Everything you need to know about
The hybrid that crosses the St. Bernard with the Standard Poodle!
Robb with our Saint Berdoodle "Champ"
He is an F1 hybrid born to a Saint Bernard mother and a Standard Poodle father.
But this is how they start out!
Champ @ 16 weeks old!
~ added to our family in 2013 ~
dam: Bella (AKC Saint Bernard) & sire: Chabo (AKC Standard Poodle)
at 8 weeks old
Tessa at 12 weeks (24#)
Tessa will be bred with Champ to produce F2 hybrid Saint Berdoodles in 2015!
We plan our litters 3-4 years in advance!
Champ at 3 years old with a 9 month old female puppy
A little about our Saint Berdoodles (SBDs)
The St. Berdoodle is a hybrid of the Saint Bernard and Standard Poodle. We are proud owners of our own St. Berdoodles ~ Champion Giant's Pawsway ("Champ") and Giant's Pawsway's Tessa ("Tessa"). We truly believe that the St. Berdoodle is the ideal family dog for those that love BIG dogs and prefer a low/no shedding coat. They are categorized F1 by the hybrid standards. (50% Saint Bernard & 50% Standard Poodle) Their pups will be F2 hybrids like the litter below.
Our Journey to Discovery
We originally happened upon this hybrid because Robb wanted a NEWFOUNDLAND and I did not want the mess! We loved the labradoodle look but wanted a bigger dog and sure enough we found a breeder of Saint Berdoodles. She (the breeder we bought Champ from) retired and now there is a handful of Saint Berdoodle Breeders that are dedicated to breeding this awesome hybrid.
The St. Berdoodle is a perfect family pet! They are consistently great with children. They have a gentle protective nature and make for a loving playmate. The most important thing about the SBD is their temperament. Your Saint Berdoodle will be the best companion dog you have ever had and that we guarantee!
A Saint Berdoodle is NOT FOR YOU if you are super-active and looking for a running partner, scared of big dogs or want an outside ONLY dog.
Size does matter! Lighter framed pups will lean towards the poodle body type and the broader heavier framed pups will lean towards the Saint Bernard body type. Both types are beautiful and will be a wonderful family dog for those looking to try and avoid heavy shedding.
Here is a pic of Champ with his full coat (not shaved) and 4 month old puppy.
Saint Berdoodle puppy coats will vary in color and texture. We have had black, white, blonde, black and white splash coats, brindle and white splash coats, copper and even cinnamon! If you are looking for a very low shedding doodle go with a more curly coarse coat. Keep in mind the curly coats will have to be diligently groomed to avoid matting. The straighter wavy coats will be easier to groom and you will still have low shedding. The puppies with a straight coat will shed. Approximately 20% of our puppies will have a straight coat and will blow their coat twice a year. Tessa has a wavy coat and does not shed and is easy to brush through. She never gets matted. Champ's coat is more curly and requires grooming every 4-6 weeks and also does not shed. He does get matted if we are not diligent behind the ears!
We also own a female AKC Saint Bernard Dog.
Giant's Pawsway's Four Leaf "Clover"
130 pounds of love <3
Pictures of our past SBD puppies...
Here is Baron from our 2012 litter with his "mom".
A boy & his SBD puppy!
WE LOVE BIG DOGS !!!
Champ seen here giving our neighbor a ride!
...and when it's over...he just has a seat.
They enjoy the company of their master as well as being independent.
They are wonderful with children as seen by this adorable picture of Zoey and her BFF!
The most important thing to us as a breeder is that the new owners are able to invest in the dog making the relationship one of loyalty, trust and mutual happiness.
"Tessie Bear" now resides on the East Coast with her forever family!
A Female from our Fall 2012 litter just at over 6lbs @ 8 weeks
Here she is at 9 months!
Here is a beautiful straight coat little girl that wound up being a moderate seasonal shedder. She inherited the Saint/Saint gene in her doodle parents.
One week old straight (Saint-like) coat
Same F2 (2nd generation hybrid) @ 6 months
Here is another Straight Coat SBD "Thor". He was Solid Black & White as a pup.
We had our curliest F2 hybrid puppy go to a highly allergic (anaphylactic) family and the mother DID need to see an allergist. BUT the puppy (67# six month old) is not shedding AT ALL so the family is finally able to have a dog after many failed attempts.
Our Star Saint Berdoodle "Zoey"
Here is a wonderful pic sent by her new owners...they do grow up fast!
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE "ZOEY" TOOK 1ST PLACE IN THE
CANIDAE PHOTO CONTEST OCTOBER 2012!
Zoey (owned by Eli) in her elegant resting pose! Such a model ~ even when she's tired!
** These pups get BIG pretty quickly. A good training program is worth it's weight in gold! **
Here is Scooby graduating from puppy college!
(happily living on the East Coast with his forever family)