Bernedoodle and Shih Poo, both are Poodle crosses. A Bernedoodle is a Bernese Mountain Dog/Poodle cross while the Shih Poo is the Shih Tzu/Poodle cross. Both of the breeds are hypoallergenic like Poodles and are among the most popular designer dog breeds nowadays. Check Reputable Bernedoodle Breeders and Shih Poo Breeders.
As both the breeds are a Poodle cross and have not much difference, we have decided to write a dedicated comparison post for them. Also, check Shih Poo Pros and Cons.
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Let’s compare both the breeds below.
Bernedoodle vs Shih Poo Comparison
| ||Bernedoodle||Shih Poo
|Key characteristics||Hypoallergenic, Intelligent, Loyal, and Friendly.||Hypoallergenic, Playful, Loyal, and the best Indoor dogs
|Lifespan||12 to 18 years||10 to 16 years
|Weight||4 to 40 kg (Dependent on type of Poodle)||3 to 9 KG
|Body Features||Compact body along with medium to long hair and a bushy tail. Have beautiful button eyes and hanging ears.||Small in size and cute looks. May have a curly or a straight coat.
|Colors||Black, Black & Brown, Black & White, Tri-colored||Black, Tan, Cream, White, Sable, and multi-colored
|Behavior/Temperament||- Responsive and Playful|
- Friendly with strangers
- Loves exercise and training sessions
|- Playful and Energetic
- Won't tolerate harsh behavior
- Loves cuddling with their owners
- Safe for children
- Excellent runners and swimmers
- Social and friendly
- Best indoor dogs
- Best for lazy or busy owners
- Easily adjustable in any house
|Cons||- Hates boredom|
- Daily exercise is a must
|- Risk of injury due to its small size
- Depression and destructive behavior sometimes
|Common health issues||- Hip and Elbow Dysplasia|
- Cushing's Disease
|- Hip Dysplasia
- Sebaceous Adenitis
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy
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So, friends, it was a quick comparison between both the lovely dog breeds and I’m sure now you can easily decide between both of them.
Whatever the differences are between both the cuties, one thing is for sure, both of them; Bernedoodle and Shih Poo can become the best playmate for your family.
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