A cross between the St Bernard and the Standard Poodle, the St. Berdoodle combines the typical traits of both its parents. It is a giant crossbreed that exhibits the size of a St. Bernard but has the typical coat texture of a poodle. Being enthusiastic, smart, and alert, a saint berdoodle can assume the role of a watchdog.
|Other names||Saint Berdoodle, St Bernard Poodle mix|
|Coat||Medium to long, curly|
|Color||Brown/Golden/Chocolate with black, white, and tan patches on its head, tail, and body|
|Group of Breed||Working|
|Life span||6-10 years|
|Weight||110-200 lbs (49.9- 90.7 kg)|
|Size and Height||Big; 24-30 inches|
|Temperament||Affectionate, intelligent, energetic, loyal, quiet|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||United States|
|Competitive Registration||DBR, IDCR, DDKC, DRA, ACHC|
Being a friendly breed, the berdoodle, with a characteristic eagerness to impress, loves to be in the company of its owner. It makes an ideal family pet owing to its playful behavioral traits. If socialized from puppyhood, it comes to term with the company of other fellow pets and becomes friendly with small children. Since it develops a strong bond with its family, it might suffer from weariness or boredom if frequently left separated from its family members. Although calm and non-aggressive, it displays good guarding abilities when it barks loudly to alert the owner about the presence of an intruder.
Owners enjoy training this breed since it listens to or obeys their commands quite willingly. As compared to other breeds, it requires lesser number of repetitions to obey instructions, thus a perfect breed for owners who prefer dogs with quick learning abilities. The puppies should be trained with patience, consistency, firmness, and proper guidance. Occasional treats and rewards can encourage them to respond to training quickly.
Give an adult saint berdoodle four and a half cup to six cups of dry kibble daily to provide it the proper nutrition. A diet consisting of fish, meat, and sufficient amounts of water should be given to help the puppies grow and thrive.