Clever, goofy, gentle, and loyal.

Bernedoodle fans boast that this mixed breed has the best of both worlds from its Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle parents. Also known as the Bernese Mountain Poo, Bernedoodles aren’t bred to take home ribbons in dog shows, but are instead meant to be the perfect, loving companions for active owners and families with children.

No two Bernedoodles are identical.

The genes from the parent breeds meld in unique ways, and it’s endlessly fascinating to see what each litter produces. That said, prospective owners must understand that there can be a lot of variation in a hybrid litter, and must therefore choose a breeder that can help match them with the best dog for their circumstances.

Purebreds may be the preferred choice for people who want predictability.

With some minor variations, one well-bred Berner is very similar to the next: sweet, loving, and calm. One well-bred Poodle is also very similar to the next: playful, intelligent and goofy.