Looking for a Bernedoodle but want a smaller size? Our Mini Bernedoodles may be just what you are looking for! All puppies are F1 – meaning 1st generation – puppies. All moms are purebred Bernese Mountain dogs. Dads to the puppies are Toy or Mini Poodles. A mini Bernedoodle can weigh 25-55 pounds and be 18-22 inches tall as an adult. Their life expectancy is 12-18 years. A mini Bernedoodle typically has a longer lifespan than a Standard Bernedoodle due to being smaller in size.
Mini Bernedoodles have great Personalities and make great family dogs!
Our Mini Bernedoodles have a likable and gentle nature inherited from their mother. They are typically not aggressive dogs. They are very intelligent and very social. There is no major difference between males versus females. Males tend to be larger in size and females tend to stay smaller as adults. They don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time. Potty training is normally pretty easy with consistency and patience. When choosing this breed please take into consideration- will you have the required amount of time on hand that this breed needs? Do you have the funds it takes for upkeep and grooming your dog? A Mini Bernedoodle is a good choice for a family that is not super active. They need their daily exercise but are more low-energy dogs. They are a better choice for an apartment dog versus a Standard Bernedoodle. They are content to cuddle and stay by their owner’s side.
Grooming and Care for Mini Bernedoodles!
Our puppies have a wavy to curly hair coat thus they require a significant amount of grooming to keep their coat from getting matted. They should be on a 12-16 week grooming schedule. After losing the puppy fur in the first year of your puppy’s life, shedding is very minimal and they are considered to be a hypoallergenic dog.
What actually is a Miniature Bernedoodle? ( Also Known as Mini Bernadoodles, Mini Berniedoodles, or Mini Bernese Poodles)?
The famous Mini Bernedoodle crossbreed is a mix between a mini poodle or toy poodle and the legendary Bernese Mountain Dog breed. Mini Bernedoodle Puppies offer the best traits and characteristics of both the Mini Poodle and Bernese Mountain dog. From the toy or mini poodle side, they get low shedding, hypoallergenic coats, intelligence, and a more laid-back temperament and energy level. From the Bernese Mountain Dog side, they get loyalty, Friendliness, and playful attitudes. If you’re looking for a dog similar to the Bernese mountain dog but want a smaller more hypoallergenic dog then a mini bernedoodle puppy is a great choice. Also, most bernedoodles are dry-mouthed and don’t drool like traditional Bernese Mountain dogs. This breed is usually non-aggressive, gentle, friendly, and makes great family pets.
History of the Miniature Bernedoodle Breed
Back in 2003, some dog breeders in Ontario Canada were given the credit of intentionally breeding Mini Poodles and Bernese Mountain Dogs creating the mixed breed which would eventually be given the breed name Mini Bernedoodles. These two breeds were selected because of their extreme intelligence, great looks, and calm natures. The poodle also had the sought-after low shedding hypoallergenic qualities people were looking for. The crossbreed non-drooling
Coat Colors of Mini Bernedoodle Dogs
Mini Bernedoodle puppies come in a wide range of colors, including black, brown, white, red, tan, chocolate, or any combination of the colors. The most common Mini bernedoodle color variations are Black and White, or Tricolor which is Black, White, Tan color variation, or red and White. Many mini bernedoodle dogs are mostly black with white sections on their back, around their eyes, chest, and legs. Many have tan or brown markings as well.
What kind of Coat does Mini Bernedoodles have?
The coats of Miniature Bernedoodles are usually thick and can be curly, wavy, or straight. The reason for the variety of coats is they can take after the mother or father or a combination of both.
Generation Variations of Mini Bernedoodles
Mini Bernedoodle puppy breeding falls into two different generation categories.
F1 Mini Bernedoodle – is considered a first-generation Mini bernedoodle, and has a purebred Mini or Toy Poodle parent and a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog as a parent. The puppy will be 50 percent Mini or Toy Poodle and 50 percent Bernese Mountain Dog.
F1B Mini Bernedoodle – is considered a second-generation mini bernedoodle because it has a purebred Mini or Toy Poodle as a parent and an F1 Mini Bernedoodle as a parent. This makes the puppy 75 Percent poodle and 25 percent Bernese Mountain Dog.
There is an F2 Variation but most reputable breeders don’t offer or recommend this variation.
Are Miniature Bernedoodles Hypoallergenic?
Mini Bernedoodles are considered a hypoallergenic dog breed. Hypoallergenic means they are less likely to trigger allergy attacks or symptoms to people who suffer from allergies. No dog is completely hypoallergenic even though some breeders claim it. Allergens can be caused not only by dog dander but also by other proteins in a dog’s urine, and saliva. If someone in your family is highly allergic to dogs it is best to get them around a mini bernedoodle to see how they react before committing to get one and later find out you have to find them a new home.
How big do Mini Bernedoodle Puppies Get?
When a Mini Bernedoodle puppy is full-grown its height will range from 10 to 15 inches at the shoulder. The adult weight of a Mini Bernedoodle puppy can vary based on the parents of the puppy. Most weigh between 10 and 30 pounds when fully grown. Breeders can usually provide you with a better weight estimate because they will know the weights of both parents of the individual puppy.
Another thing that affects a Mini Bernedoodle size is the breed generation version of the puppy.
What kind of Temperament does Mini Bernedoodles have?
Miniature Bernedoodles have the most amazing temperaments, they can be described as Loyal, Easy Going, Playful, Loving, Friendly, Affectionate, Well Mannered, Protective, and the list goes on and on! They are super loving to their families and are great with kids. They also usually get along with other pets like cats or other dogs. They love to be close and enjoy spending time with the family no matter what. They seem to love to do everything from cuddling up on the couch to outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, running, fetching, playing tag, or just hanging out by a campfire. They adapt to almost any lifestyle, whether it is an active lifestyle or a more laid back relaxed lifestyle. They are always up for some fun and are ready to play anytime. Mini Bernedoodles are gentle and careful around kids but loyal and very protective of their family at the same time. Overall Mini Bernedoodles make great, loving members of your family.
Care for your Miniature Bernedoodle
For the most part, Mini Bernedoodles are fairly low maintenance when it comes to caring and grooming. Mini bernedoodles can have thick long hair or short curly hair depending on the parents and what generation they are. They usually shed very little but still need to be brushed at least once a week to prevent matting and tangles. Baths are only as needed throughout the year when the coat gets muddy or really dirty. Mini Bernedoodles have oils in their coat and skin, which prevents the need for regular baths if properly brushed and groomed.
Mini Bernedoodles have floppy or droopy ears and need their ears checked behind and inside for redness or infections. Nails should be trimmed on a regular basis to keep them from getting too long and broken. Your dog’s teeth should be regularly checked and cared for to ensure proper health also.
How often does Mini Bernedoodles need to be Groomed?
It is highly recommended that mini bernedoodles be groomed professionally every two to three weeks on average. They don’t shed much, so their hair will keep growing longer and longer if it is not cut regularly. Longer hair leads to issues like tangles and severe matting if not taken care of properly.
Exercising your Mini Bernedoodle!
For the most part, Miniature Bernedoodles are fairly active but also have a chill side to their personality. They love to walk, run, hike, swim, chase balls along with every other kind of family activity. But they also love to be lazy and cuddly on the couch being close to their family. It is recommended that your mini bernedoodle gets at least thirty to sixty minutes of exercise daily to keep them in shape. This can be a combination of walks and playtime. Proper exercise will prevent your dog from becoming overweight which could cause health and hip problems.
Miniature Bernedoodle Training!
Most Bernedoodles are fairly easy to train because of the intelligence they inherit from both the toy Poodle and Bernese Mountain Dog parents. They tend to pick up things very fast but because they are so intelligent they can be slightly stubborn also at times. Positive reinforcement style training will keep their attention and eagerness to learn new tricks and commands. Socializing training usually goes very well because the breed is very outgoing and friendly nature. Mini Bernedoodles are known for being very loyal and craving attention from their family. This can lead to separation anxiety if not dealt with early while they are a puppy. The most recommended solution is to leave them alone for short amounts of time while they are young so they can get used to alone time and know you will be back. This will keep them from getting anxious and acting up.
Can Miniature Bernedoodles be Registered?
Miniature Bernedoodles are a very popular designer mixed breed but are not recognized or registered by the AKC (American Kennel Club). No mixed breeds are recognized by the AKC. But due to the popularity of mixed breeds, new kennel clubs have formed to recognize the new designer mix-breeds available. One of those clubs is the Designer Dogs Kennel Club also known as the (DDKC). Another one is the American Canine Hybrid Club also known as (ACHC).
Can Miniature Bernedoodles be used for therapy dogs?
Mini Bernedoodles have been known to make amazing therapy dogs. Their gentle personalities and intelligence make them easy to train to be certified therapy dogs.
Does Miniature Bernedoodles get along with other dogs and pets?
Mini Bernedoodles have great personalities and usually get along great with other pets in the household. But each dog has its own personality and a product of its environment so this can’t be guaranteed.
Is a Miniature Bernedoodle a good fit for my family?
Mini Bernedoodles are a great fit for most families. With that being said, they are an active breed and are usually happier with a family with a more active lifestyle that the dog can be part of. They love to be close to their family and don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time. They are great with kids and can adapt and be happy in an apartment setting as long as they get out and get their exercise.
Does Miniature Bernedoodles have a tendency to bark a lot?
Mini Bernedoodles are typically quiet dogs and only bark for guarding purposes or are coerced during play.
Does Mini Bernedoodles shed a lot?
Miniature Bernedoodles are typically very low shedding and are often considered hypoallergenic dogs. The Puppies Generation plays a part in how much they shed also. The closer to the poodle breed the dog is the less they shed. Normally the curlier the Mini Bernedoodle coat is the less they will shed. Your Bernedoodle will still need to be brushed regularly even though they don’t shed, this will keep their coat from matting or getting tangles.
What is the Average Mini Bernedoodle LifeSpan?
Mini bernedoodles typically live to the ages of 12 -18 years old with proper care. Puppy owners can help their Mini Bernie live a full life by providing regularly scheduled vet visits, getting them all of their vaccines and shots, and protecting them from fleas, ticks, and worms. Mini bernedoodle dogs also need plenty of daily exercises and good nutritional food.