The Standard Bernedoodle combines two well mannered and loving breeds. The Bernese Mountain Dog side of this cross will lend a playful and friendly disposition. From an intelligence standpoint, the Poodle is known for its high trainability, making it a great pet in general. This breed should also fair well with other pets as long as socialized early and often.
The Standard Bernedoodle should adapt well to most living situations. This hybrid will have a long coat, so be very cautious with hot temperatures. This breed should also adapt well to apartment living as long as they are given the proper aount of exercise and attention.
The Bernedoodle should be a generally healthy dog, as long as proper attention has been paid to the health of the parents. The Bernese is known for having some health issues in regards to their joints (hips, elbows, etc). The most common health problem for the Standard Poodle is Addison’s Disease, or chronic adrenal insufficiency.
This breed will have a longer coat like the Bernese Mountain Dog and will require the coat be well maintained to avoid any matting. One of the advantages of this breed is that the shedding will be decreased by crossing the Bernese with the Poodle, but daily brushing is still recommended. You should also brush your Bernedoodle’s teeth once per week, and trim their nails once a month.
The Standard Bernedoodle should have a moderate activity level. Daily walks are recommended for any breed that does not have its own space to run and unwind.
Standard Bernedoodles will usually weigh 50 pounds or more, and will stand 22 plus inches at the withers in most cases.