Saint Berdoodle - St. Berdoodle Puppies & Breed Information

Saint Berdoodle - St. Berdoodle

Breed Characteristics


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Breed Information



Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized

Weight: Male: 150-200; Female: 110-160 lbs

Height: Male: 27-30; Female: 24-27 inches

Color(s): Solid white, black, apricot, fawn; may have markings in white, black, mahogany

Overview

The St. Berdoodle is created by the crossing of two breeds: Saint Bernard and Standard Poodle. They are commonly referred to as "designer dogs" and are the largest and least popular of the crosses.

Character

The ideal St. Berdoodle is muscular, powerful, and large. They should possess dark eyes and a keen and intelligent expression.

Temperament

Loyal, good-natured, and affectionate. The St. Berdoodle is not recommended for homes with small children due to their massive size. They do well with dogs and non-canine pets they have been with since puppyhood. They are family oriented and do not do well if ignored. Loneliness will lead to destructive behavior. The St. Berdoodle's are suspicious of strangers and will protect their family, property, and territory.

Care

Depending on coat type, the St. Berdoodle requires frequent brushing or professional clipping. Bathing should be done when necessary using a mild shampoo. They may be prone to such health issues as Wobbler Syndrome, hip dysplasia, PRA, ear infections, Von Willebrand's Disease, skin problems, and bloat.

Coat

The St. Berdoodle will typically possess a curly coat. However, the coat may be a combination of curly, rough, and smooth.

Training

Early socialization and obedience are a must. They require a dominant owner. St. Berdoodle's will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.

Activity

The St. Berdoodle is not recommended for apartment living. They are active, energetic, and do best in a suburban or rural setting with ample safe space to roam, run, and play.

Ownership

Help reduce the number of dogs in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.


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Updated: 11/24/2014

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