Bernedoodle vs Goldendoodle, Which One Should I Get?

When it comes to comparing and deciding between Bernedoodles and Goldendoodles, it can be hard to choose! We as a family have been especially drawn towards these breeds because they have such sweet and calm temperaments and are easy to train. Not to mention the fact that they are beautiful and don't shed much at all. That said, we want to make sure whichever one you pick will be the one that is best suited to you, your home, and your family. 

Goldendoodles vs Bernedoodles

Why Get a Bernedoodle or Goldendoodle?

Goldendoodles and Bernedoodles in general, are ever-increasing in popularity due to their cute appearance, intelligence, happy and sweet nature, and their low to non-shed coats. They both make a lovely addition to any family and are projected to surpass many dog breeds in becoming the world's most loved breeds. Both kinds of dogs make excellent family pets and will thrive in the right environment.

Hopefully, these tips will help you understand these two breeds a little more, which should go some way toward helping you choose between them.

Bernedoodle Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of a Bernedoodle

Bernedoodles are a cross between a Bernese Mountian Dog and a Poodle. With this mix, you get the sweet, calm, and mellow temperament of a Bernese blended with the sociability, gentleness, and intelligence of a Poodle. The perfect blend. They are a playful, affectionate, and the calmer breed of the two. Though they are very intelligent pups, they can also tend to be goofy at times and love all the attention from their humans. They are a perfect family dog and have special fondness for young children. They love to go outside and play, even when it is colder. Most often, a Bernedoodle will have wavy or curly coat that will have very minimal shedding, making it a great choice for those with allergies. In some cases, a Bernedoodle will have a straighter coat similar to a Bernese Mountian Dog and might have some shedding. Bernedoodles will need to be brushed at least once twice a week and be groomed every 6-8 weeks. A Bernedoodle's smarts makes them typically easy to train, especially if you are consistent with positive reinforcement. They do best with a fenced in yard to run around and play in. They will need daily walks and lots of love and affection from their families to thrive.

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Goldendoodle Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of a Goldendoodle

Goldendoodles are a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. With this mix, you get the best of both worlds, as both breeds are affectionate, gentle, playful, and intelligent. As extremely affectionate dogs, they love to socialize and rarely meet a human or fellow animal they don't like. They are more active and adore human interaction and physical activity. They are also known for loving water and swimming gives them another outlet to get in their exercise. As much as they love play and exercise, they are also calm and gentle and like to be a couch potato. They are ideal for families with children, first time dog owners, being very gentle around children. They are also incredibly trainable; thanks to the big brains they inherit from both parents. Both Poodles and Golden Retriever score in the top five of the 150 smartest dog breeds. Perhaps one of their biggest appeals is their hypoallergenic coats. Both our medium and mini options are non-shedding and great for people with allergies. They will need to be brushed daily and groomed every 6-8 weeks. They will also need daily walks and consistent training with positive reinforcement to thrive.

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Which Doodle To Buy

Which Doodle is Right For Me?

The Bernedoodle is your choice if you: 

  • Are looking for a slightly calmer dog with fewer exercise needs
  • Have younger children in the house or less space to work with 
  • Are willing to spend a little more on a puppy
  • Have experience with dogs
  • Live in a colder climate and love to be outdoors 
  • Spend plenty of time at home or have a large family

Opt for a Goldendoodle if you:

  • Are an active, adventurous, outdoor-loving family
  • Have older children and teenagers and plenty of space in and around your home
  • Are looking for a slightly cheaper doodle puppy
  • Are a first-time dog owner 
  • Live by the ocean, a lake or anywhere your pup can swim
  • Want to be able to leave your dog home alone sometimes

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What's The Next Step?

We hope these tips have been helpful in your decision on which doodle is right for you and your family! If you are ready to bring a Bernedoodle puppy or a Goldendoodle puppy home soon, we would love to talk to you more about which breed and individual puppy is right for you.

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