American families with small homes love to adopt a mini Bernedoodle.
The main reason behind mini Bernedoodle popularity is its small size and equally appealing coat. Most mini Bernedoodle dogs weigh less than 35 pounds and stand at 15 to 18 inches at the shoulder.
The ‘Mini Bernedoodle’ is one of the size variants of the designer Bernedoodle dog breed. With non-shedding traits from the Poodle, this hybrid is becoming popular for its attractive looks and hypoallergenic nature.
Mini Bernedoodle Size
Mini Bernedoodle size is in-between a Medium Bernedoodle and a Tiny/Toy Bernedoodle. They are slightly larger than a tiny Bernedoodle and much smaller than a medium Bernedoodle.
Height and Weight of Mini Bernedoodle
Normally you will find this dog with a very manageable size. Weight ranges from 25 to 49 pounds (49 pounds being the maximum), while height ranges from 18 to 22 inches (from the shoulder).
These breed standards are not always followed. It is possible to have a mini Bernedoodle puppy that is slightly larger or smaller than these size standards.
Looking for a larger Mountain dog mix or doodle mix? Check out these Australian Mountain Doodle Amazing Facts first!
When is a Mini Bernedoodle Fully Grown?
A fully grown Mini Bernedoodle is aged between 11 to 13 months. After this, minimal to no growth will be observed as the main growth period has ended.
Within the first 4 to 8 months, a Bernedoodle puppy will gain almost 50% of its adult weight. Hence, this is an important time for every mini Bernedoodle puppy and owners should be aware of this.
Adequate food consisting of a balance of nutrients is crucial for this initial growth. After this growth spurt, his diet should consist of healthy ingredients rather than growth-related ingredients.
How Long Will Mini Bernedoodle Live?
A Mini Bernedoodle lifespan is surprisingly high. They can stay with you for 12 to 18 years. Smaller variants of the Bernedoodle are likely to live longer than the larger ones. Toy Bernedoodle is said to live the longest of all sizes.
Mini Bernedoodle vs Tiny Bernedoodle
As small as a Mini Bernedoodle is, it is important to remember they are not the smallest size. Tiny Bernedoodle puppies are a size smaller than the miniature version. Here are some similarities and differences between these two sizes.
- Both are not AKC recognized.
- Both Miniature and toy Bernedoodle puppies are suitable for small homes
- Playful and social
- Not very dangerous/vicious dogs
- Non-shedding coat
- Slight size differences (Tiny Bernedoodle is more delicate and extra care is required)
- Different food requirements
- Varying energy drives
Mini Bernedoodle Temperament
Combining nature from both the Poodle and the Bernese Mountain Dog, you will not be disappointed!
From the Poodle, they inherit intelligence and loyalty. The Bernese Mountain dog passes on his playful and somewhat goofy behavior.
Together, these characteristics prove to give mini Bernedoodles the best temperament an owner can ask for. Training them is easy as they grow. Starting them off in a social environment will make them suitable around children.
Miniature Bernedoodle does best in city areas without being left alone for too long. Small amounts of exercise are best for these small pooches!
The Bernedoodle is actually a hybrid. Also known as the Bernese Mountain Dog Poodle mix, this dog distinctly looks more like the mountain dog. You would have to look closely to identify Poodle traits in the coat!
The size of the Poodle used for crossing will dictate the resultant Bernedoodle size. Both parents are loyal, social, and intelligent, it shows in the miniature Bernedoodle.
Do mini Bernedoodle bark a lot?
A Mini Bernedoodle does not bark too much.
Usually, they only start barking when there is a reason to do so. Perhaps a stranger or another animal might trigger the barking out of the blue. Otherwise, when he is in the company of his owners, he is likely to be quiet.
Thankfully, this dog’s intelligence makes it easy to train any bad habits away with ease.
Do mini Bernedoodle shed?
Being a Poodle mix breed, the mini Bernedoodle does not shed much.
But that does not mean he is a low-maintenance dog. You will have to brush their coat almost every day! Brushing will make sure that the coat does not get tangled and matted.
In addition to this, you will have to trim the coat every 8 to 12 weeks. This will keep his coat clean and neat enough.
When will my Bernedoodle stop growing?
The Poodle parent is a fast-growing dog that reaches adult size after 18 months. On the other hand, Bernese Mountain Dog can grow for a time period of up to 2 or 3 years! Standard Bernedoodle dogs stop growing at 1.5 to 3 years.