The Saint Bernard is a loving, gentle giant of dog that is renowned for its patience and kind-hearted nature.
When you take a purebred and crossbreed it with other amazing dogs, you end up with hybrids that have the combination of its parents’ personalities and traits. These dogs all have a variety of temperaments and gorgeous looks and could end up as your next, amazing pet.
Without further ado, we present 15 Saint Bernard mixed breeds.
Top 13 Saint Bernard Mixed Breed Dogs:
1. Saint Berdoodle (Saint Bernard x Poodle)
The Saint Bernard crossed with the Poodle gives us the Saint Berdoodle, which combines the adventurous and high-energy nature of the Poodle with the curious and easy-going St. Bernard. The Saint Berdoodle is friendly, affectionate and sociable and gets along very well with everyone and everything it meets. The Saint Berdoodle gets along well with children, but because of their size, they won’t do well in apartments and young children should be supervised. They are easy to train and relatively easy to groom.
2. Saint Dane (Saint Bernard x Great Dane)
You take a pinch of Saint Bernard and add a dash of Great Dane, and you get the Saint Dane, an enormous and affectionate dog. While these dogs can weigh up to 200 pounds and their massive size might be intimidating, these are quintessential gentle giants. They are laidback, easy-going, and affectionate dogs that are wonderful with children and get along with other pets. They will need a house with a yard and daily outdoor exercise and play.
3. Labernard (Saint Bernard x Labrador Retriever)
The Labrador Retriever, combined with the Saint Bernard, gives us the Labernard, a loving, friendly, and active dog. Like with all mixed breeds, the Labernard’s activity level will depend on which parent it takes after most (the Labrador is a much more physically active dog than the St. Bernard). The Labernard is fantastic with children and is very friendly with strangers and other animals. Grooming is moderate, where brushing every other day would be sufficient, and training might be a challenge as they can be stubborn.
4. Mini Saint Bernard (Saint Bernard x Cocker Spaniel)
The Cocker Spaniel and St. Bernard gives us an adorable Mini Saint Bernard, which can look exactly like a miniature Saint Bernard. They are fantastic family dogs and get along very well with children and other pets, but they are wary of strangers and can make good watchdogs. They are easy to train, but with a little stubbornness thrown into the mix and are devoted, affectionate, and sweet dogs.
5. Border Collie Bernard (Saint Bernard x Border Collie)
The Border Collie mixed with the Saint Bernard gives us the Border Collie Bernard. This hybrid is a gentle, intelligent, and protective dog that would fit in with your family but with careful supervision around young children. The Border Collie Bernard might be wary of strangers until they’ve been introduced but might still keep a watchful eye. Grooming is more of a challenge due to their thick coats, but overall, they are loving and smart family pets.
6. Saint Bernewfie (Saint Bernard x Newfoundland)
When you take two massive dogs like the Saint Bernard and the Newfoundland, you get the giant crossbreed, the Saint Bernewfie. They are gentle and patient dogs that are fantastic with children with no aggressive tendencies. The Saint Bernewfie is energetic but doesn’t require a lot of exercise. Playtime with the family will suffice, particularly since they do not like being left alone for too long.
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7. Saint Bernese (Saint Bernard x Bernese Mountain Dog)
The Bernese Mountain Dog and St. Bernard gives us the Saint Bernese, another patient and gentle giant of a dog. They also get along very well with other pets and children and are calm, affectionate, and loyal dogs that can act as watchdogs, although they are not aggressive. The Saint Bernese won’t do as well in an apartment due to their size, and they also do not do well when left alone for long periods of time.
8. Saint Pyrenees (Saint Bernard x Great Pyrenees)
The Saint Pyrenees is a cross between the St. Bernard and the, you guessed it, Great Pyrenees. They are yet another sweet and gentle giant hybrid that gets along very well with other animals and children of all ages. They do better than some of the other dogs on this list at being left alone but still prefer to spend a lot of time with their family. Also not suited for an apartment, they do best in bigger spaces due to their large size and occasional clumsiness.
9. Golden Saint (Saint Bernard x Golden Retriever)
The Golden Retriever crossed with the St. Bernard is the Golden Saint, which is another (you guessed it!), patient, loyal and loving gentle giant. These dogs will do well with a beginner dog owner as they are smart and, consequently, easy to train. Combine this with their loyal and calm natures and patience with children, they make great family pets.
10. Saint Bermastiff (Saint Bernard x Mastiff)
The Mastiff and St. Bernard combined will give you a massive dog! The Saint Bermastiff (or Saint Mastiff) can be prone to laziness, and you should ensure this hybrid gets enough exercise, so it doesn’t become overweight. They are great with children and are gentle, mellow, and patient dogs.
11. Saint Shepherd (Saint Bernard x German Shepherd)
The St. Bernard and the German Shepherd gives us the Saint Shepherd, a large, loving, and devoted family dog. Their intelligence and devotion make them easy to train, and they make excellent watchdogs thanks to their protective natures. The Saint Shepherd gets along very well with children and other dogs and is both laidback and outgoing.
12. Swissy Saint (Saint Bernard x Greater Swiss Mountain Dog)
The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog combined with the St. Bernard gives us the Swissy Saint (seriously, who comes up with these names!). These dogs are easy to train, affectionate, and gentle and are highly patient with children of all ages. Swissy Saints tend to be quiet, only barking when they need to and are mellow, good-natured dogs.
13. Saint Weiler (Saint Bernard x Rottweiler)
When you take a Rottweiler and combine it with a St. Bernard, you get a Saint Weiler. This hybrid does well with children and other animals if properly trained and socialized while puppies. They don’t do well when left on their own for too long and are intelligent, protective, and loving dogs.
The gentle and sweet nature of the Saint Bernard ensures a loving and patient hybrid dog that would make an excellent addition to most families. The traits of the hybrid will depend on which parent it takes after the most, but when you add a Saint Bernard into the mix, you’re almost guaranteed an amazing crossbreed dog.
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