• Saint Berdoodles in the UK
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Height: 68 - 76cm M | 60 - 68cm F
Weight: 68 - 90kg M | 49 - 72kg F
Life Expectancy: 10 - 12 Years

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Introduction

The Saint Berdoodle is an American mixed-breed dog. He is a cross between the gentle Saint Bernard and the intelligent Poodle. He is also called Saint Berpoo, Saint Berpoo, and Saint Berdoodle.

Saint Berdoodles are large dogs with a great love for human companionship. They are fond and tolerant of children and enjoy spending time with other pets. These designer dogs are highly trainable thanks to their Poodle bloodline.

The Saint Berdoodle dog breed can either be a low or moderate shedder. It depends on his coat type. He is an energetic dog that is not the best option as an apartment pet. The breed has a lifespan of 10–12 years.


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History

The Saint Berdoodle dog breed also goes by the name Saint Berpoo, Saint Berpoo, and Saint Berdoodle. He is a Saint Bernard Poodle mix. As this hybrid dog's history remains unclear, knowing his parent breeds will help us understand how he came to be. 

The St Bernard originally came from Switzerland. Monks created him in the 1600s. He is a highly skilled mountain and rescue dog. That's all thanks to his dense weather-resistant coat, powerful physique, and sharp sense of smell. From the 1700s to the 1900s, St Bernards were able to rescue around 2,000 people. 

The Poodle is believed to be of German origins but was popularised in France. It was developed in the 17th century mainly for retrieving games from the water. This hunting dog is one of the most intelligent breeds. Thus, he can be easily trained for various canine work, including truffle sniffing and service dog duties. 

The reason behind the creation of Saint Berdoodles is to make a designer breed with the protectiveness and caring nature of Saint Bernard and the Poodle's intelligence and trainability. 

The Saint Berdoodle is not a purebred dog. Thus, he is not yet acknowledged by major kennel clubs, including the American Kennel Club and Kennel Club in the UK. But he is a qualified member of a few minor kennel clubs.

They are recognised in the International Designer Canine Registry, American Canine Hybrid Club, and Dog Registry of America. 

What is a Saint Berdoodle?

The Saint Berdoodle is a mixed-breed dog that was first created in the United States. The exact date when this designer dog was created is unknown. However, it is believed that the intentional breeding of this mixed breed started around the 1880s. 


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Appearance and Grooming

Saint Berdoodle puppies will inherit varying traits from their Saint Bernard and Poodle parents. However, most of them have large heads, brown or amber eyes, and big drooping ears like Saint Bernard. 

When it comes to the Saint Berdoodle’s coat, it may be curly and coarse, same as the Poodle’s fur. Or he may possess a smooth and silky Saint Bernard double coat.

The main coat colours of this mixed-breed dog are black, brown, red, and white. However, some may sport apricot, blue, grey, and silver coats. This designer breed also has various colour combinations, including: 

  • Red and White
  • Black and White
  • Brown and White 

Swiss colours of the Saint Berdoodles are considered highly desirable. Thus, the puppies with this colouration are usually more expensive. Note that Saint Berdoodle puppies have darker coat colours. As they slowly grow into adults, their fur will lighten. 

How big is a Saint Berdoodle?

A Saint Berdoodle with Standard Poodle and Saint Bernard parents is a slightly smaller version of Saint Bernard. So expect this Saint Berdoodle size to be large.

Male Saint Berdoodles can grow around 68–76 centimetres tall and weigh as heavy as 68–90 kilos. Female Saint Berdoodles measure around 60–68 centimetres in height and 49–72 kilos in weight. It takes 2 years for Saint Berdoodle puppies to become full-grown Saint Berdoodles.

How big do Mini St Berdoodles get? 

There are 2 size variations of Miniature Berdoodles. Micro Saint Berdoodles are about 30–40 centimetres tall and weigh around 6–15 kilos. Nehi Saint Berdoodles have a height of 40–60 centimetres and a weight of 18–27 kilos.

Creating Miniature Saint Berdoodles involves breeding with a smaller dog, usually a Cocker Spaniel. Thus, they have 3 parent breeds. 

Does St Berdoodle shed?

Yes, Saint Berdoodles do shed. The amount of shedding will depend on the type of coat they have. Those who have Poodle coats are low-shedders. They only need once a week of brushing.

Saint Berdoodles with Saint Bernard coats shed moderately. They require brushing every day. To keep this mixed breed’s coat manageable, take him to the professional groomer once in a while.


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Temperament and Intelligence

The Saint Berdoodle dog is affectionate and loving towards his family, being people-oriented, and he isn’t afraid to show it. He thrives in being everybody's centre of attention. Making him a part of family activities will bring him so much joy and happiness.

Sadly, this Saint Berdoodle mixed-breed dog’s big love for humans may lead to separation anxiety. Thus, ensure that at least one family member stays with him throughout the day. Bringing him to doggy day-care or hiring a pet sitter whilst you are away are great alternatives too.

As much as this Saint Berdoodle designer dog enjoys human company, he isn't fond of strangers. He is indifferent and wary of them. Whilst this trait makes him a good watchdog, it can become a nuisance without proper training and socialisation.

Saint Berdoodles take after their Saint Bernard parents when it comes to loving children. These designer dogs are dubbed as ‘gentle giants’ for their incredible tolerance and amiability. With that said, children should be taught how to interact with their furry friends. They need to avoid rough play or they may hurt the dog in the process.

Also, mind that the Saint Berdoodle breed is a large-sized canine. He can easily run over small children unknowingly. It is always a good idea to take precautions by supervising him when he’s around children.

The Saint Berdoodle loves hanging out with his fellow furry friends. He is a good addition to a multi-pet household. However, he should receive equal attention as other family pets. This will prevent him from becoming withdrawn and depressed.

Saint Berdoodles are incredibly sharp and intelligent hybrid dogs. They are eager to please and quick to learn. It will only take a few repetitions for them to get a good grasp of new commands.

As they have boundless enthusiasm for learning, motivate them even more through positive reinforcement. Never dole out harsh punishments since these big dogs are very sensitive.


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Nutrition and Feeding

The Saint Berdoodle breed is a large dog that requires a good amount of calories. In a day, he should have a caloric intake of around 1,400–1,750. Smaller Saint Berdoodles need 4 cups of dog food each day at most. Those on the bigger side require at least 6 cups of dog food.

This Saint Berdoodle mixed-breed dog is at risk of dog bloat because of its large size. As a precaution, split his meals into 2 smaller portions to avoid overeating.

Pick a high-quality dog food that is specially formulated for large dog breeds like Saint Berdoodle. Aside from having ample amounts of essential nutrients, it should also contain high levels of glucosamine. It plays a big role in strengthening your dog’s bones and joints.

Saint Berdoodles are often thick-coated dogs. During a hot day, they are extremely in danger of heatstroke. Keep your dog safe by providing him with enough fresh water throughout the day.


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Health and Exercise

The Saint Berdoodle breed has an average lifespan of 10–12 years. As a hybrid dog, he may inherit health issues from his parent breeds. Here are the most prevalent medical conditions in the Saint Berdoodle breed:

Degenerative Myelopathy

This is a serious degenerative disease that mainly affects the spinal cord. It is incurable and a common health issue in Saint Bernard dogs. If poorly bred, they may pass this off to their offspring.

Elbow Dysplasia and Hip Dysplasia

These conditions occur when the socket and joints don't fit well together. It causes extreme pain, difficulty in moving, and lameness. Large dogs are more in danger of developing this disease due to their bulky bodies.

Osteosarcoma

It is a bone tumour that is common in large and giant dog breeds. This disease is very painful and may cause swelling and lameness. To treat this condition, amputation is often necessary.

Saint Berdoodles are big dogs with equally big energy. They need at least 45–60 minutes of exercise every day. Strolling around the neighbourhood, swimming on the beach, and hiking in the mountains are the ideal exercise regimens for these designer dogs.

Vigorous activities should be avoided as they can negatively affect the Saint Berdoodle breed’s joints. Since this designer dog is large and strong, he can easily pull on the lead and drag you anywhere he wishes to go. Avoid this dilemma by lead-training your pup at an early age and teaching him the commands ‘stop’ and ‘heel.’

Although the Saint Berdoodle dog breed is a mild-mannered family pet, he is not well-suited for apartment living. He needs a spacious back garden to freely run and play in.


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Cost of Ownership

As a large dog breed, the Saint Berdoodle needs big amounts of food. Thus, his food expenses in a year can be costly. It can rack up to £680–£760.

Basic supplies including crate, toys, and dog bed are essentials that will help your puppy quickly adjust to her new home. You may need to spend around £100–£400 for these items.

Another important facet in your Saint Berdoodle puppy's life is vet care, which can be very expensive. The cost for each vet check-up session is around £30–£60. You are looking at around £100–£150 for the first round of vaccine shots. Set aside £50–£60 for annual boosters.

Treatments for parasites, including ticks, fleas, and worms, will cost you approximately £15–£30. Expenses for spaying or neutering can be as much as £110–£390. Lower the cost of vet expenses, especially during emergencies, by acquiring pet insurance. Since the Saint Berdoodle is a mixed-breed dog, you may need to pay £23 a month.

The rates are subject to change depending on your dog's health, and his age. Healthy and young canines have lower insurance fees.

How much does a Saint Berdoodle cost?

Saint Berdoodle price ranges from £1,400 to over £6,000. Opt to find your puppy from a reputable breeder. Since they are deeply dedicated to caring for their dogs, their puppies are healthy and have a stable temperament.


Saint Berdoodle Breed Highlights

  • The Saint Berdoodle is a Saint Bernard and Poodle cross.
  • He is a social butterfly, which makes him prone to separation anxiety.
  • This mixed-breed dog is intelligent and quick to catch on commands.
  • He has a high activity level, but needs non-intensive activities.
  • A Saint Berdoodle with a Poodle coat is a low-shedder and easy to groom.
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