Bernedoodle Generations – F1, F1b, F2, and F2b

Wondering what are the common Bernedoodle generations and what is the difference between all of them? Well, keep reading this post to learn more about the generations of Bernedoodles.

The Bernedoodle or a Bernese Mountain Poo itself is the mixture of the Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle. It comes in several sizes and generations. The sizes depend on their Poodle parents (Standard, Mini, and Toy)) while the generations are dependant upon the ratio of both breeds.

While getting a Bernedoodle puppy, the best practice is to get it from a reliable and the best Bernedoodle breeder available in your area or neighborhood so you ensure fewer health risks in Bernedoodles, as well as, temperament issues.

In this post, you’ll find all the necessary information about Bernedoodle’s generations and everything else you need to know.

First, let’s have a quick look at their types/sizes.

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Types of Bernedoodles:

As the Bernedoodle’s types are dependant on the Poodles, let’s talk about Poodle’s types first. There are 3 major types of Poodles.

  1. Standard Poodle (The largest one)
  2. Miniature or Mini Poodle (The one in the middle)
  3. Toy or Tiny Poodle (Almost same as a Mini Poodle but with slightly different characteristics)

So, if a Berner (short for the Bernese Mountain Dog) is crossed with a Standard Poodle, the product will be a Standard Bernedoodle. Likewise, Mini Poodle and Berner will result in a Mini Bernedoodle while Tiny Poodle and a Berner will result in a Tiny Berndoodle.

Let’s now Learn more about their generations.

Bernedoodle Generations:

There are several generations of Bernedoodles and the most common are F1, F1b, F2, and F2b. Regardless of the types of Poodles, the generations are purely dependant upon the ratio of the Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle.

F1 Bernedoodle:

An F1 Bernedoodle is the first-generation Bernedoodle which is a direct cross between a purebred Bernese and purebred Poodle, so the ratio of both breeds is 50-50.

Their coat type may be unexpected because it may have a straight, wavy, or curly coat depending on the tendency of the parent breed. If it takes more from a Bernese the coat will be wavy to straight and vice versa in the case of Poodles. Remember, no breeder can guarantee the coat type or traits of an F1 puppy.

They could be the right match for those with low allergies to dog hair and dander. For people with a severe allergy, an F1 Bernedoodle may or may not be suitable.

F1b Bernedoodle:

In an F1b generation of Bernedoodle, the ratio of Poodle and Bernese Mountain Dog is 75-25. Wondering, how? An F1b or first-generation backcross is the cross between an F1 Bernedoodle and Poodle. As the Bernedoodles inherit their hypoallergenic feature from the Poodles, the F1b is way more hypoallergenic than an F1 Bernedoodle.

Their coat would be curlier than first-generation Bernedodles and they are highly recommended for families who are allergic to dog hair and dander.

A cross between an F1 Bernedoodle and Bernese Mountain Dog is also an F1b with more perks of Bernese Mountain dog and will likely have a high shedding coat.

F2 Bernedoodle:

An F2 Bernedoodle or the second-generation Bernedoodle is a mixture of two F1 Bernedoodles, which means, both of its parents would be Bernedoodles.

F2b Bernedoodle:

F2b is a second-generation backcross Bernedoodle that is produced by crossing an F1 and F1b Bernedoodle. We can say that it is 62.5% Poodle and 37.5% Bernese Mountain Dog. As compared to F1 and F2 generations of Bernedoodle, an F2b has a high chance of having a low to non-shedding coat.

Final Words:

So, now you know the difference between the Bernedoodle generations, you can make a decision easily while getting a Bernedoodle for yourself. We’d always recommend you to get a dog from an experienced dog breeder.

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