If you are looking for a companion and a family dog, you may end up short-listing to Retrievers or Bernese Mountain dogs. It is a common question people ask whether they should adopt these pure breeds or their Doodle versions, such as Goldendoodles, Labradoodles, and Bernedoodles. Although all the above breeds are considered the most family-oriented, you may still wonder which one to pick. You can easily find information on doodles, at We Love Doodles. A few comparisons below will help you make an easier decision.
A Goldendoodle is a designer dog that is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle.
This breed was bred in 1990, and they mainly came into existence to aid visually impaired people with allergies.
Both Golden Retriever and Goldendoodles are great home pets. However, you can make your choice based on a few differences.
Goldendoodles do not shed much, which means you do not need to deal with all the cleaning during the shedding season. This also means if anyone is allergic in your home, you should adopt a Goldendoodle. If shedding is not a big deal to you, then both these breeds are equally great to adopt. They have great temperament, intelligence and easy to train.
Retrievers usually have the same traits; hence, Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever share similar temperaments. Their coat color and length vary, but both these breeds shed a lot. As discussed above, Poodles do not shed; hence the chances that the mixed breed doodle will not shed is high. This is great if you love to be the owner of the favorite dog of the US people but do not wish to deal with all the shedding.
Bernedoodles are also a designer breed with a hybrid cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Standard Poodle.
The Bernese Mountain dog itself is a great companion to have. They are enormous and gentle animals. They showcase patience and are used as farm dogs to pull carts and herding cattle.
They originated in Switzerland in Bern, hence the name. The issue that people face with Bernese Mountain dogs is that they shed a lot. People who can get over their constant shedding are heartbroken when they pass away soon as they have a short life span. They live for 6 to 8 years which is really short. The main reason for such a short lifespan is that their high rate of cancer. In fact, around half of these breed dies from cancer which can be painful to handle. Usually, larger dogs live lesser than smaller breeds, but a Bernese Mountain dog has the shortest lifespan amongst all dog breeds.
Another reason may be they are highly prone to hip dysplasia, arthritis, and other mobility issues, which may cause mobility problems. Then, as the pain increases, owners are forced to euthanize their Bernie as they lead a low-quality life.
On the other hand, a Bernedoodle dog, as it also has the Poodle gene, does not shed much. Their size may be smaller than Bernese Mountain dogs, but their life span is long, and they live healthier lives. They live as long as 12-18 years which double the lifespan of Bernese Mountain Dog.
Their personalities resemble both breeds, and as you know, both Bernese Mountain dogs and Poodles have great personalities. So, you end up with a playful, gentle, and patient family dog.
The Bottom Line:
As we have said above, all these breeds are absolutely lovable, but when mixed with Poodle, you get to enjoy the companion of these lovable breeds with lesser shedding and health issues.