Bernedoodle A Bernedoodle is the result of breeding a beautiful and calm tempered Bernese Mountain Dog to a quick-witted and non-shedding Poodle. What's more the Bernedoodle is a low - to non shedding, and is a great choice for most people with allergies. Standards are between 75-90lbs and around 23- 29 inches at the shoulder. An F1 is a cross between an AKC purebred Bernese Mountain Dog and a purebred AKC poodle. The result is a 50% Bernese and 50% poodle. Bernedoodles are rapidly gaining in popularity because of their sunny dispositions, social nature, and excellent attitudes. The Bernedoodle is a relatively new breed. Sherry Rupke of Swissridge Kennels is the breeder who claims to be the first to intentionally breed Poodles and Bernese Mountain Dogs to create the Bernedoodle in 2003, though a hybrid of those dogs may have "accidentally" existed before then. Being a relatively new breed and a hybrid of two purebreds, the Bernedoodle is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, though it is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, the International Designer Canine Registry, and the Designer Breed Registry. Bernedoodles tend to be healthier dogs than either of their parents. Inbreeding has left many purebred dogs open to genetically inherited diseases and conditions, but cross-breeding reduces that risk. Because the breed hasn't been around for very long, information about health concerns for Bernedoodles is somewhat limited. The instances of cancer in the Bernedoodle seem to be lower than those of the Bernese Mountain Dog. There are, however, some conditions that Bernedoodles may be predisposed to, including hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, eye problems, and skin issues such as allergies and hot spots. All breeds may be affected by any number of health concerns, but the Bernedoodle is generally a healthy breed.