The Saint Bernard dog is adored for being a gentle, loving, friendly, and highly trainable breed. This powerful breed is a perfect companion for physically active owners since it does not run out of energy and stamina.
For dog owners looking for some variety but want their great qualities, Saint Bernard mixes could be a match made in heaven! You just might be surprised by the rare appearance and unique personalities of these mixes.
In this article, you will get to know 25 amazing Saint Bernard mixes — from their origin, appearance, temperament, and size, to their exercise needs. Read through this list to find the right Saint Bernard crossbreed for you.
25 Saint Bernard Mixes
Saint Bernard mixes generally have the personalities of their two parent breeds. However, they often resemble their Saint Bernard side, with their floppy ears, charming droopy eyes, and laid-back personality.
Because of a wide variety of dog breeds that can be paired with Saint Bernards, the combination of qualities is also endless for Saint Bernard hybrids. But one thing is certain: you will find all of them delightful!
Below is a list of some of the best Saint Bernard mixes you can find today!
1. Saint Dalmatian (Dalmatian & Saint Bernard Mix)
A Saint Dalmatian is a cross between the Dalmatian and Saint Bernard breeds. This rare mix of two large dogs will typically produce a large or giant full-grown puppy, which grows up to 30 inches tall.
This mix typically has medium-length coats, but long, dense coats are also possible if its Dalmatian parent is long-haired.
Dalmatians are known for spotty black and white coats, but they actually have various colors, except rainbow. On the other hand, the standard Saint Bernard coat colors are brindle, white, and red, among others.
Between a playful Dalmatian and a relaxed Saint Bernard, the personality of the Saint Dalmatian could be a bit tricky to predict, especially since the personality of a Dalmatian also depends on their gender.
2. Saint Bernese (Bernese Mountain Dog & Saint Bernard Mix)
The Bernese Mountain Dog Saint Bernard mix, also called Saint Bernese, is a cross between two working dogs: a herding Bernese Mountain Dog and a Saint Bernard watchdog, so you may expect this mix to be industrious.
In terms of coat, this crossbreed typically has medium to long coats like its parents. Like its Bernese Mountain parent, it is likely to shed excessively and needs frequent grooming. Hence, it is not hypoallergenic.
This mix is calm, loyal, and intelligent. This affectionate hybrid also loves being close to children and family. Since they are large, it is important to train them early as pups, as they can be overpowering when excited.
The size of this mix depends on the gender of either parent. Since it is a large pooch, it is important that a Saint Bernese is fed a nutritious diet with controlled portions to avoid obesity and weight-related problems.
3. Corgi Saint Bernard Mix
The rare Corgi Saint Bernard mix is an interesting cross between two differently sized parent breeds: the small to mini Welsh Corgi and the large Saint Bernard. This mix is a medium-sized dog weighing 30 to 50 pounds.
This mix has a short-to-long brindle, fawn, red, white, and sable coat. If it has a fluffy Corgi parent, expect a hybrid with a long coat. Depending on the type of Corgi parent, it may also have either bobbed or long tails.
Because of the herding instincts of the Corgi, they can be hostile towards kids and bark a lot. In contrast, despite being a vigilant guard, the loving Saint Bernard is not loud. A mix of these traits makes a proper watchdog.
4. Saint Bermastiff (Mastiff & Saint Bernard Mix)
The Saint Bermastiff mix is the result of crossbreeding the dignified Mastiff with the majestic Saint Bernard. Expectedly, this mix of two large dominant breeds creates a colossal canine enough to startle a stranger.
The Saint Bermastiff also have powerful, muscular, and strong bodies, especially with a male Mastiff parent. An adult mix stands between 22 and 30 inches and weighs 150 to 200 pounds.
This hybrid dog is docile around kids, trainable, and well-behaved. Despite their large size, they are genial giants that are protective of their humans.
Since this mix is already naturally heavy, you better watch its food intake. Its Mastiff parent has a relatively short lifespan, so keeping it healthy is a must.
Because of their calm nature, they don’t need intense exercise. They are satisfied with short walks in the park, which are also sufficient as long as they are not overfed.
5. Saint Weiler (Rottweiler & Saint Bernard Mix)
The Saint Weiler is a mix between a large or mini Rottweiler and the giant Saint Bernard. Like its parents, this hybrid is reliable and eager to please its owners. Thus, they are great companions and guard dogs.
It has a broad head, floppy ears, narrow muzzles, and a muscular body with sturdy legs. Its coat will be long, especially if it has a long-haired Rottie parent. Its coat color can be white, red, brown, or black.
The Saint Weiler is a quiet and protective mix. They interact well with kids and other pets when properly trained. They are also very affectionate but may sometimes experience separation anxiety.
Saint Weilers have the high energy of the Rottweiler, although it may depend on the Rottweiler type and gender. Socialization training as pups is key in keeping them well-behaved to control their aggressiveness.
Watch a Saint Weiler playing with other dogs at the park in this video:
6. Saint Berxer (Boxer & Saint Bernard Mix)
The Saint Berxer is the offspring of the Boxer and Saint Bernard, breeds that historically served as hunting and working dogs, respectively. Since its Boxer parent has a reactive side, training and socialization are a must.
This tendency is also matched by an intimidating appearance, especially with a Boxer’s face. Some owners crop their dog’s ears to make them appear more fierce, especially with show dogs.
This hybrid is also very playful and highly energetic. Daily exercise helps dial down that excess energy. Outdoor activities like long walks, hikes, and beach trips will keep your mix content.
Since they are quite active, training is important, so they don’t unintentionally hurt anyone during playtime.
7. Saint Dane (Great Dane & Saint Bernard Mix)
The Saint Dane is a massive hybrid created by crossbreeding the Great Dane and Saint Bernard. This mix is only intimidating in appearance, as its personality is remarkably calm, gentle, and laid back.
Sometimes called the Great Bernard, this hybrid reaches its full-grown size at around 18 months. It stands between 26 and 30 inches tall and weighs 170 to 180 pounds, which makes them hard to miss.
Because of their size, this hybrid can intimidate intruders out of your home. Ironically, their large size is not enough to keep them warm, and they need winter coats to keep them comfortable during cold weather.
8. Saint Chownard (Chow Chow & Saint Bernard Mix)
The Saint Chownard is the adorable combination of the blue-tongued Chow Chow and the Swiss Saint Bernard. This hybrid has a refined lion face like a standard or mini Chow Chow and the large physique of Saint Bernard.
The Chow Chow Saint Bernard mix is a well-behaved and calm dog like its parent breeds. Sometimes, their introverted nature may be mistaken for laziness. Though distant from strangers, they are loyal to their humans.
Though they have medium-length double coats, this hybrid needs lower maintenance than most dogs. They are hygienic and have a faint doggy odor. However, regular brushing is required to control its shedding.
The coat color of this mix varies greatly. When matched with the tri-colored Saint Bernard coat, the solid-colored Chow Chow coat may produce a mix of white, black, brown, orange, blue, cinnamon, cream, and red.
9. Golden Saint (Golden Retriever & Saint Bernard Mix)
The Golden Saint is a large designer dog that is bred from two popular breeds — the gorgeous Golden Retriever and the gentle Saint Bernard. This mix is sweet and loyal, making them a great companion for any dog owner.
This pooch is about 30 to 36 inches tall and 100 to 220 pounds. Their physique requires light walks of up to an hour daily. If you have a Golden Saint, avoid giving them strenuous exercise as it could cause joint injury.
The Golden Saint’s coat has various colors like brown, brindle, cream, red, white, black, and pied. It is typically dense and long. Because of this, they are more suitable in cold climates like some Golden Retrievers.
The Golden Saint may inherit quirks from their Golden Retriever parent, like randomly offering objects to their human when they are bored or happy and also howling.
10. Saint Shepherd (German Shepherd & Saint Bernard Mix)
The German Shepherd Saint Bernard mix is a goofy and protective dog. The smart German Shepherd and calm Saint Bernard make a gentle pooch. This makes this mix an ideal guard dog and a perfect addition to families.
As with any large breed, this mix needs an intense amount of exercise daily for at least two hours to prevent obesity.
Also, their training should be robust enough to stimulate their minds, like agility and obedience training.
11. Saint Berdoodle (Poodle & Saint Bernard Mix)
The Saint Berdoodle is a designer dog produced by crossbreeding the Poodle and Saint Bernard. Often, this mix takes after the size and stature of Saint Bernard and the coat of the Poodle of various colors.
The Saint Berdoodle is a low-maintenance hybrid, especially if they have curly hair. Since they don’t shed much, the Saint Berdoodle doesn’t need regular brushing. Instead, their coat needs to be trimmed regularly.
This charming mix is loving, highly intelligent, and curious. They have also been called “nanny dogs” because of their gentle and protective nature.
Since this pooch is adventurous, they enjoy outdoor exercise for at least an hour daily.
12. Saint Bullnard (Pitbull & Saint Bernard Mix)
In general, both parent breeds have a muscular build, except they differ in height. Hence, this dog ranges from medium to large with a slender body.
They have black eyes, a white chest, and a black, blue, or red broad nose.
In terms of coat, this mix often takes after the short to medium-length coat of the Pitbull, with champagne, brindle, white, tan, and brown colors. This makes them relatively low maintenance and easy to groom.
Their training and exercise needs depend on the energy level of the mix. In general, an hour of daily exercise is sufficient to keep them healthy, but you may level up their training if you want a more muscular dog.
13. Saint Bernewfie (Newfoundland & Saint Bernard Mix)
The Saint Bernewfie is a cross between a Newfoundland and a Saint Bernard. This designer mix weighs 100 to 180 pounds and stands 25 to 30 inches tall, larger than average Newfies but smaller than Saint Bernards.
This mixed breed has a dense short to medium-length coat which sheds fairly. Regular brushing two to three times a week is enough for maintenance. They also drool a lot and may not suit some dog owners.
Regardless, this mix is quite charming. Their only intimidating quality is their size. Other than that, this dog is an enormously sweet and loving mix. They are not aggressive and can be left alone with children or other pets.
Nevertheless, training is essential to correct their stubbornness. They are also energetic and happy when they are close to their family. Their innate protectiveness makes them ideal guard dogs to watch over children.
14. Akita Saint Bernard Mix
The rare Akita Saint Bernard mix is a new designer dog that started in the United States only in the 1990s. The Akita is a Japanese breed that also served as a working dog like the Swiss Saint Bernard.
The Akita Saint Bernard mix stands 24 to 30 inches tall and weighs 100 to 200 pounds. They have long double coats, like a Saint Bernard and some Akita dogs, that come in black, brown, and white colors.
This large mix is a seemingly menacing breed, but they are actually calm, gentle, and loyal dogs. They are also intelligent with protective instincts. With training, their strong prey drive can be managed easily.
In terms of exercise, they need daily vigorous activities. Therefore, they fit well in a house with a spacious yard where they can run around and spend their pent-up energy.
15. Border Collie Bernard (Border Collie & Saint Bernard Mix)
The playful and protective Border Collie Bernard is the cross between the Border Collie and Saint Bernard. This medium-to-large mix is between 20 and 25 inches tall and weighs 45 to 120 pounds.
The appearance of this hybrid varies. It can inherit the Border Collie coat colors, including tri-color, red merle, blue merle, and lilac, or the Saint Bernard coat colorations, such as tri-color, white, brown, or mahogany.
This hybrid is intelligent and requires training designed to stimulate the brain, like teaching tricks or introducing new scents.
If they take after the energetic Border Collie, they will need long walks or intense frolicking for an hour daily, but if they are more similar to Saint Bernard, relaxed strolling is sufficient.
The Border Collie Bernard sheds heavily. Their dense coats need to be trimmed and brushed regularly. Also, they drool a lot.
16. Saint Pyrenees (Great Pyrenees & Saint Bernard Mix)
The designer hybrid, Saint Pyrenees, is a mix of the devoted and calm Great Pyrenees and the versatile, industrious Saint Bernard. Coming from two equally large breeds, this mix is unsurprisingly a giant dog.
The Saint Pyrenees stands between 25 and 32 inches tall and weighs 120 to 170 pounds. It has thick, medium-length coats that are a combination of brown, white, black, merle, and pied colors that shed heavily like its parents.
This hybrid has charming facial features. It has a large head with dangling ears and brown eyes. It also has a muscular build and strong legs designed to work like its parents.
Like most large breeds, the Saint Pyrenees is not immune to some health concerns like hip and elbow dysplasia and bloat. Daily regular exercise and a nutritious, balanced diet are required to maintain a healthy weight.
17. Mini Saint Bernard (Cocker Spaniel & Saint Bernard)
The Mini Saint Bernard is an interesting cross between the Cocker Spaniel, the smallest sporting dog, and the large Saint Bernard.
Despite its name, this mix is small to medium in size, standing between 15 and 20 inches tall.
This hybrid sports a charming appearance, owing to the round dreamy eyes of the Cocker Spaniel and the attractive face of Saint Bernard. It has big paws, wide muzzles, draping ears, and feathered tails.
This mix also has a thick coat in red, white, fawn, brindle, brown, black, and blue colors, which can be silky, coarse, wavy, or straight. Depending on the inherited gene, your mix may have a mix and match of these features.
The Mini Saint Bernard is considered a high-maintenance dog since it sheds a lot and needs daily brushing. During its occasional baths, you need to use mild shampoo since its dry skin is easily irritated.
18. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Saint Bernard Mix
Sometimes called the Swissy Saint, the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Saint Bernard mix is another genial giant that makes an excellent family dog. This calm pooch is good around kids and blends well within a group.
The Greater Swiss Mountain Saint Bernard hybrid is intelligent, devoted, loving, and obedient. It is not even slightly aggressive and barks very little. This makes it a good guard dog since its bark signifies a specific reason.
This large hybrid is 21 to 24 inches tall and weighs between 120 and 180 pounds. As with other large dogs, it needs to exercise daily for an hour to remain healthy since it easily gains weight.
A moderate-intensity walk at the park is something that your pooch would enjoy. Aside from physical exercise, this clever mix also needs mental stimulation, so it loves learning tricks, playing puzzles, or playing fetch.
19. Rhodesian Bernard (Rhodesian Ridgeback & Saint Bernard Mix)
The Rhodesian Bernard is the cross between the Rhodesian Ridgeback and Saint Bernard. This large pooch is smart, loyal, and charming. Like its parents, this hybrid is eager to please its owners and is a great companion.
This hybrid weighs between 90 and 130 pounds and stands 25 to 27 inches tall. It is athletic and powerful, requiring lots of exercise and playtime. With this size, it is suitable to live in a house with a big yard.
Aside from exercise, early socialization and obedience training are helpful in managing stubbornness. Since a big Rhodesian Bernard dog may randomly cause trouble and hurt others, such as little children, training is a must.
A healthy Rhodesian Bernard lives from 10 to 12 years. Some health issues of this mix include elbow and hip dysplasia and heart conditions, so it’s advisable to watch out for their symptoms in your dog.
Check out this video to watch some Rhodesian Bernard puppies in action:
20. Pointer Saint Bernard Mix
The Pointer and Saint Bernard mix is a rare hybrid. The Pointer, as its breed name suggests, points hares, birds, and bears for hunting. This breed became popular for its versatility, agility, and speed.
The Pointer, paired with the rescue dog from the Alps, the Saint Bernard, will produce an athletic and intelligent offspring. Since the mix has the genes of a sporting breed, it is active and needs a lot of exercise daily.
In terms of coat type and color, the Pointer Saint Bernard may have any of its parents’ coats. It may have short to long coats with colored spots like the Pointer or have a long, dense coat with a brindle color like a Saint Bernard.
21. Saint Berhusky (Siberian Husky & Saint Bernard Mix)
The Saint Berhusky is a rare mix of two popular large breeds, the Siberian Husky and the Saint Bernard. With its large size also comes an enormous affection for children. Therefore, it’s the perfect addition to any family.
Aside from being loving, this mix may be quite independent and seems stubborn like their Husky parent, which can be overwhelming for first-time dog owners. Once old enough, you may enroll them in obedience training.
This mix needs one hour of intense activity every day for exercise. Some activities that your Saint Berhusky will enjoy are hiking, running, and retrieving.
Their eye-catching looks are also a favorite among owners. It has thick and furry double coats that commonly have the same color as the Saint Bernard coat, while their eyes can be blue-colored, famously known among Huskies.
22. Labernard (Labrador & Saint Bernard Mix)
The Labernard is one of the most amazing Labrador Retriever mixes you can find. It is a designer dog produced by crossing the Labrador Retriever with the Saint Bernard.
Its parents are working dogs, so it can also serve as a reliable member of the family when trained properly. The Labernard is a large breed, standing 23 to 26 inches tall and weighing 100 to 215 pounds.
Since this mix can be highly active and energetic like its Labrador parent, it needs daily intensive exercise. If it is more similar to the Saint Bernard, a daily walk is enough, with minimal to zero high-impact activities.
23. Irish Saint Terrier (Irish Terrier & Saint Bernard Mix)
The sweet and protective Irish Saint Terrier is the cross between the Irish Terrier and the Saint Bernard. This mix is affectionate, good-natured, and naturally protective of its family, making it a good watchdog.
Historically, its Irish Terrier parent was first brought to America in 1885 and served as a messenger dog during World War I in the early 1900s. Together with the Alpine watchdog, Saint Bernard, their mix is a very adaptable dog.
Aside from being a watchdog, this mix is also a great companion. They have the stamina to join you in walking, camping, and hunting. They can thrive on a farm or in an urban village, as they are quite the versatile mix.
One less favorite trait of this hybrid is their tendency to bark a lot, but this can be controlled through training. Thankfully, they are also clever so training them is easy.
24. Australian Shepherd Saint Bernard Mix
The Australian Shepherd Saint Bernard mix is another rare Saint Bernard hybrid, despite coming from two popular canines. Both breeds are good family dogs for their calm manner and intelligence.
The coat color of this mix is unpredictable due to many possible blends. It can be black, tri-colored, red or blue merle, or brown like the Aussie, or white, brown, or brindle like the standard Saint Bernard colors.
However, this mix’s rare combination of coat colors has a catch. Its coat sheds heavily like both parent breeds, therefore, requiring extensive grooming and maintenance, which may be difficult for first-time owners.
In terms of health, this mix is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, usually observed among large dogs.
It may also suffer from health issues common to its parent breeds, such as cataracts and epilepsy, which may affect its lifespan.
25. Red Heeler Saint Bernard Mix
This very rare hybrid is the cross between the orange-brown Australian Cattle Dog or the Queensland Heeler, also nicknamed the Red Heeler, and the standard Saint Bernard.
Another variation of the Australian Cattle Dog is the Blue Heeler, which can also produce a Blue Heeler Saint Bernard mix. These two mixes only differ in coat color with pretty much similar personalities.
The Red Heeler Saint Bernard mix has two working dogs for a parent. It is adaptable, loyal, and gentle. Due to its Red Heeler parent, it has limitless energy that needs to be spent; this can be difficult for busy fur parents.
In terms of appearance, the vibrant speckled or mottled red coat of the Red Heeler may either blend or dominate the standard Saint Bernard colors of brindle, red, white, brown, and orange.
How Much Does a Saint Bernard Mix Cost? Puppy Prices & Expenses
The usual price of Saint Bernard mixes ranges from $1,000 to $3,500. Though, this is not surprising considering the price of a purebred Saint Bernard.
Another factor that influences the price of a Saint Bernard mix is the breed and genetic makeup of its pair. If the other breed is rare, you could be looking to pay up to $4,500 for a Saint Bernard mix.
Here’s a list of initial expenses that you may expect after having your own Saint Bernard mix puppy:
|Type of Expense
|Food and Treats
|$100 – $120
|Food and Water Bowls
|$15 – $35
|$50 – $200
|$60 – $500
|Leashes and Collars
|$15 – $50
|$30 – $50
|$40 – $180
|Deworming, Flea, and Tick Medications
|$50 – $200
|Initial Vet Visits
|$100 – $300
|Initial Vaccine Shots
|$75 – $200
|Neutering or Spaying
|$50 – $500
|$10 – $20
|$40 – $60
|$15 – $30
|Total Initial Cost
|$650 – $2,445
It is important to prepare financially to provide your dog with the best quality of life. Noticeably, the most expensive services above are medical costs. Having pet insurance helps lower your health-related expenses.
Places to Find Saint Bernard Mix Puppies for Sale and Adoption
If you have decided to buy a Saint Bernard mix, the next thing to do is choose where to get a puppy. Fortunately, you have a lot of options on where to start.
Here is a list of reputable breeders where you can find a Saint Bernard mix puppy for sale:
- AKC Marketplace – This online resource allows you to connect with responsible breeders that offer AKC-registerable puppies. Although most Saint Bernard breeders in this marketplace offer purebreds, you can inquire if they occasionally offer mixes of this breed.
- Puppy Spot – This online pet store is composed of a community of dog lovers that work with the nation’s top breeders. Their puppies undergo comprehensive health evaluation to guarantee that no severe health issues arise after purchasing your puppy. With thousands of puppies to choose from, you can surely find a Saint Bernard mix.
- Greenfield Puppies – This marketplace is a family-owned company that aims to find caring families for healthy puppies. Their friendly puppy finder lets you select the qualities that you’re looking for in a pet. They have a broad range of options, including Saint Bernard mixes for you to bring home.
Aside from these online sites, we also have a list of reputable Saint Bernard breeders who might offer mixed breeds.
Aside from buying puppies, adopting a pet from rescues is always an option. As with buying, we also have an adoption guide that you may read to familiarize yourself with the process and get tips to get approved.
Here is a list of rescues and shelters where you can find Saint Bernard mixes for adoption:
- Adopt-a-Pet – This online pet database has thousands of adoptable dogs of various breeds across the United States from shelters, rescues, and private owners looking to rehome their pets. You might be able to find a Saint Bernard mix on this site to bring home!
- Colorado Saint Bernard Rescue – This non-profit organization based in Colorado started in 1997. It consists of volunteer organizations that are dedicated to rehoming abandoned, unwanted, and abused Saint Bernard dogs and their mixes.
- Sunny Saints St. Bernard Rescue – This rescue based in Southern California offers a temporary home for lost, abandoned, or surrendered Saint Bernard dogs. They only list pets that are ready for adoption online, ensuring that sick or injured dogs are treated first before they reach your home.
If none of these options work out for you, you can try looking for free adoptable Saint Bernard mix puppies near you.
There are a lot of Saint Bernard mixes to choose from. Each comes with a unique appearance, size, and personality that are a great match for any aspiring Saint Bernard mix owner.
If there is one quality that stood out in this list, it’s the fact that these mixes are calm, good-natured, and gentle giants. They love good quality time with their family.
Because of the history of the Saint Bernard, its mixes are innately reliable watchdogs, guard dogs, and companions. With proper training, your mix will be able to maximize its potential and serve you better.
With these qualities, perhaps, their drooling and snoring habits aren’t such a huge deal breaker after all. Are you one of the few fur parents of a Saint Bernard mix? Leave a comment below and let our community know!