Saint Bermastiff Breed Maintenance
Maintenance of your Saint Bermastiff will depend upon the coat that he inherits. Should he inherit the smooth or rough coat of the Saint Bernard, grooming will be relatively easy. Brushing his coat with a firm bristle brush on a weekly basis will help with shedding and he should be bathed as needed with a mild soap developed for dogs. If the hybrid inherits the short-haired coat of the Mastiff, he will require weekly brushing and the removal of dead, loose hair, particularly during his two shedding seasons. The hybrid may inherit the increased oil produced by the Mastiff which can lead to an odor and require regular bathing; though you will want to be careful to be sure that you don’t strip away the necessary oils. Regular brushing will help keep the oils evenly distributed. Regular ear cleaning is helpful to avoid infection and as with all dogs, his teeth should be brushed every one to two weeks to ensure his long term dental health. As the hybrid can be prone to bloat, it is best to feed him two to three times per day as opposed to giving him one large meal.