Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC


Bernese Mountain Dog / Newfoundland Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

Bernefie puppy laying on a pillow chewing on a bone

Berner / Newfie cross (Bernefie) puppy at 4 months old—"Her mom was a Bernese Mountain Dog and dad was a 175-pound Newfoundland. She has her mom's colors, but her dad's body and personality."

Other Names


New Mountain Bernese


The Bernefie (pronounced burn-ah-fee) is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Newfoundland. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.


ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DBR = Designer Breed Registry

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

Recognized Names

American Canine Hybrid Club = Bernefie

Designer Dogs Kennel Club = Bernefie

Designer Breed Registry = New Mountain Bernese