Karing Hearts - Saint Bernards, Poodles, and St. Berdoodles


The Saint Berdoodle is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the St. Bernard and the Poodle. Make sure if your looking for a Hybrid, look for an "F1" meaning both parents are purebred. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred (F1). It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Poodles crossbreeds are the offspring of purebred poodles that have been crossbred with another purebred dog breed. They may be described as a mixed breed dog, designer dog or, sometimes, as a hybrid dog. In biological terms, poodle crossbreeds are an intraspecies hybrid, rather than a hybrid between two different species, since all dogs belong to the same species and subspecies: Canis lupus familiaris.

While some crosses are accidental, many crosses are intentionally bred. Among reputable breeders, crossbreeding is an attempt to breed dogs with positive characteristics of two recognized breeds. For example, the Labradoodle was originally bred in an attempt to create a dog with a Labrador temperament and a hypoallergenic poodle coat. The intent was to create guide dogs for people with allergies. However − as with all crosses − only some puppies from crossbreeding of two purebreds will inherit both desired traits, some will inherit one trait, and some neither. Even when crossbred dogs manifest dominant traits, these dogs may not pass on the desired traits to offspring.

While crossbreeding does not guarantee better health, hybrids bred from parents with disparate gene pools may have far lower chances of expressing disorders associated with the parent breeds.

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 St. 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.


St. Berdoodle puppy coats will vary in color and texture.  St. Berdoodles have straight, wavy, or curly hair coats, the more the wave to curly the coat the less hair shed, and better for those who suffer with allergies or are sensitive to dog fur and dander.  Saint Berdoodles coloring comes in various coat colors depending upon the color of the Poodle. If you are looking for a very low shedding doodle go with a curlier, 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. 

Karing Hearts  St. Berdoodles offers the stronger wave for the non- shedding variety. The St. Berdoodle puppy’s appearance and markings are often that of the SAINT BERNARDS, and their coats are more like the poodle. The St. Berdoodle carries their tails over their backs like the poodle giving them a Very unforgettable UNIQUE look. 

The St. Berdoodles curled or wavy hair coat becomes a beautiful fluffy straight hair coat when bathed blow dried and brushed out, offering two beautiful looks, either wave or straight.

Because St. Bernards do not shed continually but do what is called blowing coats, a couple times a year this combined non- shedding inherit trait of the Saint Bernard mixed with the non- shedding trait of the Poodle is carried forth into the St. Berdoodle making it a very minimal to non- shedding variety breed of dog - All puppies will "blow" their puppy coats, even HA dogs.

As for the drooling, the different jaw types of the St. Bernard parent in the breeding of the Saint Berdoodle is what offers the no drool, in the Saint Berdoodle, or very minimal drool would be more accurate to say any breed of dog can drool occasionally after drinking, or for some even on a hot day. At Karing Hearts St. Berdoodles and Saint Bernards we try to breed DRY MOUTH dogs, which simply means there is way less drooling with this type of Saint Bernard which has the tighter jowls or pendants.

Karing Hearts Saints, breeds to the original standard of the St. 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 St. Bernard. When a Dry Mouth St. Bernard salivates it is easier for it to swallow and the drool does not collect in the lower lip pocket.


CKC = Continental Kennel Club

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DBR = Designer Breed Registry

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

IDCR = International Designer Canine Registry