I believe the Bernedoodle is one of the most perfect companion dogs for those who love larger dogs.
The Bernedoodle is a beautiful cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle. This crossbreed is a blend of the clever goofiness of the poodle with the placid loyalty of the Bernese. What’s more, most Bernedoodles are low- to non-shedding, and with the right coat type can be safe for most people with allergies.
Bernedoodles are meant to be at your side no matter whether you are hiking, at the pub on a Sunday afternoon, or lying on the couch watching a movie. Their only job is to be your best friend. No two Bernedoodles are identical. The genes from the parent breeds form in unique ways, and I am very excited to see what each litter will produce. Prospective new owners must understand that there can be a lot of variation in a cross breed litter, and that is why I help match our owners with the best dog for their circumstances. Purebreds may be the preferred choice for people who want predictability.
The Bernese Mountain Dog
I have always loved the Bernese Mountain dog. They are placid, easy going and extreme loyalty. They are completely dedicated to their families, and LOVE children.
Bernese Mountain dogs are strikingly beautiful dogs with their distinctive tri-coloured coats. Bred in the Swiss Alps as farm dogs that pulled carts or drove cattle to market, the Bernese love the cold weather, and have a double coat that sheds regularly.
They are an intelligent, strong dog that have moderate/high exercise requirements. The Bernese are often used in activities such as agility, tracking, herding, and therapy work.
As with many pure breeds, especially over-bred ones, Bernese Mountain Dogs have some health risks. A high number of Bernese have a much higher rate of fatal cancer than other breeds and are predisposed to hip and elbow dysplasia, and are more likely to succumb to heart disease or epilepsy in middle age.
Overall, the Bernese Mountain dog is one of the shorter-lived dog breeds, with a life expectancy of just 6-8 years. This is particularly sad when they are slow to mature, and can be challenging to train.
Without proper socialisation, these naturally cautious and reserved dogs can become skittish and suspicious, and may develop separation anxiety. They can also be decidedly stubborn. Yet the Bernese has a deep need to please its family and has a sensitive nature. Training a Bernese requires a great deal of patience and a gentle, positive approach.
The Poodle ranks high on the canine intelligence scale. They are very trainable and with work can excel in many ways.
Their low- to non-shedding coat makes poodles a great choice for those with allergies. It is often overlooked how goofy and fun poodles are; they are the clowns of the dog world, and have been used in circus acts for centuries due to theirwonderful and fun loving character.
The breed originated as a duck hunter in Germany, where the word “pudelin” refers to splashing in water.
The Standard Poodle began its development as a retrieving water dog more than 400 years ago. With a crisp, curly coat as protection against the elements, great swimming ability and off the chart intelligence, the Poodle was, and still is, a magnificent retriever.
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Poodles can be predisposed to certain health problems, including eye, skin, and digestive problems, as well as immune system diseases. The most common problems are tracheal collapse, epilepsy, sebaceous adenitis, juvenile renal disease, bloat/torsion, thyroid issues, and cancer.
Lots of exercise and ongoing training are key to managing the Poodle’s exuberance.
Some Poodles are highly strung and can be sensitive to stress. In general, though, Poodles are lively, active, fun-loving dogs. They thrive on attention but can develop bad habits such as nuisance barking if ignored or left alone. The smaller poodles can be aggressive to people outside their families, and to other dogs.
Selective crossbreeding combines the traits and characteristics of its purebred parents; with careful, conscientious breeding, the resulting pups canend up with the best attributes of each.
Imagine the sweetness and loyalty of the Bernese, and the goofy liveliness and intelligence of the Poodle.
That's what Curtabemdoodles aims to produce with our Bernedoodle puppies. Like the Bernese Mountain Dog, most Bernedoodles are gentle around children and the vulnerable, and because they love to work, they often make excellent therapy dogs.
Most Bernedoodles have a medium activity level. They love to play, run, and take walks with their families, and may inherit the Poodle’s love for retrieving and swimming. When it’s time to relax, Bernedoodles are usually happy to join you on the settee for a snuggle, much like the Goldendoodle. Most of them have little need for personal space; they are happy, goofy, smart, charming, curious, friendly, social, enthusiastic, cuddly, and loving.
Their training requires patience, a light touch, and positive reinforcement. Bernedoodles may also inherit the Bernese Mountain Dog's cautiousness with strangers and end up being a little skittish. Meanwhile, they can inherit an extremely high level of energy from the Poodle side.
When bred well, and well socialised, the Bernedoodle is an intelligent, social, fun, crossbreed with character and charisma.
On the whole, Bernedoodles tend to be quite similar to Goldendoodles in nature, with the most notable difference being that the Bernedoodle can be stubborn. This is more apparent as puppies, and with training and maturity they tend to grow out of it.
F1 Bernedoodles are result of a pairing of a Poodle and a Bernese Mountain Dog. They are usually black, black-and-white, black-and-tan, or tri-colour (black, white and tan). Their overall appearance combines elements of the Bernese and the Poodle. Beyond colour, well chosen parents tend to blend the traits of the Poodle and the Bernese in a fairly consistent way.
Most people want the traditional tri colour. I would stress that temperament is far more important than colour. ALL bernedoodles are absolutely beautiful and make wonderful LARGE family companions.
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