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The bernedoodle is a cross between a Bernese mountain dog and a poodle. This hybrid blends the clever goofiness of the poodle, with the placid loyalty of the Bernese. What’s more, the bernedoodle is low to non-shedding, and is a safe bet for most people with allergies.
A hybrid dog combines the traits and characteristics of its purebred parents. With careful, conscientious breeding, the resulting pups may end up with the best attributes of each. In the case of the bernedoodle, the blend of the Bernese and the poodle produces a smart, friendly, playful dog. They tend to have the sweetness and loyalty of the Bernese, and the goofy liveliness and intelligence of the poodle. Like the Bernese, they are gentle around children, and because they love to work, they often make excellent therapy dogs.
Most bernedoodles have a moderate activity level. They love to play, run, and hike with you, and may inherit the poodle’s love for retrieving and swimming. When it’s time to relax, bernedoodles are usually happy to join you on the couch and snuggle. Most of them have little need for personal space.
In general, the bernedoodle is an intelligent, social, fun crossbreed with character and charisma. Every dog has a different personality, but the two breeds have much in common, and those traits make them excellent family pets.
Every bernedoodle has a different coat. The majority have a wavy coat that sheds minimally, if at all. Most people with allergies to dog dander (i.e., those who experience sneezing and runny eyes) are fine with a wavy-coated dog.
If you are allergic to dog saliva, and your skin breaks out in hives when licked by a dog, you will most likely be allergic to all bernedoodles regardless of coat type.
There are three sizes of Bernedoodle: tiny, miniature, and standard. These result from the size of the Poodle parent, which can be toy, mini, or standard size. The Tiny Bernedoodle stands at 12 to 17 inches tall at the shoulder, and weighs about 10 to 24 pounds. The Miniature Bernedoodle stands at 18 to 22 inches tall and weighs 25 to 49 pounds. The Standard Bernedoodle stands at 23 to 29 inches and weigh 70 to 90 pounds. Males are generally larger than females.
F1 is a first generation cross in which the pup is 50 percent Bernese mountain dog and 50 percent poodle. The F1 cross is considered the healthiest, as the parents have the least likelihood of contributing genes for common inheritable diseases
I believe the bernedoodle is a suitable dog for most people, with a couple caveats:
•This is a very social dog that thrives on plenty of human interaction; if you have limited time for a dog, this may not be the breed for you.
•A low- to non-shedding coat means more time, effort, and money spent on grooming.
But if you have the time and enthusiasm, I predict your bernedoodle will become the best friend you ever had.
About Bernedoodles : About Bernedoodles
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