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Mini Bernedoodle Breed Information

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Meet the fluffiest and cutest doodle puppies at Simply Southern Pups. At Simply Southern Pups, our Mini Bernedoodle puppies for sale come fully equipped with fluffy looks, delightful personalities, and a disposition that exudes joy. Mini Bernedoodle puppies are a mix of a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog crossed with a purebred Mini Poodle. Like their parents, these puppies check all the boxes. They are adorably cute, cuddly, and great with kids. Highly intelligent and easy to train, the Mini Bernedoodle puppies are a great match for new puppy owners, families, and senior citizens. 

BREED TYPE / MIX Doodle Hybrid / Poodle crossed with a Bernese Mountain Dog ENERGY Moderate SHEDDING Minimum TRAINING Responsive TEMPERAMENT Playful, Friendly, Intelligent, Affectionate, Gentle ADULT WEIGHT F1: 30-50 lbsF1B: 20-30 lbs ADULT HEIGHT 13-22 in LIFE SPAN 12-15 yrs


  • The Mini Bernedoodle is known for its fluffy coat, calm personality, and floppy doodle ears that sway from side to side 
  • Mini Bernedoodle puppies are a mixed doodle breed of a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Mini Poodle 
  • Mini Bernadoodle, Mini Berniedoodle, and Mini Bernese Poodle are other names the Mini Bernedoodle breed is known as 
  • Mini Bernedoodles have thick all-season friendly coats 
  • Hypoallergenic Mini Bernedoodles. F1b Mini Bernedoodles have the best hypoallergenic qualities 
  • Like their parents, Mini Bernedoodle puppies are highly intelligent and responsive to training 
  • Friendly, sweet, and playful, Mini Bernedoodles are an excellent fit for families with kids and single owners 
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Unlike Bernedoodles (their larger counterparts), Mini Bernedoodles have a small stature and a compact, rounded build. Their demeanor is gentle, and they are as fluffy as a dog can get. The Mini Bernedoodle size does not have strict standards since their weight and height can differ a bit between breed generations – F1, F1b, and F2 Mini Bernedoodles. A full-grown Mini Bernedoodle’s weight can vary from 20 to 50 pounds, while its height can reach anywhere between 12 and 22 inches at the shoulder.  

The Mini Bernedoodles embody features from both of their parents. Their faces are rounded with puppy-like features, their eyes are oval-shaped and dark-colored, and their ears are drop-shaped and floppy. Most Mini Bernedoodle dogs have a wavy, thick coat, with Bernese Mountain Dog colors and patterns. Mini Bernedoodle colors include combinations of black, white, and brown. They can be parti-color or tricolor and in some rare cases include rare colors like merle and blue merle.  


Mini Bernedoodle puppies start out as energetic dogs ready to explore and inspect everything in sight. As they grow older and become adult dogs, they become less energetic and more balanced. Mini Bernedoodles are a gentle breed that prides itself on friendliness and good behavior. They may not be as energetic as other dog breeds, but they do love to go on long walks or hikes and make friends where there’s a dog or human in sight. Mini Bernedoodles have a very well-balanced temperament. They are unlikely to become aggressive or even shy when introduced to strangers or trying situations.  

The Mini Bernedoodle's favorite activities include playing with children, accompanying family members on hikes or runs around the neighborhood, and snuggling in bed when the time comes to binge-watch a favorite Netflix show. These dogs have often been called one of the best nanny dogs for kids given their playful, protective nature. They like to entertain with tricks and talent show performances, and they are fully equipped to do so.  

Mini Bernedoodles also lack territorial instincts and behavior, which is why they are one of the best breeds for multi-pet households. They get along well with other dogs, and as long as they are socialized early, they can make fast friends with cats as well. 


Mini Bernedoodle Grooming

Mini Bernedoodles have a long, fluffy, thick coat that typically sheds very little hair. As with most low-shedding dogs, your adult Mini Bernedoodle will benefit from regular brushing to avoid fallen hair to be caught up in the coat, causing knots or even matting. Ideally, you should brush your dog’s coat daily, for a quick minute or two, and no less than once or twice every week.  

Mini Bernedoodles, like most dogs, can develop dental issues as they get older. It is recommended to begin brushing their teeth when they are young puppies to allow them to accept the process as a daily routine. Dental sticks and chew toys will also help in this aspect.  

Baths are usually a monthly necessity for most dogs, but Mini Bernedoodles can be bathed once every two months if they don’t require it earlier. Nail clipping is also essential when grooming your dog and should be done every few weeks to avoid damage or pain caused by ingrown nails.  

Mini Bernedoodle Exercise Needs

Although energetic as puppies, Mini Bernedoodles don’t have very high exercise needs. Most Mini Bernedoodle adults grow up to be laid-back dogs that fancy relaxation rather than intense exercise routines. They do love the occasional romp around the yard or dog park, and a weekend hike now and then, but their daily needs sum up to one or two walks around the block and a game or two at home. 

Mini Bernedoodle Health

Like most crossbreeds and doodle breeds, Mini Bernedoodles enjoy better health than their purebred parents. Conditions that are common in the Poodle and Bernese Mountain Dog breeds, which the Mini Bernedoodles may or may not inherit, include allergies, eye problems, dental issues, and obesity.

Mini Bernedoodles also love to eat so it is recommended to keep an eye on their feeding chart to prevent them from becoming overweight. Depending on which parent’s energy levels they take after, Mini Bernedoodles can be as relaxed as their Bernese dog parent or as energetic as their Poodle parent. Although most are laid-back, there are some that have a bit more energy to spend. Make sure to provide your pup with the recommended serving for its size. 

Mini Bernedoodle Lifespan

As a small dog breed, the Mini Bernedoodle has a longer lifespan than its larger counterpart and even its parents. Typically, the lifespan of a Mini Bernedoodle is between 12 and 18 years. To help your petite Bernedoodle reach double digits and seniority, make sure to follow all recommendations regarding feeding portions, exercise needs, and vet checks. 

Mini Bernedoodle Training

Mini Bernedoodle puppies are smart dogs that can be easily trained. The personality traits and the intelligence they inherit from their parents prove to be the best qualities needed for good training results. Like all puppies, Mini Bernedoodles like to be rewarded for their efforts. Puppy treats and chew toys are the best tools you can use for motivation. They also enjoy being petted and praised for following commands, although their desired rewards remain treats.

Positive reinforcement methods and consistency are key when training your Mini Bernedoodle puppy. What you should include in their first lessons are potty training, recall, basic commands, socialization, and leash walking.

Crate training, although beneficial for creating a sanctuary for puppies, is not something new puppy parents opt for, so it is up to each individual owner whether they decide to include this lesson in their training goals.  
Because they are a dog breed that craves to be around people, Mini Bernedoodle puppies aren’t normally happy to be left on their own during the day. Crate training does come in handy in this situation, but it can also prove counterproductive, causing the puppy to be both scared and suffer from separation anxiety.

Feelings of anxiety or abandonment can translate to destructive behavior. In order to avoid these situations, it is best to begin training your Mini Bernedoodle puppy to handle being on its own at a very young age. To do this, you will need to provide your puppy with an activity or an interactive toy and leave the room for a few minutes at a time while your puppy’s focus is away from you. As your puppy gets used to being in a separate room from where you are, you can increase the minutes you are out of its sight until you reach the desired time frame for which you will need to leave your puppy alone on a regular basis.  


Bernedoodle puppies are born from a cross between a purebred Bernese Mountain dog and a purebred Poodle. Compared to standard Bernedoodles, Mini Bernedoodle puppies are born from crossing a Bernese Mountain dog with a Miniature size Poodle, also purebred.  

The Mini Bernedoodle puppy originates from Ontario, Canada where it was first bred in 2003. While the Bernedoodle mix may have occurred naturally over time, its smaller counterpart likely has not. Mini Bernedoodle puppies were first intentionally bred in the hopes of creating a new breed that would possess the same traits and characteristics as the breeds used in the mix. Mini Bernedoodle puppies inherit every good quality times 2, including intelligence, fluffy good looks, and friendliness.  

Poodles and Mini Poodles are famously known for their capacity to learn up to 500 words, which is double the amount of commands most dogs can pick up on. This intelligence along with qualities like skills for therapy work, agility, sociability, and gentle behavior, are passed down to the Mini Bernedoodle puppy. 

Bernese Mountain Dogs are often referred to as gentle giants and given their large stature and sweet nature, the name fits them like a glove. Bernese Mountain Dogs are calm, relaxed, and friendly dogs that have only their size to intimidate with. They are cute, fluffy, and cuddly, just the right combination for a giant teddy bear. 
Like its parent, the Mini Bernedoodle comes with plenty of fluff to cuddle, enough intelligence to master any training, and just the right temperament to fit well in a family household.