The lifespan of a Bernedoodle is approximately between 12 to 18 years. However, smaller Bernedoodles tend to have a longer lifespan than standard-sized Bernedoodles.
Unlike Bernese Mountain Dogs, Bernedoodles are typically not renowned as dogs that drool. However, this does not mean that they do not and can not drool at all.
Your Bernedoodle can drool for several reasons such as stomach discomfort, dental issues or organ-related diseases.
Dental conditions such as gingivitis can cause your Bernedoodle to release excess saliva and their teeth to fall out. Gingivitis is an inflammation of your dog’s gums. It is also the initial stage of a gum-related disease – periodontal disease. Fortunately, gingivitis can be treated by your veterinarian.
Sudden drooling or excessive drooling could be a sign that your Bernedoodle’s organs are not functioning as they should be. These organ issues include liver and kidney diseases.
If your dog suddenly begins to drool excessively and will not stop, you should consult your veterinarian. If it is something serious, early diagnosis will prevent your dog from experiencing prolonged suffering.
Common Health Issues
The Bernedoodle is typically a healthy breed. With that being said, it is important to note that the Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle crossbreed has not been around long enough for conclusive evidence regarding their health to be gathered.
Bernedoodles are not as exposed to health issues that Bernese Mountains Dogs are commonly susceptible to, such as different forms of cancer. However, like many large dogs, Bernedoodles are predisposed to hip and elbow dysplasia.
Bernedoodles are also vulnerable to epilepsy, progressive retinal atrophy, Addison’s disease, and thyroid issues. We recommend health screening for your puppy, to prevent any health issues or ensure early diagnosis of any disease that your puppy may have.