Happy, Fun, Gentle, Loyal, low/moderate energy, family dogs, with exceptional intelligence, non shedding and hypoallergenic type hair coat. Add to the list, healthy, non drooling you have now created the Saint Berdoodle!
They do have a protective motherly nature towards their family, and because of this are known as Guardians.
We breed for health, soundness and temperament in our puppies. Beginning with quality, genetic testing, including hips, eyes and heart, insures the breeding of the best quality puppies.
A Saint Berdoodle is a Saint Bernard and Poodle mix breed called a hybrid dog. A Saint Berdoodle is bred with a Saint Bernard X Standard Poodle, and is a large dog lovers DREAM DOG.
For those who prefer not to have the large and extra large sizes of Saint Berdoodle dog, but prefer a mini or small size, we breed mini and small sizes just for you.
Because this breed does have low and non shedding, hypoallergenic type of hair coat, it makes this breed a wonderful dog for those who are seeking after these specific traits in a dog.
Do Saint Berdoodles Drool? Yes they can, unless you choose a breeder like us who only use Dry Mouth Saint Bernard's in their breeding lines of their Saint Berdoodles.
Why have a non shedding hypoallergenic dog that drools, when you can have an Ontario Doodle which is non shedding hypoallergenic and does not drool. We only breed Saint Berdoodles and with a Dry Mouth Saint Bernard dog that does not drool which are from the Swiss Alp regions and not the Canadian and American Saint Bernard's that are generally known for their long hanging pendants which do drool.
The Goliath Saint Berdoodles non shedding and hypoallergenic traits make it a wonderful dog for families who may be sensitive to dog dander, or simply do not want to always be sweeping or vacuuming up dog hair. A large dog who does not drool and is non shedding and hypoallergenic. What more could you want in a large breed dog?
NO SHEDDING and Hypoallergenic for most of our puppies is dependent on the hair coat. Occasionally a straight haired puppy may have some minimal shedding, but they will never shed like the pure bred Saint Bernard at all.
Coat: Non Shedding
Saint Berdoodles have straight, wavy, or curly hair coats. The more wavy or curly the coat is, the less hair shedding there is. The curly coats are the best for none shedding, followed by wavy and then straight. Curly coats are the best coat for those who suffer with allergies or are sensitive to dog fur and dander.
Short coat Saint Berdoodle
Saint Berdoodles may have a shorter coat called a smooth coat. Short coats come in wavy/curly or straight. Straight coats will have some shedding especially if they are a double fur coat, which is very close to the Saint Bernard. Wavy/curly short coats may have some shedding but never anything like a pure bred Saint Bernard.
Grooming the Short Coat Saint Berdoodle
Short coat Saint Berdoodles require very minimal grooming, which make them a great dog for those who do not want to have a dog that requires regular grooming brushing. Bath and dry and brush.
Long Coat Saint Berdoodle
Saint Berdoodles with the longer wavy and curly coats are the best for non shedding, but do require regular brushing and grooming. It is not unheard of to be at the grooming salon every four to six weeks with a long haired Saint Berdoodle. Before you make the decision for a long haired Saint Berdoodle, you may want to consider the additional grooming costs associated with the long hair Saint Berdoodle versus the short hair Saint Berdoodle, and that of additional grooming costs.
Regular if not daily brushing is recommended for the long hair Saint Berdoodle to prevent their hair coat from matting.
Saint Berdoodles come in a wide range of colours and markings, and coat qualities.
Solid Colours: may be solid of one colour, whether it be Black or White, or Cream Colour.
Bi-Colours are Two Colours: Red & White, Cream & White, Chocolate & White, Black & White, Fawn Colour (Tan or Golden body with Black Facial markings).
In addition the much more Rare Bi-Colours: Black & Tan, Blue & White, Silver & White and Champagne & White, as well as Black & White with Panda markings.
Bi-colours 50/50 is where a puppy has two coat colours in a 50%-50% ratio of a Solid colour and white.The 50% solid and 50% white colour ratio is less often found in a litter and therefore generally more sought after.
The multi colours, where the puppy may have three of more colours in its coat but with no set patterns or dominant distinguishing markings.
Brindle colour: may be a solid array of brindle colours of multiple colour origins in stripe pattern across the body of the dog with little or no white in the coat.
Brindle and White colours, are Brindle markings or patches with predominant amount of white in the dogs coat.
Tri colour: is a coat of three colours, in which each colour will be easily distinguished from the other. Because of these strong lines of separation between the colours, due to patterns and markings, the colours are not all mixed together without patterns or markings, creating almost a solid looking colour such as some multi coloured coats are.
Tri Colour Saint Bernard markings, looks just like a Saint Bernard. The Saint Bernard looking Tri coloured Saint Berdoodle is needs no explanation in colour. It looks like a Saint Bernard and is the first most sought after in the Saint Berdoodle breed, not to mention the most rare of all colors along with the Panda Bear dog . These two colours are generally the highest prices due to the rarity of the colour. Second in terms of the popularity of colors of most sought after is the Black & White Panda Bear Dog color and markings. The Panda coloured puppies are sometimes even more sought after over the Saint Bernard coloured puppies.
Tri Saint Berdoodles with the Traditional Saint Bernard look come in both the long coat and short or smooth coats.
Panda Puppies are the Black & White puppy with two Black eye markings on his face such as the like of a Panda Bear, along with a mainly White body with a Black on his back, hence the Panda Bear look.
Saint Berdoodle various coat and colour patterns will range depending upon the colour and markings of the Poodle used in the breeding program. Colour, markings and hair coat genes are remarkably different in each dog.
The Saint Bernard markings and coloring of a Saint Berdoodle puppy are the most sought after, and the most rare. Next to that the Black & White Panda colours and markings are the most rare and sought after, if not even more rare the the Tri colours of the Saint Bernard.
Saint Berdoodles offer the stronger wave for the non- shedding variety. The Saint Berdoodle puppy’s appearance and markings are NOT often that of the Saint Bernard's, but more often come in the Poodle colours, markings and patterns. The Saint Berdoodle hair coat generally takes after the Poodle side, or are nice midway between both parents of the Poodle and Saint Bernard, thus producing a beautiful non shedding hypoallergenic wavy coat. The wavy coat is a lot easier to maintain and requires less grooming than the curly coat.
The Saint Berdoodle puppy carries their tails over their backs like the poodle giving them a very unforgettable UNIQUE look.
The Saint Berdoodles curled or wavy hair coat becomes a beautiful fluffy and straight looking hair coat, when bathed, blow dried and brushed out, offering two beautiful looks, either wavy /curly or straight.
Dry Skin vs Oily Skin which is Best?
Because Saint Bernard's do not shed continually but do what is called blowing coats, a couple times a year they will blow out their coat. The Saint Bernard is a dry skinned dog. Simply put they are not an oily skinned dog such as a Labrador or Golden Retriever, and other breed of water dogs that are considered the water dog breeds, or swimming breeds. The water dog breeds, because they are always in the water need the protective extra oils in their coats. But this can be a downfall for the owner of the dog because of this extra oil the dog has a lot stronger of an odour and a lot more risk of skin, and ear infections because of this.
The Saint Bernard is a dry skinned dog, and not an oily skinned dog they are not as prone to skin and ear infections as the sporting and water dogs are, and they do not have that wet and foul smelly dog odour to them, such as that the water dog breeds can sometimes have. This combined non- shedding inherit trait of the Poodle with the Dry Skinned, Saint Bernard, make the Saint Berdoodle, the best variety of dog breed for, no drool, no- shedding, NO SMELLY DOG ODOUR, and let us not forget their hypoallergenic coats for those with allergies. What more could you ask for!
Drooling vs Non Drooling? The different jaw types of the Goliath Saint Bernard parents, used in our breeding programs, are what make the Goliath Saint Berdoodle stand out from all other Saint Berdoodles, in the breeding of the Saint Berdoodle. Goliath Saint Berdoodle Breeder are the breeders who have the No drooling traits in their Saint Berdoodles, and the one major trait that is very important to us, and one that we want to focus on in the breeding of our Saint Berdoodles.
It is the one trait of many we hope will separate us from the rest. The Goliath Saint Berdoodle, offers the no drool, in the Saint Berdoodle, or very minimal drool would be more accurate to say, as any breed of dog, or even a cat, can drool occasionally after drinking its water, or for some, even on an extremely hot day.
At Goliath Saint Berdoodles and Saint Bernard's we breed DRY MOUTH dogs, which simply means, a way less drooling type of Saint Bernard, all because of the tighter jowls also known as the pendants which do not hang down so long, but rather are tighter in their mouth. The longer hanging jowls is where you get the slobber and drool from.
Goliath Saint Berdoodles, breeds to the original standard of the PURE SAINT BERNARD, which is with no or very minimal pendant, the way the Saint Bernard was and should be.
A Saint Bernard which has no pendant in their lower jaw is known as a dry mouth Saint Bernard. When a Dry Mouth Saint Bernard salivates it is easier for it to swallow and the drool does not collect in the lower lip pocket.