About the Bernedoodle
The Bernedoodle is a cross between the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle. This hybrid fuses the virtues of its parent breeds – the cleverness of the poodle with the loyalty of the Bernese, making it a perfect companion. They come in a variety of colors and sizes but the most popular being the standard tri-color. Most are low to non shedding making them perfect for people with allergies. Bernedoodles are playful and affectionate – they do well with children and they love to spend time with their families. Due to the "hybrid vigor" of the bernedoodle, they are far less apt to inherit genetic and congenital diseases.
The Bernese Mountain Dog
The Bernese Mountain Dog has an easygoing nature and extreme loyalty. They are completely dedicated to their families. They are so loyal that it can be difficult to re-home an adult Berner and break its original bond. Berners are known for leaning on people to soak up all attention. Berners are beautiful dogs with their tri-colored coats. Bred in the Swiss Alps as farm dogs that pulled carts or drove cattle to market, the Bernese loves cold weather, and has a double coat that sheds quite heavily. It’s an intelligent, strong dog that has a moderate need for exercise. A significant number of Bernese are afflicted with hip and elbow dysplasia, or succumb to cancer, heart disease, or epilepsy in middle age. While cancer is the leading cause of death for dogs in general, Bernese have a much higher rate of fatal cancer than other breeds. These dogs take time to train as some can be stubborn. It is very important to socialize them from a young age as they can become skittish if this is not done. They are overall a great family dog.
The Poodle is one of the smartest dog breeds. They also posses a low to non-shedding coat making poodles a great choice for people with allergies. Poodles are the clowns of the dog world, they have been used in circus acts for many years. The poodle is believed to have originated as a water retriever, in Germany. Most people think of the poodle as a "prissy" breed but this is not the case.
Poodles come in three sizes and a wide variety of colors. Where most dogs have double coats, poodles have a single layer coat of dense, curly fur that sheds minimally but does mat without proper care. A typical Poodle is lively and playful, with a bouncy prance to its walk. It thrives best in a busy household where it can get plenty of attention and stimulation. They may have serious health problems, including eye, skin, and digestive diseases, as well as immune system diseases. The most common problems are bloat/torsion, thyroid issues, tracheal collapse, epilepsy, sebaceous adenitis, juvenile renal disease, hip dysplasia, and cancer.