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- Average Size: Medium
- Average Lifespan: 12-15 years
- Registered?: other
Mini Bernedoodle Dog Breed Information
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A Mini Bernedoodle is a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Miniature Poodle (F1), a Mini Bernedoodle and a Mini Poodle (F1B), or two Mini Bernedoodles (F2). They tend to be affectionate and loving dogs that make great family pets. They are even known to make great therapy dogs!
Although they are not recognized by the American Kennel Club, they are recognized by other canine registries. The Designer Dogs Kennel Club, American Canine Hybrid Club, and more all recognize the Miniature Bernedoodle.
One of the facts about Bernedoodles is that they are true companion dogs. They are cuddly companions that love nothing more than being with their favorite humans. As long as they are well-socialized and trained, Mini Bernedoodles tend to get along well with children, other dogs, other pets, and even strangers.
Miniature Bernedoodles are highly adaptable dogs. They do well in larger homes as well as apartments. They are sensitive to heat and extreme cold, but do well in most climates. Because they bond so closely with their families and thrive on attention, they do not like to be left alone for long periods of time and can develop separation anxiety if you do not work with them early on.
Potential health concerns to be aware of in Mini Bernedoodles can include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, Addison’s Disease, and chronic adrenal insufficiency. Good breeding practices make a big difference in the health of puppies.
Reputable breeders will screen their dogs to avoid passing preventable issues to puppies. You can ask about the health and genetic history of the parents and about any health tests or clearances that have been done.
Mini Bernedoodles are intelligent dogs that pick up on things quickly and are eager to please. This makes them a highly trainable dog that is a good fit for owners of all experience levels.
They can become stubborn if training is not consistent or clear. Even if you don’t need them for training, there are plenty of benefits of puppy training classes that make them a good idea, like socialization.
Although their coat tends to be low-shedding and will range from straight to wavy or curly, the Mini Bernedoodle coat requires some maintenance. Daily brushing is recommended to remove tangles and prevent mats. Professional grooming is recommended every 6-8 weeks.
In addition to coat care, you will also need to take care of your Miniature Bernedoodle’s nails, ears, and teeth. Nail trims once or twice monthly keep them from growing too long and causing issues. Ear checks on a weekly basis with careful cleanings as needed help to prevent ear infections.
As a small dog breed, Mini Bernedoodles are more prone to developing gum disease. Good dental care for dogs early and consistently throughout their life can help prevent painful dental diseases later in life. Daily tooth brushing, plus cleanings at the vet as needed, is ideal.
Although Mini Bernedoodles will be playful and have bursts of energy while playing, they are not high-energy dogs. They tend to sit in a more moderate range. Daily walks plus some playtime throughout the day are usually enough for them.
But, they love spending time with you and will likely be up for more activity if you are. They may be smaller dogs, but they also tend to be relatively athletic. When puppies finish growing, you can try higher-impact activities like running, hiking, training for dog sports, and more.
Fully-grown Mini Bernedoodles usually stand 12-22 inches tall. They can range from 30-50 pounds. F1B and F2 Mini Bernedoodles usually weigh 20-30 pounds and are on the shorter side of the range.
Mini Bernedoodles generally live for 12-15 years on average.
Although they are most commonly called Mini Bernedoodles, these dogs are also sometimes called Mini Bernadoodles, Mini Berniedoodles, Mini Bernese Mountain Poos, Mini Bernesepoos, Mini Bernepoos, Mini Bernesesdoodles, and Mini Bernese Poodles.