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Name Poodle Bernese Mountain Dog Bernedoodle
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Barbone
Caniche
Chien Canne
Grosse Pudel
French Poodle
Berner
Bernese Cattle Dog
Berner Sennenhund
Bernedoodles
Bernese Mountain Poo
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Cross Breed

Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle Price and Availability Comparison

Price
Which is cheaper, Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle? Which is more expensive?
$1000-$1500 $800-$1000 $700-$4500
Availability
Which is easier to get, Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle?
Very frequent: The Poodle is quite easy to get.
Very frequent: The Bernese Mountain Dog is quite easy to get.
Average: The Bernedoodle is a commonly available dog breed.

Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle Size Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle? Which is the smallest dog, Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle?
Medium Large Small
Large
Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernese Mountain Dog? Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle weight comparison:
Male: 45-70 pounds (20-32 kg), Female: 45-60 pounds (20-27 kg) Male: 85-110 pounds (38–50 kg), Female: 80-105 pounds (36–48 kg) 10-90 pounds (4.5-41 kg)
Average Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 57.5 pounds (26 kg), Female: 52.5 pounds (23.5 kg) Male: 97.5 pounds (38–50 kg), Female: 92.5 pounds (36–48 kg) 50 pounds (23 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle? Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle height comparison:
15 inches (38 cm) or more Male: 24-28 inches (61–71 cm), Female: 23-27 inches (58–69 cm) 10-29 inches (25.5-74 cm)
Average Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
15 inches (38 cm) or more Male: 26 inches (61–71 cm), Female: 25 inches (58–69 cm) 19 inches (48 cm)

Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle Grooming, Hair and Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle coat comparison:
Curly Dense Curly
Wavy
Straight
Colors
What are the original Poodle, Bernese Mountain Dog and Bernedoodle color?
Apricot
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Black
White
Black
Black
Black & White
Brown & Black
Tricolor
Grooming
Which dog is easy to maintain, Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle? Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle grooming comparison:
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
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Average: The Bernese Mountain Dog requires average grooming effort.
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Average: The Bernedoodle requires average grooming effort.
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Shedding Level
Who sheds more Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle? Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or {name3 shedding:
Poodles shed none to minimal.
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Bernese Mountain Dogs shed above average.
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Bernedoodles shed none to minimal.
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Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup.
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3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds.
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Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle Personality / Temperament Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle? Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle behavior/temperament comparison:
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Affectionate
Intelligent
Faithful
Loyal
Clever
Goofy
Gentle
Loyal
Stubborn
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle intelligence:
Outstanding: Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
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Very smart: Bernese Mountain Dog is an excellent dog breed.
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Very smart: Bernedoodle is an excellent dog breed.
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Trainability
Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle trainability comparison.
Poodles are easy to train.
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Bernese Mountain Dogs are easy to train.
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Bernedoodles are easy to train.
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Playfulness
Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle playfulness comparison:
The Poodle is a playful breed.
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Average: Bernese Mountain Dogs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
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The Bernedoodle is a highly playful breed.
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Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
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Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle?
High: Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Average: Bernese Mountain Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
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High: Bernedoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
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Social Needs
Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle social needs comparison:
Poodles need a lot of social interaction.
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Bernese Mountain Dogs need for social interaction is average.
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Bernedoodles are a social breed.
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Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle?
Average to High: The Poodle is a vocal breed.
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Average: The Bernese Mountain Dog barks occasionally.
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Average: The Bernedoodle barks occasionally.
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Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle?
Poodles are good watchdogs.
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Bernese Mountain Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
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Bernedoodles are average watchdogs.
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Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which is a better guard dog Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle? Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Poodles strongly protect their territory.
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Bernese Mountain Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
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Bernedoodles are average defenders.
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Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:

Low 🔽

The Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Bernese Mountain Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.

Low 🔽

The Bernedoodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Poodle bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Bernese Mountain Dog bite force: Ordinary.

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Bernedoodle bite force: Ordinary.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle mouthiness comparison:
Poodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Bernese Mountain Dogs have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Bernedoodles have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
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Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Poodles have average wanderlust potential.
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Bernese Mountain Dogs have average wanderlust potential.
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Bernedoodles have average wanderlust potential.
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Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
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Bernese Mountain Dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
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Bernedoodles have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
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Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle?
Very house-friendly dog the Poodle breed.
It is not recommended to keep the Bernese Mountain Dog breed in the home.
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Bernedoodle indoors.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Average: Bernese Mountain Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Average: Bernedoodles adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle?
Poodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Bernedoodles do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle? Which dog is more friendly?
Poodles are stranger-friendly dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Bernedoodles are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are generally with other pets.
Bernedoodles are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle?
Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
Bernedoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle?
Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Bernedoodles are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle?
Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Bernedoodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle?
Yes
Poodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Bernese Mountain Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Bernedoodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bernese Mountain Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bernedoodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Bernedoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle Health Comparison

Health Issues
Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle health comparison. Which is the healthier: Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle?
The Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Bernedoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle health problems comparison:
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Bloat
Canine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)
Cataracts
Cushing's Syndrome
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Legg-perthes Disease
Neonatal Encephalopathy (news)
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
Patellar Luxation
Premature Graying
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Runny Eyes
Sebaceous Adenitis
Von Willebrand's Disease
Bloat
Cancer
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Panosteitis
Portosystemic Liver Shunt
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Von Willebrand's Disease
Hip Dysplasia
Elbow Dysplasia
Eye Problems
Skin Diseases
Allergies
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Poodle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Bernese Mountain Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Rare
The Bernedoodle should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Life Expectancy
Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle lifespan comparison. How long do Poodle, Bernese Mountain Dog and Bernedoodle breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
11-15 years
The average lifespan of Poodle: 13 years
7-11 years
The average lifespan of Bernese Mountain Dog: 9 years
12-18 years
The average lifespan of Bernedoodle: 15 years
Hypoallergenic
Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
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Energy Level
Who has more energy a Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle? Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle energy level comparison:
Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Bernedoodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Bernese Mountain Dogs have an average exercise need.
Bernedoodles have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle?
Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Bernese Mountain Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Bernedoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping.
Average daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle weight gain potential comparison:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Poodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Bernese Mountain Dog's weight, he can easily gain weight.
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Average: The Bernedoodle has an average risk for obesity.
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Weather and Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Prefers cold weather
The Bernese Mountain Dog can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
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Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur.
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Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells the least? Which dog smells the most? Which is best, Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle?

Medium

The Poodle has an average chance of bad smell.

Medium

The Bernese Mountain Dog has an average chance of bad smell.

Low 🔽

The Bernedoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling Tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Poodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
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The Bernese Mountain Dog drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
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The Bernedoodle is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
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Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle As a Working Dog Comparison

Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?

Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog.
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Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog.
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Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Poodle or Bernese Mountain Dog or Bernedoodle? Which is better for autism?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog.
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Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle?

Yes

Poodle breed usually likes being on a boat.
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Not really

Bernese Mountain Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Not really

Bernedoodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
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Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Yes

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
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Fighting Dog / Military Dog

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more. 60-64 days See more.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy.
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Litter Size
How many puppies can Poodle and Bernese Mountain Dog and Bernedoodle have?
2-4 puppies 1-14 puppies, average 8 3-10 puppies

Poodle vs Bernese Mountain Dog vs Bernedoodle Recognition Comparison

AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887 as a Non-Sporting & Toy breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Poodle section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Swiss Mountain- and Cattledogs section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
Designer Breed Registry

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