Our Breeds- The Bernese Mountain Dog and Bernedoodle

At Recherche Bernes, we offer two amazing breeds, the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Bernedoodle. We believe you’ll fall in love with these breeds just as we have, and they will make the perfect new member for your family.

The Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large breed with a very affectionate demeanor. They are known for their strength and intelligence.

They are known for their willingness to please those around them, and are sensitive and loyal. They are great around families, including those with children, and are always eager to learn.

The Bernese Mountain Dog has a thick coat and has a very distinctive look that makes them stand out as one of the most beautiful breeds out there.

Beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog puppy from Recherche Bernes

The Bernedoodle

The Bernedoodle is a mix between a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle. This hybrid brings out the best of both parent breeds, and results in a mix that is actually healthier than the parent breeds.

Bernedoodles are loyal and dependent, as well as being quite active. They love to play and interact, but also feel right at home snuggling up on the couch. They are very ready to please their owner, and depend on them.

The Bernedoodle also has a lower shed rate than the Bernese Mountain Dog and can be better around those with allergies. They still have a thick and beautiful coat that can be curly or wavy.

Comparing the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Bernedoodle

When it comes to the Bernese Mountain Dog vs. the Bernedoodle, both breeds have a lot to offer. Essentially though, Bernedoodles offer some of the best benefits of Bernese Mountain Dogs, but with the added advantages that come from their Poodle heritage. Where the Bernese Mountain Dog is a work canine, the Bernedoodle is more of a companion dog — one that is hypoallergenic and low-shedding. Likewise, while Berners live an average of seven years, Bernedoodles typically live between 12 and 15 years and have fewer health concerns.

Like Berners, Bernedoodles are great with kids, loyal to their owners and highly social. They need moderate grooming for their thick coats, which, in the case of Bernedoodles, is curly or wavy. Both breeds are sensitive and respond well to time with their owners. However, another notable difference is adaptability: While Berners don’t handle apartment life well, Bernedoodles can adapt to smaller spaces.

Also, the Bernedoodle is a better choice if you live somewhere with hot weather; while both breeds can handle cold weather, Bernedoodles are the dog breed that can also tolerate heat. Lastly, Bernedoodles are more easy-going, but, at the same time, they want more attention. Knowing which breed is the right fit for you involves considering what factors matter most to you; talk to us if you have questions!

If you are interested in bringing a Bernese Mountain Dog or a Bernedoodle into your family, we encourage you to check out our Available Pups page and to fill out our Puppy Application.