Saint Berdoodles, Bernese Mountain Dog, Golden Retriever, Gerberian Shepsky
Are you looking for a HUGE, huggable, furry friend?!
Look no further, the Saint Berdoodle is the friend you’ve been looking for!
The Saint Berdoodle combined the very best traits in both parent breeds to make for a very intelligent, social, and affectionate pup that will absolutely make you fall in love at first wiggle. They LOVE children and also enjoy playing with other dogs/pups.
They should also be fine with other animals as well if socialized at a young age.
The intelligence and trainability of the poodle, with the protectiveness and rescue nature of the St. Bernard, come together to create a breed destined to become a wonderful companion and therapy/service dog. Given the sweet and gentle nature of the Saint Berdoodle, they have been called upon to visit with special needs children with excellent results. Their ginormous size has also led them to become exceptional PTSD and balance service dogs.
Saint Berdoodles are VERY social wanting to be in the center of every family activity! They are great pals to take on every outing, or to just lounge around and be lazy with:) But don’t be fooled….they are actually classified as a guard dog! Saint Berdoodles have keen eyes and ears, and will calmly watch what everybody around the house is doing to make sure that everyone is safe.
I particularly think this breed is crême de la crême, but don’t just listen to me!… Check out what my puppy owners have to say on our testimonials page!
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG
The Bernese Mountain Dog is an extremely versatile working dog from the farmlands of Switzerland. They were developed to heard cattle, pull carts, and be watch dogs and loyal companions. Bernese Mountain Dogs come from the canton of Bern, hence their name. They are a large and sturdy breed, with a calm and friendly disposition, and they’re also well suited to conformation, tracking, obedience, herding, and carting competitions. They are also extremely eye-catching. The jet black, clear white and rust tri-coloring of the Berner’s coat makes them strikingly good-looking. Their flashy markings combined with the intelligent glint in their dark eyes adds to the Berner’s aura of majestic nobility.
In addition to their showy looks, these dogs have a wonderful temperament. They’re known for being loyal, affectionate, eager to please and intelligent. They’re easy to train, if you allow them to analyze what you want them to do, but they are very open hearted and get their feelings hurt easily. Hence, they do not respond well to harsh corrections and training methods. Berners get along with the entire family and are particularly gentle with children, but will often become more attached to one lucky human. They love to go on outside outings, so they make great companions in long walks or hikes. Outdoorsy owners often take their canine companions camping and backpacking. This breed is imposing but not threatening and typically maintain an aloof dignity with strangers.
Overall Berner’s have a happy-go-lucky attitude about life, and make for a positive and uplifting furry friend.
The Golden Retreiver, a Scottish gundog of great beauty, is one of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. The breed’s friendly, tolerant attitude makes them fabulous family pets, and their intelligence makes them highly capable working dogs.
Golden retrievers excel at field/hunting work, tracking, sniffing out contraband for law enforcement, and as therapy and assistance dogs. They’re also natural athletes and do well in dog sports such as agility and competitive obedience. Obedience training strengthens the bond between dog and owner— a Golden wants nothing more than to please his owner.
Retrievers are outgoing, loyal, and eager to do your bidding which makes them very easy to train.
Goldens were bred to be loyal and even-tempered in the home, making them great with kids and very protective of their humans! They aren’t bothered by the noise and commotion of kids— in fact, they thrive on it! The Golden’s attitude towards other pets is “the more the merrier”. He enjoys the companionship of other dogs and with proper introductions and training, can be trusted with cats, rabbits, and other animals.
Golden Retrievers are built for action and live outdoor romps. If you like to walk or jog, your Golden will be happy to join you. And if you feel like playing fetch or swimming, they will be more than happy to join you; true to their name, Goldens love to retrieve. Long runs and bike rides are also on their “like to do” list.
If you want a loving, loyal, and intelligent companion, consider adding one of these pups into your pack!
The Gerberian Shepsky did indeed inherit the best characteristics from both parent breeds. They are highly intelligent, alert, extremely loyal, loving, and affectionate. Shepskys LOVE children and other dogs and can get along well with other animals as well if socialized properly at a young age.
(One of my former pups has a cat for a sister and they get along very well!)
The protective Shepsky has a pack mentality, and he will see it as his duty to protect his “pack”(family), making him an excellent guard dog. In fact, due to they are superior intelligence and alert nature, they have a history of taking on police work, search and rescue missions, and military operations, as well as guard duty.
The Shepsky‘s intelligence, eagerness to learn, and obedience makes training go fairly easy for the most part. Nevertheless, they can have an independent streak so make sure you assert yourself as the dominant leader of the pack. If you demonstrate firm, calm and consistent leadership training this breed should be enjoyable.
I personally fell in love with the beauty and brains of this wonderful breed…and as you can see from the Shepsky Testimonials many others have too!