bernedoodle vs bernese mountain dog

Bernese mountain dog Vs Bernedoodle


In this article, we are going to compare two popular dog breeds, Bernese mountain dog and the adorable Bernedoodle. We have researched and compared some characteristics of these two breeds. Bernese mountain dog is a working dog and the Bernedoodle is the companion dog with lesser health concerns.

Bernese Mountain DogBernedoodle
Dog Type/ Group
Bernese mountain dog is a working dog. It is a large lovable dog breed. Bernese mountain dogs have medium sized ears and strong legs. Berners are suitable for the cold weather.It is a cross between Berner and Poodle. It is known as the best companion dog. It is a 50/50 mix of Poodle and Bernese mountain dog. It is not an AKC recognized breed. They have long ears and buttoned eyes.
Berner was originated in Switzerland. It is one of the four separate breeds called Alpine pasture dog. These dogs were used for pulling carts and delivering food. It is said that the Bernese mountain dog is 2000 years old breed. They were recognized by Swiss Kennel Club in 1902.Bernedoodle was originated in Ontario, Canada. Bernedoodle was first bred by Sherry Rupke of SwissRidge Kennels in 2003.
Male Height
The male Berner's height is between 61 to 71 cm (24-28 inches).The height of the male Bernedoodle ranges from 30 to 44 cm (12-17 inches).
Female Height
The female Berner's height is between 58 to 66 cm (22-26 inches).The height of the female bernedoodle ranges from 27 to 41 cm(11-16 inches).
Male Weight
The weight of the male Bernese mountain dog is 35 to 55 kg (77-122 pounds).The weight of the male dog can be 30 to 42 kg (67 to 93 pounds).
Female Weight
The weight of female Berner is 30 to 50 kg(66-111 pounds).The female bernedoodle’s weight can be 30 to 39 kg (66-86 pounds).
Life Span
The breed has quite a few health concerns. Cancer is a primary life-threatening disease in Bernese. Like cancer, there are some other diseases common in the Bernese due to which their mortality rate is high and has a lifespan of 6 to 8 years.As the bernedoodle is a healthy breed, so the expected lifespan of the Bernedoodle is 12 to 15 years.
Litter Size
Their litter size is 5 to 15.The litter size is 5 to 10.
They are huge in size.They are medium size category dogs.
Other Names
They are also known as Berner Sennenhund, Bernese cattle dog, Berner and Bernese.Other names of the Bernedoodles are Bernese Mountain Poo, Bernese poo, Bernese doodle and Bernepoo.
Their coat colors are rust, white and tri-black.Their coat colors are black, white, black and white, black and brown, merle and phantom.
Their coat is long and thick.Their coat is curly, wavy and thick.
Bernese mountain dogs shed occasionally.Bernedoodles shed less or not at all.
Berner’s Grooming
Berners need moderate grooming.They need moderate grooming.
Bernese are not hypoallergenic.They are hypoallergenic.
Kids Friendly
They are kids friendly.Bernedoodles are Children friendly.
Berners do not adapt well to the apartment living. They are suitable for new owners. Bernese mountain dogs are sensitive dogs. If you do not give them enough time, you will see an absolute change in their attitude. They bond very closely with their family, and when left alone, they are prone to worry. As they have a thick double coat, so they tolerate cold weather but not the hot weather.Bernedoodles adapts well to the apartment living as compared to the Berners. Their sensitivity level is high. If you leave them alone for a long time, it will change their mode and attitude. They can tolerate cold weather and hot weather.
Health Problems
Bernese Mountain Dogs have many health problems. The Berbers are particularly prone to die from cancer. The Berner's lifespan is also shorter than other dogs his size. Cruciate ligament rupture, hip dysplasia and arthritis cause death in two percent of all other dogs. However, the cause of mortality in Berners is six percent due to these ailments. They can suffer from hypoadrenocorticism and histiocytic sarcoma.As the bernedoodle is a new breed, so there is limited information is available about their health concerns. They have fewer health problems than their parent dogs. It is generally a healthy breed. Still, they may have other minor diseases like hip and elbow dysplasia, hot spots and eye issues.
Bernese mountain dogs are not shy, aggressive or anxious. These are loving and social dogs. Early socialization is necessary for them. They are intelligent and want to please their family members in any way.Bernedoodles want to live and spend time with people. This breed is not for you if you don’t have enough time for the dogs. They need to be socialized at an early age. They are very playful. Mini and Toy bernedoodle have more energy and more stubbornness.

Also, read about Bernedoodle Puppies

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