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Mini Bernedoodle Breed Information

Highly intelligent, well-mannered, out-going, friendly, happy, and cuddly, the Mini Bernedoodle puppies are excellent companion pets for both active and laid-back families.  Small to medium in size, adorable, with sweet oval shaped eyes, a black nose, cute floppy ears, and a puffy tail, with an average height between 13 to 22 inches and an average weight between 30 to 50 pounds, and a fluffy coat, the Mini Bernedoodle is as stunning as they come.  The Mini Bernedoodle, also referred to as the Mini Bernese Poodle, the Mini Bernadoodle or the Mini Berniedoodle, a fairly new and popular doodle breed, is generally a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Miniature Poodle.  

BREED TYPE / MIX Doodle Hybrid / Poodle crossed with a Bernese Mountain Dog ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Minimum TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Playful, Friendly, Intelligent, Affectionate, Gentle ADULT WEIGHT F1: 30-50 lbsF1B: 20-30 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 13-22 in LIFE SPAN 12-15 yrs

Mini Bernedoodle Characteristics

  • Mini Bernedoodles live longer healthier lives due to hybrid vigor
  • Non-aggressive, well-mannered, friendly, and gentle, the Miniature Bernedoodles are great with children of all ages, dogs, cats, other household pets, and even strangers
  • The Mini Bernedoodle (Mini Bernese Poodles, Mini Berniedoodle or Mini Bernadoodle) is confortable in both hot and cold climates
  • Highly intelligent, receptive, and easy to communicate with, the Mini Bernedoodle is very easy to train  
  • The Mini Bernedoodles are kind, cheerful, and caring dogs - they make excellent therapy dogs
  • Highly adaptable, the Mini Bernedoodles adapt easily to both small apartments and large houses as well as to both active and calm lifestyles
  • The Mini Bernedoodles have low shedding coats and are considered to be hypoallergenic dogs 

Mini Bernedoodle Breeders

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At Premier Pups, we only align ourselves with Mini Bernedoodle breeders whose standards are much higher than the rest. Like people, the most critical moments in a puppy's life start in the beginning. Providing a safe, natural, comfortable, and healthy environment for the nursing mother and her baby is essential. We spend consistent on-site time with our selected breeders and can undoubtedly say that our puppies come from a caring environment. It truly takes a special breeder to assist with nourishing and raising a Miniature Bernedoodle puppy properly. Only the nation's best Mini Bernedoodle breeders can provide the best quality of life. Here at Premier Pups, we work hand-in-hand with our breeders. The footage produced in our videos is 100% real. We directly take un-staged, unedited, and only authentic scenes at our breeder locations.

Mini Bernedoodle Appearance

The Mini Bernedoodle (Mini Bernadoodle, Mini Berniedoodle or Mini Bernese Poodle) is small to medium in size, with an average weight between 30 to 50 pounds for an F1 Mini Bernedoodle, between 20 to 30 pounds for an F1B Mini Bernedoodle, and between 25 to 35 pounds for an F2 Mini Bernedoodle, and an average height between 12 to 22 inches. The beautiful Mini Bernedoodle has a sturdy-built body, a sweet face, expressive oval shaped eyes, cute floppy ears, a black nose, and a puffy tail.  The Mini Bernedoodle coat is semi to fully hypoallergenic with minimal to no shedding. Their coats can vary from straight to wavy or curly (depending on which side of the family the Mini Bernedoodle takes after – the Bernese Mountain Dog parent breed or the Miniature Poodle parent breed), and comes in various color combinations of black, white, and brown.  

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Ollie, a Mini Bernedoodle puppy from Columbus, OH Bailey, a Mini Bernedoodle puppy from Palatine, Illinois Ziggy, a Mini Bernedoodle puppy from Santa Monica, CA Millie, a Mini Bernedoodle puppy from Massachusetts Indigo, previously Dora, a Mini Bernedoodle puppy from Croton-on-Hudson,  NY Dawson, a Mini Bernedoodle puppy from New Jersey Zara formerly Demi, a Mini Bernedoodle puppy from CA Bernie  now  Brody, a Mini Bernedoodle puppy from Amawalk N.Y. Henley (originally Dora), a Mini Bernedoodle puppy from Lighthouse Point, Florida

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Mini Bernedoodle Temperament

The Mini Bernedoodle is an easy-going, well-mannered, highly trainable dog with a joyful personality and a big heart. Mini Bernedoodles enjoy walks, hiking, swimming, fetching, running, and any outdoor activities they can do with their family. They make great adventure companions and they love to run and play as much as they love to cuddle. Goofy and fun, active and adventurous, calm, cuddly, and quiet, the Mini Bernedoodle can adapt to any lifestyle.  Sweet, affectionate, loyal, and devoted, the Mini Bernedoodles are known to form life long bonds and love their human family unconditionally. 

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Mini Bernedoodle History

The Mini Bernedoodle (Mini Bernese Poodle, Mini Bernadoodle or Mini Berniedoodle), a cross between a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog and a purebred Miniature Poodle, is a fairly new and highly sought-after designer doodle breed. First bred during 2003 in Ontario, Canada, and with an instant rise in popularity, the Mini Bernedoodle is now classified in three different generations:  A first - generation Mini Bernedoodle (known as an F1 Mini Bernedoodle) is when a puppy has a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog parent and a purebred Mini Poodle parent; A second - generation Mini Bernedoodle (known as F1B Mini Bernedoodle) is when a puppy has an F1 Mini Bernedoodle parent and a purebred Mini Poodle parent;  A third - generation Mini Bernedoodle (known as an F2 Mini Bernedoodle) is when a puppy has two Mini Bernedoodle parents.  Although the Mini Bernedoodles are quite new as a breed and do not have much history, we can take a look back at the history of the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle parent breeds in order to better understand the designer doodle breed.

The gorgeous, hard-working, well-mannered, loving, and loyal Bernese Mountain Dogs have their origins in Switzerland in the Swiss Alps. Intelligent and agile, with great tracking, herding, and guarding skills, the Bernese Mountain Dog is well equipped and loves having a job to do. With the ability to be both a hard-working dog as well as a loving, loyal companion pet, the Bernese Mountain Dog has been well loved and appreciated across the world for centuries. 

The Poodle has been depicted in drawings on artifacts dating as far back as 200 B.C and is believed to be one of the most ancient breeds in the world. Proud, graceful, and elegant, with a sharp intelligence and a loving nature, the Poodle has been a cherished companion of royal families and aristocrats for centuries. Hard-working, highly trainable and ranked as second most intelligent dog breed in the world, the Poodle is and always has been a very popular breed and for good reason. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How big do Miniature Bernadoodle’s get? Miniature Bernedoodles measure in between 18-22 inches at the shoulder and are usually between 25 to 50 pounds, but can be as small as 15 pounds and as large as 65 pounds.

What amount of exercise will Miniature Bernedoodle’s need? They require a moderate amount of exercise. Two to three daily walks as well as some active play should be plenty to keep this pup busy. They’re always up for an adventure and make for great running partners. They also love hikes and swimming!

Are Miniature Bernedoodle’s registered? Because they are a mixed breed they are not recognized by the AKC and therefore cannot be registered.

What colors do Miniature Bernedoodle’s come in? These beauties come in pure black, black-and-white, black-and-brown or tri-color (black, white and brown).

What is the temperament of the Miniature Bernadoodle? These dogs make for the ultimate companion as they are friendly, playful, affectionate and sociable dogs. They are great choice for a family with children and/or elderly parents as they have a gentle demeanor.

Do Miniature Bernedoodle’s make good therapy dogs? Yes! In fact, they make excellent therapy dogs as they are easy to train, very intelligent, extremely gentle and love to work.

What is a Teddy Bear Bernedoodle? A Teddy Bear Bernadoodle is a mix of a Miniature Bernedoodle and an Australian Bernedoodle, they are smaller than the mini and more compact and square.

Does the Miniature Bernedoodle’s shed? Miniature Bernedoodle’s are very low shedding. The curlier the coat, the less shedding will occur. It is recommended to brush them once or twice a week and have them professionally groomed every 8 to 12 weeks.

Will my Miniature Bernedoodle get along with my other dogs? Dogs just like people have their own personalities, so one can never be 100% certain. In general, however, Bernedoodle’s get along great with other dogs no matter the breed. Never leave dogs unsupervised until you are certain they get along.

What type of family’s are Miniature Bernedoodle’s best suited for? Because of their active nature, Miniature Bernedoodle’s are a great fit for families with children or active singles. They are also a great companion for seniors who like to get out for daily walks and exercise.

What is the average life expectancy of a Miniature Bernedoodle? The average life expectancy is between 12-15 years of age, though it is not uncommon for them to live upwards of 17 years.

What type of coat do Miniature Bernedoodle’s have? Their coats can vary depending on which parent they take after more. Their coat can be straight to wavy to curly. The curlier the coat, the less shedding will occur.

Should I socialize my new puppy? Socialization is so important for a new puppy. It is recommended that they are socialized in a safe and secure area until your little one has been fully immunized (approximately 16 weeks old).

Can I take my Miniature Bernedoodle hiking and swimming? You sure can! They are excellent swimmers and love to hike and run.

Are Miniature Bernedoodle’s recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC)? The AKC does not recognize mixed breeds therefore, Miniature Bernedoodle’s are not recognized by them.