The Bernedoodle is a large dog breed, considered as a companion dog and product of the cross between the Poodle and the Bernese.
This is a relatively new breed, and that is that the Bernedoodle, is what is known as a hybrid dog or designer dog, in which two species of purebred have been chosen after analysis in behavior and characteristics, to cross them and create a new one with the best features of their parents.
One of the reasons why this practice of designing dogs has begun is the fact that, apart from creating new species with beautiful physiognomy, it is to minimize the number of diseases to which those of pure race are genetically predisposed, which Over the years they show congenital conditions, so the crossing eliminates these variables to some extent and generates dogs, in a high percentage, healthier than their predecessors.
In the case of the Bernedoodle, they come from the crossing between the Poodle, (preferably that this is the father) and the Bernese also known as Bernese Mountain Dog, and although there are many possibilities that along the years have crossed spontaneously, there are no records to prove it, until, in 2003, Sherry Rupke made this crossing intentionally, being established as the first moment of its appearance.
Due to being of the hybrid breed type, the litters of this crossing tend not to be 100 percent homogeneous, since some are seen with a tendency to Poodle or Bernese in the same birth, although their genetic composition is 50 and 50, However, to date, due to a certain percentage of homogeneity and the reaction between the crosses made, they have been classified as three types of Bernedoodle, according to their size, which usually responds entirely to that of their parents (especially if the father is Poodle), varying between toy, small and standard.
The most popular Bernedoodle so far is the standard size, which tends to be a large dog, however, according to its category, its weight and proportions are as follows:
– Toy dog or toy can measure between 30cm to 44cm across and usually reaches a weight between 4 kilos and 11 kilos (10 to 24 pounds).
– The small one, which measures between 45cm and 57cm at the cross, weighing between 11 kilos and 22 kilos (25 to 49 pounds)
– The standard size has a height that goes from 58cm to 74cm at the cross, getting a weight that goes between 30 kilos and 40 kilos (70 to 90 pounds).
Due to the inherited characteristics it has and its type of hair that goes between straight and wavy (the latter being the most popular), and like its father Poodle, the Bernedoodle tends to expel very little hair, entering the category of hypoallergenic, So they are ideal for families with allergic conditions.
They look beautiful, adorable, with a tendency to Bernese colors, although they can be found with different combinations, soft to the touch, sweet, loving, extremely reliable, they need to be embraced and pampered, they easily adapt to life in an apartment or home, sharing without any problem the day to day with children, who in turn must be educated knowing the considerations that their pets should have.
For those who want to include a Bernedoodle in their family, they should keep in mind that they do not tolerate loneliness, which makes them somewhat nervous and tend to express it with destructive behaviors, on the other hand, they are not of the protective type, even if they are sized to being so, they often come to be considered even fools for their willingness to passivity, and although they enjoy outdoor games, nothing will make them happier than curling up with their human family, however, their unwavering fidelity to their loved ones can make me alter them in risk situations.
They are very intelligent, features that seem to inherit from Father Poodle and a little apprehensive with strangers what seems to come from the Bernese, which shows that he has captured the best of both races, with his few exceptions, and although to date they do not have the Enough time to grant them a personality of their own, the Bernedoodle seems to be the ideal puppy for those who are beginners to have dogs in their home, since their maintenance requirements are minimal, who will only require continued company.
History and Origin of Bernedoodle
- 1 History and Origin of Bernedoodle
- 2 Main Features
- 3 Bernedoodle diet and food
- 4 Necessary care
- 5 How to train, educate or train a Bernedoodle
- 6 Bernedoodle Behavior with Humans
- 7 Ideal Bernedoodle environment
As already said, the Bernedoodle is the consequence of the intentional and controlled crossing of two pure breeds, the Poodle in its different sizes, with the Bernese or Bernese Mountain Dog, which defines it in the category of Hybrid Dog or Designer Dog.
This type of dog (intentionally designed) has a fairly recent antiquity, and although naturally, they have been able to occur infinitely many spontaneous crossings, there is no way to confirm it without a reliable historical base, photographs or writings that endorse it, also considering that although have produced, it is possible that they could be seen only in a litter, without leaving records of several generations, so that many designers can have the “patent” of the races they breed and market.
A designer dog or hybrid is then studied and controlled result of a programmed crossing, where the characteristics of the breeds to be derived have been previously studied and the result is evaluated before being published, these dogs must be bred in their first litters by its designers, where they must register their characteristics, behavior, diseases, food and necessary care since they do not have a historical support, many variables must be controlled before making them known, to avoid risks both for them and for their next human families.
These types of dogs have their admirers and their detractors or critics, who, they consider to endanger the purity of the races that have antiquity and history in the world, deriving their physical features and mixing their weaknesses and strengths with others that modify them to a large degree.
On the other hand, there are others who, believe that the creations of these types of dogs generate a controversy in the motives of their search, separating them from the need to devise healthier breeds and with more controlled behaviors, they argue that they are designed only for aesthetic purposes, as you can design clothes, or accessories for pets, which leads them to conclude that they do it, generally, for commercial and consumption purposes, also arguing that, in the world, there are many animals of known origin that need to be adopted and they don’t need a competition that even exceeds them in costs.
In any case, with their pros and cons, designer or hybrid dogs have reached an exponential boom for their beauty, behavior and for being a little healthier than their predecessors, the Bernedoodle being a palpable sample of the charm that can be created just by controlling certain variables.
We invite you to learn more about the history of the ascendants of the Bernedoodle, which indicates the origin and characteristics of the Poodle and the Bernese Mountain Dog.
The person considered the creator of the Bernedoodle is Sherry Rupke, a young woman from Canada, certified as a veterinary technician, who began to breed dogs on her farm, making crossings for years, through strict standards of care in food, treatment, grooming, and training, he has published books where he establishes the ideal parameters for his attention and is also known for the creation of other races such as the Goldendoodle.
The truth is that, no matter what the reasons were or if it is accepted or not by some associations, the Bernedoodle seems to be a race that has won the hearts of many, both for its beautiful physical characteristics and for its precious and sweet behavior.
The litters of the Bernedoodle may have differences between siblings, which makes them have very unequal characteristics, obtaining some features of Poodle or Bernes that others do not couple with this, are considered to be a species born in 2003 which still It cannot give indications of having specific and immovable characteristics that are specific, in addition to its beauty.
The process of the controlled crossing of the Bernedoodles can occur in several ways, finding categories in them, also depending on the tastes or needs of the families that request them.
In this sense, three derivations known as F1, F1b, and F2 have been developed as follows:
The Bernedoodle F1 is the product of the crossing of a Poodle (preferably the father), and a Bernés or Boyero de Berna, both purebred, obtaining puppies with a contribution of 50 and 50 percent of each parent, these being the better known
The F1b, are the result of the crossing of a Bernedoodle F1 with a Poodle or a Bernedoodle F1 with a Bernese Mountain Dog, (obviously none of these are their parents and have pure race) in this way, the characteristics are diluted a bit of those who do not participate in the crossing, for example, an F1b product of the cross between an F1 and a Poodle, will have a genetic composition 75 percent Poodle and 25 percent Boyero from Bern, obtaining more aspects of the Poodle than the Bernés.
The F2, are the children resulting from the crossing of two pure Bernedoodle F1, it could be believed that from here the race would already be defined by its own characteristics, but, they continue giving unequal and less controlled samples than their parents, considered by some as less attractive, leaving the F1 among the most requested.
The Bernedoodle F1, are beautiful, they can have a smooth coat like that of the Bernés or wavy like the one of the Poodle, in their majority they inherit the intelligence of the Poodle and the tenderness of the Bernés, although some have been seen that possess the stubbornness of the latter, what apparently disappears in adulthood.
Because they are a product derived from two races with their own specifications, the most significant and hereditary of each predecessor are shown below since the Bernedoodle could have some of them:
The Poodle or Poodle:
– Different sizes, between toy, small, large. In this aspect, the size of the Bernedoodle seems to be strictly linked to that of his father Poodle, the best known to be the standard that is a large dog.
– His face is thin.
– Wavy, fine and long hair.
– Long ears.
– A lot of hair, but does not eject it frequently.
– They are usually of a single uniform color.
– Highly intelligent.
– The life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
The Bernese Mountain
Dog: – It is a large dog, approximately 55cm to 70cm tall at the cross.
– Wide face, large but proportionate.
– Straight, fine and long hair.
– High, medium and triangular ears.
– A lot of hair.
– Tricolor, predominantly black, with a white stripe and brown touches.
– Active until adolescence.
– The life expectancy of 8 and 9 years.
The Bernedoodles could have a combination of any of the characteristics of their parents, however, in the last litters there seems to be persistence in some aspects such as:
– Its size varies depending on Father Poodle, there are toys, small and standard or large.
– Face provided, a perfect mix between both parents, neither thin nor wide, with notorious but delicate nasofrontal depression (stop), round eyes covered with medium length hair, the nose is usually black.
– Wavy, thin and long hair, although few have seen thin hair like Bernese Mountain Dog.
– The ears are medium, triangular and tall, similar to those of the Bernese, but a little longer and generally with enough wavy hair.
– They have enough hair, but as the Poodle does not expel it, entering the category of hypoallergenic dogs.
– Generally tricolor like the Bernese, with a fringe in the white medium that goes from the forehead to the stomach, with brown touches and jet black predominance, they are also found with derivations between gray or brown tones.
– Wide legs with touches of white or light brown.
– Highly intelligent.
– Mediumly active.
– Reserved with strangers, a feature that can be corrected in his youth.
– Ideal for temperate environments does not support extreme weather.
– The life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.
Being one of the most important main features, the fact that, to date, they have not manifested suffering from congenital diseases typical of their parents’ races, being in a high percentage healthier.
As with almost all human species, behavior between races is given by learning, practice and society’s own actions, which is no different for our canine friends.
Dogs have a characteristic intelligence that teaches them to behave by association and behavior, they have a broad ability to infer results which leads them to form their own personality depending on the environment in which they develop.
The key to the correct socialization of a Bernedoodle with another or with others of another breed, or with other animals in general, is their training, socialization, and correction, with positive reinforcement from their early childhood.
The Bernedoodle was created as a companion animal for humans, who perform it in an excellent way and in a very tasty way for them, prefer to be with their family and feel happy receiving the love of their owners, however, especially in their early years, can be very receptive to other species.
In addition to liking snuggling with his favorite humans, our friend loves to play, showing signs of it, when he wants to do it, arches his back, pinches, and runs, someplace or move a leg in the face, growl, and bite, behaviors of a dog that is willing to have fun, being able to have these attitudes with other dogs without generating great inconveniences as long as he has been educated that they are his own actions to invite the game.
Due to the fact that they are a prayer initially raised on a farm, their behavior and interaction in their principles were strictly controlled, sharing most of the litters, space and time with others of the same species or their parents.
This beautiful animal, which could be defined as very balanced, inherited a lively intelligence that allows for timely training and decision making, however, remember that the Bernedoodle partly has the apprehensive behavior in adulthood of its parent the Bernese Mountain Dog.
If your puppy has a training at an early age, he is taught to socialize, he is given daily walks outdoors, allowing him to sniff and be recognized by other animals, it is in a high percentage, very sure that, he will not present great problems with the treatment of other animals, accepting them quietly in their midst as part of their daily lives.
Although it has a docile behavior, it is to be remembered that most dogs, of any size, especially large ones, tend to be a little territorial, mark and defend their space just as they do indirectly with their relatives and belongings, for which, although trained, do not try to alter the nerves of a Bernedoodle very much, since it will choose to defend what it considers it’s own.
Another factor that is important to consider is the behavior of the other dog or animal that is willing to approach this unique companion, since the Bernedoodle does not have aggressive behavior, is playful, peaceful and has high tolerance, it is not in its course to fight, so if this fact arises, you may need to evaluate the conditions of your guest.
Bernedoodle diet and food
It is necessary to remember that pets, like any family member, especially those who live in homes, need discipline and schedules in their diet, in order to generate good habits in addition to the possibilities of a long and quality life.
As in humans, dogs in general and in this case the Bernedoodle is changing their feeding style, both in the type with the amount of food, due to the needs of the intake of greater or lesser number of calories and nutrients, being able to establish a diet based on industrialized foods that are designed for each age, size and even races, or you can also opt for a homemade diet, complying with the indications of a specialist, for which the industrialized one is mostly recommended since It has nutrients distributed more homogeneously.
In this regard, it can be clarified that it is also much easier to administer since there is a wide range of approved and recognized quality brands on the market that have differentiated food including adequate dosages for each race and age, in these cases it is only It is necessary to decide whether to opt for a dry, canned or canned food, however, it is recommended to be very careful with the amount of water or sodium that the latter include.
At birth, the first food your Bernedoodle should eat is breast milk, make sure all litter members can have proper suction, but be careful since this is a time where many mothers are a little jealous of their puppies, This milk contains all the salts and minerals necessary for the evolution of bone and muscle structure, as well as the conformation of the puppy’s organs.
It is likely that some puppies, for various reasons, cannot enjoy this type of feeding and have to separate from the mother ahead of time (it is recommended that it be after two months), if this occurs you can implement the complementary intake that It must contain protein, milk, yeast, cereals, vegetable oil and especially a lot of water.
When the Bernedoodle exceeds approximately half a year, it begins to develop rapidly, as it enters its adolescence stage, where its behavior is much more active and its growth more noticeable, from this age its organism is prepared to prepare for adulthood, So your need for food and water is greater, which should be educated with restricted meal times and treats, another aspect to consider is the season of the year, since when it is in winter, due to the cold, the Bernedoodle will save energy taking longer breaks, tending to suffer from obesity, be sure to give smaller doses with less waiting periods.
After reaching adulthood and maturity, the Bernedoodle changes its behavior a little by being calmer and enjoying more the tranquility of the home or rest with humans, so it is necessary to modify the diet again since at this stage you can prevent many diseases or prevent your conditions caused by old age are very severe.
For them it is important to establish a periodic control with the veterinarian, where their blood sugar levels, their reflexes, their neurological and motor function, as well as their weight are measured, establishing a personalized diet according to their own requirements.
In this sense, it is important to clarify that the food designed for dogs is not the same as for other species of animals, so do not try to mix them or provide food for cats or even adults, much less chocolate, coffee or other treats that could cause great harm, also educate it so as not to ask for food when men are at the table, it is not advisable to eat leftovers.
The mother’s diet during pregnancy and lactation.
When your Bernedoodle dog is pregnant, either after planning it or not, remember that this litter will not be the type Bernedoodle f1, since they are obtained in another way as you could previously notice, however, you will need all the care and attention typical of this state.
With regard to their diet, they must have several modifications, which will be done little by little once you have security of their new conditions, in this regard, it is also important to keep in mind that your body is dedicated to the training of other puppies so You are making an extra effort, therefore, allow you to rest as long as you want, drink plenty of water and feed more frequently.
Bernedoodle puppies are fun, athletic, entertaining, loyal, friendly, great with children and other animals, loving, and EXTREMELY SMART. They are very similar to the Labradoodle. This is one of the reasons we decided to add them to our breeding program. They can be slightly more stubborn than the Labradoodle, and so you need to be firm and consistent with them, especially while they are puppies. They are highly social and because of their intelligence can become bored and misbehave if not socialized and trained properly. They do make excellent family dogs!
Bernedoodle Puppies Special Care
Big dogs have some special needs, that although easy to fulfill, can have very bad consequences if ignored. Scientific research shows that the biggest contributor to hip dysplasia and other joint problems is obesity. They also show that dogs allowed to eat free choice, eat more and gain more weight than those on a restricted diet. That is not to suggest that you underfeed your puppy/dog, but just an FYI that dogs, like people, usually eat more than they need to stay fit, and it is your job as an owner to protect your puppy, just like you’d protect a child, from overeating. Regular puppy foods generally are not formulated for the optimal growth rate of big dogs, and if used, will lead to joint problems in your baby as he/she ages. Please give you a large breed puppy food and monitor his/her weight carefully. If your dog’s ribs cannot be felt, even with a good strong rub across his back, the fat layer is getting too thick, and he will suffer accordingly.
Puppies are puppies! Just like children cannot match your stride and should not be asked to, puppies cannot keep up with you when you walk a long distance or when you run. If you exercise your puppy like you would a grown dog, his joints may be damaged and cause current or future problems. Remember, he is a baby, so don’t ask him to be a big boy too soon. Give him at least a year to gain his full size before asking his joints to keep up with yours!
Toilet and beauty of Bernedoodle
As previously indicated, most hybrid dogs inherit the characteristics of their parents, in the case of Bernedoodle, they have particularities associated with the Bernese mountain dog and the poodle, one of them being pleased to feel clean and groomed, so that in addition to granting them the necessary care for their health they will also be giving them reasons for happiness.
However, this point is very related to its physical description, since the Bernedoodle has a very delicate skin, covered by two layers of hair, one very thin and short and another more exposed, it is due to this delicacy that your care should be performed with a frequency different from that of humans, to avoid affecting their skin and health.
In this line of ideas are some frequent arrangements and other newspapers that must be done without fail and with the products recommended by your specialist, among the frequent ones are located, brushing and the review of parasites and among the newspapers is the bathroom, cutting of nails, haircut, ear cleaning, and veterinary visits
On the other hand, brushing should be done gently to avoid breaking the skin of the Bernedoodle, and with special brushes, this activity tends to be enjoyed by both the puppy and its owner, tending to be relaxing and a moment of union between them.
Before brushing it, it is advisable to check with your hands if there are knots and also untangle them with your hands very gently, hold the skin of your dog on one side and undo the knot with the other, also take the opportunity to check that there is no presence of parasites as ticks or fleas, once unraveled proceed to comb it, when doing so try to use a brush or plastic comb with well-spaced bristles, start from the head to the tail, repeat several times, then you can move to a metal brush that has the closer bristles so as to remove dead hair.
Due to its inherited nature of expelling little hair, a condition that comes from the poodle, the Bernedoodle needs revision and helps in its care of the fur, which, although it is excellent for allergic people can be harmful if you do not have enough prevention.
It is because of this peculiarity and its abundance of hair in the ears, which may suffer from otitis, or ear infections, so that between periodic care you should clean your ears, preferably with a product recommended by your veterinarian, who usually Being based on mineral oil, never do it with soap or water, you can bathe a piece of soft cloth with the oil and gently pass it through the ear canal, this should also not be done daily since the correct amount of wax or grease helps Protect the middle ear.
The bathrooms also fall into the category of sporadic, being specially recommended for dogs, you should never use human products and those with fragrance, this alters the Bernedoodle very much because it affects its olfactory sense.
Among these activities you can also classify the haircut, remember first that you have a pet, and not a clown, respect it and make it feel careful and taken care of, haircuts are usually needed to avoid causing them difficulties in your health or in their development, these should be maintained, with scissors and comb, avoid removing a lot of coat since it has the purpose of taking care of the Bernedoodle’s skin, protecting it from the sun, cold and external agents.
Like hair, your nails can cause conditions if they become infected or infected, in addition to harming the humans with whom you live and the furniture of the home, so they must be cut sporadically.
Recommendations regarding the health of Bernedoodle
This aspect is extraordinarily similar to humans, with some differences such as the fact that dogs, in general, should not take painkillers and that, although they are exposed to a smaller amount of viruses, they also require vaccines to prevent them from being affected, especially because some they tend to be deadly to them, they may suffer from diabetes, otitis, fever, bone or hip pain, among others.
In this regard it is advisable to take them to the veterinarian as soon as it is appropriate for a first evaluation who will indicate the vaccines that should be applied and the times for this, this planning must be respected since once the scheduled date is exceeded the immunization process can be lost, among them surely You will be given those that go against distemper, hepatitis, rabies, leptospirosis, piroplasmosis or kennel cough, some of these vaccines collaborate in the protection against diseases transmitted by ticks.
How to train, educate or train a Bernedoodle
Actually, it is not complicated to train or train a Bernedoodle. By its nature, partly as inherited behaviors, the Bernedoodle tends to manifest a passive performance, with the basic needs of exercise and playing time, showing a desire to please its owners, so it can become quite obedient, Perhaps one of the factors that you must learn to control is your fear of loneliness and creating eating habits, although this is a point where humans must also have some instruction, since many times they fall into the error of overfeeding them.
Among these different academies or training styles, some outdated ones can be observed based on fear of violence or punishment and others based on intelligent education with minimal coercion, which are recommended due to their excellent results and the respect they show You can, in this sense, the important thing is to strengthen the relationship between the owner and the dog, in order to create a link in which it is understood where the hierarchy is but that in turn your Bernedoodle feels appreciation instead of fear, staying with It is more motivated.
In this methodology there are three main phases, which can take at different times due to the personality of the puppy and the patience of the owner, the important thing is to replicate the instructor in some keywords and the tones of you indicated, be firm and loving, The rest is practical.
In the first phase, the owner is an observer, in which he must detail how the coach behaves with his Bernedoodle, making this the first interaction, you will notice that quickly your puppy will adapt to the learning style, do not leave him alone, stay there In a way that feels safe, simply allow the instructor to perform his duties.
In the second stage, we proceed to change the role of the trainer towards the owner of the puppy, who has already known what is the language and behavior that should be shown to your pet, then giving the orders in order to avoid the mistakes that are commonly made, like repeating an order over and over again until the moment of losing patience and gesturing the wrong way.
The third and final phase refers to the moment in which both owner and dog have understood how to communicate, this can be slower than the previous ones and the instructions received must be respected, trying to fix the knowledge learned, A good idea to verify if you are ready to graduate is to practice training abroad, in a place or park where the Bernedoodle has contact with other dogs and owners.
Among the characteristics that can make the Bernedoodle suffer for lack of training can be his fear of thunder and his fear of loneliness, for this you can find specialized centers that educate him about it, however, at home you can take actions such as recording a sound of thunder and place it first at very low volume and go up until your Bernedoodle shows its fear, lower it again and raise it little by little, this will make it get used.
Another aspect that can affect your behavior and the tranquility of your home is your tendency to bite everything when you are in the process of teething, a habit that if it is not taken care of in time it can take hold as a bad behavior, so it is advisable to give it the order to stop just at the moment when any object begins to gnaw, except for the toys intended for it, this mandate must be given with firmness and seriousness so that you understand that it is not a game.
The important thing is to understand that all unwanted behavior of your puppy can be controlled, always on the basis of respect and love, remembering that a relationship of affection generates better results than a relationship of fear.
Bernedoodle Behavior with Humans
The way in which the dog evolved made it adapt completely to coexist with men, fulfilling many activities all to favor the human being in any desired aspect, so they have certainly earned the fact of being “man’s best friend ”, which, far from being a marketing phrase, is one that has been won over the years, managing to understand our behavior through its excellent observation.
In this order of ideas, and as additional data, after several studies with different races, especially the most intelligent, it has been discovered that dogs do not understand human language, arriving, after training to recognize a maximum of 200 words, The Bernedoodle, on the other hand, has enough intelligence so it can be very close to that range.
Based on this, it can be stated that the dog has a given nature by coexisting cordially with the human being, unless, in some way, his behavior has been diverted, in most cases due to a violent treatment that generates fear. and stress, these being the main causes that make a violent dog, the one who only tries to defend himself from what, to his perception, is threatening him.
As for the Bernedoodle, if his education is based on respect, patience and affection, he will show a close appreciation to his family, trying at all times to please him, partly for his charismatic and consenting personality, tending to be a pet given to the company, to like games that encourage their intelligence and walks with their owners.
One of the aspects that, if they significantly affect his behavior, seriously decontrolling him, is a very long time of solitude, this frightens them, demonstrating it in uncomfortable ways, being able to destroy items or furniture that he regularly respects, barking more than the bill or in the worst cases causing stomach problems.
Like many other breeds of the Bernedoodle type, he has the ability to study the body language of humans with whom he lives, so that he can understand when something affects them or when something makes them happy, being so willing to socialize with They are not even recommended for use as a watchdog, since their level of empathy will not allow them to suspect intruders.
In this sense, the humor of the Bernedoodle is generally shown as a response to the observed, sometimes trying to cheer their owners, through pirouettes or inciting them to the game, or in others recognizing the need for a quiet company, which will gladly due to its tendency to passivity, especially in an adult stage.
Among the few actions that may seem an expression of appreciation among men, which dislike Bernedoodle, is the one that caresses his face, since, contrary to understanding it as a sign of affection or a caress, they see it as a Disrespect and an incitement to fight, although due to his character on some first occasions he is likely not to respond in a bad way, with repeating this action several times he will have reason to irritate him considerably.
To continue listing the actions that should be avoided, it is also important to include the fact that, although they are very intelligent, their sense of communication is different from ours and therefore they do not understand our language well, so do not bother to speak insistently or read him a book, since he will get bored, this also applies when watching television, the Bernedoodle does not understand this activity, besides they do not see well enough to enjoy the images, preferably allow him to be near you in a warm place stroking his back.
There are many other mistakes that humans make for lack of information or for incorrect habits acquired from ancient practices not advised, which far from pleasing our pets, irritate and degrade seen from their perspective, although we think it is not so and is that, although the Bernedoodle does not fall into the category of the most proud, if it requires what it is respect for, how to avoid disguising it, it is not a toy, it is a living being that requires a dignified treatment, which it will visibly thank.
Sharing with a Bernedoodle is actually a simple task, they have inherited the characteristics of their parents so that they establish it as a companion dog, in fact, it can be considered as ideal for families that are starting on the issue of having pets at home because by removing their fear of loneliness they are easy to maintain, moderate exercise, easy to train since they tend to be very obedient and above all very empathic with their human family.
Ideal Bernedoodle environment
There is a conception of thinking that pets live happily as long as they have a place to sleep and eat, just enough, when in fact dogs are made for work or physical activity, either sniffing, hunting, biking, running or any of the actions in which they perform perfectly well, if it is true that they enjoy rest especially when they are surrounded by their favorite humans, but this is not enough for them or for their health.
So we should not underestimate them by giving them sedentary habits since they will be much happier doing useful activities and be rewarded with appreciation, quality time and attention.
In this regard, before adopting a bernedoodle at home, it is important to consider its size, its behavior and its needs in order to prepare an appropriate place that benefits the life of the animal and its new family, for which it is likely that it will have to resort to a brief training while adapting to the space intended for him.
In this sense, the bernedoodle has been created for the company, inheriting the skills of its parents, so it can be satisfied even in a small space, needing only a daily exit to the park, since its physical activity is not very high, being this in many cases, to be motivated.
If, on the contrary, your home has a large garden or enough patio to play or run, this will be enough, although remember that exits to the park will still be necessary to stimulate your socialization, because the Bernedoodle can feel a little apprehensive with strangers if you are not educated correctly, so exercising exclusively in the privacy of your home is not healthy.
In the case of owning space outside, build a house according to its size, if possible before arriving at home, it would need to be located and designed in a way that guarantees a warm and dry environment, as well as it must be equipped with a basket, a mattress or a blanket, this depends largely on the height of your dog.
On the other hand, if your next home will be an apartment in a residential building, you can place a place within your dwelling, which includes the elements mentioned above, so that you feel you own something and safe in your space, this can also do it even If you own a patio house.
Another aspect to consider is their innate habits and abilities, in the sense that, dogs, in general, do not understand the language of words, since they are more intuitive, and an activity like watching television is not as rewarding for them as it is for humans, in addition to their vision is not very developed, being some races almost blind.
In this sense, define well the space of which the Bernedoodle will have, which from time to time will need to exercise and practice intelligent games, where it is encouraged and challenged in this regard.
Once you have your space and have adapted to it, it will be very difficult to move it, because these dogs fall in love with their routines quickly, so if you will change to another destination or if you will move from home you will have to make sure that it is slow and Quiet, no pressure so that it suits your new place.
In this regard, it is important to apply certain strategies in order to help you cope with this stage in the best way that tends to be very frustrating and stressful for him, so you should try to take certain actions such as not washing the items where you sleep, either your blanket or mattress so that you feel that not everything has changed, do it after you have become accustomed to your new home, you can also take it for walks to the new area a few days before moving to get used to the smells.
In this order of ideas, there are several elements that surround you especially when you go for a walk and are bicycles, cars, motorcycles, among others; the specimens of this breed are household pets, so they are not so familiar with the dangers they may encounter on the street, unlike a Dalmatian, for example, who had been running alongside trucks for years, instead Bernedoodle They are more innocent about it and can run at any time without notice the traffic.
To solve this situation do not forget to accustom him to wear a necklace from his childhood so that he can be secured with a chain while training on how to behave outdoors, and even afterward, in relation to what is related to his clothing, it is not advisable to wear it, It is not necessary because its fur performs all the functions, protects its delicate skin and heats it, in addition to being beautiful and soft, being one of its best attributes.