Saint Berdoodle - St. Berdoodle

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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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.

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

Does your Saint Berdoodle - St. Berdoodle bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
The St. Berdoodle will typically possess a curly coat. However, the coat may be a combination of curly, rough, and smooth.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Saint Berdoodle - St. Berdoodle puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Male: 150-200; Female: 110-160 lbs
Male: 27-30; Female: 24-27 inches
Solid white, black, apricot, fawn; may have markings in white, black, mahogany



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Saint Berdoodle - St. Berdoodle Questions

How much do St. Berdoodle's eat?

How much a dog will eat depends on several things including the activity level of the dog, the metabolism of the dog and the quality of food it is being fed. On a high quality, grain-free dog food; the average St.Bernard should eat about 3 1/2 - 4 cups of food a day split into two meals. For a Standard Poodle, the average is between 2 - 2 1/2 cups per day split into two meals. So for the St.Berdoodle mix; the dog could eat anywhere from 2 1/2 - 4 cups of food a day depending on how much exercise your dog gets daily and how fast his/her metabolism is. Start with what your breeder feeds and the amount. Cut it back if you notice your dog becoming over-weight or up the amount of food if your dog is loosing weight or needs more because of an increase in physical activity.

What are the exercise requirements for a Saint Berdoodle? Are they closer to a Saint Bernard or a Poodle?

Every dog is different and when you mix two or more breeds together, it all depends on if the dog takes after the sire or dam more. Some St. Bernard/Poodle crosses need an average of 2 hours of running exercise a day, like a Poodle would need. While others, that take after the St. Bernard, need only about an hour of low-impact exercise a day. Watch your puppy and make sure you do as much low-impact exercise as possible to reduce the risk of hip/elbow problems.

I need a dog that can protect me and my 2 small children, will and can a Saint Berdoodle deliver that?

No, not really. If you want a dog that will protect you and your children, you should get a Newfoundland or a Saint Bernard. Since the Saint Berdoodle is part Poodle, it may try to dominate your kids.

I know a Saint Berdoodle and have a Standard Poodle, the Saint Berdoodle is very protective of its owners, and my Standard Poodle is very protective of my children. I have never had a problem with either one of my Poodles, Standard or Miniature, trying to dominate my children. From my knowledge, I'd say this would be a good choice for you. Although you will have to be ready for the health problems that do come along with them, there aren't as many as with a St. Bernard because of the mix with the Standard, but it is still something to consider and research.

Poodles don't generally dominate kids. That's only if you treat them like humans.

Giant Schnauzers are good for a family, and will protect them VERY well.

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