We can’t say enough positive things about Bernedoodle puppies! If you’re not familiar with this designer dog, let us fill you in!
The Bernedoodle is a mix between Poodle and Bernese Mountain Dog. But what is more important is that this dog is probably the smartest, goofiest, most gentle, and the most loyal dog you’ll come across!
Because of all these characteristics the Bernedoodle, which is also called the Bernese Mountain Poo, is the perfect family dog!
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If you would like to read more about this designer dog, we have a detailed article on them. In our article titled “Bernedoodle: Complete Dog Breed Info” which you can find HERE you can learn more about their history, characteristics and personality.
In this article, we’re going to focus more on interesting facts about Bernedoodle puppies that you might not know.
Bernedoodle puppies – Facts you probably didn’t know
There are many interesting facts about this designer breed, but we’ve found the five most interesting facts that will surprise you. And who knows, you might even fall in love with this little Poodle and Bernese Mountain Dog mix.
1. Bernedoodles are a teenage breed
It sounds a bit funny when we put it like this, but Bernedoodles really are a teenage breed. They are one of the youngest designer dogs we know of, being developed only in 2003. Which makes them 18!
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Of course, Poodle and Bernese Mountain Dog mixes were probably around even before 2003, but it’s in this years that breeders started intentionally crossbreeding these two dog breeds.
2. Weren’t developed only for the money
The one biggest issue with designer breeds that many people have is the fact that they are developed and bred only for the money.
However, this is not the case with Bernedoodle puppies.
Sherry Rupke, was the first person ever to deliberately cross Bernese Mountain Dogs and Poodles. However, she did not do it to become rich.
Rupke actually had a really good reason to create this hybrid breed. Her goal was to create a low-shedding breed because her mother developed dog hair allergies.
Besides this, she wanted to develop and produce dogs that are healthier and live longer than their parent breeds.
The fact that Rupke developed the Bernedoodle because her mother developed dog hair allergies brings us to our next fact.
The Bernedoodle is a hypoallergenic dog because they barely shed. All the loose hair just stays in their curled coat until it is brushed out.
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This also means that they don’t need too much grooming. Occasional baths and brushing.
4. They come in three sizes
Another great trait about the Bernedoodle is that they come in three different sizes: Standard, Miniature, and Tiny.
- The Tiny Bernedoodle stands at 12 to 17 inches tall at the shoulder, and weighs about 10 to 24 pounds.
- The Miniature Bernedoodle stands at 18 to 22 inches tall and weighs 25 to 49 pounds.
- The Standard Bernedoodle stands at 23 to 29 inches and weigh 70 to 90 pounds.
This means they are great for everyone, even people who live in small apartments. Their size is determined by the Poodle size. Depending on how big the Poodle parent is the future Bernedoodle will be small, medium, or large size.
5. Healthy dogs
The Bernedoodle is considered to be a very healthy dog! Of course, they are also a quite young mix, so there wasn’t enough time to even properly observe them. However, very few owners have reported health issues.
Rupke also states that hybrid vigor is another reason this might be the case. This means that first generation mix is usually healthier than both of the parent breeds.