WHAT IS A BERNEDOODLE?
A Bernedoodle is a wonderful companion and family dog. They are part Bernese Mountain Dog and part Poodle. Their temperaments combine the gentle and loyal nature of the Bernese with the intelligent goofiness of the Poodle. Bernedoodle owners and fanciers say they are eager to please and easy to train. With low to non-shedding coats, they are the perfect fur baby!
If you have ever met a Bernese Mountain Dog in person, you know what a beautiful creature they are - inside and out. Originally bred in the Swiss Alps as herding and cart dogs, these gentle giants are loving and loyal. Sadly, Bernese Mountain Dogs as a breed can struggle with various genetic issues and disorders and on average only live to 7 or 8 years old.
Poodles are known to be one of the most intellegent breeds in the world. Originally bred as hunting dogs, they are people oriented and eager to please. Poodles can also be affected by genetic issues but with less frequency than the BMD. The average life expentancy of a poodle is 12-15 years!
By combining the Bernese Mountain Dog genetics with that of a poodle's, our goal is to decrease the incedent of genetic disorders as well as vastly improve longevity. We DNA test potential Blue Ribbon parents for every genetic disorder that can occur for that breed as recommended by the Orthopedic Foundations for Animals. Our Bernedoodle parents will be DNA tested for genetic disorders that can occur in both Bernese Mountain Dogs and Poodles.
Bernedoodles can come in an entire range of color varities and sizes, but at Blue Ribbon Bernedoodles, we focus our breeding program to produce mainly tri-color minis and standards. We will even dna test each puppy to know what coat type they will have as an adult.
Bernedoodle Generations Explained:
· F1 (First Generation): 50% Poodle (Parent) and 50% Bernese Mountain Dog (Other Parent).
· F1B (F1 Bernedoodle Bred to a Poodle): 75% Poodle and 25% Bernese Mountain Dog.
· F2 (Parents are both F1 Generation): This is an F1 Bernedoodle bred to an F1 Bernedoodle.
· Multi-Generational Bernedoodles are F3 Generation or greater. F3: (F2 Bernedoodle and F1
Bernedoodle cross). Any Generation above F2 is considered Multi-Generational.
WHY DO THESE PUPPIES LOOK SO DIFFERENT?
The main difference is the facial hair. Puppies that are FURNISHED (right) have a coat with the signature doodle look... especially in their face. It is highly desired and very cute, however it does require a lot more grooming.
Puppies that are UNFURNISHED (left) have a smooth face and more resemble a small Bernese Mountain Dog. You get the look of a BMD but with typically less shedding and health risks. This type of coat will require less grooming.
Furnished F1 Mini-Bernedoodle