Are Bernedoodles Hypoallergenic?

There is no such thing as a fully hypoallergenic dog, as people can also be allergic to dog saliva or urine, etc.   However,  for those with mild to medium pet allergies, doodles make a wonderful addition to the family, as they usually are low shed to no shed. 

For a person with severe allergies we want to ensure that the puppy you take home has as curly a coat as possible.  If you have concerns, we suggest that you get further allergy testing done as well as take some time to interact with doodles and their humans in your area before purchasing a puppy. 

What are the grooming requirements for Bernedoodles?

Bernedoodles are like poodles in that they have hair, not fur. This means that they will require regular brushing to keep them free from matting. Bernedoodles do well being clipped every 8-12 weeks. This is dependent on your preferences and your dog's activities. An active outdoor doodle will enjoy a shorter cut more frequently. Beginning the grooming process as soon as you bring your puppy home will go a long way to ensuring that grooming becomes a wonderful bonding experience between you and your pet!

What is the difference between an F1, F1B and F2 Doodle?
  • F1 Doodle is the cross between a purebred non-poodle and a purebred poodle

    • Purebred Doodle x Purebred Bernese Mountain Dog = F1 Bernedoodle​

  • F1B Doodle is the cross between a doodle and a poodle (it could technically be any purebred dog, but the purpose is to create a more hypoallergenic dog closer to the poodle line)​

    • F1 Bernedoodle X Purebred Poodle = F1B Bernedoodle​

  • F2 is the cross between two F1 doodles​

    • F1 Bernedoodle X F1 Bernedoodle = F2 Bernedoodle​​

Most breeders focus on F1 and F1B doodles as the further away from purebred the lesser the impact of hybrid vigor that was introduced during the initial crossbreeding.  Hybrid vigor essentially means that the cross bred dogs can expect to live longer healthier lives than their purebred parents.