It is pretty common for pet owners to own unique crossbreeds that have desirable traits from the parent breeds, and the Doodle breeds are no exception!
In recent years, the Bernedoodle (a large hypoallergenic dog) has been growing in popularity. And for those in search of a small hypoallergenic dog, you’re in luck as the Bernedoodle can be bred small, too!
Introducing, the Mini Bernedoodle!
What is the Mini Bernedoodle
Bernedoodles, like what the name suggest, is a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle.
Interestingly, and intriguingly enough, what happens if the Bernese Mountain Dog breeds with a Mini Poodle? When that happens, what you will have is a Mini Bernedoodle that retains most of the characteristics of the standard sized Bernedoodle yet having that small petite size that makes them much more manageable than the larger counterparts.
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?
As mentioned earlier, since the Mini Bernedoodle is a direct offspring of the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Mini Poodle, it is possible that the Mini Bernedoodle inherits traits from both parents or sometimes just one of them.
Interestingly, for the case of the Mini Bernedoodle, it inherits its stature from the Mini Poodle. As such, the Mini Bernedoodle’s size can be pretty petite.
On average, the 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. Mini Bernedoodles be larger, so 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
What is the Mini Bernedoodle temperament?
For the case of the Mini Bernedoodle’s temperament, we can only deduce the dog’s traits from the parents since the Mini Bernedoodle is considered a relatively new crossbreed.
The Bernese Mountain Dog is well known for being intelligent, loyal, faithful, as well as being extremely affectionate towards their owners.
For Mini Poodles, they are intelligent as well, and they can also be loyal and faithful to the owner. However, the only caveat here is that the temperament of the Mini Poodle can vary a lot, and the main factor here will be the upbringing that it has.
Hence, it is possible that the Mini Poodle can be aggressive or docile, depending on how the owner treats it.
As such, when it comes to the Mini Bernedoodle, you can expect the dog to be loyal and steadfast to the family. The Mini Bernedoodle can be intelligent too, hence training the dog can be pretty simple.
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 trait that the Mini Bernedoodle has is its loyalty as mentioned above.
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?
Due to the Mini Bernedoodle’s relatively low level of activeness, you can expect that the dog does not require much exercises. However, it doesn’t hurt to bring your Mini Bernedoodle out for regular walks or even to have some fun in the sun. We will recommend 30 – 60 minutes of daily exercises a day as it can help to keep the Mini Bernedoodle 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.
Do Mini Bernedoodle Shed?
One of the other reasons why the mini Bernedoodle is good with kids is because this particular dog breed does not shed often and is often regarded as a Hypoallergenic dog. Hence, 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.
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 much 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.
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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About the Author:
Dana is a Sheepadoodle owner and expat in Germany. While living in Europe, Dana and her husband always make sure that when they go on road trips, their pup Kaya gets to come along. Dana loves to highlight dog-friendly places you can travel to with your pooch so that your entire family can have fun together!
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