What is The F1, F1b and F2 Bernedoodle Generations?
F1 Bernedoodles are a first-generation cross where the puppy is 50 percent Bernese Mountain Dog and 50 percent poodle.
F1b Bernedoodles are a backcross. The “b” just means that the F1 generation has been bred “back” to one of the parent breeds. Which typically means the puppies are 25 percent Bernese and 75 percent poodle. This tends to be the most popular generation.
F2 Bernedoodles are a second-generation cross, which means an F1 Bernedoodle crossed with an F1 Bernedoodle.
What is The Bernedoodles Temperament Like?
Our Bernedoodles are bred to have the best attributes of both the Bernese Mt. Dog and the Poodle. They make perfect service and therapy dogs because of their attentive and gentle nature toward people. They are easy to train and love people. They do best as part of the family and need early training. Don’t think they won’t know how to charm their way out of things, these dogs tend to be intelligent and very capable dogs. Mostly, they want to please their people and be loved.
Mini Bernedoodles range in size from 18-65 pounds and 18-22 inches at the shoulder.
Standard Bernedoodles range in size from 45-115 pounds 23-29 inches at the shoulder. The reason for this huge range is because standard poodles range in size tremendously.
The Bernedoodle Coat
Every Bernedoodle coat is different. The curlier the coat the less it will shed. Most Bernedoodles have the wavy hair coat that is low to no shed hair type. Most people with allergies are ok with this hair type. Bernedoodles with a more curly coat are more like the poodle and will not shed.
The straighter the coat the more it will shed.
Brushing your Bernedoodle twice a week will make shedding less noticeable. Bernedoodles need to be brushed at least once a week to prevent matting. It is necessary to have your Bernedoodle clipped every few months, you can do this yourself or have a professional do it.