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Saint Berdoodle: History, Temperament, Care and More

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St berdoodle, also known as the st bernard poodle mix, as the name suggests is a designer breed of dog created by crossing poodles and saint bernards. These dogs are a perfect blend of the two dogs and have amazing qualities of loyalty, intelligence and friendliness.The st berdoodle is also known as st bernard poodle mix,  st bernard poodle, saint berpoo, st. berpoo and saint berdoodle. They are friendly, loving, and social dogs who thrive in homes where they are always surrounded by people. They do not like to be left alone.

They can range from medium to big size due to their saint bernard lineage, which is why they are not very suitable for apartment dwellers. They are sweet and affectionate dogs who do well in big spaces, surrounded by people.

Breed Overview:

Breed Name:Saint bernard poodle mix
Is also known asSt berdoodle, St bernard poodle mix
Breed Group:Designer dogs or Mixed breed dogs
Height:20 to 30 inches for a full-grown saint berdoodle
Weight:50 to 180 pounds of a full-grown saint berdoodle
St Berdoodle LifeSpan: 8 to 12 years
Type of Coat:Wiry and curly like a poodle

Or long, smooth or rough, like a saint bernard.

Coat Color:White and brown, white and black, red with white accents or white with red accents.
Temperament: Intelligent, affectionate, friendly, energetic, loyal, eager to please.
Grooming Needs:Easy to Moderate 
Shedding levelLow
Drooling potentialLow 
Overall healthGood 
Training Needs:They are intelligent, hence easy to train.
Recommended Families:Families with pets, seniors or older children.

History

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St bernard poodle is a mixed breed dog of two pure breeds that have existed for a very long time. Poodles are known to be bred since the 1600s when St Bernard came into the limelight the 1700s. Both breeds are native to Europe.

St. Berdoodles has the laid-back attitude, protectiveness, and rescue nature of a Saint Bernard combined with the energy, eagerness to please, and intelligence of a poodle. Saint Bernards have always been known for their excellent rescuing abilities and protectiveness towards children, which give them the name ‘nanny dog’.

Even though they are in high demand, popular as well as a designer breed, many dogs still end up in rescue shelters and NGOs. We request you to consider adopting such dogs before you consider buying a home.

Being a mix of saint bernard, st berdoodles are the largest of the poodle mixes and have gained popularity over the years due to their sweet and amiable nature.

Full-Grown Saint Berdoodle

A full-grown saint berdoodle falls under the category of medium to large dog. They stand tall at 15 to 30 inches and weigh between 40 to 180 pounds. There’s a wide range of sizes they come in due to a size difference between their parent breeds. Here are some tips on shampoo on your dog.

The offspring that take on the saint Bernard parent are heftier than those who exhibit the poodle side of their genetics. Full-grown st berdoodle females maybe a tad bit smaller than their male counterparts.

Mini Saint Boxerdoodle

If you have fallen head over heels for a saint berdoodle but cannot provide for or commit to a dog of that big a size, mini saint berdoodles will be the answer to all your problems.

Mini saint berdoodle as the name suggests are smaller st bernard poodle mix, created by crossing a saint bernard with a mini poodle. Unlike the 20 to 30 inch of standard st bernard poodle, the mini saint berdoodle only grows up to 14 to 18 inches in height. They weigh between 20 to 50 pounds.

Temperament

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St bernard poodle mix dogs are loyal, intelligent, affectionate, and friendly which makes them wonderful companion dogs. Their protective and caring nature towards children has even won them a tag as Nanny dogs. 

They are very soft in nature but you must keep an eye on them when they are around children as their big size may unintentionally cause a push or injury to very small children.

St Bernard poodles love playing as much as they love to cuddle. They are extremely social which makes them prone to separation anxiety. Thus, they are suitable for houses where they will have the constant company of a human and won’t be left alone for more than a few hours.

They crave companionship and attention, this loneliness can bring out their destructive and yappy side due to separation anxiety.

They are intelligent and extremely eager to please which makes them very easy to train. They also need a good amount of exercise daily to keep them mentally and physically stimulated. Early socialization is recommended to make them comfortable around other animals, children, or even strangers.

Training methods must always be based on appreciation, rewarding and positive reinforcement as they work best with every dog and provide a perfect platform for dog and owner bonding. 

Positive methods of training improve the communication between owner and dog, unlike the harsh methods that only create fear in the animal and make them associate training with a negative experience.

They are generally tolerant to cold climates but do not tolerate heat well. Keep this in mind while getting this dog.

Care

Feeding

you can feed them kibble formulated for large breed, medium energy dogs to provide well-balanced nutrition. If you decide to feed your dog home-cooked meals, make sure you are covering all the nutritional requirements. This can be ensured by consulting your vet and getting their help to formulate a diet plan that suits the activity levels and size of your dog.

Many people switch to commercial food to avoid the above-mentioned hassle. You can enhance their nourishment by adding multivitamins and calcium supplements to their food during their growing years.

Feed them twice daily instead of feeding excessively at a single time. Puppies must be fed smaller amounts of food, three to four times daily.

Appearance and Grooming

the most common color coat colours seen among the st bernard poodle mixes are black and white or brown and white. Some even show a red and white coat. This completely depends on the parent breeds thus you can have a look at the parents to get an idea of what your puppy’s coat may turn out to be.

Their coat may be like a poodle, that is wiry and curly which does require very frequent brushing, once or twice a week would suffice. They may require occasional trims to look their best.

If their coat is long and smooth like the saint bernard, you will need to comb them three to four times a week to keep matt, tangles, and loose hairs at bay. They require more brushing during the shedding season than they do in regular times.

Bathing can be done monthly or as and when needed. Brushing their teeth daily or at least thrice a week with a dog-friendly paste is equally important to keep gum diseases and periodontal diseases away as they turn into serious issues if they reach a certain extreme.

Regular cleaning of eyes and ears is a must. Nails must also be trimmed regularly, if you hear clicks while they walk, it’s a reminder to cut your dog’s nails.

Exercise

Your st berdoodle puppy can be as high energy as a poodle or as relaxed as an st. bernard. So they require a perfect balance of rest and exercise, depending on their level of energy.

They should have at least 45 to 60 minutes of exercise daily in the form of play, training or just a walk. This ensures their physical as well as mental well-being. A few short walks are much more recommended than a very long one, wherein your dog may feel overexertion.

Saint Berdoodle Puppies

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Before you decide to bring a puppy home, make sure you talk to the breeder and find a puppy with a personality to suit your lifestyle and home and make sure you can commit to their care and management as they’ll at least be around for 8 to 12 years.

Before you get your saint berdoodle puppy home, make sure to puppy-proof your house by moving any hazardous thing out of their reach. You should also get puppy food beforehand and find a vet nearby to avoid panic and confusion after the puppy’s arrival. 

Saint berdoodle puppies grow at a very high rate wherein they’ll be double their birth weight in just a week.

Saint berdoodle puppies cost between 1000$ to 2000$ depending on the breeder, location, quality of breeding, and many such factors. Show or game quality breeds may cost as high as 2500$.

Also Read: Mixed Poodles: A Perfect Combination of Agility and Grace

Common Health Issues

Every breed comes with a genetic predisposition towards certain issues. St Bernard poodle mix is an overall healthy breed but they are predisposed to certain conditions that can be avoided with proper care and management.

Some of the common health issues faced by the are as follows:

  1. Elbow dysplasia
  2. Hip dysplasia
  3. Degenerative myelopathy
  4. Bloat 

If you see any signs of discomfort in your dog, please take them to the vet immediately before the condition worsens.

Final Words

I hope we provided you with enough information to make an informed decision about getting a Saint Bernard poodle mix. 

Just be sure that you can commit to them before you get them home as raising a dog is like raising a baby, the only difference is that they’ll remain dependent babies for their entire life. But they’ll make all the effort worthwhile by enriching your life in ways you wouldn’t even imagine.

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