Saint Berdoodle Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Saint Berdoodle so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited States flagUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Saint Berdoodle have?
Saint BerpooSt. BerdoodleSt. Berpoo
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Poodle and Saint Bernard mix

Saint Berdoodle Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Saint Berdoodle puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Saint Berdoodle in the United States? How much money is a Saint Berdoodle?

Where to buy a Saint Berdoodle with a good pedigree?

$500-$2000
If you choose to purchase the Saint Berdoodle, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Saint Berdoodle for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Saint Berdoodle gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Saint Berdoodle? How many Saint Berdoodle are there in the world?
Average: The Saint Berdoodle is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Saint Berdoodle Size

Size
Is a Saint Berdoodle small, medium or large dog?

How big do Saint Berdoodle get?

What is the average size of a Saint Berdoodle?

Small Giant
Weight
How much does the Saint Berdoodle weigh? How much should a Saint Berdoodle weight? What is the normal weight of a Saint Berdoodle? How much does a full-grown Saint Berdoodle weight?
110-200 pounds (50-91 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Saint Berdoodle?
155 pounds (70.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Saint Berdoodle? Saint Berdoodle height:
24-30 inches (61-76 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Saint Berdoodle?
27 inches (68.5 cm)

Saint Berdoodle Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Saint Berdoodle have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
WiryRoughCurlySmoothIt depends on the dominant parent genetic.
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Saint Berdoodle's coat?
White & BrownWhite & BlackWhite & Red
Grooming
How to groom the Saint Berdoodle and how often? How often should I take my Saint Berdoodle to the groomer?
Easy to groom: The Saint Berdoodle doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Saint Berdoodle is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Saint Berdoodle dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Saint Berpoo? Do Saint Berdoodle dogs shed a lot?
Saint Berdoodles shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Saint Berdoodle need a bath? How often should you give a Saint Berdoodle a bath? Can I bathe my Saint Berdoodle every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Saint Berdoodle Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Saint Berdoodle have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
FriendlyIntelligentLoyalAffectionateSocialProtectiveGentleLovingEasygoing
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Saint Berdoodle? Is the Saint Berdoodle breed dumb or smart?
Smart: Saint Berdoodle's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Saint Berdoodle is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Saint Berdoodle dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Saint Berdoodle?
Saint Berdoodles are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Average: Saint Berdoodles, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Saint Berdoodle sensitivity:
Saint Berdoodles have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.

Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Saint Berdoodle a good family dog?
High: Saint Berdoodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Saint Berpoo need? Saint Berdoodle social needs:
Saint Berdoodles are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Saint Berdoodle dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Saint Berpoo bark?
Average: The Saint Berdoodle barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Saint Berdoodle good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Saint Berdoodles are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Saint Berdoodle dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Saint Berdoodles are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Saint Berdoodle bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Saint Berpoo? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Saint Berdoodle? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Saint Berdoodle has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Saint Berdoodle has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Saint Berdoodle? How much bite force does a Saint Berdoodle have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Saint Berdoodle bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Saint Berdoodle, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Saint Berdoodle do?
Saint Berdoodles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Saint Berdoodles need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Saint Berdoodle to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Saint Berdoodle roam?
Saint Berdoodles have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Saint Berdoodle have high prey drive?
Saint Berdoodles have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Saint Berdoodle good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Saint Berdoodle in an apartment?
It is not recommended to keep the Saint Berdoodle breed in the home. It does best in the garden, but if you do want to keep it indoors, it should be exercised thoroughly with long daily walks, so you can keep the Saint Berdoodle indoors by introducing daily routines.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Saint Berdoodles adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Saint Berdoodle be left alone? How long can you leave a Saint Berdoodle alone?
Saint Berdoodles do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Saint Berdoodle Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Saint Berdoodle temperament with other people:
Saint Berdoodles are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Saint Berdoodle dogs get along with other pets? Are Saint Berdoodle dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Saint Berdoodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Saint Berdoodle dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Saint Berdoodle temperament with children:
Saint Berdoodles are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Saint Berdoodle dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Saint Berdoodle breed live with a cat?
Saint Berdoodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Saint Berdoodle good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Saint Berdoodle dogs get along with other dogs?
Saint Berdoodles are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Saint Berdoodle can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Saint Berdoodle breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Saint Berdoodle breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Saint Berdoodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Saint Berdoodles good office dogs? Do Saint Berdoodles make good office friendly dogs? Can Saint Berdoodles be office dogs?
Yes
Saint Berdoodle is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Saint Berdoodle dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Saint Berpoo temperament with senior people? Are Saint Berdoodle dogs good for elderly owners?
Saint Berdoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Saint Berdoodle Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Saint Berdoodle dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Saint Berdoodles are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Saint Berdoodle breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Saint Berdoodle breed? Most common health risks of Saint Berdoodle:
Hip DysplasiaEar InfectionsWobbler's SyndromeBloatSkin DiseasesVon Willebrand's Disease
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Saint Berdoodle breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Saint Berdoodle see the vet?
Rare
The Saint Berdoodle should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Saint Berdoodle dogs live? How old can a Saint Berdoodle be? What is the age limit of the Saint Berdoodle? How many years can the oldest Saint Berdoodle live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Saint Berdoodle?

How long is the lifespan of a Saint Berdoodle?

8-12 years
The average lifespan of Saint Berdoodle: 10 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Saint Berdoodle breed hypoallergenic?
No
Saint Berdoodles don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Saint Berdoodle have? What is the activity level of the Saint Berdoodle?
Saint Berdoodles have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Saint Berdoodle need? How much exercise do Saint Berdoodle dogs require per day?

Do Saint Berdoodle dogs need a lot of exercises?

Saint Berdoodles have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Saint Berdoodle breed need?
Saint Berdoodles sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Saint Berdoodle need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Saint Berdoodle breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Saint Berdoodle? How much food should I feed my Saint Berdoodle?
12 to 14 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Saint Berdoodle risk for obesity:
Average: The Saint Berdoodle has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Saint Berdoodle's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Saint Berdoodle has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Saint Berdoodle drool?
The Saint Berdoodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Saint Berdoodle could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Saint Berdoodle.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Saint Berdoodle As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Saint Berdoodle be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Saint Berdoodle is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Saint Berdoodle be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Saint Berdoodle be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Saint Berdoodle is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Saint Berdoodle be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Saint Berdoodle is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Saint Berdoodle be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Saint Berdoodle is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Saint Berdoodle be a boat dog?

Not really

Saint Berdoodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Saint Berdoodle be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Saint Berdoodle is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Saint Berdoodle dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Saint Berdoodle Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Saint Berdoodle pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Saint Berdoodle breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Saint Berdoodle: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Saint Berdoodle have in a litter? How many puppies can the Saint Berdoodle breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Saint Berdoodle have? How many puppies can a Saint Berdoodle give birth to?
6-10 puppies

Saint Berdoodle Recognition

AKC Group
Is Saint Berdoodle recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Saint Berdoodle recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Saint Berdoodle breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Saint Berdoodle Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Saint Berdoodle's has great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Saint Berdoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Saint Berdoodle doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Saint Berdoodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Saint Berdoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Child Friendly: Saint Berdoodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Saint Berdoodles are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Saint Berdoodles are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Saint Berdoodle is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Saint Berdoodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Saint Berdoodles are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Saint Berdoodles don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: It is not recommended to keep the Saint Berdoodle breed in the home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Saint Berdoodles do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Saint Berdoodle History

The Saint Berdoodle is a new hybrid designer dog breed, that originates from two purebred parent breeds. The breed is a result of crossing Saint Bernard with the Standard Poodle. New hybrid dogs partly from the Poodle have been popular since the middle of the 20th century when the Cockapoo stole everyone’s hearts with its low-shedding coat, loving personality, and intelligence. Yet, the introduction of Saint Bernard is relatively fresh to the breeding programs.

The exact origin of the hybrid breeds is always surrounded by a lot of mystery. The trend of creating new hybrid breeds started around the 1980s, in North America, with crossbreeding purebred dogs with each other, in order to create new, more desirable breeds. Thus, there is no exact date that marks the first production of the Saint Berdoodle, yet it is presumable that the breed was created at the start of the 21st century. These hybrid dogs were an instant hit, for the reason that they always inherited the best and most wanted qualities and traits of their ancestors. Even though there are always disadvantages to these new hybrid breeds, designer dogs became insanely popular in the last 30 years. Unfortunately, this popularity does not mean, that we know every detail about these hybrid breed’s ancestry, and the intention which led the breeder to develop these dogs.

Speaking of the two-parent breed’s history, they both go back to the Medieval Ages to Europe. Saint Bernard is a Swiss dog breed, that was developed in the 1600s, by the monks. It is presumed that they were bred from Bloodhounds, Newfoundland, with the addition of the Swiss Mountain Dogs. Whereas the Poodle is thought to be developed in Germany, yet popularized in the 1700s, in France. The Poodle is an excellent base for forwarding cross-breeding processes, because of its different sizes, and colors. The Poodle was a great hunter, circus performer, truffle sniffer, and ultimately a great family companion. Consequently, the rationale to combine the protectiveness and rescue nature of Saint Bernard with the intelligence and trainability of the Poodle for a family pet was strong. Nowadays, Saint Bernard is still highly respected as the National Dog of Switzerland, but they are kept as family pets, rather than working rescue dogs.

As most of the purebreds, the Standard Poodle and Saint Bernard got recognized in the late 1800s, by the AKC (American Kennel Club) and also by other major kennel clubs too. Although, this does not mean automatic recognition for the hybrid Saint Berdoodle. Just like almost all new designer breeds, most of the Saint Berdoodles on the market, are first-generation hybrids. Moreover, the breed did not get registration yet, due to the lack of a breed standard and the lack of the specimen’s homogenous appearance. The ultimate aim for the breeders is to develop enough consistency to give the breed official status, but this goal is still many generations away from now.

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