The Breed | About HC Bernedoodles
At HC Bernedoodles we only breed for the best, by health testing adults, DNA as well as OFA Hips and Elbows,
understanding genetics and only pairing breedings according to what genetically and visually indicates to produce
health,temperament,longevity color, coat, and confirmation.
HC Bernedoodlescurrently offers F1 Standard Size Bernedoodles, F1 Mini size Bernedoodles , F1B Micro mini size
Bernedoodles, in Traditional Black tri colors as well as Blue Merle Tri colors with Blue eyes in a high percentage of The
Merle colors and a very occasional Blue eye in Black Tri Colors.
The Bernedoodle is a 50/50 mix between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle. It is possible to have a Bernedoodle
with more or less then 50 percent of each parents breed in its heritage if a first generation Bernedoodle is mated with
either Bernese Mountain Dog or Poodle.
When they are still young, some Bernedoodles can be a bit headstrong. For this reason, it is important that you start
your Bernedoodle puppy with socialization and training early. This headstrong quality comes from the Bernese
Mountain Dog line so crosses with less of this breed may not have this problem.
Bernedoodles are a cross between the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle. Because our boys are two different
sizes, so are our Bernedoodles. Our Mini's are expected to be 20 to 30 pounds and our standards are expected to be
50 to 60 pounds.
Because the Bernedoodle is a combination of two different breeds, the puppies will be a combination of personality
traits from each parent breed. For the most part however, Bernedoodles are playful and affectionate, they do well with
children and they love to spend time with their families. From the Bernese Mountain Dog side, Bernedoodles can be a
little wary around strangers so early socialization is important. Mini Bernedoodles also tend to be more energetic and
stubborn than standard Bernedoodles. One thing to note with this breed is that they need a lot of human interaction,
they shouldn’t be left alone for long periods of time.
Common Health Problems
The Bernedoodle is a healthy breed. In many cases, crossbred dogs are less likely to develop congenital conditions
than purebred dogs simply because the gene pool is much larger. That is not to say that the Bernedoodle isn’t prone
to developing certain conditions, all breeds have the potential to be affected by a number of different diseases. Some
of the conditions that may affect the Bernedoodle include hip dysplasia, eye problems, skin problems, and elbow
The activity level of Bernedoodles varies depending on breeding, but they are typically a moderately active breed.
The mini Bernedoodles tend to be more active than the larger varieties. In any case, a daily walk should be enough to
satisfy the exercise requirements of a Bernedoodle.
Bernedoodles come in many different colors. Many Bernedoodles are all-black or some combination of black-and-
white or black-and-brown. It is also possible for Bernedoodles to be tricolor-black, white and brown or Sable and white
Just as Bernedoodles come in different colors according to breeding, they also have different types of coats. Most
Bernedoodles have long, wavy coats that shed minimally. Curly coats are also very common and these shed very
little, they are great for allergy sufferers. Straight-coated Bernedoodles are less common and they tend to shed more
than wavy- or curly-coated Bernedoodles