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Beardoodle History

The Beardoodle is a hybrid, or designer, cross between the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Standard Poodle. The Beardoodle is a very strong, protective, alert and territorial family dog. The history of the Bernese Mountain Dog (Berner Sennenhund) can be traced back to Switzerland, where the tri-colored, white, black and brown-haired dogs were traditionally herders and watch dogs. The Bernese Mountain Dog is the heaviest of the Swiss mountain dogs and was and used as a draft animal in farms and villages in the mountainous areas of Switzerland. The appearance of the modern Berner is credited to a naturalist named Karl von den Steinbuchern, who began selectively breeding the dogs in the mid-to-late 1800s. The heavy-set Berner was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1909. The Bernese is a muscular medium-sized working dog with a massive head, strong jaws and a square-shaped body. The coat of the Berner is thick, long and straight and is most commonly black, tan, steel gray or silver. The Standard Poodle is a medium-sized, intelligent toy dog with a curly, corded coat. The Standard Poodle is descended from water retrievers and was originally used to retrieve ducks and geese from lakes and rivers. The Standard Poodle was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887. The modern version of the Standard Poodle is alert, affectionate, eager to please and loyal. The Standard poodle has a dark, expressive face with dark eyes and large, erect

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Beardoodle Physical Characteristics

The Beardoodle is a designer breed that is typically between 15 and 20 inches at the shoulders. They are a medium sized, high maintenance breed of dogs that weigh between 50 and 70 pounds and typically have a black, white, and tan coat. They have a square head, a muzzle that is the same length as their nose, and round eyes.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Black, Brown, Blue

Height Range

Male Height Range: 20 – 22 inches

Female Height Range: 19 – 21 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 40 – 60 lbs

Female Weight Range: 35 – 55 lbs

Beardoodle Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Beardoodle Health Concerns

Sebaceous Adenitis, Addison’s Disease, Mitral Valve Disease, Gastric Dilation Volvulus, Entropion, Cataracts, Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd), Corneal Dystrophy

Beardoodle Temperament and Behaviour

Beardies are a crossbreed between standard poodles and bearded collies. They are wonderful companion dogs and have great personalities. They are social, loving, and gentle, but can be shy and timid around new people. They are trainable and do well in obedience, agility, and other high-energy activities. Bearded collie and poodle crossbreeds are protective of their families and are good-natured, but should be supervised with small children who sometimes play too rough.

Beardoodle Activity Requirements

The Beardoodle is a relatively new dog. A hybrid of the Old English Sheepdog and the Bernese Mountain Dog, the Beardoodle combines the calm, easygoing nature of the Old English Sheepdog with the skillfulness of the Bernese. Originally bred to be a service dog, the Beardoodle is a sweet, intelligent, and loyal companion. The Beardoodle is large, with an adult weight between 50 and 100 pounds. They are generally healthy, but like all dogs, they can be prone to certain health conditions. These can include hip dysplasia, luxating patella, and eye problems. The Beardoodle is a very high-energy dog that needs lots of exercise and attention. They require a long daily walk or jog, as well as regular time outside playing. The Beardoodle is not suited to living in an apartment or condo. They need a home with a fenced-in yard where they can run and play.

Miles Per Day

15 miles

Activity Per Day

90 minutes

Daily Food

2.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Beardoodle is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Beardoodle is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Beardoodle is part of the Unclassified group.

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