When it comes to our pups, we love finding the “perfect dog breed”. And a lot of times, it’s important to do research and ask questions about specific breeds. Remember, it’s important to make sure you can commit time and love to any fur dog coming into your family, especially the Bernedoodle. Additionally, each dog needs to fit your lifestyle in order for them to be considered a good dog breed. Today we will look into the question “Are Bernedoodles good dogs?”
Bernedoodles are a very unique breed. Every dog owner has a different routine and lifestyle with their dog. The Bernedoodle has proven to be one of the most loyal breeds and doesn’t have an active personality when compared to a Goldendoodle. In fact, they are often sought out as emotional and mental health dogs because of their easygoing temperaments and personalities.
Let’s dive into some facts about Bernedoodles, and whether or not they will make a great pet for your family. For more information about Bernedoodles and other Doodle dogs, visit We Love Doodles.
Questions to consider before buying a Bernedoodle:
1. Are you allergic to pet allergies?
Bernedoodles are nice for people with mild pet allergies because they are considered mostly hypoallergenic. If you’re looking for a Bernedoodle for the family, just look for that thick curly hair, and don’t forget, the curlier, the better. It’ll be nice to deal with a lot less shedding and a hypoallergenic dog.
Bernedoodles also come in many coat colors. The downside of a hybrid dog breed is that you can’t guess what color the puppy will be born as because coat colors can vary from brown, white, black, or even a mix of spots and patterns. However, most Bernedoodles tend to be bi-color or tri-color in coat color.
2. Are you looking for a support animal?
Further insight into the Bernedoodle shows they were bred for companionship. They also tend to have fewer congenital health problems because they aren’t bred to the same exact bloodlines as purebred dogs. In fact, they are so talented they must be socialized and trained at a young age.
Who doesn’t love a smart dog that brings companionship, love, and devotion to their whole family? Fun fact, the Poodle is one of the smartest dog breeds in the world. Mixed with the temperament of the Bernese Mountain Dog, they make outstanding support animals.
3. Are Bernedoodles personalities suitable for my home?
The Bernedoodle is incredibly intelligent and they are clever, goofy, and great with children. While you’re adding another to the family, you can bet that the kids will learn a lot about responsibility.
The good news is Bernedoodles are quick learners on all levels, including potty training. Most importantly, they are absolute cuddle monsters. The downside is that they do not like being alone, so if you work long hours you should consider another dog breed. Additionally, Bernedoodles tend to be on the larger side so if you have an apartment or condo, you might want to consider a smaller dog breed. Also Read – How to Choose a Puppy For Your Family
4. How big do Bernedoodles get?
Due to the fact that Bernedoodles were bred mainly for companionship, rather than dog shows, you can generally find them in 3 different sizes, standard, miniature and tiny. The size of your Bernedoodle will mainly depend on its genes as well as what it inherited from their parents.
Most times, when you’re ready to adopt a Bernedoodle, you’ll get a good idea of who their parents were and how they behaved, from there it should be easier to take a guess at their adult size.
5. How big will my Bernedoodle get?
Bernedoodle size chart
Tiny Bernedoodle – They can grow up to 17-inches tall and approx 10lbs
‘Mini’ Bernedoodle – They can grow up to 22 inches tall and weight varies between 10-60lbs
‘Standard’ Bernedoodle – They can grow up to 29 inches and weigh 90lbs.
Also, it’s important to note that male Bernedoodles will generally be slightly larger than female Bernedoodle.
Isn’t it great to know that the Bernedoodle breed offers you a chance to ‘make it work,’ for your household? This makes another great reason to add a Bernedoodle to your family. Regardless, what you’re looking for, there’s a middle ground when it comes to the size of a Bernedoodle.
Positive traits about the Bernedoodle
The Bernedoodle is always eager, calm, and ready to please. A dog’s purpose has always been to serve and be “man’s best friend.” A Bernedoodle will certainly decide to be your best friend if you decide to get one. Personality is everything, and the Bernedoodle has earned many positive affirmations including, goofy, curious, fun, dorky, intelligent, loyal and so many more positive traits. Suggested – How to Teach a Dog to Track Scents
Traits that might make you question adding a Bernedoodle to the family?
First off, it’s important to note, money should never be a factor and it’s always better to adopt and not shop (if you can). Bernedoodles are always in high demand, and that alone can make them expensive. Again, there’s always the route of adopting one from a local shelter.
Due to the fact that Bernedoodles are highly active, it’s important to know that if they are not socialized, they can misbehave. In general, a tired dog is a good dog and the Bernedoodle is no exception. Thus, a Bernedoodle may not be the pet for your household if someone is not home a majority of the day.
They are the type of breed that doesn’t ease into being alone for long periods of time. With that in mind, it’s important to make sure you can be there for your Bernedoodle the same way they will be there for you. Attention is key to a healthy relationship with your dog.
Common health concerns among Bernedoodles
Bernedoodles are pretty healthy dogs because they are what’s known as a “hybrid dog,” which allows them to inherit less genetic diseases. The risk is much lower because their gene pool is mixed rather than one bloodline.
Common issues to look out for in Bernedoodles include Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, and Skin issues. Fortunately, each of these issues can be avoided with appropriate healthcare, diet, and exercise.
Conclusion for Are Bernedoodles good dogs?
Bernedoodles make a great addition to the family because of their loyalty, companionship, and intelligence. With that in mind, you can rest easy knowing that this breed of dog doesn’t have an aggressive personality, and it’s always up to the alpha (you) to train your puppy how to navigate his/her new life.
If you think the Bernedoodle fits your lifestyle then you’re not alone, set up an appointment with your local shelter (if possible) and get ready to create new memories with your whole family.