A Mini Bernedoodle dog is a hybrid cross of a Bernese Mountain Dog mom and a Miniature or Toy Poodle dad. This combination has the benefits of providing a dog with the wonderful temperament of the Bernese with minimal shedding. The puppies are a healthier and a more hypo allergenic dog than the Bernese Mountain Dog in a compact size.
Summerfield Mini Bernedoodles only breed what we consider are true F1 (First Generation) Mini Bernedoodles and F1b Mini and Toy Bernedoodles. We never do multi-generation Bernedoodles (Bernedoodle bred back to Bernedoodle) as we would not know whether the parents will pass more Bernese or Poodle traits to their puppies. With the crosses we breed and with our proven miniature poodle dads, we know what to expect from our puppies. That’s why you probably will notice a difference in the way our Summerfield Mini Bernedoodles look from other Bernedoodles breeders.
Many will be breeding multi-generation as they have no way to successfully artificially breed which is required to do a true mini or toy. All of our puppies are bred using non-surgical trans-cervical artificial insemination which is the only way to get a true mini or toy Bernedoodle.
F1 (First Generation) Mini Bernedoodles
These are the result of non-surgical trans-cervical artificial insemination between a Bernese mom and Miniature Poodle dad. This is the hybrid vigor cross that results in a smaller and healthier dog. Our minis typically weigh between 25-45 lbs. full grown.
F1b Toy Bernedoodles
This is a cross between a Mini Bernedoodle and a Miniature Poodle. These also are artificially inseminated. This cross adds more hypo allergenic qualities and further downsizes the puppies. These are great for families with dog allergies and/or want a smaller dog. Our toys typically weigh between 15-25 lbs. full grown.