If you’re looking to welcome a new addition to your family, or have done so already and are asking the question “what will my Bernedoodle’s size be?”, we are here to help. As with other mixed-breeds, determining a Doodle’s exact adult height and weight is no straightforward task. However, thanks to the increasing popularity of these lovable pups, we now have enough information to be able to make a more educated guess.
By observing the various different types and generations of Bernedoodle, experts developed charts that give approximate size information. Predictions on your Doodle’s adult weight can also be made by observing their rate of growth. Check out our helpful interactive puppy growth chart to see just how big you might expect your Bernedoodle to get.
The Different Types of Bernedoodles
Intelligent, goofy, and loyal, Bernedoodles, while not yet quite as popular as their brother breeds the Labradoodle and the Goldendoodle, are becoming more established as a breed in their own right.
These gorgeous dogs combine the very best traits of Bernese Mountain Dogs and Poodles. Still, they can vary significantly in height, weight, and appearance depending on the parent dogs and their Doodle generation.
In terms of size, the most significant indicator of your Doodle’s adult height is which type of Poodle was used in the breeding. Standard, Miniature, and Toy Poodles correspond with Standard, Medium, Miniature, and Tiny (Toy) Bernedoodles respectively.
The generation to which your pup belongs also plays a key role. You may have heard people talking about F1, F1b, and F2 Doodles. This basically refers to whether they have purebred parents or are the product of other Bernedoodles.
Here are a few of the most common Bernedoodle generation types:
- An F1 Bernedoodle has a Bernese Mountain Dog parent and a Poodle parent. (50% Bernese Mountain Dog, 50% Poodle)
- An F1B Bernedoodle has a Bernedoodle parent and an original breed parent – usually a Poodle. (25% Bernese Mountain Dog, 75% Poodle)
- An F1BB Bernedoodle has an F1B parent and a Poodle parent. (12.5% Bernese Mountain Dog, 87.5% Poodle)
- An F2 Bernedoodle has two Bernedoodle parents (50% Bernese Mountain Dog, 50% Poodle)
- An F2B Bernedoodle has an F1 Bernedoodle parent and a Poodle parent. (25% Bernese Mountain Dog, 75% Poodle)
- An F2BB Bernedoodle has an F2B parent and a Poodle parent. (12.5% Bernese Mountain Dog, 87.5% Poodle)
- An F3 Bernedoodle comes from a variety of pairings, often two F1B Bernedoodles. This is a third-generation Bernedoodle.
Generally, the more desirable Bernedoodles are the ones with more Poodle genes. These ones are more likely to inherit that low-shed, more hypoallergenic, soft and fluffy teddy-bear coat.
Bernedoodles Size Predictions
Whichever generation of Bernedoodle you decide on, you will need to have an understanding of their potential adult size to ensure you are fully prepared for taking care of them. Their adult size will determine the amount of food you will need to factor into your budget as well as the size of any accessories such as beds and crates.
So let’s take a little look at some of the information we have about Bernedoodles:
|Tiny/Toy Bernedoodle||Mini Bernedoodle||Medium Bernedoodle||Standard Bernedoodle|
|Weight||10-25 pounds||25-35 pounds||35-55 pounds||55–90 pounds|
|Height||15 or less inches tall at the shoulder||15-18 inches tall at the shoulder||19-22 inches tall at the shoulder||23-27 inches tall at the shoulder|
|When Full-Grown?||9-11 Months||11-13 months||11-13 Months||12.5-16 Months|
Bernedoodles Size Charts & Growth Patterns
As with most dog breeds, Bernedoodles have their most significant growth period in the first 4-8 months of their lives. At this time, they will get to around 50% of their adult weight.
This is why it’s particularly important that your Bernedoodle puppy gets the correct nourishment he needs to grow that adorable little body into a healthy adult one. Check out our guides on best dog food for Doodle puppies here.
The age at which a Bernedoodle reaches its maximum height is very much dependent on their type. Smaller dogs, such as Tiny Bernedoodles naturally achieve this much earlier at around 8-10 months, while with Standard Bernedoodles may take up to 14 months to get to their full size. Miniature Bernedoodles will sit somewhere between this at 10-12 months.
When they get to their adult size, they will likely continue to grow outwards as their muscles develop. This means their weight will continue to go up. Our interactive puppy growth chart and calculator has more information on that.
Speaking of, we’ve been collecting weight data in our Doodle Characteristics survey and Doodle Growth Calculator. The table below is a Bernedoodle age chart, showing the average weights by age (in weeks), per size of Bernedoodle. The number in parentheses indicates how many people reported that specific weight.
|Average Weight in lb. (As of Dec. 10, 2020)||8 Weeks||16 Weeks||24 Weeks||32 Weeks||40 Weeks||48 Weeks||One Year||Full Grown Bernedoodle|
|Toy Bernedoodle||n/a||13 lb. |
|Mini Bernedoodle||7.5 lb. |
|18.4 lb. |
|27.1 lb. |
|32.3 lb. |
|Medium Bernedoodle||8.7 lb. |
|21.4 lb. |
|35.8 lb. |
|38.9 lb. |
|Standard Bernedoodle||11.4 lb. |
|29.2 lb. |
|47.5 lb. |
|59.4 lb. |
|70.1 lb. |
|n/a||72.3 lb. |
|78.3 lb. |
Visit this page for information on number of participants from our Doodle Characteristics survey and Doodle Growth Calculator.
Toy/ Tiny Bernedoodles
Tiny Bernedoodles usually get to half their full weight between 3.5 and 5 months and their adult weight between 9-11 months.
You can calculate their potential adult weight by taking what they weigh at 18 weeks and multiplying it by two.
Medium and Miniature Bernedoodles
Medium and Miniature Bernedoodles usually get to half their full weight around 3.5 and 5 months and their adult weight between 11-13 months.
You can calculate their potential adult weight at 18 weeks by taking what they weigh at that age and multiplying it by two.
Standard Bernedoodles usually get to half their full weight around 4.5 and 6 months and their adult weight between 12.5-16 months.
You can calculate their potential adult weight at 23 weeks by taking what they weigh at that age and multiplying it by two.
A different formula you could use for any size of Bernedoodle is:
At What Age Are Bernedoodles Considered Fully Grown?
While there are no guarantees with hybrid dogs breeds, careful observation of the various types and generations of Bernedoodles now allows us to make some pretty decent predictions on their adult size and weight.
Their specific rate of growth, as well as their final size, has a lot to do with the type of parent Poodle used in the original, as well as in any subsequent breeding. This enables us to categorize Bernedoodles in Standard, Miniature and Tiny sizes.
Smaller dogs will attain their adult size much sooner than their larger counterparts who may not reach full maturity until well into a year of their lives. Either way, their weight is likely to continue to increase even once their size is fixed.
Being able to predict your new pup’s final size is vital for a whole host of reasons. Hopefully, the information included here will allow you to do that with a fair degree of accuracy.
The information on this page is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for qualified professional veterinary advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified animal health provider with any questions you may have.