Ever wished to adopt your very own real-life teddy bear? Or perhaps, you’re seeking a little higher and want a full-sized fierce beast. Adopting a fuzzy-wuzzy bear cub has its challenges, so the next best thing is looking for the perfect plushies to resemble one.
Very Well, then… you’ve come to the right place.
Cheerful, playful, and a little trouble maker – Saint Berdoodle is everything you would want from a real-life teddy. They are fiercely affectionate, silly, and cuddly.
While “Saint Berdoodle” is the typical spelling, every now and then you will see the abbreviated “St Berdoodle”, “St.Berdoodle / SaintBerdoodle” with no space, the hyphenated “Saint-Berdoodle” or even Saint Berpoo / St. Berpoo
Saint Berdoodles are all unique in their own doodly way, sometimes slightly confident trouble-maker but it’s all in good fun, these are big dogs with big hearts.
But be warned: they share their love with cuddles, slobbery kisses and not being completely aware of their size. Affectionate, warm, and always by your side – the Berpoo is the very definition of a companion.
They’ll never hold animosity or acrimony against anyone or anything! Berpoos are an ideal family dog with pure, unconditional love right down to the bone.
Saint Berdoodle Breed Characteristics Sheet
- Size: Small
- Dog Breed Group: Hybrid
- Purebred: No
- Lifespan: 10-12 Years
- Height: Male: 27-30(68 -76 Cm); Female: 24-27 Inches (60-68 Cm)
- Weight: Male: 150-190(68-86 Kg); Female: 120-170 Lbs( 54-77 Kg)
- Coat Appearance: Curly, Soft Coats Or Slightly Coarser, Longer Coarser Coats
- Coat Colors: Solid White, Apricot, Black, Fawn; May Have Markings In Black, White, Mahogany
- Temperament: Affectionate, Adorable, Energetic, Easygoing, Friendly, Laidback, Intelligent, Lively, Loyal, Keen, Outgoing, Pleasant, Responsive, Social, Spirited
- Good With Children: Yes
- Intelligence Level: High
- Good With Pets: Yes
- Hypoallergenic: Yes
- Grooming: High
- Shedding: Average
- Barking: Barks When Necessary
- Suitable For Apartments: Yes
- Need For Exercise: High
- Easy To Train: Yes
- Good For First Time Owners: Yes
- Health Issues: Distichiasis, Gastric Torsion, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Sebaceous Adenitis, Addison’s Disease, Mitral Valve Disease, Wobbler’s Syndrome
- Litter Size: 4-6 Puppies
- Average Price: $1500 To $2,000 USD
Saint Berdoodle History
Little is known about the beginnings of the Saint Berdoodle, though the two parent dog breeds that make the hybrid have long histories.
These Doodle dogs (doodles are a cross between a Poodle and another dog breed) was likely originally bred when the popularity of mixed breeds increased during the 1980s.
In view of the fact that the bloodlines of crossbreeds are not well documented, there is very little history about Saint berdoodles.
Berpoos can either be a first generation (F1), a second-generation (F2) or an F1B hybrid dog. The F1 Saint Berdoodle results from breeding directly purebred Saint Bernard and Poodle.
On the other hand, Second generation Saint Berdoodle is a byproduct of two Saint Berdoodle. Finally, F1B Saint Berdoodle is produced from mixing a Saint Berdoodle with either a pure Saint Bernard or pure Poodle.
Such dogs are bred to inherit an individual useful gene in the parent minus all the shortcomings found in its other ancestral genes.
A miniature variety of Saint Berdoodles (miniature Saint Berdoodle) has been bred by crossing a miniature poodle/Aussiedoodle with a miniature St. Bernard.
Although not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC), it is registered with several mixed breed registries, including the following:
- American Canine Hybrid Club
- Designer Breed Registry
- Designer Dogs Kennel Club
- Dog Registry of America, Inc.
- International Designer Canine Registry
5 Doodly facts of Berdoodle
- They belong to the Sock Snatchers group (or gloves, shoes, dresses, curtains!)
- They have the perfect doodly head tilt and let you know when they’re listening keenly.
- You can’t resist having one Berdoodle! yup, there is a miniature Berdoodle too
- Balls! Tennis balls… Rubber balls. Any balls. They have an instant love affair.
- When people see you on the street, you can surely expect questions and positive remarks. Its better your pup wear a sign that says, “Yes, I am a Doodle…Berdoodle”
Is Saint Berdoodle, The Right Dog For You?
If you want a dog who…
- Is conveniently-sized and powerful, with a thick furry and fluffy coat
- Is usually kind and even-tempered with everyone
- Is animated, playful and entertaining
- Is receptive to training in a slow, good-natured way
- Is good with other dogs, cats, and pets
A Berpoo may be right for you.
If you don’t want to deal with…
- a streak of Stubbornness and overly possessive of owners and families
- boisterousness and exuberant jumping when young
- Separation anxiety and destructiveness when left alone too much
- Fearfulness/Timidity or aggression in some lineage, or when not socialized enough
- stubbornness and/or dominance problems, particularly in males
- The potential for some health problems
A Berpoo may not be right for you.
Saint Berdoodle Size And Lifespan
Saint Berdoodle Size
- Height – Male: 27-30(68 -76 cm); Female: 24-27 inches (60-68 cm)
- Weight – Male: 150-190(68-86 Kg); Female: 120-170 lbs( 54-77 kg)
Saint Berdoodle Lifespan
The average lifespan of a Saint Berdoodle is 10- 12 years. Their poodle genes give them a little longevity of 2-3 years more.
Saint Berdoodle Coat Color And Appearance
- Solid White
- Fawn May Have Markings In Black
Saint Berdoodle Appearance
Like any cross breeds, saint Berdoodle physical characteristics are predictable as it may inherit more or fewer traits from each of its parents’ breed. They are usually large dogs and appropriately proportioned.
Berpoo puppies typically inherit the Saint Bernard’s looks while the stature, as well as the coat, is more like a Poodle and its temperament depends on genetics. Saint Berdoodle face is 50/50 cross between the Poodle and Saint Bernard.
Moreover, if one or both of the parents are not purebred themselves (when both are Berpoos) the unpredictability in the features of the offspring increases significantly.
As with any designer dogs, it’s impossible to predict which parent the puppies will come out looking like. But, with respect to their facial features, most inherit the Saint Bernard features.
Very large head, shortish muzzles with a well-defined stop and the top of their head is nicely domed which adds to the Berpoos gentle, intelligent look. Large, round eyes with black rims with a keen and alert expression.
Droopy ears well covered with lightly curled long hairs and lie close to a dog’s cheeks. Berpoos have strong jaws with a perfect scissor bite.
Thick and slightly arched neck with well-developed dewlaps and broad, slopy shoulders. They have a Broad, level back and a well-rounded ribcage and well-developed fore-chests.
Wide and well-muscled loins that are nicely tucked up with slightly smoothed croups and strong back legs as well as well-rounded thighs. Berpoos tails are set a little high and even higher when they are alert or on the move.
Saint Berdoodle Care
- Exercise Needs – Medium
- Intensity – Medium
- Activity Level – Medium
- Exercise Requirements – 45 Minutes/Day
- Walk Mileage/ Week – 6 Miles
- Playfulness – High
- Grooming Needs – Average
- Tendency To Drool – Average
- To Snore – Low
- Bark – When Needed
- Dig – Low
- Social/Attention Needs – High
Saint Berdoodle Temperament
Saint Berdoodle will inherit a higher than average intelligence from both his parents, particularly the Poodle, is placed in the top quartile of clever dog breeds.
This fluffy little people pleaser usually is a good-natured and high-spirited personality that will allow it to fit into most households. A family with young kids will suit it perfectly; existing cats or other pets will not be an impediment.
Like all the owners must be aware that, they are really affectionate and will enjoy spending all of their time with their family.
They have alert eyes and ears so they can be classified as guard dogs too. They will calmly watch the surroundings without any fuss to make sure that everybody is safe.
Except for some sudden burst of Berdoodle buzz… those moments when your Berdoodle gets briefly possessed acts ‘ noncompos mentis’, and hurriedly zooms around the room for no obvious (but very important) reason.
They sure do love to play, but they are usually laidback so don’t be surprised if these gentlemen spend their days lying in your couch
Properties below belong to Saint Berdoodle
- Apartment Living – Yes
- Good For First-Time Owners – Yes
- Sensitivity Level – High
- Loneliness – Not Suited To Be Alone
- Cold Weather – Good
- Hot Weather – Good
- With Family – High
- Kids – High
- Other Dogs – High
- Cats – Good, If Raised Together
- Other Pets – Good, If Raised Together
- Strangers – Suspicious
- Independence – Poorly Independent
- Dominance – Low
- Combativeness – Low
- Indoors – Active
- Outdoor – Highly Active
- Territorial – Average
- Easy Of Transportation – High
Saint Berdoodle Training
- Trainability – Easy
- Intelligence – High
- Memory – High
- Mouthiness – Low
- Prey Drive – Low
- Wanderlust Potential – Low
Is he hard to train?
They are a great choice for First-time dog owners because they are so loving and ready to please with an added bonus being that they have a very relaxed temperament.
With that said, these little guys are rather intelligent (Thanks to the poodle gene pool) which means that they need the rules and regulations that should be given in a gentler fashion.
Otherwise, they do not respond well to assertion and authority due to their sparkling personality.
Below are a few tips that you should consider when you begin your Berpoo training
- Saint Berdoodles are cheerful and extremely affectionate dogs which make the training easier than many other miniature breeds and dogs in general for trainers and owners.
- If you are a first-time dog owner, consider signing up dog obedience classes. Berpoos training isn’t too hard, In fact, they are so smart that most don’t even require human training but don’t get too complacent either. You still need to implant a strong training regimen from an early age to get the best out of them.
- Get started on this vital piece of business early, using positive rewards, such as praise and treats.
- Always make sure to be consistent with your training as sometimes the poodle part of him may manifest a bit (for instance, the intrinsic stubborn streak).
- Make sure your fluffer is well-socialized to trim down his interface with other people and pets. The payoff is you will be rewarded with a loving and loyal pup.
- The fact that Berpoos were bred to cuddle doesn’t mean they don’t need training and exercise; they do. They need daily exercise and play sessions. If you have a backyard or garden, let them daily for some time to express themselves.
- Take advantage of any opportunity to be outdoors, in addition to the required one long walk a day, at least. Regular exercise can also cut down the episodes of sudden spikes of Berdoodle buzz.
- Instinctively, they are not hostile; however, it good to begin the obedience training right from an early age to dissuade possibilities of your pooch showing any kind of flamboyance in the future.
Saint Berdoodle Food
Your puppy needs around 1- 2 cups of dry dog food each day. Split this in half and feed him in the morning and in the evening.
When he grows up, you’ll need to raise the amount of feeding but keep a close eye on your dog’s weight as they have a ravenous appetite and tends to overindulge.
A grown-up Berdoodle needs between 4-5 cups of dry food
Calorie considerations – A typical, healthy Berdoodle should be fed about 40- 50 calories worth of food per pound of body weight. He will require 2g of fat per kg of body weight and 3g of protein per kg of body weight.
Rough Feeding guide for Berdoodle dog:
- Daily Cost – $2.75 – :$3.00 (average)
- Monthly cost – $80 – $90
- Berdoodle pups between eight and 12 weeks old – 3 meals every 24 hours (300g- 700g).
- 3 to 6 months old – 3 meals every 24 hour period (700-1000g)
- Feed puppies 6 months to 1 year – 2 bowls of food daily (1100g)
- When your Berdoodle his first birthday, one bowl or two bowls of adult dog food every 24 hours is typically all that’s necessary.
- Dogs weighing 60 kg = 500g to 680g (depending on activity)
- 70kg = 570-770g
- 80 kg = 630-830g
- 90 kg = 800-1000
- Protein content should be anything from 14 – 25%
- Carb content should be 30 to 70%
- Fiber content should be less than 4%
- Fat content should be less than 10%
- Calcium content should be 0.5 – 0.8%
- Phosphorous content should be 0.4 – 0.7%
- Sodium content should be 0.2 – 0.4%
Best dog foods for adult Berdoodles
- Blue Buffalo Life Protection Large Breed Adult Fish & Oatmeal Recipe
- EVO Red Meat Formula Large Bites Dry Food
- Nature’s Variety Instinct Ultimate Protein Duck Formula
- American Journey Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Grain-Free Dry
- Holistic Select Large & Giant Breed Chicken Meal & Lentils Natural Grain Free
Best Foods for Puppy St. Berdoodles
- Taste of the Wild High Prairie Grain-Free Dry
- Ollie Healthy Turkey Feast Fresh Dog Food
- Merrick Grain-Free Puppy Real Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry
- Eagle Pack Large & Giant Breed Puppy
Saint Berdoodle Grooming And Shedding
- Coat Density – Normal Or Thick
- Length – Medium Or Long
- Texture – Curly, Soft Coats Or A Combination Of Curly, Rough, And Smooth.
- Brushing Frequency – Daily
- Trimming/Stripping – No
- Hypoallergenic – Yes
- Shedding – Average
Berdoodles usually have soft, short, curly coats which they have inherited from the Poodle. If they inherit the Poodle propensity for low shedding, they make a good choice for people who suffer from pet allergies.
If he has inherited the coat of Saint Bernard, regular grooming with the slicker brush will make upkeep easier for these spunky dudes.
In general, they are relatively high maintenance dogs when it comes to grooming their coats for looking fine and uncluttered.
Bathing can also help with excessive shedding and remove any tangles or loose hairs to avoid infections.
As with any pet dog, you’ll also need to clean his teeth, ears frequently and trimming his nails as well as regular health checks are other grooming that Berdoodles need.
Saint Berdoodle Health Problems
Saint Berdoodle Puppy Names
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Saint Berdoodle Price And Breeders
Saint Berdoodle Price
You should expect to pay between $1500 to $2,000 USD for your Berdoodle puppy depending on the breeder. Currently, the average cost for all Saint Berdoodle sold is $1,500.
Saint Berdoodle Breeders
Breeders, animal shelters and rescue groups
You can look for a good breeder on national kennel or breed clubs. You can also try with breed rescue groups.
Check with Saint Bernard and poodle rescue groups in your state and let them know what you are looking for in the event that they know of an eligible cross available for adoption.
Popular adoption and rescue websites are the Poo Mix Rescue and “Pets” section on Overstock.