Mini Bernedoodle – The Best Small-Sized Hypoallergenic Dog

Bernedoodle is a hybrid dog and is among the most popular hypoallergenic dog breeds around the world. It is a cross between two European dog breeds, i-e., the Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle. Further, a Bernedoodle has three types i-e, Tiny, Mini and Standard Bernedoodle. In this post, we are going to feature Mini Bernedoodle.

What is a Mini Bernedoodle?

A Mini Bernedoodle or a Miniature Bernedoodle is a cross of the Miniature Poodle and the Bernese Mountain Dog. Mini Bernedoodle is slightly large-sized as compared to the Tiny Bernedoodle while smaller than the Standard Bernedoodle. In all the Bernedoodle breeds, Mini Bernedoodle is the preferred one by most of the dog owners.

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Mini Bernedoodle Size and Weight:

A Mini Bernedoodle has 10-15 inches of mature height and their weight may vary from 10 to 115 pounds. The reason behind their highly variable weight is the difference between a Poodle’s and a Bernese weight. Poodles are usually 15-17 pounds while the Bernese Mountain Dogs are over 100 pounds, so Bernedoodles can inherit weights from any one of them.

Average Lifespan of Mini Bernedoodle:

Poodles’ average lifespan is 13-15 years while the Bernese Mountain Dogs can live up to 8 years. Amazingly, unlike the parent breeds, the Mini Bernedoodles have a slightly longer lifespan or we can say that they inherit their lifespan from the Poodles. They can live up to 17 years.

Mini Bernedoodles Pros and Cons


  • Hypoallergenic and very low-shedding
  • Suits every owner
  • Rarely gets hyper
  • Pet-friendly
  • A top-notch swimmer and runner (Becomes your partner in every activity)
  • A good family dog
  • Children-safe


  • Not suitable as a guard
  • Demands attention like hell
  • You must have to give him time from your daily routine (If you have a tight schedule, don’t get one)

Mini Bernedoodle Diet:

Every dog loves food and treats, so do Mini Bernedoodles. Make sure their diet is balanced and have all the necessary nutrition as well as a variety. Try the following cuisine for them.

  • Boiled rice (brown and white)
  • Yogurt
  • Raw Fruits such as watermelon and apple (Make sure to remove apple seeds)
  • Raw Vegetables such as asparagus and spinach
  • Boiled Turkey and Chicken

Mini Bernedoodle Health Issues:

Bernedoodles are among the dog breeds with fewer health concerns. Usually, the crossbred dogs may inherit health-related issues from their parents, so it is recommended to get a Bernedoodle puppy from an experienced Bernedoodle breeder. Also, make sure they have got all the necessary vaccinations. Genetics tests are also preferred before adopting them. Still, Mini Bernedoodle can suffer from Hip Dysplasia.


A Mini Bernedoodle is highly social and responsive that can become your full-time partner in your daily outdoor activities like swimming, running, and exercise. They are compatible with all types of pets and make a good bond regardless of their types and breeds.

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