How Big Do Bernedoodles Get?

By helloBARK!
Updated on 17 August 2021

Bernedoodles are a relatively big cross breed.

They’re a cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle to create a designer dog breed that is energetic and smart.

The size of each Bernedoodle will depend on whether the Poodle is a standard, miniature or toy member of the French breed.

Unlike some of other dog breeds that have breed standards listed by the American Kennel Club or United Kennel Club, the Bernedoodle is a relatively new cross breed that isn’t recognised by the two aforementioned organizations.

As a result, the AKC or UKC don’t have a standard size for the Bernedoodle, but we can get a general idea for Bernedoodle size based upon the experience of owners.

If you’d like to learn more about the Bernedoodle cross breed, you can check out our dedicated Bernedoodle breed feature.

Bernese Mountain Dog Size

Bernese Mountain Dogs (Photo: Adobe)

Bernese Mountain Dogs (Photo: Adobe)

Bernese Mountain Dogs can range in size from 23 to 27.5 inches in height and 70 to 115 pounds in weight. The breed are “big and powerful” as you might expect from a mountain dog breed. They’re a hardy breed built to withstand the conditions of farms and pastures in Switzerland’s mountains.

Poodle Size

Poodle's are the second smartest dogs in the world (Photo: Adobe Stock)

Poodle’s are the second smartest dogs in the world (Photo: Adobe Stock)

Poodle size is a little more complicated given there are three sizes: standard, miniature and toy. Standards are usually 15 inches tall, miniatures are 15 inches or under and toys are no more than 10 inches in height.

Bernedoodle Size

Chewy the Bernedoodle (Photo: chewy_bernedoodle / Instagram)

Chewy the Bernedoodle (Photo: chewy_bernedoodle / Instagram)

Bernedoodles are a relatively new cross breed that have grown in popularity over the past couple of decades.

They can range in size depending on each Bernedoodle and whether their Poodle parent is standard, miniature or toy.

While there isn’t a set size range for this hybrid dog breed, it’s generally accepted that Bernedoodles will usually be between 12 and 29 inches tall and weigh between 10 and 90 pounds.

Just like the Poodle breed, Bernedoodles have three different sizes: standard, miniature and toy.

Toy Bernedoodle will usually be between 12 and 17 inches tall and weight between 10 and 24 pounds. Miniature Bernedoodle will reach a height between 18 and 22 inches and weigh from 25 pounds to 49 pounds. Standard Bernedoodles can be 23 to 29 inches tall and weight between 70 and 90 pounds.

Dog Time write on their websites that male Bernedoodles will usually be larger than female Bernedoodles.

However, prospective Bernedoodle owners should remember that their is a lot of variance within this particular cross breed. Furthermore, breeders usually can’t predict the eventual size of puppies until they’re around 12 weeks old.

How Big Do Bernedoodles Get?

Ziggy the Bernedoodle (Photo: @thebernedoodleziggy / Instagram)

Ziggy the Bernedoodle (Photo: @thebernedoodleziggy / Instagram)

It can be difficult to predict the size of each Bernedoodle puppy given every dog is different. We asked five Bernedoodle owners to give their insights into the size of these designer dogs. In doing some, we hope to provide our readers with a range of perspectives to give you an idea about how big your Bernedoodle could get if you decide to adopt one of these dogs.

Dennis (@dennis.b.doodle)

Dennis is what you would consider a Standard Bernedoodle, although he is definitely on the lower end of the scale in terms of size and weight. He will mature at approximately 55lbs and will be about 23-24 inches in height at the shoulder.

Brody (@brody.the.bernedoodle)

There are many different sizes of Bernedoodles, which depend on the sizes of the dog’s parents. The three most common sizes are standard, mini, and micro-mini/toy. Each size has a pretty wide range when it comes to the dog’s predicted weight, but it is also helpful to know the weights of both parents. Standards are generally 60-90 pounds. Minis are generally 30-60 pounds. And Micro-minis, or toys, are typically 15-30.

Chewy (@chewy_bernedoodle)

It depends; Bernedoodles, like other doodles, can be mini, medium, or standard. It also depends on their parents. Chewy is from a large standard poodle and Bernese mountain dog. That’s why he is more of an extra-large dog. 8 months old, 80lbs.

Ziggy (@thebernedoodleziggy)

It depends on the Bernedoodle type! Bernedoodles come in three sizes – tiny, miniature and standard. So, they can range anywhere from 10lbs to 90lbs! This makes Bernedoodles the perfect breed for everyone because no matter your lifestyle, there’s a new furry best friend made just for you.

Rolo (@rolo_thebernedoodle)

There is a wide range of sizes among Bernedoodles. I would consider the most important factors to be 1) the generation of the Bernedoodle and 2) the size of the parents (most notably, the poodle parent). F1 Bernedoodles are considered “first generation”, meaning there is one pure bred Bernese Mountain Dog Parent, and one pure bred poodle parent. Due to the variation of sizes in poodles (standard, medium, mini and toy), this results in different size categories for Bernedoodles. You have likely seen standard and mini Bernedoodles. Some breeders advertise “micro” or “tiny” Bernedoodles as well. To get such a small-sized Bernedoodle, pure bred parents are no longer involved, as that would increase the size of the dogs. Smaller Bernedoodles are likely a result of different generations of Bernedoodles (f1, f1b, f2) being bred to one another, to continue to produce smaller and smaller puppies. In terms of physical size, standard Bernedoodles can range from 60 to 100+ lbs, depending on the size of the parents. Mini Bernedoodles are generally 25 to 60 lbs and males are usually larger than females overall.

Learn More About Bernedoodles

Dennis the Bernedoodle (Photo: @dennis.b.doodle / Instagram)

Dennis the Bernedoodle (Photo: @dennis.b.doodle / Instagram)

If you’d like to learn more about Bernedoodles, and in particular, the Bernedoodles featured in this article, you can find our contributors on Instagram.

• Dennis (@dennis.b.doodle)

• Chewy (@chewy_bernedoodle)

• Rolo (@rolo_thebernedoodle)

• Brody (@brody.the.bernedoodle)

• Ziggy (@thebernedoodleziggy)

Wrapping Up

Rolo the Bernedoodle (Photo: rolo_thebernedoodle / Instagram)

Rolo the Bernedoodle (Photo: rolo_thebernedoodle / Instagram)

We’ve reached the end of our feature on Bernedoodle size.

If you’re given serious consideration to getting a Bernedoodle, you’re probably wondering how big your Bernedoodle will get as well as some pros and cons.

Bernedoodle have three common sizes: standard, miniature and toy.

Bernedoodles can range from 12 to 29 inches tall and 10 to 90 pounds in weight. The size of your Bernedoodle will be dependent on the size of the Poodle parent used in the breeding process.

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