Picture this: You’re about to make your family a tad bigger and much fluffier. You’re not just choosing a pet; you’re picking a pocketful of sunshine coated in fur, ready to splash color into your everyday life.

So Why Should I Get a Bernedoodle Puppy?

Let’s peek at why they’re such a stellar pick and even look at the cons—but let’s be honest: Their ‘downsides’ come with their adorable quirks.


  • Ultimate Buddies: Imagine a friend who’s always there to cheer you up, listens without judgment, and offers endless cuddles. That’s a Bernedoodle for you—perfect for anyone from the solo adventurer to the full-house crew.
  • Smarty Paws: Got a trick up your sleeve? Your Bernedoodle is ready to learn it. These pups pick up on commands so fast you’ll be looking for new things to teach them just to keep up. It’s all in the genes, thanks to their clever Poodle relatives.
  • Sneeze-Free Snuggles: Do you dream of doggy cuddles without the sneezes? Bernedoodles bring that dream closer to reality. They’re as close as it gets to a sniffle-free pet, making them great for families with allergies.

Pawtential Considerations

  • Spa Days Required: Who doesn’t love a good hair day? Your Bernedoodle sure does. Their gorgeous locks need regular grooming to stay tangle-free and fabulous. Think of it as their beauty routine.
  • Born to Move: Do you ever feel like you have too much energy? In the puppy stage your Bernedoodle can relate. These puppies love to play, explore, and generally keep busy. They are great for active families and a perfect excuse to skip the gym.
  • Expect the Unexpected: We can make fairly accurate predictions on adult weight, but sometimes with Bernedoodles, size can be a surprise party—thanks to their Poodle and Bernese Mountain Dog parents. Whether you end up with a lap-sized pal or a bigger buddy, they’ll fit right into your heart.

A Quick History of Bernedoodles

The Bernedoodle blends the cleverness of the Poodle with the steadfast loyalty of the Bernese Mountain Dog. This fusion, emerging in the early 2000s, aimed to combine two breeds and create a companion that embodies the best of both worlds.

With the Poodle’s intelligence, Bernedoodles are quick on the uptake, making them responsive and engaging family members. Their Bernese heritage brings a loving, gentle nature, ensuring they’re as happy snuggling as they learn new tricks.

The Bernedoodle’s story is more than a tale of creating a hybrid breed. It’s about crafting a life-long companion that brings laughter, loyalty, and a touch of whimsy into homes around the globe.

A Bernedoodle puppy in mid-play, capturing the breed's playful spirit and fluffy appearance

Bernedoodle Puppy Temperament

Ever wonder what it’s like to have a Bernedoodle puppy scampering around your home? Imagine a little bundle of fluffy energy mixed with moments of the most adorable clumsiness. Here’s the scoop on these puppies:

  • Quick Learners: Bernedoodle puppies have sharp minds, making them receptive to early training. Their eagerness to please and ability to pick up commands quickly can make training a rewarding experience for the puppy and the owner.
  • Playful Pals: Their playful nature ensures that life with a Bernedoodle puppy is never dull. Their cheerful antics and boundless energy bring joy and laughter into your home.
  • Socialization Stars: With their friendly disposition, Bernedoodle puppies thrive on interaction. They’re keen to make friends with kids, other pets, and adults, which makes them excellent companions for families or social households.
  • Loyal Little Shadows: Bernedoodle puppies form strong bonds with their families. Their loyalty and desire to be by your side make them pets and faithful family members, offering abundant companionship and love.
  • Happiness Inducers: The sheer joy and enthusiasm of a Bernedoodle puppy can brighten the gloomiest days. Their spontaneous bursts of puppy happiness are contagious, lifting the spirits of everyone they meet.

Are Bernedoodles Hypoallergenic?

But here’s a question we often get: “Are Bernedoodles hypoallergenic?”

In short—yes, Bernedoodles can be a fantastic option for those with allergies.

The secret sauce to a Bernedoodle’s hypoallergenic qualities lies in the mix—specifically, how much Poodle is in the puppy. It’s all about those curly Poodle locks, known for keeping the dander (that pesky allergen) locked in instead of all over your couch.

Curly coats are the MVP here because they tend to shed less—less shedding means fewer allergens floating around your home.

Remember, though, that no dog is 100% hypoallergenic. But if you’re looking for a furry family member on the lower end of the allergy spectrum, a Bernedoodle with a curlier coat might be your match.

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Time Investment into a Bernedoodle

Are you welcoming a Bernedoodle puppy into your home? Buckle up for an adventure filled with cuddles, learning, and challenges. Here’s what you need to know to make the journey as smooth as possible:

Once Your Puppy is Home:

  • Patience and Consistency: Remember, puppyhood is a phase that flies by. It’s your chance to shape a confident, happy dog. Bernedoodles thrive with patient, consistent training.
  • Routine is Everything:
  • Feed them according to the chart on your Nutri-Source Puppy Food bag. Divide the total amount into 3 meals per day. Consistent feeding times help with house training and overall health.
  • Take them outside about every two hours, usually 15 to 20 minutes after eating or drinking. Stay consistent with your potty breaks and positive reinforcement for doing their business outside as it can speed up house training.
  • Create a designated “puppy zone” with easy access to the door. Use this to teach them where to go when they need to go outside.

Bernedoodle Training

Training is not just about teaching your Bernedoodle how to behave; it’s about creating a bond. Thanks to their intelligence and eagerness to please, Bernedoodles are relatively easy to train. The key is consistency, patience, and lots of positive reinforcement.

  • Commands and Cues: Start simple with commands like “sit,” “stay,” and “come.” Use meal times as an opportunity for training, keeping sessions short and sweet.
  • Crate Training: Gently introduce them to their crate, making it a safe, comfortable space. This helps with house training and provides them with a cozy, relaxing spot.

Bernedoodle Exercise

Daily exercise is a must to keep your Bernedoodle’s tail wagging. Whether it’s a walk in the park, a game of fetch, or a hike, keeping them active is crucial for their physical and mental well-being. Plus, it’s a great way to stay active, too!

  • Daily Walks: The bread and butter of dog exercise. A good stroll helps your Bernedoodle explore the world, smell everything there is to smell and burn off some energy. Aim for at least 30 minutes to an hour each day, but feel free to break this up into shorter walks if your schedule is tight or your Bernedoodle is still a puppy. Remember to strike a balance, as excessive exercise can potentially harm a young puppy’s developing joints.
  • Playtime: Whether it’s fetch, tug-of-war, or a fun game of chase in the backyard, playtime is a great way for your Bernedoodle to exercise and interact with you or other dogs. It’s not just about physical health; it’s about mental stimulation, too.
  • Adventure Outings: Bernedoodles love adventure, so why not mix up the routine with hikes, visits to the dog park, or even swimming if your doodle enjoys water? These activities can provide excellent physical workouts and are also a treat for their senses.
moment with their Bernedoodle, reflecting the breed's loving nature and strong bond with human companions

Start Your Bernedoodle Story

So, we’ve taken a stroll through the history of your future fluffy family members and figured out how to keep them bouncing with joy and health. Think about the sunny walks, playful tug-of-war, and the quiet moments of companionship waiting for you. Your Bernedoodle isn’t just another pet; they will soon be your sidekick, your cheerleader, and a beloved part of your heart and home.

Ready to add some more fun, fluff, and love to your life? Swing by our reservation form to start the journey of bringing your Bernedoodle puppy home. Let’s prepare for a future filled with happy dances, joyful barks, and endless cuddles.

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