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Full Comparison: Mini Goldendoodle vs Mini Bernedoodle

⁤Making the final decision on getting a new puppy is difficult. ⁤⁤Maybe you've been looking at our upcoming litters and feeling you might need some guidance. 

⁤⁤If you're considering adding one of our furry friends to your family, we have two adorable options: the mini Goldendoodle and the mini Bernedoodle. 

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⁤⁤These lovable pups are not only cute but also come with their own set of unique characteristics. ⁤⁤Let's take a closer look at both breeds to help you make the perfect choice for your family. ⁤

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Mini Goldendoodle vs Mini Bernedoodle: Coats

⁤One of the first things that might catch your eye when comparing mini Goldendoodles and mini Bernedoodles is their fluffy coats. ⁤⁤Both breeds inherit their soft, curly fur from their parent breeds. They may seem very similar at first; ⁤⁤however, there are some differences to consider. ⁤

The mini Goldendoodle typically has a wavy or curly coat that can range in color from cream to golden to apricot. ⁤⁤This breed is known for its hypoallergenic qualities, making it a great choice for allergy sufferers. ⁤⁤Plus, their coats are relatively low-shedding, which means less vacuuming for you! ⁤

⁤On the other paw, the mini Bernedoodle sports a similarly soft and curly coat, but with a twist. ⁤⁤With a mix of Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle genes, these pups often showcase a striking tricolor pattern of black, white, and brown. ⁤⁤While their coats are also low-shedding, they may require more grooming maintenance due to their longer fur. ⁤

Sizes of Mini Goldendoodles & Mini Bernedoodles

When it comes to size, both the mini Goldendoodle and mini Bernedoodle fall into the small to medium category. However, there are slight variations between the two breeds.

Mini Goldendoodles typically range in size from 15 to 30 pounds, standing around 13 to 20 inches tall at the shoulder. These compact canines are the paw-fect size for cuddling on the couch or joining you for outdoor adventures.

Meanwhile, mini Bernedoodles tend to be a bit larger, weighing between 25 and 45 pounds and standing around 18 to 22 inches tall. Despite their slightly bigger stature, they still maintain that adorable, compact charm that makes doodles so irresistible.

Mini Goldendoodle vs Mini Bernedoodle: Temperament

⁤Now, let's talk about temperament. ⁤⁤Both mini Goldendoodles and mini Bernedoodles are known for their friendly and affectionate nature, making them excellent companions for families, singles, and everyone in between. ⁤

⁤Goldendoodles are often described as social butterflies who love being around people and other pets. ⁤⁤They thrive on attention and are eager to please, making them relatively easy to train. ⁤⁤

Whether you're hitting the trails or relaxing at home, your mini Goldendoodle will be right by your side, shaking their tail with joy. ⁤⁤In my own experience a Goldendoodle is going to be more outgoing and have more energy with strangers. ⁤

⁤Similarly, mini Bernedoodles are renowned for their gentle and loving disposition. ⁤⁤Despite their larger size compared to Goldendoodles, they have an easy-going and laid-back demeanor that makes them great for families with children or other pets. 

⁤⁤Plus, their intelligence and eagerness to learn mean they excel in obedience training and other activities. ⁤With my Bernedoodles I have personally noticed these love bugs prefer a more introverted lifestyle. They love people and want to be around them, but they are happiest around "their" people.

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Mini Goldendoode vs Mini Bernedoodle: Personality

⁤While both breeds share many positive personality traits, there are some subtle differences that might sway your decision one way or the other. ⁤

⁤Goldendoodles are often praised for their playful nature. ⁤⁤They have a zest for life that's infectious, making them the life of the party wherever they go. ⁤⁤Whether they're chasing a ball in the backyard or snuggling up on the couch, they approach everything with enthusiasm and a wagging tail. ⁤

⁤On the flip side, Bernedoodles are known for their calm and gentle demeanor. ⁤⁤While they still enjoy playtime and outdoor adventures, they're also content to curl up next to you for a relaxing evening at home. ⁤⁤Their easy going attitude makes them great companions for those seeking a more content pet. ⁤

Energy Levels of Mini Bernedoodles and Mini Goldendoodles

When it comes to energy levels, both mini Goldendoodles and mini Bernedoodles are moderately active breeds that require daily exercise to stay happy and healthy. (Read about daily exercise needs for each type of doodle here.)

Goldendoodles have a playful and energetic nature that often translates into a love for outdoor activities like fetch, hiking, or swimming. However, they're also content to lounge around the house as long as they get their daily dose of exercise and mental stimulation. A bored Goldendoodle is a noisy and destructive Goldendoodle.

Similarly, Bernedoodles enjoy being active but are generally more laid-back compared to Goldendoodles. They're happy to accompany you on walks or play sessions but won't mind if you want to spend a lazy day indoors. Their adaptable nature makes them well-suited for a variety of lifestyles, from bustling city apartments to spacious suburban homes.

Grooming Care for Each Breed

The key to keeping your doodle looking and feeling their best. Both mini Goldendoodles and mini Bernedoodles boast luxurious coats that require regular care to prevent mats and tangles.

Starting with the mini Goldendoodle, their wavy or curly fur is relatively low-maintenance compared to some other breeds. However, regular brushing is still essential to prevent mats and keep their coat looking its fluffiest.

Aim for a brushing session at least two to three times a week, using a slicker brush or comb designed for curly hair. Additionally, occasional trips to the groomer for a trim and tidy-up can help keep their coat in top condition.

Mini Bernedoodles may require a bit more grooming due to their longer fur and tricolor pattern. Like their Goldendoodle counterparts, regular brushing is a must to prevent mats and tangles, especially in areas prone to friction like behind the ears and under the legs. 

A slicker brush and metal comb can help tackle any knots gently. Depending on your pup's coat length and activity level, you may also want to schedule regular grooming appointments every six to eight weeks to keep their coat looking neat and tidy.

In addition to brushing, don't forget about other aspects of grooming, such as nail trimming, ear cleaning, and dental care. Keeping your doodle's nails trimmed will prevent them from getting too long and causing discomfort while walking. 

Similarly, regular ear cleaning can help prevent infections, especially in breeds with floppy ears like the mini Bernedoodle. Finally, maintaining good dental hygiene through regular brushing or dental chews can help keep your pup's teeth clean and healthy.

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Ultimately, while both mini Goldendoodles and mini Bernedoodles require regular grooming to keep their coats looking their best, the specific needs may vary depending on factors like coat type and length. By establishing a regular grooming routine and providing your pup with the care they need, you'll ensure they not only look good but also feel great from nose to tail.

Contact JLDD to Learn More About Mini Doodles

In conclusion, choosing between a mini Goldendoodle and a mini Bernedoodle ultimately comes down to your personal preferences and lifestyle. Both breeds offer a winning combination of charm, intelligence, and affection that make them beloved family pets.

Whether you're drawn to the playful and outgoing nature of the mini Goldendoodle or the calm and gentle demeanor of the mini Bernedoodle, one thing's for sure: you can't go wrong with either choice. So, take your time, do your research, and when you're ready, welcome your new furry friend into your heart and home.

Jenna and the JLDD Team

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