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It is pretty common for pet owners to have unique crossbreeds that have desirable traits from the parent breeds, and the Doodle breeds are no exception!
Today, we’re introducing you to the Miniature Bernedoodle and discussing all of their traits (including who they might not be the best dogs for).
What is the Mini Bernedoodle
Bernedoodles, like what the name suggests, is a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle.
A Mini Bernedoodle, is a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Miniature Poodle, giving you a smaller and more petite dog than if bred from a Standard Poodle.
Let us take a look into some of the common questions asked when it comes to the Mini Bernedoodle’s characteristics.
What is the Mini Bernedoodle size?
On average, a full-grown Mini Bernedoodle’s height ranges from 10 to 15 inches. This is pretty much the same for Mini Poodles too, since the Mini Poodle’s height ranges from 10 to 15 inches.
As for the weight of the Mini Bernedoodle, it ranges from 10 pounds up to 30 pounds. Since there can be quite a range, it’s best to ask the breeder for the weight of both parents and an estimate as to how big the puppy will grow.
What colors does the Mini Bernedoodle come in?
The Mini Bernedoodle can come in the same colors as the regular Mini Bernedoodle. Typically, you can expect the Mini Bernedoodle to come in either of the parents’ coat color, which include the following variations:
- Tricolor (black, white, tan)
- Black and White
Again, your breeder will be able to give an estimate as to what they think the litter will be, but they aren’t able to make any guarantees.
What is the Mini Bernedoodle temperament?
The Bernese Mountain Dog is well known for being intelligent, loyal, faithful, as well as being extremely affectionate towards its owners.
Mini Poodles are intelligent as well, and they are also loyal and faithful to the owner.
But of course, since the Mini Bernedoodle is intelligent, you will need to employ various training methodologies, or at least use varied training methods so as to keep each session unique and fresh to them, lest they get bored of repetitive training sessions.
One popular Mini Bernedoodle trait is its loyalty. This makes the Mini Bernedoodle one of the best pets to have around in the family, especially if you have kids in the house. You can expect the Mini Bernedoodle to be gentle around your family yet at the same time fiercely loyal to your children.
They are indeed gentle around children, but of course, we will not advise you to put the children together with the dog without any adult supervision.
Does the Mini Bernedoodle require exercise?
Bernese Mountain Dogs are calm dogs with a desire to work and learn. Miniature Poodles are playful and highly energetic. You can expect a Mini Bernedoodle to be a mix of traits with mid- to high-levels of energy.
We recommend 30–60 minutes of daily exercises for a Mini Bernedoodle to keep it healthy and at the same time help to create a stronger bond between you and the dog!
Is it easy to train the Mini Bernedoodle?
Due to the Mini Bernedoodle’s temperament as well as its intelligence, you can expect yourself to have an easier time when it comes to training the Mini Bernedoodle.
But as mentioned earlier, since the Mini Bernedoodle is notoriously stubborn, you will need to have lots of patience when training the dog. Also, note that it can be tougher training the Mini Bernedoodle puppy due to their stubbornness.
However, the intelligence from both parent breeds makes it highly likely that your Mini Bernedoodle will pick up new commands quickly.
Do Mini Bernedoodle Shed?
One of the other reasons why the mini Bernedoodle is so desirable is because this particular dog breed does not shed often and is often regarded as a hypoallergenic dog. Therefore, if you have kids in the house, or if you have allergies, the Mini Bernedoodle will be perfect for you!
However, even if the Bernedoodle does not shed often, you will still need to comb the dog on a regular basis so that you can get rid of mats or tangles in the coat.
Please note: it’s impossible to have a 100% hypoallergenic dog but many owners report a reduction in their allergies around Doodle-type dogs, like the Mini Bernedoodle.
What’s the Mini Bernedoodle’s price
The price of the Mini Bernedoodle varies slightly based on the color of the dog. Typically, the Mini Bernedoodle can cost between $2000 to $5000. Of course, breeders might demand a higher price for the dog based on the parent’s pedigree.
Mini Bernedoodle’s Health Conditions
Generally, the Mini Bernedoodle is healthy and does not have many health issues. It can, however, be susceptible to conditions such as hip or elbow dysplasia. In extreme cases, the Mini Bernedoodle might have skin problems. Hence, when you groom the Mini Bernedoodle, make sure to check for rashes or any other hot spots that you can identify on the dog’s skin.
Why Mini Bernedoodles aren’t for everybody
Mini Bernedoodles make great companions but that doesn’t mean they are for everybody.
Mini Bernedoodles are expensive and require lots of grooming, both at home and at a professional groomers. Some people don’t have the time (or money) for the grooming demands of a non-shedding dog.
While Mini Bernedoodles aren’t considered a high-energy dog, they still require attention and at least an hour of exercise per day. If that won’t fit your lifestyle, you may want to consider a low-energy dog breed.
On average, Mini Bernedoodles are 10-15 inches tall and weigh anywhere from 10 to 30 pounds. It’s best to ask the breeder for their estimate as to how large the puppy will get.
The Mini Bernedoodle is a quiet dog and with the right training, will only bark on command and for guarding purposes.
Each dog is different, but as a whole, Mini Bernedoodles tend to be very cuddly and affectionate!
Is a Mini Bernedoodle Right For You?
If you are thinking that the Mini Bernedoodle will be the perfect new addition to your family, check our directory of Bernedoodle breeders to start researching breeders in your area.
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