies' appearance and temperament can vary, even within the same litter, due to the genetic diversity inherited from their parents.


4. Coat Types and Colors: One of the most appealing features of the Bernedoodle is its coat, which often inherits the Poodle's hypoallergenic and low-shedding qualities. Bernedoodles can have three main coat types: curly, wavy, or straight. Coat colors vary widely and can include combinations of black, white, brown, or tri-color patterns resembling those of the Bernese Mountain Dog.


5. Health and Temperament: Bernedoodles are generally known for their friendly, sociable, and affectionate nature. They often inherit the Bernese Mountain Dog's gentle temperament and the Poodle's intelligence, making them highly trainable and adaptable to various environments. However, it is important to note that hybrid dogs can still inherit health issues from their parent breeds, so responsible breeders conduct health screenings to minimize potential risks.


6. Size and Exercise Needs: Bernedoodles come in different sizes, ranging from standard (large), miniature (medium-sized), to toy (small). The size of the Poodle parent used in breeding determines the size of the Bernedoodle offspring. Regardless of size, Bernedoodles require regular exercise and mental stimulation to keep them happy and healthy. Daily walks, playtime, and interactive toys are essential to meet their exercise needs.


The Bernedoodle is a delightful crossbreed that combines the best qualities of the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle. From their friendly temperament to their hypoallergenic coats, these dogs have captured the hearts of many dog lovers. However, it's important to remember that each Bernedoodle is unique and can vary in appearance and temperament. If you are considering adding a Bernedoodle to your family, ensure you find a reputable breeder who prioritizes the health and well-being of their dogs.


  • How big is a fully grown Bernedoodle
    The size of a fully grown Bernedoodle can vary depending on the size of their parent breeds (Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle). Typically, a standard Bernedoodle can weigh anywhere from 50 to 90 pounds and stand 23 to 29 inches tall at the shoulder. Miniature Bernedoodles are smaller, weighing between 25 to 50 pounds and standing 18 to 22 inches tall at the shoulder. At Bernedoodles of Idaho, we offer Bernedoodle puppies in both standard and miniature sizes. Contact us for more information about our available puppies.
  • Can you guarantee that my puppy will be potty trained when I pick them up from your facility?
    While we strive to provide the best training services possible, we cannot guarantee that your puppy will be fully potty trained when you pick them up. Potty training is a process that requires consistency and patience from both the trainer and the owner. We will work closely with you to provide the tools and techniques needed to continue the potty training process at home. Our team is always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have during this process.
  • Are male or female Bernedoodles better?
    FAQ Are male or female Bernedoodles better? There's no clear answer to this question as it ultimately comes down to personal preference. Both male and female Bernedoodles can make excellent pets and have similar temperaments. Some people may prefer a male Bernedoodle for their larger size and protective nature, while others may prefer a female Bernedoodle for their affectionate and nurturing qualities. Ultimately, the most important factor is finding a Bernedoodle that fits your lifestyle and personality.
  • Do Bernedoodles Shed?
    Bernedoodles are a hypoallergenic hybrid breed that results from crossing a Bernese Mountain Dog with a Poodle. The amount of shedding that Bernedoodles exhibit can vary depending on the type of coat they inherit from each parent. Generally, Bernedoodles are considered to be low-shedding to none-shedding dogs, making them a popular choice for people with allergies or those who prefer a pet that requires less grooming. However, it's important to note that no dog is completely hypoallergenic, and individual dogs may shed more or less than others. If you're considering adding a Bernedoodle to your family, it's a good idea to speak with a breeder or veterinarian to learn more about their coat type and shedding tendencies.
  • Why does someone get a Bernedoodle?
    Why does someone get a Bernedoodle? Bernedoodles are becoming increasingly popular as family pets due to their friendly, affectionate, and loyal nature. They are a hybrid breed, resulting from the crossbreeding of a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle. This unique mix of breeds creates a dog that is hypoallergenic, low-shedding, intelligent, and easy to train. Bernedoodles also tend to have a calm and gentle disposition, making them a great choice for families with children or seniors. They are also known for being excellent therapy dogs, and their playful nature makes them a great companion for active individuals. Overall, people get a Bernedoodle because they want a loving and loyal companion that is easy to care for and fits well into their lifestyle.
  • Are Bernedoodles AKC registered?
    Bernedoodles are not recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club) as a standardized breed. This is because they are a hybrid of a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle. However, Bernedoodles can be registered with other organizations such as the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR) and the Designer Breed Registry (DBR).
  • Would you deliver OUR NEW BERNEDOODLE out of IDAHO ?
    Yes, we offer puppy delivery services for your new Bernedoodle to our customers. We understand that it may be difficult for some customers to come to our location to pick up their new Bernedoodle, so we offer delivery services for an additional fee. Please contact us for more information and to arrange for puppy delivery. We offer several options for arranging puppy delivery. You can either choose to pick up your Bernedoodle at our location, or we can arrange for delivery to your home. If you choose delivery, we can provide quotes for shipping via air or ground transportation. Please contact us for more information on arranging puppy delivery.
  • Do Bernedoodles like water and swimming?
    FAQ Do Bernedoodles like water and swimming? Yes, Bernedoodles generally love water and enjoy swimming. They are a mix of Bernese Mountain Dogs and Poodles, both of which are known to be good swimmers. However, every dog is unique, and some Bernedoodles may not be fond of water activities. It is important to introduce your Bernedoodle to water slowly and in a positive manner to ensure they feel comfortable and safe. Always supervise your dog while they are swimming to prevent any accidents or mishaps.
  • Are Bernedoodles Aggressive
    FAQ: Are Bernedoodles aggressive? No, Bernedoodles are not known to be aggressive. In fact, they are often described as friendly, affectionate, and good-natured dogs. Bernedoodles are a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle, and they typically inherit the best traits of both breeds. They are intelligent, easy to train, and excellent with children and other pets. However, like all dogs, Bernedoodles need proper socialization and training to ensure they are well-behaved and friendly. It is important to choose a reputable breeder and to provide your Bernedoodle with plenty of exercise, mental stimulation, and love.
  • I am getting a dog for the first time, is Bernedoodle an ideal first dog?
    FAQ: Is Bernedoodle an ideal first dog? While Bernedoodles are an exceptional breed, whether or not they make an ideal first dog depends on your lifestyle and expectations. Bernedoodles are known for their loyalty, intelligence, and affectionate nature, making them great family pets. However, they require a fair amount of attention, exercise, and training. If you are willing to commit to providing your Bernedoodle with the necessary care and attention, and have the time and resources to train them properly, then they can make a wonderful first dog. It's important to research the breed thoroughly and consider your own lifestyle before making a decision. Additionally, our team at Bernedoodles of Idaho is always available to answer any questions and provide guidance on whether a Bernedoodle is the right fit for you.
  • What are a bernedoodles characteristics?
    Bernedoodles are a hybrid breed of dogs that are a cross between Bernese Mountain Dogs and Poodles. They are known for their intelligence, loyalty, and affectionate nature. Bernedoodles are hypoallergenic and shed minimally, making them a great choice for people with allergies. They come in a variety of colors and sizes, ranging from small to large. Bernedoodles are also known for their playful and energetic personalities, making them great companions for families with children.
  • How do I switch my dog's food?
    FAQ: How do I switch my dog's food? Switching your dog's food can be a sensitive process, and it's important to do it gradually to avoid any digestive issues. Here are the steps to follow: 1. Introduce the new food slowly: Start by mixing a small amount of the new food with the old food (e.g., 25% new food and 75% old food) and gradually increase the amount of new food over a period of 7-10 days. 2. Watch for any signs of discomfort: Keep an eye on your dog's stool during the transition period. If you notice any diarrhea or vomiting, slow down the transition process by going back to the previous ratio of new and old food. 3. Adjust the amount of food: Once your dog has fully transitioned to the new food, make sure to adjust the amount you're feeding them based on the feeding guidelines on the new food's packaging. 4. Monitor your dog's health: If you notice any changes in your dog's health or behavior after switching their food, consult with your veterinarian. At Bernedoodles of Idaho, we recommend switching your dog's food gradually to ensure their digestive system can adjust to the new food. If you have any questions about your dog's nutrition, feel free to reach out to us for guidance.
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