Bernedoodle Dog Health, Grooming, and Feeding

Whether you have a Bernedoodle or considering having a Bernedoodle, it’s important to know about their health issues, grooming needs, and feeding to help them live a good life.

By Guest Blogger, Methew Jordan

Bernedoodle is a cute and loveable dog and is a great addition to any family. Whether you have a Bernedoodle or considering having a Bernedoodle, it’s important to be aware of their health issues. It’s our responsibility to help them live a healthy and longer life as they bring a lot to our lives. We need to know about their health issues, grooming needs, and feeding to help them live a good life. Many of their health issues are preventable, while some need proper diagnosis and prompt treatment.

Bernedoodles also need a proper haircut depending upon their areas. If you are living in the colder areas, the longer haircuts are perfect. But if you are living in hot areas, make sure to keep your Bernedoodle hairs short. You also need to take special care of your Bernedoodle feeding, depending upon their size and activity level. Let’s see in detail about the health, grooming, and feeding of the Bernedoodles.

Bernedoodle Health

Bernedoodle has some health issues, which the owners need to be aware of. But generally, they are healthier than the other purebred dogs as they have a more diverse gene pool. They are less likely to inherit hereditary conditions. As a dog owner, you always need to ensure if your dog needs any treatment. Sometimes it’s put a huge financial burden on the families, so it’s strongly recommended to invest in pet insurance. Bernedoodle health issues include the following.

Malignant Histiocytosis

This disease is rare in the dog world, but it’s over-represented in Bernese Mountain Dogs. It’s thought that it has hereditary links due to its prevalence in only certain breeds. It’s one of those diseases in Bernedoodles that lead them to death within weeks.

Degenerative Myelopathy

The main cause of this disease is the progressive loss of the hind limbs of dogs. Despite no treatment available, it’s a pricey health issue of the Bernedoodles that can diagnose, ranging from $2000 to $4000.

Von Willebrand’s disease

This disease can be inherited from the parents and responsible for the blood clotting in Bernedoodles. This health issue of the Bernedoodles comes from both of their parent’s DNA. Luckily, it can be screened for a dog is to be bred. The treatment can cost you $500 to $3,000, depending upon the dog’s condition.

Hip dysplasia

This problem is also present in both parents of the Bernedoodle and, more commonly, in the larger dog breeds. Due to this issue, the ball and socket of the hip joint don’t fit together quite right. If you left this issue untreated, it could lead your dog to deterioration of the hip joint.

Heart disease

Bernedoodles are also prone to heart issues irrespective of their big heart. More heart issues are related to their blood vessels, while some of these conditions are also hereditary. The treatment cost depends upon the exact issue.

Thyroid issues

Sometimes, the Bernedoodles face thyroid issues when their thyroid is not making enough of the proper hormones. This condition leads the Bernedoodles to dry skin or coat, hair loss, fearfulness, behavioral changes, and weight gain. The diagnosis can cost you $50 to $150 with the monthly medication of $20 to $50

Luxating Patella

Bernedoodles have more chances of having this disease as it’s a common issue in their parents. In this issue, your dog’s knee will be dislocated, which needs prompt medical care. Its treatment costs you around $3,000.


It’s a medical emergency in Bernedoodles, which is also known as Gastric Torsion or Gastric Dilation. This condition can lead the Bernedoodles to high pressure in the stomach. Sometimes it’s causing the stomach to expands, which pushes the other parts of the body. Your dog needs surgery to get relief, which can cost you around $7.500.

Bernedoodle Grooming

Bernedoodle is a hybrid breed and needs proper care to maintain its look. You need to know about their popular haircuts to groom your Bernedoodle perfectly. But make sure to don’t only choose the haircut depending upon their look. Ensure to keep some factors in mind, including their coat, lifestyle, and the climate you live. The short hairs of the Bernedoodles are perfect if you don’t want to spend too much time on your Bernedoodle brushing. Some common Bernedoodle haircuts include the following.

Winter Cut

Bernedoodle winter cut needs the long hairs, which keep your Bernedoodle warm and cozy. But make sure their daily brushing as the long hairs tangle more quickly.

Teddy Bear Cut

The Teddy Bear cut makes all the doodles look like a Teddy bear. The Bernedoodles get a rounded face after a teddy bear haircut.

Puppy Cut

Are you want your Bernedoodle to still look like a puppy? The puppy cut is ideal for your Bernedoodle as it involves all-around even hairs.

Summer Cut

If you are living in warm climates, this is the perfect cut for your Bernedoodle. It prevents your Bernedoodle from the heat of the summer.

Poodle Cut

You can also get a beautiful classic look of your Bernedoodle with the Poodle haircut. You can get almost any hairstyle of your Bernedoodles due to the longer hairs on their body.

Kennel Cut

This cut is inspired by the kennel look of the Bernedoodles, which require short hairs all over the body. It’s good for the owners who don’t have much time to spend on their Bernedoodle brushing.

Bernedoodle Feeding

Bernedoodle feeding mostly depends upon their sizes as they come in three main sizes, including the Standard, Miniature, and Tiny Bernedoodle. Moreover, their feeding also depends upon their age and activity level. The tiny size Bernedoodles of 3 to 12 pounds usually needs 1/3 to 1 cup of dry food daily. A Miniature Bernedoodle of 26 to 50 pounds needs 2 to 2.7 cups of dry food daily. The Standard Bernedoodles can have 76 to 100 pounds weight and need 3.3 to 4.25 cups of dry food daily.

Whenever you are feeding your Bernedoodle, make sure to keep-measure their food to prevent them from overweight. Especially keep an eye on your standard Bernedoodle food as they love to eat everything you put in front of them. The other important thing is the activity level of your Bernedoodle; try to provide them some activity depending upon their diet.

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