Standard Bernedoodle Breed Info | Pros, Cons, Health, and Diet

Are you looking for a large-sized dog that should be hypoallergenic as well as friendly and responsive? Well, a sub-breed of Bernedoodle can be your best choice in this regard. Yes, we are talking about a Standard Bernedoodle. Let’s explore more facts about a Standard Bernedoodle.

What is Standard Bernedoodle?

A Standard Bernedoodle is a crossbreed of a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Standard Poodle. With a height of up to 29 inches, it is the largest breed of Bernedoodles. Like other Bernedoodle breeds, Standard Bernedoodles are fluffy, energetic, and responsive.

We have already published several posts about Bernedoodles and their characteristics, likes, and dislikes, but this post is dedicated to Standard Bernedoodles. We’ll add every important fact about them, which you might need to know as a dog parent or a dog owner.

What is the Size and Weight of Standard Bernedoodle?

The height of a Standard Benrdoodle may vary from 23 to 29 inches and their weight is between 70 to 90 pounds. Standard Poodle’s average weight is 45 to 70 pounds and the Bernese Mountain Dog is around 110 pounds, so we can say that the Standard Bernedoodles are in between them.

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How long does Standard Bernedoodles live?

Standard Bernedoodles have the lowest lifespan of all the Bernedoodle breeds, i-e, 12-15 years. Usually, the Bernese have a shorter lifespan of 7 to 8 years and the Standard Poodle can live up to 12 years, so the Standard Bernedoodle’s lifespan is greater than both of its parent breeds.

To make your puppy live longer, do the following. (Recommended for every puppy you buy)

  • Do complete research and homework before getting a puppy.
  • Get from a reputable breeder.
  • In its puppyhood, feed it with the high-quality puppy food (not adult dog food).
  • Exercise your dogs regularly or get ready for an anxious pup.
  • Train and socialize them from an early age.

What’s good about Standard Bernedoodles?

  • Gentle, calm, and adorable
  • Easy to train
  • Responsive and always available to give you company
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Loves running and swimming
  • Easily adjustable and friendly with their parent family and kids

What’s bad about Standard Bernedoodles?

  • Less active than Mini and Tiny Bernedoodle
  • They need exercise and outside walk, so, difficult to manage for busy owners.

What should you feed your puppy?

You can feed them with a variety of cooked items along with different treats. Some of their most favorite food items are boiled chicken and turkey, boiled sweet potato, pumpkin, rice, and raw fruits like apples and watermelon, etc. Make sure you feed them with the best available puppy food that is rich in protein.

What are the Common Health Issues a Standard Bernedoodle can get?

Usually, the Bernedoodles have fewer health-related issues as compared to their parent breeds. According to Sherry Rupke, the breeder who bred them for the first time, she had not received any major complaint about the dozens of dogs she bred in the past decade. Still, they may get some of the following diseases.

  • Hip and Elbow Dysplasia
  • Hot spots
  • Allergies and other skin problems
  • Eye-related problems

More curious about Bernedoodle health issues? Read this complete article about their health. To reduce the risk of these diseases, a genetic test is recommended before buying one. A good breeder would perform all the necessary lab tests of the parents and puppies.


This goofy dog breed is a must-have dog for you if you can give him enough time as well as you can afford his food because being a large-sized dog, you need to feed him more as compared to smaller dog breeds. Additionally, larger dog breeds cost you more for vet care too. Despite all these facts, a Standard Bernedoodle is one of the best dogs you can ever have.

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