Saint Bernard x Standard Poodle Cross
Saint Berdoodles are an intentional cross between a purebred St Bernard and a purebred Standard Poodle.
People love the hypoallergenic coats of Saint Berdoodles, which are usually low-shedding or non-shedding.
Saint Berdoodles have wonderful temperaments and are usually great with kids.
Saint Berdoodles have hybrid vigor, which results from crossing two purebred dogs. Hybrid vigor typically results in a healthier offspring, and Saint Berdoodles have a much longer life expectancy than a purebred Saint Bernard.
Purebred St Bernards usually live 8-9 years; whereas Saint Berdoodles are usually expected to live 11-13 years.
Although "Saint Berdoodle" is the typical spelling, at times you will see the abbreviated "St Berdoodle", the hyphenated "Saint-Berdoodle" or "StBerdoodle / SaintBerdoodle" with no space.
Anyone who has owned (and loved) a Saint Bernard might wonder why anyone would get a Saint Berdoodle instead. There's a seven-fold answer for why Saint Berdoodles win the battle for many families.
St Bernard vs St Berdoodle
- Hypoallergenic: St Berdoodles usually have low-to-non shedding coats (like poodles) and are typically far better for people with allergies than a purebred Saint Bernard, which sheds its coat.
- Health: Hybrid vigor typically improves a dog's health. There's a reason that humans don't marry our relatives. Saint Berdoodles tend to have fewer health issues than a pure Saint Bernard.
- Lifespan: On average St Berdoodles live several years longer than their Saint Bernard counterparts.
- Intelligence: Poodles consistently rank as one of the top (if not THE top) breeds for intelligence. Saint Berdoodles are very quick learners.
- Trainability: Usually the St Berdoodle's increased intelligence makes them an easy dog to train. Saint Berdoodles love pleasing their owner.
- Dry Mouth: Most Saint Berdoodles do not druel; the same cannot be said for most purebred Saint Bernards.
- Walking Partner: Although Saint Berdoodles are one of the lowest energy doodles, they tend to be more active than a somewhat lethargic purebred Saint Bernard who usually prefers to lounge all day. Although a Saint Berdoodle will not be an active runner like a Goldendoodle, Labradoodle, Aussiedoodle, or Springerdoodle, you can usually take a Saint Berdoodle for a long walk--more so than a purebred Saint Bernard.
We never ship St. Berdoodle puppies as we think it provides a terrible start. We have people from all over the U.S. (and Canada) drive to one of our pick up homes to get a gorgeous Saint Berdoodle pup; fly to us and fly back with the pup in the passenger compartment, or have us hand deliver their Saint Berdoodle to their home for 60 cents a mile.