The Bernedoodle hybrid’s appearance will depend on which breed parent’s genes are dominant. If the Poodle is dominant in the gene pool, and depending on the size of the Poodle parent utilized, your Bernedoodle’s height could range from 10 inches tall to 21 inches tall with a weight range of 4 pounds to 50 pounds.
The build, from the Poodle standpoint, should be square, eyes will be oval, dark and set far enough apart to create an intelligent facial expression. The ears will hang close to the head, at or just below eye level with long, wide and thick ear leather, the skull will be moderately round with a slight but definite stop with flat cheek bones and muscles, long straight muzzle without lippiness and a scissor bite.
The coat can be curly, of naturally harsh texture and dense throughout, or corded, hanging in tight even cords of varying lengths, with a variety of colors (white, brown, black, blue, grey, silver, fawn, apricot, cream and cafe-au-laits.
The feet are small and oval, with well-arched toes and well-cushioned thick pads. The tail could be varying in length but is carried high. If the Bernese Mountain Dog is dominant in your Bernedoodle’s gene pool, the height could range from 23 to 27 inches tall, with a weight range of 90 to 120 pounds, with a body structure that is full with sturdy bone structure and somewhat square appearing, with the body being slightly longer than the canine is tall.
Your Bernese-dominate Bernedoodle will have an intelligent expression with eyes that are dark brown and slightly oval, triangular-shaped ears, gently rounded at the tip, that are set high and lie close to the head when in repose. The skull could be flat on top and broad with a well-defined but not exaggerated stop, strong and straight muzzle with a black nose, clean lips and scissor bite. The coat is tricolor with black as the base and markings in rich rust and clear white. The tail is bushy and is carried upward and may have a slight swirl but may not curl over the back. His feet are compact with strong legs to carry him at his natural slow trot gait.