Black Mini Saint Berdoodle Puppies: St Bernard Poodle Mix
When it comes to big dogs, a few might come to mind—maybe the Bernese mountain dog, the English mastiff, or the Newfoundland. And then, of course, there’s the drooly, lovable, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ Saint Bernard. If you’ve got a soft spot for these bear-sized creatures, there’s a mixed breed you should know about with a name as cute as the dogs themselves: the Saint Berdoodle. Here’s what you can expect to learn as you come to know and love these dogs.
Sometimes they’re bred from a Saint Bernard and a Poodle, and other times they’re bred from two Saint Berdoodles. The Saint Berdoodle is not a recognized AKC breed but is a hybrid mix that is swiftly increasing in popularity.
Since Saint Bernards are one of the largest dog breeds in the world, it’s no wonder this mix is pretty giant. You can expect a Saint Berdoodle to grow to between 110 and 200 lbs. Even a four-month-old can be 60 lbs! But that doesn’t mean they understand how big they are, and you might find them squeezing onto small beds or trying to be a lap dog.
Saint Berdoodles can be counted on to be loyal and loving. Once you’re loved by a Saint Berdoodle, it’s for life. Just make sure your family can handle such a big, affable dog beforehand.
Because of their loving nature, this is a dog who loves to be around people—which means they might get into some trouble if you leave them alone for too long. Lots of toys, regular activities, and even an afternoon dog walker can help stave off their lonely shoe-munching tendencies.
Remember Nana the Saint Bernard from Peter Pan? Well, Saint Berdoodles definitely inherited some of that mothering instinct. If you’ve got kids, this is a great dog—granted you’re committed to providing the proper training. These gentle giants are generally up for a cuddlefest and tend to be patient with little kids.
7. They’ve got giant appetites
A big dog means big meal requirements. You can expect to feed a full-grown Saint Berdoodle anywhere between four to 10 cups of food per day, depending on the brand. And you thought your grocery bill was steep before!
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You won’t struggle to get the Saint Berdoodle to behave. Their desire for your affection—and positive rewards—makes them eager learners. Plus, they’re smart as heck.