What is a mini Bernedoodle?

The Mini F1 Bernedoodle is a mix between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. The Mini F1 Bernedoodle may vary in size, depending on the size of the Dam (Bernese Mountain Dog) and Sire (Toy or Miniature Poodle). The miniature bernedoodle may also vary in color and coat with the mini or toy poodle daddy being credited with the majority of these specific conformations.

Miniature Bernedoodle Size

Depending on the breeder, there is a great size range in the mini-bernedoodles. Some breeders use miniature poodles, other toy poodles, to obtain the smaller body size. Mini bernedoodles can range anywhere from 15 pounds to 40 pounds depending on the dogs used for breeding. HC Bernedoodles specializes in these special mini-bernedoodle puppies. Though it’s important to note, size of the puppy is often not known until after birth. We’ve had a 7 pound toy produce a 50 pound (as an adult) offspring.

Coat of Mini Bernedoodles

The F1 Mini Bernedoodle comes in many different colors. First, and possibly the most popular is the traditional black tri color which consists of black, white and tan or rust colors and will strongly resemble the Bernese mountain dog’s colors. Then there,s the sable tri color which will consist of any sable color, tan and white markings and is considered to be more of a speciality color. Note!(Sable is a color that will generally carry a fading gene and will lighten in color as they age). We also have the bi colors which are most generally black with the white Bernese markings. You may encounter a solid color mini bernedoodle as well and they will generally consist of a solid black with a few small white markings that will generally disappear as they mature in size. At HC Bernedoodles we avoid breeding solid colors due to being the least appealing look in the Bernedoodle

Shedding/Hypo-Allergenic Coat

There are different coat types in Mini Bernedoodles as well. We may see a more wavey coat in some vs. more of a curly poodle coat in others. While the wavey coat may be more appealing in appearance, the curly coat is more suitable for allergy sufferers due to generally being less shedding then the wavey coat. It is difficult to predict these coats as young puppies due to observing a puppy coat vs. the adult coat, which generally comes in at approximately five to six months of age.

Miniature Bernedoodle Temperament

The miniature bernedoodle may be more active then the larger Bernedoodle breeds due to the toy or miniature poodle being more of an active breed. They are a highly recommended family dog breed and are tremendous with children due to carrying the genes of the affectionate, loving Bernese mountain dog.

Training Your Bernedoodle

The F1 mini bernedoodle, being 50% poodle is very intelligent, making them easy to communicate with, which makes training fairly easy. While intelligence simplifies training in the mini bernedoodle it can work in a negative sense as well.If training is neglected you may see bad habits develop earlier then in breeds that may not be known to be as intelligent. Therefore it is highly recommended to start training at an early age and be consistent in training exercises.


Health is possibly the greatest attribute in the F1 mini bernedoodle. Being a smaller size hybrid cross they are the the least likely to inherit congenital health problems, with the likelihood of hip or elbow dysplasia being greatly reduced due to the much smaller size. OFA Hip and OFA elbow along with DNA testing is highly recommended in the sire and dam.


The miniature bernedoodle requires a moderate amount of exercise. Daily exercise is generally sufficient.