Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.

Mini Bernedoodle – The Complete Guide

Rachel Poli Author
Dec 2 ·

The Mini Bernedoodle is an adorable mixed breed. Their parents are the Miniature Poodle and the Bernese Mountain Dog. It sounds backward since one is a small dog and the other is a large one. However, you cross them together, and you get the wonderful Mini Bernedoodle.


Mini Bernedoodles will end up being medium in size since they’re a mix between a large dog and a small dog. So, you can expect your Mini Bernedoodle to be about 17 to 21 inches tall and weigh between 22 and 45 pounds. Females are typically smaller than males, so you can expect females to be on the lower end of that range while the males are on the upper end of that scale. Mas…

When it comes to their coat, this hybrid can inherit their coat type from either parent. However, it’s typically a mix of coarse, curly hair from the Miniature Poodle and a wavy, thick coat from the Bernese Mountain Dog.

In addition, the coat color is typically black and white and sometimes has tan markings. The coloring almost always comes from the Bernese Mountain Dog parent. If a Parti-Colored Miniature Poodle is the parent, your Mini Bernedoodle may have more white covering its coat. 


This dog breed takes some of the best traits from both of its parents. For example, Mini Bernedoodles are loyal and affectionate with their family members. They’re also excellent with young children, great with other dogs, and open to meeting strangers. Arthur…

Mini Bernedoodles are intelligent and easy to train. In fact, you can train this doggo to be a therapy dog or a service dog. However, they do bark a lot and love to hear themselves talk. Luckily, this can be fixed with training. 

Caring for your Mini Bernedoodle

With proper care, grooming, nutrition, and exercise, your Mini Bernedoodle have an average lifespan of about 12 to 18 years.


One of the great things people love about this crossbreed is that they are considered to be hypoallergenic. In other words, they don’t shed much, and this is a great option for allergy sufferers.

Bernese Mountain Dogs do shed, but Poodles do not. So, when you get a Mini Bernedoodle, they often take after the Poodle parents and shed very little. Wellersworld…

However, you’ll still need to groom their coat often. For example, their coat may be prone to tangles and mats, so you’ll want to brush their coat weekly. Also, you can bring them to a professional grooming salon to get their coat clipped once a month or once every other month. 

Otherwise, you’ll want to be sure you remember to trim their nails, brush their teeth, and clean their ears regularly.


As long as you have dog food that your vet approves, then you can feed your doggo anything appropriate for their breed size, age, weight, and metabolism. Also, you’ll want to be mindful of calories and allergies in case your dog loves to eat or has a sensitive stomach.

However, you can feed your Mini Bernedoodle high-quality kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food brand or homemade dog food made by you. Maggie…


Mini Bernedoodles have high energy levels. So, you’ll want to give them at least one to two hours of exercise every day. This can be long walks, jogs, hikes, or simply playing outside in the backyard.

Alternatively, you can bring them to the dog park once in a while or have them attend doggy day care while you’re at work.


Unfortunately, Mini Beredoodles can inherit some health issues from their parents. For example, they may be prone to the following health issues:

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Eye Problems
  • Skin Conditions
  • Allergies
  • Hot Spots


Where to find a Mini Bernedoodle

This dog breed is a mixed breed, so you won’t find reputable breeders on the AKC Marketplace since the American Kennel Club does not recognize this breed. You’ll have to research good breeders on your own. However, you’ll be able to easily tell an ethical breeder from the rest because they’ll do the following:

  • Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible, not allowing them to leave their mother until at least eight weeks of age
  • Ensure the puppies are up to date on all of their vaccinations
  • Health screen and genetically test the parents before breeding and then get the puppies tested
  • Have health documents and family tree history available for you to bring home upon adoption
  • Want to meet with you in person to get to know you and allow you to meet the parents and the litter

In addition, a good breeder will be able to answer all of your questions. For example, you can ask them about their experience and reputation as a breeder, discuss the breed as a whole, and ask questions about the parents, litter, or breeding and adoption.

Remember, stay away from breeders who don’t do the avoid. They might be backyard breeders or puppy mills, and they don’t breed the dogs under healthy or safe conditions. Also, they’re more interested in making a profit rather than finding the dogs good homes.

Alternatively, you can check your local animal shelter or rescue organization. They might have Mini Bernedoodles available for adoption. You can still get the dog you want and also save their life in the process. Dash…

How much does a Mini Bernedoodle cost?

Since Mini Bernedoodles are designer dogs (a mixed breed), the cost can be high. The average price for this pup is about $1,700. However, the cost could vary based on the breeder’s location, the time of year, the number of puppies in the litter, or the breed’s popularity at the time.

Is a Mini Bernedoodle right for you?

Overall, Mini Bernedoodles are a great choice if you have allergies and want a smaller dog but love the traits of a Miniature Poodle and a Bernese Mountain Dog. This pooch is friendly, social, and intelligent. You’ll have a lot of fun with this breed as your furry friend.


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Rachel Poli Author
Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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