Breed Spotlight: Miniature Bernadoodle!

Miniature Bernadoodles are a mix of a Miniature Poodle and a Bernese Mountain Dog!

In our daycare environment, you will likely see them playing with toys, wrestling with friends, and being the first in line during Quick Train!  Most Mini Bernadoodles tend to be goofy in nature and are always willing to please their owners.

These dogs generally weigh between 20 - 45 pounds and have a life expectancy of 12 - 18 years!

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The Bernedoodle is a relatively new designer dog breed developed in the United States in the early 2000s.  Bernadoodles can vary in size depending on the type of Poodle they cross with the Bernese.

Miniature Bernadoodles are crossed with a Miniature Poodle, making them much smaller than your average Bernese Mountain Dog!   This combination of breeds has created a dog that combines the Bernese Mountain Dog's gentle and friendly nature with the Poodle's hypoallergenic and non-shedding coat.

The Bernedoodle was likely created in response to the growing demand for hypoallergenic and low-shedding dogs and the popularity of the Bernese Mountain Dog, which is known for its affectionate and loyal temperament.

Today, the Bernedoodle is recognized as a popular and beloved designer dog breed, prized for its friendly and affectionate nature and hypoallergenic coat.  While this breed is still relatively new, it has quickly gained a loyal following among dog lovers.


The Miniature Bernadoodle will have a mix of each parent's personality.  Mini Poodles tend to be energetic and intelligent, while Bernese Mountain Dogs are hard-working and loyal.  Combining those traits gives you a well-rounded dog with lots of energy and willingness to please their owner.

Some Bernese Mountain Dogs tend to be a bit timid of new things and noises, so it is important to start their socialization early.

Because Mini Bernadoodles have the intelligence gene from both parents, it is crucial to start training early. In addition, they need structure and enrichment to keep them physically and mentally busy.

These dogs love positive reinforcement training!  They are generally very food motivated and also love attention!  They would excel in K9 Scent Work, Rally Obedience, and Sport Dog training.

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Mini Bernadoodles do require regular grooming, exercise, and socialization.

While this breed is hypoallergenic and has minimal shedding, they require frequent brushing and trips to the groomer.

While Mini Bernadoodles like a good cuddle and nap session, they also require physical and mental stimulation.  This means that they need multiple walks throughout the day and would enjoy enrichment activities while at home.  They are an excellent breed for an active family.

The Mini Bernadoodle is considered a healthy breed, although they can be prone to hip or elbow dysplasia like their parent breeds are.  You can help prevent this by making sure you are choosing a reputable breeder.

Meet Kona!

Kona is one of our regular daycare clients here at Wags & Wiggles.  She has been coming to our facility since she was a little puppy!

She started doing puppy classes and then enrolled in our Puppy Raising Program.  This program is designed for the dogs to have training sessions while getting the socialization they need in daycare.

Throughout her program, she became the well-rounded, silly, and social dog that she is!   She is a great example of why it is essential to begin positive reinforcement training as soon as possible with your Mini Bernadoodle.

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