If you’re considering a Bernedoodle as a family pet, you probably have several questions about the breed’s temperament, care, size, training difficulties, and friendliness.

We’ve put together the most common questions with answers about what you can expect from a Bernedoodle puppy and advice to care for your pet as it ages to adulthood.

How much do Bernedoodles cost?2023-05-15T06:52:23-07:00

The cost of a Bernedoodle puppy depends on your breeder, but we post the costs of our puppies on the Bernedoodle and Co website frontpage. Check out our current prices to figure out Bernedoodle pricing. Generally, a Bernedoodle puppy costs between $2800 to $4200 depending on size and color markings.

If you’re interested in adopting a Bernedoodle puppy in the San Diego, Bay area, or Los Angeles area, please check out our Bernedoodle puppies and fill out an application.

How to train a Bernedoodle?2023-05-15T06:46:19-07:00

Bernedoodles want to please their family, but they can be willful due to their high intelligence. If you’re in the San Diego, Bay area, or Los Angeles area, we offer help with training your puppy. Several factors go into good training for a Bernedoodle. The dog must be socialized with kids, other pets in the house, and other people. You also want to housebreak the puppy and crate train it. We also offer basic training for specific commands such as sit, shake, come, and walking well on a leash. 

Do Bernedoodles like to cuddle?2023-05-15T06:47:16-07:00

The Bernese Mountain Dog side of a Bernedoodle loves to hang out relaxing with their owner. If you’re the type of person who loves to stay indoors and relax while reading a book or watching television, the Bernedoodle is a good companion. This isn’t to say that you can’t exercise your dog at all, but Bernedoodles are even-tempered without being too hyper for more calm and laid-back owners.

Bernedoodle puppies are playful, so be prepared to throw a few balls or play tug-of-war with your dog. Once it’s time to relax, however, your Bernedoodle will willingly cuddle with you.

Are Bernedoodles smart?2023-05-15T06:47:39-07:00

Bernedoodles are extremely intelligent, which makes them eager to learn. With intelligence comes stubbornness, so it’s important to be consistent with training and give your Bernedoodle puppy constant positive reinforcement. The most important thing while training your Bernedoodle is consistency and patience. Any changes to training can confuse your puppy and lead to undesirable habits. For example, if you allow your puppy to jump on the couch, your adult Bernedoodle will do the same and won’t understand what’s going on if you suddenly decide to disallow it.

After your Bernedoodle puppy does something good, make sure to give them a reward. Your puppy wants your approval, so positive reinforcement lets them know that you’re happy with their activity. 

Are Bernedoodles hypoallergenic?2023-05-15T06:47:49-07:00

Standard Poodles are hypoallergenic, so Bernedoodle puppies inherit this benefit from their parents. They don’t shed much, but the long hair requires grooming and haircuts every few months to avoid matting. Shedded hair could cause allergic reactions, but it’s usually a dog’s dander that causes reactions. You can control dander with regular grooming and washing.

It’s dander from the dog’s skin that causes allergic reactions, but some people can be allergic to saliva and urine. Occasionally, people get confused between allergic reactions to the dog’s dander versus being outside with their dog more often and suffering from environmental allergens. No dog is fully hypoallergenic, but Bernedoodles are highly hypoallergenic from their Poodle genes.

How long does a Bernedoodle live?2023-05-15T06:48:13-07:00

You can expect your Bernedoodle to live between 12-18 years. The Bernedoodle is an overall healthy breed, but it can inherit some of the Bernese Mountain Dog health risks. They can be predisposed to hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia or ocular issues. Always take your Bernedoodle for regular checkups at your local vet and give them a healthy diet with adequate exercise to avoid some other common issues in dogs including obesity.

Do Bernedoodles shed?2023-05-15T06:48:34-07:00

The Poodle genes in a Bernedoodle leave puppies with long wavy hair that does not shed too much. Without much shedding, a Bernedoodle will not bother anyone in the family with allergies. If the Bernedoodle has more of a Bernese Mountain Dog coat, it will shed more. After a few weeks, a Bernedoodle breeder can give you more advice on which puppy is best for you if shedding is a concern.

Brushing your Bernedoodle regularly will reduce shedding. Luckily, they are easy to brush and will bond with you while brushing their fur. Every few months, your Bernedoodle will need their hair cut as well.

Do Bernedoodles like to swim?2023-05-15T06:48:46-07:00

Bernedoodles love to be active with their family, and swimming is often one of their favorite activities provided that your dog is exposed to water in their younger life. An adult Bernedoodle never exposed to water might be afraid of it, so if you want your Bernedoodle to be a swimmer, make sure you include water activities during socialization of your puppy. The more environments you present to your Bernedoodle puppy at a young age, the more it becomes natural for them to accept and enjoy it. In addition to swimming, Bernedoodles will go for hikes, long walks, runs, and any other outdoor activities their family enjoys.

Are Bernedoodles hyper?2023-05-15T06:48:59-07:00

Every dog should get some amount of exercise, but the Bernedoodle isn’t an overly hyper dog. Your puppy will be much more energetic, but adult Bernedoodles will relax on the couch or be active with you if you are an outdoors person. The breed’s temperament is flexible with different environments, but the most optimal environment is one where the dog receives adequate exercise with as many cuddles from its family as possible.

Are Bernedoodles good dogs?2023-05-15T06:49:14-07:00

Every family has their idea of a perfect dog, but most dog owners want a dog that will be good with children, isn’t aggressive, and is easily trainable. The Bernedoodle is all three benefits wrapped into one dog. The Bernedoodle also comes in three different sizes, so families can opt for a larger sized dong or a small version good for apartment living or small spaces.

How much do Bernedoodles weigh?2023-05-15T06:49:57-07:00

Families that decide to adopt a Bernedoodle have three sizes to choose from. A standard F1 Bernedoodle can be up to 90 pounds, but Bernedoodles can be bred with smaller Poodles to provide much smaller adult dogs. A micro or mini Bernedoodle is a medium-sized dog that can weigh between 20 and 45 pounds. A tiny Bernedoodle is even smaller with weight ranges between 10 and 24 pounds.

What is a Bernedoodle mixed with?2023-05-15T06:50:24-07:00

A Bernedoodle is a cross-mix between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a standard Poodle. The mix between the two purebred dogs provides you with a family-friendly dog that is happy to be active on hikes and walks with you, or simply cuddle on the couch as you watch television or read a book. The combined two breeds give you a healthy, intelligent, even-tempered, happy dog that can bond quickly with family members and enjoy outdoor activities and indoor relaxation.


Mini Bernedoodle


Tiny/Micro Bernedoodle


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