What is a Bernedoodle?

The Bernedoodle is the result of a Bernese mountain dog and a non shedding 
poodle or doodle. Unfortunately, the average age of the Bernese mountain dog
is only 7 years, and many Bernese dogs have a lot of problems with hips, elbows,
cancer and heart disease. They also have the annoying property that they have a lot
lose hair.

By crossing the Bernese Mountain dog with a Poodle or Doodle, the temperament,
the beautiful markings are staying, they have a better
life expectancy, fewer health problems and they have a non
shedding coat.

Bernedoodles are very social and have a good character, too
they are eager to learn and ,are suitable if necessary as a therapy dog, the F1B are
also suitable for people with an allergy.
The Bernedoodle quickly becomes your buddy, will always be by your side
no matter what you do, whether you enjoy walking or sitting on the couch with a movie,
no matter their only job is to just be your best friend.
They are easy going, very loyal by nature, and will always be there
for the family they are also very good with children. They are intelligent strong dogs.

Life expectancy is still difficult to determine, because it is still a 
new crossing, but it will be higher than with the Bernese mountain dog, we
expect the Bernedoodles to be between 12 and 15 years old. The medium and
the mini Bernedoodles are getting older, the smaller the dog, the
higher life expectancy.

Different sizes of doodles

There are different sizes of Bernedoodles & Labradoodles:
The standard is between 53 and 65 cm and weight between 24 and 35 kilos
The medium is between 43 and 52 cm and weight between 14 and 23 kilos
The mini is between 35 and 42 cm and weight between 7 and 13 kilos

What is a Labradoodle?

The Labradoodle is the result of a Labrador and a non shedding poodle or doodle. The Labradoodle is a cheerful, intelligent, active, loving and above all very funny dog. It is a very friendly breed and is very social towards humans and animals.
It is certainly not a dominant breed, and they like to have people around them. The labradoodle is a dog that needs both physical and mental challenges. They are suitable to participate in sports such as agility, they are very eager to learn.

There are basically two types of coat:
the wool coat, which is curly and resembles the poodle.
the fleece coat this is a great coat that is not found in any other dog, it consists of a spiral, or wavy curls.
The Labradoodle's coats do require some maintenance, so they should definitely be combed once a week and kept tangle-free. It is also recommended to have them trimmed every now and then.
The labradoodle is suitable as a therapy dog ​​and suitable for allergy sufferers and does not emit body and coat odor.

Different generations of doodles

Here is an explanation of the gene composition of the different generations of Bernedoodles & Labradoodles (Such as F1, F1B and F2) and the multi-generation Bernedoodle & Labradoodle, to help you understand the difference.


the first generation of a crossing is called an F1. With the labradoodles this is a cross between a labrador and a poodle and with the bernedoodle a cross between a bernese mountain dog and a poodle.
An F1 therefore carries 50% of the genes of a Labrador or Bernese Mountain Dog and 50% of the genes of a Poodle.


Because F1s usually shed, they are sometimes crossed back with a poodle hoping to create a more stable coat. These offspring have 3 poodles as grandparents and therefore have 75% of their genes from the poodle. Therefore it makes sense that they will not shed; the poodle itself is a non-shedding dog.

F2, F3, F4 and multigen labradoodles

When two F1s are crossed with each other, you get an F2; two F2's give an F3 etc.

From the third generation, they are called multi-generation. Genetically they are equal to an F1; they also carry 50% of a Labrador's genes and 50% of a Poodle's genes.

When an F1B is crossed with an F1 the percentage of poodle in the F2 that you get will be even higher, namely at 62.5% ((50% + 75%) / 2) (Also applies to F2B x F2 or F3B x F3)