How Big Do Bernedoodles Get?

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We get this wonderful breed of companion dogs through the combination of the intelligent Poodle and the charming Bernese Mountain Dog. The Bernedoodle is known for inheriting the best characteristics from their parent dogs and is loved for its friendliness, affection, intelligence, and loyalty to their families.

While those core traits shine through in essentially every Bernedoodle, they are also a genetically mixed bag of characteristics that were inherited from their parents. As the breed has been around for a relatively short amount of time, with their breeding only having begun in 2003, there is no real accurate way of determining long-term trends. From what has been observed so far, there can be a considerable variance between Bernedoodles.

Highlighting Characteristics

As we’ve already stated, the Bernedoodle has only been around since roughly 2003. They first started being bred to create the ultimate companion dog, regardless of beauty or cuteness factors. They managed to pull it off, as we can now see. These intelligent pups are highly sociable and can very quickly adapt to social situations, especially when raised in that environment.

They may be stubborn as puppies, but this is a common trait that is shared with intelligent species of dogs, and it’s something that fades away over time as training sinks in. As the owner, you need only be patient and give your dog lots of care and love, as these pets crave attention and positive reinforcement. They also love spending time with others, whether it is cuddling next to their owner or playing with children outside.

Size and Other Physical Characteristics

Bernedoodles come in three general sizes: tiny, miniature, and standard. The size of the Bernedoodle is inherited from their Poodle parent, which can be a toy, mini, or standard size. The tiny Bernedoodle stands between 12 to 17 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 10 and 24 pounds.

Miniature dogs can be 18 to 22 inches tall and weigh 25 to 49 pounds, and standard Bernedoodles stand between 23 and 29 inches tall and can weigh between 70 and 90 pounds.

Because of their mixed heritage, they also tend to be a lot healthier than either parent dog, but again, the short history means that there could be underlying health risks that haven’t been observed yet. However, they appear less prone to many issues to which their parents would be predisposed.

They can also be voracious eaters, much like their parent dogs. You’ll have to be careful to monitor what you feed them, as they will eat anything you give them. Make sure that they get plenty of exercise to offset their large diets and that they aren’t sneaking off with food, as they can be prone to eating more than their fill.

These dogs can vary in general appearance, going from looking more like a Poodle to more like a Bernese Mountain Dog. Generally, they have wavy or curly coats and don’t shed much at all, but they can adopt a more straight coat from the Bernese side, which sheds a lot more. They can also vary from black coats to black and white, to brown and black. Be sure to give your dog a good brushing to offset the lack of shedding.

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