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Mini Bernedoodle Breed Information

Puppies designed for cuddles, love, and joy, the Mini Bernedoodle puppies are a superb mix of a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Mini Poodle. Mini Bernedoodles are excellent dogs for any type of lifestyle. They can be the best cuddle buddies for laid-back owners and the most adventurous sidekicks for outdoorsy owners. Mini Bernedoodle puppies also come with high intelligence, cheer, good manners, and generous affection. They are careful around small children and great at making friends. 

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 are one of the most popular doodle breeds in the United States. They are also known as Mini Bernadoodle, Mini Bernese Poodle, and Mini Benriedoodle puppies
  • The fluffy Mini Bernedoodle puppies are a mix between a Bernese Mountain dog and a Miniature Poodle
  • Hypoallergenic Mini Bernedoodle with minimal shedding
  • 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 Poodle, Mini Berniedoodle, or Mini Bernadoodle) is comfortable 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 

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

Mini Bernedoodles are the fluffy teddy bears of Dogdom. These adorable little dogs appear happy and ready for warm and loving hugs. Like all mixed-breed dogs, the Mini Bernedoodles sport a wonderful blend of looks and traits from both breeds that make up the Mini Bernedoodle mix. Their build is sturdy and well-proportioned, and their demeanor is calm and happy. They have sweet, rounded faces, oval-shaped eyes, and cute floppy ears. Their beautiful tails are thick, puffy, and wagging in excitement.

Because they are a mix of different-sized dogs, the Mini Bernedoodles can come in different sizes depending on which generation they belong to.  

  • The Mini Bernedoodle size for F1 Mini Bernedoodles can range from 30 to 50 pounds. The height of an F1 Mini Bernedoodle can be between 12 and 22 inches.
  • The size of an  F1b Mini Bernedoodle is generally between 20 and 30 pounds with a height average of 12 to 20 inches.  
  • An F2 Mini Bernedoodle will weigh between 25 to 35 pounds and stand at 12 to 15 inches tall.  

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Smaller Mini Bernedoodles like the Petite Mini Bernedoodle and the Micro Mini Bernedoodle will weigh less than 25 pounds and be less than 12 inches tall.  

The Mini Bernedoodle hair 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 or the Miniature Poodle parent. Mini Bernedoodle colors include combinations of black, white, and brown. There are also some Mini Bernedoodles that sport gorgeous, uncommon colors. These are the merle Mini Bernedoodle, black and white Mini Bernedoodle, blue merle Mini Bernedoodle, and brown Mini Bernedoodle.  

Mini Bernedoodle Temperament

The Mini Bernedoodle is an easy-going, well-mannered, highly trainable dog with a joyful personality and a big heart. A cuddly teddy bear in disguise, the Mini Bernedoodle puppy was made for a loving owner. These sweet puppies are the joy magnets everyone needs in their life. They are playful, always happy, and ready to play at a moment’s notice. 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. Whether you’re ready to start a new life filled with adventure, or take on a more relaxed way of living, the Mini Bernedoodle will be there to join you with a glad heart. Mini Bernedoodles are sweet dogs to their very core. They devote themselves to making their parents happy and they are quick to form lifelong friendships and bonds. Their love is unconditional, as is their loyalty.  

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Mini Bernedoodle Care

Mini Bernedoodle Grooming Requirements

Mini Bernedoodles are low maintenance when it comes to grooming. They shed very little and are considered to be hypoallergenic dogs. They require one weekly brushing to avoid tangles and matting, and a few baths per year to keep them clean and shiny. Their teeth, nails, and ears should be checked and cared for regularly, preferably once every few weeks.  

Mini Bernedoodle Exercise Needs

Mini Bernedoodles are moderately active dogs. They enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, and playing canine games, as much as they enjoy lazing around the house all day. Mini Bernedoodles are generally relaxed and calm dogs. They prefer cuddling and relaxing on a couch over being active outdoors but won’t say no to a camping adventure. A 30-minute walk each day and some family playtime at home are enough to keep the Mini Bernedoodle happy, in shape, and healthy.  

Mini Bernedoodle Health

As a crossbreed, Mini Bernedoodles enjoy excellent health with very few possible conditions. Although they are sometimes predisposed to certain allergies, eye issues, hip and elbow dysplasia, and dental issues, most Mini Bernedoodles live long and happy lives without serious health problems. Some Mini Bernedoodles can also become overweight if they are not properly exercised. If your Mini Bernedoodle is more energetic, it is beneficial to take on a little bit more daily exercise. It is also recommended to feed your little fur-baby age-appropriate dog food that doesn’t exceed the recommended serving tailored to their weight.  

Mini Bernedoodle Lifespan

Mini Bernedoodles have a lifespan of 12 to 18 years. To ensure your bundle of joy reaches or exceeds the Mini Bernedoodle life expectancy, make sure to give your dog plenty of exercise, high-quality dog food, and lots of loving cuddles.

Mini Bernedoodle Training

Mini Bernedoodles are smart dogs. They are equipped with an agile mindset and they can pick up on things very fast. That being said, they are sometimes too enthusiastic and can appear stubborn. They are more than capable of learning tricks and commands, but they prefer to be cheered and motivated into doing so. A few delicious treats and positive reinforcement methods will keep them attentive and eager to learn.  

Leash training and socializing Mini Bernedoodles should go smoothly as they are outgoing and friendly in nature. When it comes to strangers, they should be introduced gradually in puppyhood to avoid shyness in later years.  

Mini Bernedoodles are very attached to family. Their main concern is to be near their family members at all times. Attached dogs and puppies are generally prone to separation anxiety and this is best dealt with when they are still very young puppies. It is recommended to leave them alone for short periods of time so they can adjust to some alone time and avoid sadness or destructive behavior in the future.  

Mini Bernedoodle History

The cute Mini Bernedoodle puppies are a splendid mix of a Miniature Poodle crossed with a Bernese Mountain Dog. The Bernese Poodle mix is one of the best doodle breeds in the country, impressing constantly with fluffy-adorable looks and excellent personality traits. The Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle were both selected for the Mini Bernedoodle mix for their intelligence, soft nature, and remarkable looks. Although these puppies have only been around since 2003, they were quick to climb the latter to success. They are among the most popular doodle puppies in the United States, and among the most loved designer dogs in the world. The Mini Bernedoodle puppies were first intentionally bred in Ontario, Canada by dedicated Mini Bernedoodle breeders. The visionaries who designed the Mini Bernedoodle dog, sought to gift the world with a new type of dog breed that would have both hypoallergenic qualities and great health.

Mini Bernedoodle puppies are bred into 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

Mini Bernedoodles can also be found in various size variations. The Teacup Mini Bernedoodle and the Micro Mini Bernedoodle are currently the rarest and most sought after.

Although the Mini Bernedoodles are quite new as a breed and do not have much history, we can 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 puppy has been a cherished companion of royal families and aristocrats for centuries. Hard-working, highly trainable, and ranked as the second most intelligent dog breed in the world, the Poodle is and always has been a very popular breed and for good reason.

The Mini Bernedoodle is also widely known as the Mini Bernese Poodle, Mini Bernadoodle, and Mini Berniedoodle.  

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.

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