Bernedoodle Puppies for Sale
The Bernedoodle breed started appearing in 2003 and has been a favorite ever since. The docile, loving nature of the Bernese Mountain Dog combines with the hypoallergenic coat of a Standard Poodle, resulting in a healthy, handsome pup that is intelligent and gentle.
Within this new breed, there are already recognized variations. Bernedoodles are bred to include a quarter Bernese heritage and three-quarters Poodle to increase the reliability of an allergy friendly coat. Additional breeding terms include the Teddy Bear variant, a pup with two Bernedoodle parents, and the Australian Bernedoodle which incorporates Labradoodle bloodlines.
This breed is recognized by the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club) and can also be registered through IDCR (International Designer Canine Registry) and ICA (International Canine Association, Inc.).
- Country of Origin: N/A
- Weight: 55 - 100 lbs
- Height: 17 - 26 inches
- Color: The Bernedoodles breed can come in a variety of coat colors but are most predominantly black, black and white, or tri-color.
These Bernedoodle puppies are intelligent, playful, and sweet-natured. They like children and usually do well with other dogs and pets. The playful dogs are merry but can sometimes be stubborn, especially during the puppy phase. While they learn commands quickly, some will resist training at first, so be consistent.
This breed can be reserved or even nervous around strangers if the pups are not properly socialized early on. Puppies love to cuddle and enjoy moderate exercise, so a few short walks a day should keep them calm and centered.
While smaller pups may do well in an apartment, full-sized Bernedoodles need room to roam and like to hang out in a fenced-in yard when possible. They also crave indoor time with their masters and may get lonely if left alone for long periods.
The Bernedoodle breed is generally healthy and live an average of 12-15 years. While hybrid breeds usually benefit from the inherent vigor of genetic diversity, these pups may inherit some health issues from one or both of their parent breeds.
Because the breed is new, information about health concerns is somewhat limited. Early observations show that they carry some risk for Cancer. Additional health issues to watch for include:
- Hip Dysplasia
- Malignant Histiocytosis
Keep your pup at a healthy weight to reduce the chances of health concerns. All dog owners should keep their pets current on vaccines and get regular veterinarian checkups.
Coat & Coat Care
Bernedoodles have a long coat which can be on the wavy/curly side. If your pup has a straighter coat, they may trigger allergies.
A Bernedoodle puppy’s curly coats can mat and irritate their skin, so it’s essential to brush your pup 2-3 times a week. You may want to trim your pup’s coat every few months to make grooming easier. Bathe infrequently to protect the coat’s natural protective oils.
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