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How to Predict the Adult Weight of Your Bernedoodle Puppy


Infographic describing the different sizes of Bernedoodles

Bernedoodles can come in a huge range of sizes. The Bernese Mountain Dog side passes on their huge dog genes because they can range from 70-115 lbs. It's the Poodle side that can shrink the size of the Bernedoodle down from a Bernese Mountain Dog size. It all depends on what type of Poodle.


Breeders say that F1 (First Generation) Bernedoodles will typically match what their poodle parent is. Toy poodle parent = toy Bernedoodle, etc. The new owners can be surprised when their Bernedoodle turns out much bigger than expected. Multigen Bernedoodles can be a little more predictable based on their parents.


Weight Prediction Formulas

Here are some math formulas that could help predict future weight.


Weight at (8 weeks) x 4.

A 10 lb puppy at 8 weeks could be a 40 lb adult.


Weight at (4 months) x 2

A 30 lb puppy at 4 months could be a 60 lb adult.


Puppy growth percentage chart to determine when a dog is done growing

Age

Small (0 - 20 lbs)

Medium (21 - 50 lbs)

Large (51 - 100 lbs)

Extra Large (100+ lbs)

6 months

75%

66%

60%

50%

9 months

95%

85%

75%

65%

12_months

100%

95%

85%

80%

15_months

100%

100%

95%

90%

18_months

100%

100%

100%

100%



Other indicators for Bernedoodle adult weight


DNA Tests:

They can give estimates for a Bernedoodle's adult weight. However, I find that Embark can estimate 15 lbs too high.


Paw Size:

Puppies often have larger paws relative to their current body size if they are going to grow into larger dogs. This is because the paws need to support the increased weight and size of the adult dog.


Keep track of how the puppy's paws grow over time. Consistently large paws compared to body size often indicate larger adult size.



A Bernedoodle paw with paw pads
The paw belongs to a 30 lb Bernedoodle


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