The Bernedoodle Dog Insurance Review


Dog Group – Companion/Hybrid

We have carried out detailed analysis to find the best dog insurance for a Bernedoodle . We have researched the breeds history, health, personality and temperament, all areas that may be important when searching for the best pet Insurance for your Bernedoodle.

Overview of your Bernerdoodle

The Companion/ Hybrid Group

The, Bernedoodle was thought to be bred as a dog good for those with allergies or in need of a companion, because of its low shedding curly coat. It can vary in size from Tiny, Miniature to Standard. They have characteristic traits of both the Bernese Mountain dog and Poodle but, if not chosen carefully, can display some negative traits of both dogs.

Like all hybrid dogs, the bernedoodle dog is  not recognised as a pedigree breed, and is classed as a crossbreed or mixed breed dog by The Kennel Club, and no authoritative breed registry for this dog type currently exists. In addition to their personalities, Bernedoodles can differ in appearance.

Their coats can be curly and wavy or straight and come in a variety of colours. These sizes are determined by the size of the Poodle parent.

Bernedoodle are intelligent, trainable dogs with a quick brain, that can think for themselves given the right direction. They make excellent companion dogs. Good for owners, who want an intelligent breed of dog, and are prepared to socialise them from a young age.

History of the Bernerdoodle Dog Breed

Bernedoodle was thought to be originally bred from Bernese Mountain Dogs and Poodles, in 2003, as service dog, and companion dog, for those with allergies. (though a hybrid of those dogs may have accidentally existed before then).

One of the most popular dogs in England in the 21-century because of its trainability and gentleness. It is not recognised by the kennel club and care needs to be taken when choosing a dog as some dogs can display the bad traits of both dogs.

How big is your Bernerdoodle dog going to be.

 Bernedoodle are small to Standard sized dogs. Standard Males generally reach a height of 58-74 CM and weigh around 32-41 Kg, but this can vary depending on size.

Mini 46-56CM weight 11-22Kg Toy 30-43 CM weight 4.5-11KG

Females are normally a bit smaller.

What health issues might your Bernerdoodle dog have

The Bernedoodle are not a purebred dog and may encounter Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle breed related health issues.

You can minimise any health problems by making sure your dog comes from a registered breeder and that you see the puppy with its mother before you buy. Check the premises / home. This is especially important now as these dogs are in demand and dogs from puppy farms do not have the care for their dogs welfare as a priority. 

Bernedoodle dogs do not usually have many health problems but as with all Bernedoodle they can suffer from ear infections. This can be mitigated with proper health care. for more information on health issues of Bernese Mountain Dogs and Poodles.


What is the personality and Temperament Like of the Bernerdoodle Dog

Bernedoodle learn quickly. They are a highly intelligent, energetic, and sociable breed. Well-suited for owners who spend time outdoors, hike, and have an overall active lifestyle. They require both physical and intellectual activities to keep them happy and excel at obedience training.

Though not suitable as a guard dog because it is not a territorial, nor particularly aggressive, Bernedoodle who are loved, reciprocate with devotion and loyalty, and if totally sure danger is near, Bernedoodle quickly become very protective of its owner and family.

They love water and will happily join in any family expedition, so make sure the towels are handy. They need a strong hand in training as they will outwit you if they can.

A  small to standard breed of dog, so the smaller size is suitable for apartments and houses with small gardens, with appropriate exercise and attention, but happy in a town or country environment.

Grooming and Care needs of the Bernerdoodle Dog

Bernedoodle needs daily exercise (appropriate to size), long walks and engagement with its family or owner. Their ears do need keeping an eye on as they can need regular cleaning. Bernedoodles usually shed hair in minimal amounts and are often called a hypoallergenic dog breed.

Its coat needs grooming and clipping on a regular Basis, as the hair will grow and matt if this is not done, causing distress to the dog.

Although a Bernedoodle coat is usually short and curly (although some coats are straight or wavy), if asthmatic, or you have an allergy, it’s sensible to check that this dog is suitable for your Household.

Bernedoodles are usually adaptable and accomodating. Smaller sized Bernedoodles make better apartment dogs than the larger Bernedoodles, who do best with a garden.

Feeding your Bernerdoodle Dog

There are many suitable brands of dog feed on the market, most supply feeding guides. The first item on the ingredients list will tell you how much of the main ingredient is in the food e.g. Chicken, beef salmon etc.

Your vet will advise if a special diet is needed.  There are some foods that you should never give to any dog for example Chocolate, grapes, sultanas, onions for a full list look on

The Bernedoodle Dog with other pets.

Bernedoodles get on with other pets if introduced when young, socialising is important as they love to jump around and play.

The Bernedoodle Dog with children

If raised with children, given enough exercise, and socialised from a young age a Bernedoodle will love to play with children in its own family. They love chasing a tennis ball or join in with a game of football.

Playtime with young friends should be supervised.  Most problems arise from poor socialisation and boredom so include children in a training regime. Teach your child never to approach any dog while he's sleeping or eating or to try to take the dog's food away.

Important: Always make sure you go and visit the breeder or home of the puppy you are buying and see the mother. Never send money for a deposit/full payment in advance of meeting them. To find out what to look for when buying a puppy see advice here

The Best Insurance for your Bernerdoodle Dog

The Bernedoodle Standard lifespan is around 15 years, the Mini 17 years, and the Toy 18 years, although some can live  longer. They have gone up in price recently and can cost over £1000.

When choosing dog insurance for your Bernedoodle, pay special attention to the age at which an Insurer will either no longer quote or require an additional payment when it comes to settling any claim.