What is a Bernedoodle?
Updated: May 15, 2022
A Bernedoodle is a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle. Our Bernese Mountain Dog Miley is the mother to "F1b reverse" bernedoodles. A "F1b" Bernedoodle is a cross between a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog and a "F1" Bernedoodle. Miley's puppies are 75% Bernese Mountain Dog and 25% Poodle. Bernedoodles display a desirable mix of traits from both parent breeds and benefit from hybrid vigor. Hybrid vigor is when the cross between the two parents will be healthier because they don't inherit genetic deficiencies that are typical of their parents. This leads to a longer lifespan than a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog. "F1b reverse" bernedoodle puppies can have shaggy coats with furnishing or straight coats with no furnishings. There shedding is less than a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog but still considerable in most cases.