This most popular designer breed has become a brand in itself. While searching about the Bernese Poodle cross, you’ll find many new terms and types that will blow your mind.
Believe it or not, there are 3 major types of this breed, around 5 generations, dozens of colors, and several coat types.
So, this post contains all such information about the Bernedoodles.
Let’s start with the generations first.
What are the Bernedoodle Generations?
The generations of Bernedoodle puppies are dependent upon the ratio of the parent breeds. The most common generations of Bernedoodles are mentioned below.
Half Bernese Mountain Dog and half Poodle cross puppies are called an F1 Bernedoodle. It is a first-generation cross and most of the F1 puppies are light shedders. F1 Bernedoodle comes in all sizes and different colors such as black, white, and tri-color coats.
An F1b is 75% Poodle and 25% Bernese as it is developed by crossing an F1 Berner Poo with a Poodle. Usually, the F1b puppies have more tendency of being hypoallergenic dogs and have a low to non-shedding coat. Despite the 25% ratio of Bernese, the F1b looks more like the Bernese Mountain Dog.
F2 is a second-generation cross and is 50% Bernese and 50% Poodle. It is developed by crossing the two F1 Bernedoodles. An F2 puppy is among the least preferred cross as it may result in several health conditions in puppies. It is also known as multi-gen Bernedoodle.
It is 62.5% Poodle and 37.5% Bernese Mountain Dog and is a second-generation backcross. To produce an F2b, an F1 and F1b are crossed. It has a low-shedding coat but looks more like a Bernese Mountain Dog. It also comes in the 3 standard sizes and a variety of different colors. Because of its looks, it is also called a Teddy Bear Bernedoodle.
The Poodles come in three different sizes; 1) Standard, the bigger one, 2) Mini, the medium-sized dog, and 3) Tiny, the toy-sized dog. Likewise, the Bernese is also crossed with all of them respectively to produce the 3 different sizes.
A cross between the Standard Poodle and Bernese Mountain Dog results in a Standard Bernedoodle. It is the largest type of Bernedoodle and may weigh around 90 lbs. With a Lifespan of up to 15 years, it is among the most popular designer dogs.
This Mini Poodle Bernese cross is the most popular Bernedoodle. Due to its compact size and exceptional temperament, it has become a hot cake among dog owners. It may vary in size and weight. It has a long lifespan and can live up to 17 years.
The Tiny Bernedoodle is the smallest one that weighs around 24 lbs. It is a cross between Tiny Poodle and Bernese and is a high-energy dog. It is often referred to as the Teacup Bernedoodle because of its incredibly small size.
What are the Common Coat Types of Bernedoodles?
One of the major facts about crossbreeding is that no one can guarantee their colors, coat types, and other important factors. A single litter may have puppies with different colors and coat types.
As coat types are important and they may be a factor in deciding their prices, it is important for you to know about them too.
Straight Coat (Hair Coat)
This type of coat has more tendency of shedding and this coat type is least recommended for those who are allergic to dander and hair. BTW, the straight or flat coat is not 100% straight in actuality as it has slight waves in it.
Wavy Coat (Fleece Coat)
It is the most common type of coat seen in the Bernedoodles. It is a low to non-shedding coat with a clear wavy appearance.
Curly Coat (Wool Coat)
It is the most popular type of coat in Bernedoodle because it is the most hypoallergenic. Although the curly coats may also shed the hair, due to tight curls, the hair remains in their coat. So, you need to brush and groom them regularly.
In short, the curlier the coat the lesser the shedding, and the straighter the coat the greater the shedding. Also, remember, that hypoallergenic coats need more care and regular grooming in order to keep them clean and healthy.
What colors does Bernedoodle come in?
Bernedoodle comes in lots of plain colors, as well as, multi-colors and different patterns. Given below are the known common colors that a Bernedoodle may have.
- Black ‘n White
- Black ‘n Brown
- Tri-color White-Black-Brown
- Merle Color Pattern (It is a genetic pattern and comes in different colors)
- Sable Color (Black-tipped hair having grey, tan, yellow, or silver as the major color)
- Phantom Color Pattern (Specific markings on a solid background)
- Brindle (Also known as tiger-striped, it contains darker streaks of colors)
These were the most popular color patterns but you may find many other colors as it is totally natural.
Wrapping it up:
So, these were the generations, types, coats, and colors of Bernedoodles that you may consider while getting your new puppy. But remember, whatever color or size you get, make sure you raise your puppy like a gentleman.