The Bernedoodle

The Bernedoodle is a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle.

Recherche Bernese decided to breed not only Bernese Mountain Dogs but also Bernedoodles for a couple of main reasons. The biggest reason is health. Even though we import our Bernese Mountain Dogs from Europe, they still don’t have nearly the lifespan as a typical poodle. Poodles are the healthiest breed in the world. We only breed our Bernese with the healthiest possible championed and health tested poodles. That combination produces the healthiest Bernedoodle puppies in the world today that outlive Bernese Mountain Dogs by many years. The second reason is to produce a dog that can have little to no shedding and be possibly hypo-allergenic. Not all doodles are hypo-allergenic but many people that are slightly allergic to dogs are not allergic to doodles. Also combining with the non-shedding poodle allows the Bernedoodle to be very low shedding in comparison. The third reason is intelligence. Poodles are one of the most intelligent breeds in the world. Combining that with the sweetest of the Bernese Mountain Dog produces one of the best breeds we have ever seen. A super sweet, intelligent and healthy dog. Below we will provide more information about the Bernedoodle and why we believe you will fall in love with them. If you have further questions about the Bernedoodle, please email us at


Bernedoodles Facts

The Bernedoodle is one of the newest but best hybrid breeds!

The Bernedoodle is a relatively newer hybrid breed, with an origin in the early 2000s for some of the oldest known crosses. However, it is possible that the Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle cross could have been around much longer. The doodle in general has been around for a few decades. The most popular doodles are labradoodles and goldendoodles. 

The Bernedoodle we believe is the best doodle around. Overall they are more calm, more mature and we believe better looking than any other doodles we have found.

Bernedoodle Puppy Training In Grass

The Bernedoodle Personality

If you’re looking for a loving and affectionate breed, the Bernedoodle is a perfect fit.

They are a very loyal hybrid with a strong tendency to want to be around their owners. They are sensitive and can sense something is wrong if left alone for too long, so they enjoy being a part of your daily activities just as much as they enjoy cuddling on the couch.

The Bernedoodle does have a slightly stubborn nature and can take a little work when beginning training. They learn bad habits quickly, but they do thrive on positive reinforcement. Once training has begun, they tend to learn faster than many breeds due to their extremely intelligent nature. They don’t take well to loud criticism, but instead they react well to encouragement and rewards. They want to please their owners.

These dogs are very good social breeds, but it’s important to socialize them early. We focus heavily on socializing our Bernedoodle puppies because of this, and it helps them become more ready to get to know you.

As a hybrid breed, they tend to get the best personality traits from their two parent breeds. They exhibit intelligence with a side of goofiness that can create some pretty entertaining interactions!



General Health Of The Bernedoodle

As a hybrid, the Bernedoodle tends to be healthier than both parent breeds, taking on the best physical traits from both.

Due to the short history, there haven’t been any longer studies done on unique health problems in the Bernedoodle, and the sample size is smaller. But all evidence points to the Bernedoodle as a healthier breed than both the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle, including a lower cancer rate.

Every one of our Bernese Mountain Dogs and Poodles come from generation of show champion and health tested parents. Each parent has received all health tests as recommended by the individual parent club. 

Every one of our Bernese are imported from Europe to bring in the healthiest lines possible and to produce the healthiest Bernedoodle dogs in the world today.


As with most medium/larger sized breeds, the biggest worries are going to be hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and heart disease. Most of our dogs scored in the top 10% of their breeds with their hip, elbow and heart test limiting their exposure. Just in case, Recherche Bernese has a very friendly and long lifetime health warranty found HERE.


Maintenance Of The Bernedoodle

The Bernedoodle has an absolutely beautiful and thick coat.

This coat can come in both wavy and curly variations depending on the mix of genes from the parents. As a result of this thicker coat, it is important to brush a Bernedoodle multiple times per week to help maintain the unique and healthy appearance of each dog. They are a lower shedding breed overall due to the Poodle in them, and can be a better alternative for those with allergies compared to a pure Bernese Mountain Dog.

The Bernedoodle will also desire activity, particularly of the interactive type. They love being around their owners and have a more dependent nature. So they enjoy regular interaction more than personal space.

It is important to provide your Bernedoodle with regular socialization and ongoing training as this helps them maintain their confidence and keeps them sharp. 


As both the Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle are naturally intelligent breeds, the Bernedoodle is no different. In fact, they tend to train even better, particularly at a younger age. As they grow older, they can become stubborn and latch onto bad habits, so the early training is essential.


Below are Pictures of Bernedoodle Dogs We have Produced
Below are Final Go Home Videos of Pups We have Trained

If you are interested in adding a Bernedoodle to your family, we encourage you to check out our Available Pups page. Our pups are the highest quality fully-trained dogs available, and we believe they would make an excellent addition to your home.