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How Big Does a Mini Bernedoodle Get?

How Big Does a Mini Bernedoodle Get?

If you are contemplating owning a Mini Bernedoodle, then it may be best for you to gain some insight and understanding as to the size of the dog. So how big does a Mini Bernedoodle get?

After all, you do need to know what to expect when your puppy turns into a fully-fledged dog. By knowing what to expect, it means there are no surprises.

Also, the size of your Mini Bernedoodle will then help determine how much food they eat, and also the amount of exercise they will require. Overall, this information completely changes how you deal with your dog.

But just before we do, we need to stress that you will tend to find that the male Mini Bernedoodle is going to be bigger than the female Mini Bernedoodle. This applies to both height and weight.

So, when we discuss the ranges, you can typically ascertain that the female will be to the lower end and the male to the upper end.

Of course, you may have some discrepancies, but that’s the general rule of thumb. With that in mind, let’s get on with finding out all these key details.

Their Height

If we begin by looking at their height, and they do have a relatively compact height range that your Mini Bernedoodle is going to sit in between.

In general, you are looking at a Mini Bernedoodle measuring anywhere from 18 to 22 inches in height, so they aren’t exactly the smallest dog out there. However, keep in mind that we are talking about a mini version here, so imagine how big the main dog is going to be.

In fact, the Standard Bernedoodle actually starts at around 23 inches in height and goes up to around 29 inches, and that’s a big difference.

Of course, you may get the occasional Mini Bernedoodle that falls out with these ranges, but this won’t make much of a difference to other aspects of caring for them.

In fact, it really won’t change how much you feed them, or their exercise, as we are only talking about small differences.

Mini Bernedoodle

Their Weight

The other main thing you need to think about is their weight, and once again there’s a slight range that this breed will generally sit within. In this instance, you are looking at the Mini Bernedoodle weighing anywhere from 25 to 49 pounds. 

As we said at the outset, the male will be more to the upper end and the female to the lower end of that range. However, this isn’t a set rule.

Obviously, this means they are still not the lightest of dogs out there, but it’s still significantly lighter than the Standard Bernedoodle. In that case, the Standard Bernedoodle can measure anywhere from 70 to 90 pounds, and that’s a huge difference.

But these two stats do than play a major role in how to look after your Mini Bernedoodle. The main areas are how much food to give them, and also how much exercise they require on a daily, or weekly basis. So, we can explore those areas as well.

The Space They Need

Before we go into food and exercise, you may like to know that the Mini Bernedoodle is still classed as being small enough to be able to live in an apartment.

Of course, it is better for them to have access to an outdoor yard to allow them to stretch their legs, but they don’t need a lot of space.

Also, they do love to be quite close to their owners, so they don’t require that much ‘personal’ space compared to other dogs.

That does mean they will have a tendency to stay near you, and often want to be in the same room. It turns out, they just love your company, and we are sure that you will feel the same toward them.

But we aren’t saying here that a Mini Bernedoodle can cope well with being shut in an apartment. They do need to get into that outdoor space, but they will be content with being inside with you for an extended period of time.

This is also partly due to the simple fact that the Mini Bernedoodle does not enjoy being left alone for any length of time. It seems they have a tendency to get quite anxious in that type of situation. So, they will feel uncomfortable and prefer to know where you are at all times.

Exercise Levels

When it comes to exercise, then your Mini Bernedoodle is going to have pretty moderate requirements from an exercise perspective. They do not require an extra-long walk once or twice a day. However, their requirements do change depending on the age of the dog.

In general, a puppy Mini Bernedoodle is going to require two bursts of exercise every single day. Each burst of exercise should only be around 15 to 20 minutes of walking before you take them home.

As they grow into an adult, then we recommend that they have at least 60 minutes of exercise every single day, but in an ideal world that exercise level would be as high as 90 minutes.

What we are talking about here is a nice walk at a fair pace. There’s no need to have them breaking into a run or anything of the sort. 

Of course, your puppy will prove to be rather active in its own right, so don’t worry about even always getting up to that 15 minutes target.

They will burn off enough energy just doing puppy things around your home, and at least you have the opportunity to watch them in action.

Mini Bernedoodle puppy


Remember the weight range we mentioned earlier? Well, you want your Mini Bernedoodle to be sitting quite comfortably in the middle of all of that.

So, it all comes down to the amount of food you give them, along with making sure they get all of the required exercise on a daily basis. If you look at food charts for the Mini Bernedoodle, then their food requirements are not that high. 

In this instance, you should be looking at feeding your Mini Bernedoodle three times a day. With each feeding, they should only receive around half a cup of kibble each time.

Also, be aware that they are going to love eating snacks, and will do so given half the chance. That is something you do need to avoid on a regular basis. 

The Mini Bernedoodle does also tend to get on better with dry food rather than anything else. Also, do feed them this small amount three times a day.

If you only fed them once a day, but a larger amount, then they have a tendency to gulp down their food. That can lead to digestive issues, which you want to avoid.

Keeping an Eye On Their Size

It is very important for you to pay close attention to the weight of your Mini Bernedoodle. Overfeeding will lead to them putting on weight, and that can then lead to a number of different health issues developing. Clearly, you want to be avoiding that wherever possible.

What is interesting about this breed from a health perspective is they are often viewed as being healthier than their parents. However, that does not mean they are completely free from all sorts of health complaints.

Instead, a Mini Bernedoodle can suffer from issues such as hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia. While other issues can arise, these two can be exacerbated by having your dog carrying too much weight, and even doing too much exercise.

That is why you need to keep on top of both those areas. It prevents excess weight or pressure from being applied to the joints.

So you do reduce the chances of your Mini Bernedoodle then suffering from different complaints down the line. If you are worried about this, then do weigh them on a regular basis to make life easier for you, and your dog.

Overall Conclusion

So those are the key stats when it comes to how big a Mini Bernedoodle is going to get, and it’s fair to say they are somewhere in the middle when it comes to the sizes of dogs. If you have worried about getting something too small, then a Mini Bernedoodle is absolutely perfect for you.

Knowing the size they can grow to can clearly influence your decision as to whether or not they are the dog for you. It allows you to better identify how to care for them correctly, and that should always be the main issue on your mind.

But do remember that a Mini Bernedoodle is a whole lot of fun when it comes to a dog. Their character and personality is amazing, and even though they are not the smallest of dogs, they are so calm and cuddly that they could be any size and still be wonderful.

But you do at least now know how to care for them correctly, and how to keep them healthy. So, if you have an interest in adopting a Mini Bernedoodle, you are better placed to do so, and to give them the sort of life they are looking for, and deserve.

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