The Bernedoodle is a relatively new breed of dog having only emerged in the 2000s. It is a cross between the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle, resulting in a dog with the best features of both breeds. Bernedoodles have become popular for their beautiful coats and friendly, intelligent natures. The breed is not yet officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) or the Board of Directors, but it is recognized by the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR).
The Bernedoodle is a very social and affectionate dog that quickly bonds with its owners and other family members. They are very intelligent and easy to train, making them suitable for a variety of tasks such as a service dog, therapy dog or simply as a companion dog. Bernedoodles generally have a gentle disposition and are very tolerant of children and other pets. However, they do need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy.
Like other dog breeds, Bernedoodles have a number of health issues to consider. Some of the most common health problems in Bernedoodles include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, eye problems and epilepsy. It is important to have your Bernedoodle checked regularly by a vet and take the necessary preventative measures to reduce the chances of these conditions developing.
One of the standout features of the Bernedoodle is its thick, curly coat. This coat requires a lot of maintenance to prevent tangles and clumps. It is therefore important to brush and comb the Bernedoodle regularly to keep the coat healthy and clean. In addition to regular brushing and combing, you should also trim the nails, brush the teeth and clean the ears to maintain your Bernedoodle's general health.
All in all, the Bernedoodle is a fantastic breed that would suit families looking for a sociable, affectionate and easy to train dog. However, the breed does need some extra attention and care to stay healthy and happy.