For those who don’t know, a Bernedoodles is a breed of dog that is the mix of a poodle and a Bernese Mountain dog.
They get their intelligence from their poodle parents with their fun-loving aloofness from their Bernese parents.
However, the two parent breeds are very different in their size.
This leaves the question, how big do Bernedoodles get?
How Big Do Bernedoodles Get?
There are tiny, mini, medium, and standard Bernedoodles. Each of these kinds of Bernedoodle has its own size. The standard Bernedoodle stands at around 23-29 inches at its shoulder and weighs up to 70 pounds.
Most breeds of dogs don’t have specific size categories that they fall under.
The Bernese Mountain dog is pretty standard in its size with a small range of different heights and weights.
The Bernedoodle gets its height from its poodle parents.
Poodles, like the Bernedoodle, are categorized based on their size.
There are toy, mini, and standard kinds of poodles.
The Bernedoodle will get their size based on how big their poodle parents are.
The bigger the poodle, the bigger the Bernedoodle.
A tiny Bernedoodle will usually be from a toy poodle.
Then, the Bernese Mountain dog will give the Bernedoodle some more height and weight.
The generation that your Bernedoodle comes from will also impact their height and weight.
Your Bernedoodle’s generation refers to how many lines they’ve come from their original poodle and Bernese Mountain dog parents.
Over the generations, Bernedoodles usually get a little larger.
Genetically, they started off being close to their poodle parents.
Over time, they lose some of that poodle genetics and they’ll become a bit larger.
How Old Will A Bernedoodle be When They Stop Growing?
Dogs mature much faster than humans and will reach their adult size in just a matter of a few years.
Many dogs reach their adult height and weight by the time they are 2 years old.
Bernedoodles take 1.5 to 3 years to reach their full adult size.
They may take a longer time to fully mature than other dogs because Bernese Mountain dogs take a longer time to reach their adult size as they can continue to grow until they are 3 years old.
On the other side, poodles only take 18 months to fully grow, though it may take a little longer or shorter depending on if they are toy, mini, or standard.
This combination of times usually balances out to the typical 2 years for Bernedoodles, but there is also the possibility of having a longer or shorter maturing age.
Tiny Bernedoodles will typically become fully grown faster than a standard Bernedoodle.
The Different Sizes of Bernedoodles
We already talked about how big the standard Bernedoodle can get, but what about all the other sizes? To recap, there are tiny, mini, medium, and standard Bernedoodles.
Each of these kinds of Bernedoodle relates to how big their poodle parents were and then dictates how big they will grow up to be.
The tiny Bernedoodles are the smallest of the breed and are the closest to the poodle size.
These dogs grow up to be around 17 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh up to only 24 pounds.
These Bernedoodles are a little larger than tiny Bernedoodles, though they are still really small.
Mini Bernedoodles grow up to be around 18 to 22 inches at the shoulder and weigh up to 49 pounds.
At this point, these Bernedoodles start to get a little closer to the size of their Bernese Mountain parents though they are still pretty close to mini size.
Medium Bernedoodles are 20-26 inches tall at the shoulder and also weigh up to 49 pounds.
Again, these Bernedoodles are the largest of their breed.
The standard Bernedoodle gets as tall as 23-29 inches at the shoulder and weighs around 70 pounds.
There may be some overlap between the different sizes of Bernedoodles, which is because both height and weight play a factor in the kind of Bernedoodle they are.
There are other reasons for these dogs to be different sizes, so they might not neatly fit into just one of the categories.
This means that there can be some overlap in the categories, though these overlaps are pretty small.
Adopting a Bernedoodle
It is always so important to do lots of research into the adoption places that you are thinking about going to.
Not every adoption center is responsible, and this can cause complications for the dogs that are there.
Improper care can lead to health complications and therefore expensive vet bills.
If you can go to a breeder, make sure that they are a reputable breeder.
This is especially true if you are wanting a tiny or mini Bernedoodle.
Some irresponsible breeders out there will prioritize breeding the smallest dogs without regarding possible health issues that these dogs can have.
Sure, tiny dogs are cute, but having expensive vet bills from complications due to irresponsible breeding is not worth it.
Taking the time to research the adoption centers and breeders that you are thinking about going to can help ensure that you can get a healthy Bernedoodle.
Caring For a Bernedoodle
You can find a kind of Bernedoodle that works for any situation that you have.
The smaller of the breed is great for apartment buildings while the medium and standard Bernedoodle does great having a nice backyard to run around in.
They love to play and run around, so it is important to spend some time playing with them each day.
You can also take them on walks or do other exercise activities with them.
Keeping them stimulated keeps them from wanting to be too destructive.
These dogs may not be as high-energy as their Bernese Mountain dog parents, but they still highly benefit from 30-60 minutes of exercise a day.
Again, this can be done through playing or by letting them run around outside.
Bernedoodles also need plenty of training.
These are intelligent dogs and are always looking for more information about the work.
Training them early on for manners and behavior will keep them from being curiously destructive.
Also, starting training early can keep them from picking up on bad habits.
It is recommended that you get your Bernedoodle trained to manage their excitement respectfully.
Smaller dogs are known for jumping on people when they get excited or pulling hard on a leash when excited about a new discovery.
Training them to better behave in these areas is a good idea in keeping your Bernedoodle well-mannered.
Taking care of your Bernedoodle’s coat highly depends on the fur texture they have.
Bernedoodles can have a variety of coat textures from the straight fur of the Bernese Mountain Dog to the curlier coat of a poodle.
These dogs also don’t shed as much as other dogs, meaning that they need more brushing to remove unneeded fur.
If your Bernedoodle has a straighter coat, then a simple dog brush will work well.
However, if your Bernedoodle has a curlier coat, you may want to get a dog comb to work through those curls.
Bernedoodles also need their coats trimmed every few months as they can start to get pretty long.
If your Bernedoodle has a straighter coat, then it will be easier to trim their fur yourself.
However, it might be easier no matter what kind of coat they have to get them professionally trimmed.
Bernedoodles usually like the bonding experience that comes along with grooming.
Since you will have to brush your dog’s fur regularly, make sure that you do get to bond with your dog during this time.
It will also make it easier for your dog to sit still and get the brushing done faster if they like this time.
Bernedoodles highly vary in their size, being highly dependent on the kind of Bernedoodle you have.
There are tiny, mini, medium, and standard Bernedoodles.
The smallest of the breed is around 17 inches tall while the largest grows up to be around 29 inches tall.
These dogs get most of their size from their poodle parents.
Most Bernedoodles start out being genetically closer to their poodle parents, so their size will depend on how big the poodle was.
A toy poodle may lead to a tiny Bernedoodle.
Though, no matter the size of the poodle, the Bernese Mountain dog parent will add some of their size to the Bernedoodle.
With the poodle only taking 18 months to fully grow and the Bernese Mountain dog taking up to 3 years to fully grow, the maturity rate of the Bernedoodle usually balances out to the typical 2 years.
However, sometimes a Bernedoodle will take after one of its parents and take either a shorter or longer amount of time in maturing.
No matter what your Bernedoodle looks like, they are still amazing pets to have and are a great addition to any home.