Bernalier
Pups

A Partnership of Premium
Mini Bernese Mountain Dog Breeders

We specialize in outstanding healthy Mini Bernese Mountain Dog puppies

Active, friendly, playful, attentive, affectionate, and loyal: These are some of the words that families use to describe their Bernaliers (Mini Bernese Mountain Dog) – a Bernese Mountain Dog, King Charles Cavalier Spaniel mix. We strive to be the best Bernalier breeders by providing good-fit families with pups of outstanding health, temperament, and looks. We have Mini Bernese Mountain Dog puppies available occasionally throughout the year.

Bernalier Pups is a partnership of families based in the Greenville, SC area.

Adopted Mini Berner pups Dylan ( aka Bridger ) and sibling Evann – photos by Stacy G.
Mini Berner - Peanut Brittle
Mini Berner – Peanut Brittle
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The availability of our Mini Bernese Mountain Dog puppies is limited and occasional. We have several litters throughout the year. If you are interested, be sure to apply and (upon approval) place your deposit.

What Are Bernaliers?

Mini Bernese, Mini Berner, Mini Bernese Mountain Dog ( BMD ), Miniature Bernese, Mini BMD, or Bernelier

A Bernalier or Mini Bernese Mountain Dog is a mix between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel.

The Bernalier is a small but mighty breed of dog. These dogs, which typically weigh between 20-40 pounds and are about 16-22 inches tall, have all the best qualities of their larger counterparts, the Bernese Mountain Dog. They are affectionate, loyal and intelligent, making them an ideal companion animal for those looking for a family pet.

Bernaliers’ coats come in black with rust or tan markings and white trimmings on the chest and feet. Their double coat helps to protect against weather extremes—both hot and cold. Although they do shed year-round, compared with the Bernese Mountain Dog, they do not actually shed much. In addition to being low shedding, they have minimal odour and drool less than other breeds.

Mini Bernese are loyal, loving companions that form strong bonds with their owners. They are eager to please, which makes them easy to train. Additionally, they are highly intelligent. Therefore, obedience training should come relatively quickly and easily. Plus, they love a good adventure! Whether it’s going for long walks or just lounging around the house, these dogs will be content in any situation.

If you’re looking for a devoted, intelligent and loving companion, then the Bernalier may be the dog for you. With its long coat, friendly demeanor and easy-to-train nature, it is no wonder why this breed is so popular! So whether your family is seeking a hiking buddy or just some extra cuddle time indoors, the Mini Bernese will surely fit the bill.

When you’re ready to add a Bernalier to your family, be sure to do your research. Speak with breeders who can provide information about the parent dogs’ health and temperament, as well as any genetic tests that have been done. Spend time getting to know the puppy before taking them home in order to determine if they will be a good fit for your family. Additionally, make sure you are thoroughly prepared before bringing them home by having all necessary supplies on hand such as food, treats, bedding and toys.

By spending some time researching Mini Bernese and speaking with professionals who know the breed, you’ll be able to make the best decision for your family when it comes to choosing your new four-legged friend. Good luck on your journey to finding the perfect Mini Bernese pup for your family!

Finally, socializing your Bernalier is important in order for them to become a well-rounded pup. This can be done by providing lots of positive interactions with people and other dogs, as well as exposing them to new environments and experiences. With the right environment and training, your Mini Bernese will grow up to be a loyal, loving, and intelligent companion!

As far as expected lifespan goes, these pups typically live 10-12 years if given proper care and nutrition. We do offer a health guarantee for up to 3 years.

It is important to speak with your veterinarian in order to ensure your pup is receiving all of the necessary care and nutrition. With proper care, training and love, these pups make a wonderful addition to any family!

For more information on the Bernalier, you can check out the rest of our website. And, if you have any questions about this breed, feel free to contact us!

Benefits of a Bernalier

  • Bernaliers are among the most brilliant breeds in the canine world.

  • Bernaliers love their people! They are steadfast, trustworthy, dependable, and faithful!

  • Bernaliers are highly versatile and can easily adapt to their surrounding environments.

  • Bernaliers are known for their great affection, devotion, and attentiveness.

  • Bernaliers are excellent with children whether that means playing with them or caring for and protecting them.

  • Bernaliers have hybrid vigor.

  • Generally, Bernaliers are very healthy.

  • Bernaliers are outstanding companions.

Bernalier Benefits

Mini Bernese Mountain Dog Facts

  • Bernaliers are 50% Bernese Mountain Dog and 50% Cavalier King Charles Spaniel ( F1 ) or 75% Bernese Mountain Dog and 25% Cavalier King Charles Spaniel ( F1b ).
  • Bernaliers come in a variety of colors. Their smooth, medium-length, wavy coat is silky to the touch. The dominant colors usually come in black with rust or tan markings and white trimmings on the head, chest, and feet. Because of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, sable can also be a color of the Mini Berner.
  • Bernaliers have more endurance.
  • Bernaliers have hybrid vigor that comes from crossing two diverse gene pools ( Bernese Mountain Dog + Cavalier King Charles Spaniel ). Often the Bernese Mountain Dog/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix ( Bernalier/Mini Bernese Mountain Dog ) has considerably fewer health issues than either parent breed would have. As humans, we never marry close relatives for similar reasons.
  • Bernalier Pups is a partnership of families networked with Crockett Pups who believe in family-raised, top-quality pups.
Adorable Bernalier

Why A Bernalier /
Mini Bernese Mountain Dog?

Beautiful

Magnificent and truehearted
Mini Bernese Pup in the grass

Many people want a Bernalier simply because they SAW one. After falling in love with the looks they find out about the health and personality benefits. But the undeniable fact is that Bernaliers are adorable dogs.

Sociable

Easygoing and smart
Adorable Bernalier

Properly bred Bernaliers tend to be good-natured, devoted, and perceptive. Bernaliers are great companion dogs and do well with people of all ages. They also love to play with new people and kids.

Enthusiastic

Healthier and longer lifespan
Male Bernalier Pup - Dragonfly

Hybrid vigor greatly helps the overall health and quality of life of a Bernalier compared to that of a Bernese Mountain Dog or Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Healthier dogs also tend to live longer.

Why A Bernalier vs a Bernese Mountain Dog?

Why choose a Mini Bernese Mountain Dog (or Bernalier) over a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog?

There are several reasons why a Mini Bernese Mountain Dog, also known as a Bernalier, might be the perfect companion for you. Here are some of the top advantages of choosing a Mini Bernese Mountain Dog over a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog:

  1. Size: As the name suggests, Mini Bernese Mountain Dogs are smaller in size compared to their purebred counterparts. They typically weigh between 25 to 50 pounds and stand at around 15 to 20 inches tall. This makes them a great option for those who live in apartments or have limited space.
  2. Health: Mini Bernese Mountain Dogs are often healthier compared to purebred dogs due to their mixed genetics. They are less prone to genetic diseases and conditions that are common in purebreds, such as hip and elbow dysplasia. This means that they may have a longer lifespan compared to their purebred counterparts.
  3. Energy level: While Bernese Mountain Dogs are known for their calm and laid-back nature, Mini Bernese Mountain Dogs tend to be more energetic and playful due to their smaller size. They still require daily exercise and playtime, but they are more suited for households with active lifestyles.
  4. Adaptability: Because of their smaller size, Mini Bernese Mountain Dogs are easier to transport and adapt well to different living situations. They can also be great travel companions if you enjoy taking your furry friend on adventures.
  5. Personality: Mini Bernese Mountain Dogs inherit the loving, loyal, and affectionate nature of their purebred counterparts. They are great with children, making them an ideal family pet. They also get along well with other pets, so if you already have a furry friend at home, a Mini Bernese Mountain Dog will make a great addition.
  6. Unique appearance: Mini Bernese Mountain Dogs may have the same tri-color markings as purebred Bernese Mountain Dogs, but their smaller size gives them a unique and adorable appearance. They are often described as looking like a “puppy forever” due to their cute and compact features.

While purebred Bernese Mountain Dogs are truly wonderful dogs, Mini Bernese Mountain Dogs offer many advantages that make them an equally great choice for those looking for a loving and loyal companion. Consider all the factors mentioned above before making your decision and remember, no matter which one you choose, both breeds will bring endless joy and love into your life. So if you’re looking for a smaller, healthier, more energetic version of a Bernese Mountain Dog with a unique appearance, then a Mini Bernese Mountain Dog is the perfect choice for you!

Hybrid Dog Breeds

The mixing of various dog breeds to form hybrids has been going on for hundreds of years. But it wasn’t until the 1990s, with the revolution of the Goldendoodle, that hybrids, also known as designer dogs, began to grow in popularity.

Poodle hybrids, or doodles, became popular because they combine the hypoallergenic qualities of a Poodle’s coat with the personality of whatever breed you choose to mix with a Poodle. However, looks and reduced allergies aren’t the only reasons that hybrids continue to gain popularity.

For years people desired purebred dogs with impressive pedigrees, but those pedigrees came at a devastating price: inbreeding. In order to keep bloodlines pure and to achieve the certain distinct look that each breed has, breeders resort to breeding dogs that are related. Inbreeding results in a loss of genetic diversity, which leads to increased health issues and higher susceptibility to sickness.

Take the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, for example. The classic Cavalier look comes with a short snout, round head, and large round eyes. The short snout and round head come with some huge drawbacks, however. Cavaliers are also known for their health issues like heart murmurs and Chiari-like malformations, which make their skulls too small for their brains and lead to many neurological problems. So, although Cavaliers are very cute, sometimes they live short and sadly painful lives simply because people want Cavaliers to look a certain way.

A hybrid takes two completely different genetic codes, that of, say, a golden retriever and a poodle, and mixes them together, increasing genetic diversity within the offspring of these two breeds. Hybrids result in stronger, healthier dogs that live longer. Better health of these hybrids is not only good for the dog itself, but also good for their owners. Healthier dogs means less vet bills and more years with your favorite companion.

Some dog owners still desire a purebred dog solely because they prefer the way a specific breed looks. But many dog parents are choosing to add hybrid fur babies to their homes because instead of searching for a distinct look, they wish for a healthier companion. After all, the healthier the dog, the longer your pooch will be around to fill your life with joy and plenty of puppy snuggles.

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Bernalier Puppies

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Past Litters
Litter of Three
Born May 23, 2023
Adoption Weekend –
July 28, 2023
Litter of Seven
Born July 20, 2023
Adoption Weekend –
Septenber 22, 2023

Litter of Eight
Born September 18, 2023
Adoption Weekend –
December 8, 2023
Litter of Five
Born November 18, 2023
Adoption Weekend –
January 19, 2024

Litter of Seven
Born December 6, 2023
Adoption Weekend –
February 9, 2024
Litter of Eight
Born February 6, 2024
Adoption Weekend –
April 12, 2024

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Our Process

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Fill out an application to show interest in our available litters and explore if your family would be a good fit for a puppy from Bernalier Pups.

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If your application is approved, you may place a $300 refundable deposit ( minus a 9% processing fee ). You will then be contacted by us and invited to select your top choices from our available puppies.

Choose Your Mini Bernese Puppy

Choose Your Puppy

After you’ve been matched with the puppy you’ve chosen, you can pick up your puppy at one of our Partner Homes or use one of our Delivery Services to bring your puppy to you. Let the fun times begin!

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Adoption Assistant

Need A Little Help? Bernalier Pups wants you to be delighted with your puppy adoption experience.

Once your application is approved and you have placed your deposit with us, expect a phone call! We can’t wait to connect with you. This initial call will be followed up by a personalized email providing you with all the information you need as you continue through your adoption experience with us. We are here to help you with questions you may have, finding your perfect puppy, adoption day scheduling — and beyond.

Mini Bernese Adoption Assistant

Ready to apply? At Bernalier Pups we use a thorough application process to take deposits, accepting only the best qualified forever homes for our Bernalier puppies.