In the Bernedoodle breeding process, the mother is always a poodle dog as compared to a male Bernese mountain dog. There is a lot of variety in the poodle size, due to which the number of puppies differs significantly. When we talk about the number of dogs in a typical Bernedoodle litter, there are no specific rules for each cross. But somehow, it depends upon the size of the mother poodle. Moreover, this size difference makes it difficult for all the litters to thrive at the same rate. Usually, when we talk about the big dog breeds, they give birth to more puppies than the smaller size.
When we talk about the Bernedoodle size, there are three main sizes: standard, Miniature, and toy Bernedoodles. Let’s discuss all these sizes separately to know more about the number of dogs in a typical Bernedoodle litter.
The standard Bernedoodles are the most significant size in the list of Bernedoodles. When we talk about the average number of dogs in a standard Bernedoodle litter, it can be further divided depending upon the vast range of standard Bernedoodle size. The average litter size for the standard Bernedoodle is about 6 to 8 puppies. As the standard Bernedoodle size varies in a big range, this size difference also reflects in the number of puppies. So sometimes the average number of litter is also jumped to 14 puppies. So we can say it’s difficult to precisely judge the number of dogs in a typical standard Bernedoodle litter.
The miniature Bernedoodles are considered as the medium size Bernedoodles after the standard size. The average litter size for a Miniature Bernedoodle is around 5 to 6 puppies. But the average litter size can jump to 8 to 9 puppies with a larger litter size of the Miniature Bernedoodles. So we can say we can’t accurately judge the number of puppies in a Miniature Bernedoodle litter.
The toy Bernedoodle is the smallest size in the Bernedoodles. The average litter size of the toy Bernedoodle is around 3 to 4 puppies. But the larger litter can give birth to up to 6 puppies depending upon the size. So we can say it’s difficult to precisely judge the number of puppies in a toy Bernedoodle.
From all the above discussion, we can conclude that the average number of puppies mostly depends upon the size of the litter. The average litter size of the bigger Bernedoodles is higher than, the smaller Bernedoodles.