Saint Berxer

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75-110 lbs
20-23"
United States
Saint Bernard
Boxer
Saint Boxer

A Saint Berxer snores and drools but is a sweet, affectionate dog who makes a great family pet. They are designer dogs and are a mix between a purebred Saint Bernard and a purebred Boxer. They are good with children and protective of their families without being aggressive. They are intelligent responsive dogs and are easily suited for first time dog owners. Early training and socialization will make sure they are fine around other dogs. Common colors include brown or fawn with white markings and they often have black around around the eyes. They have a short, thick coat and are known to shed moderately but don’t require that much in terms of maintenance.

Purpose
Companion, Sporting
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Saint Bernard, Boxer

Saint Berxer Health

Average Size
Male Saint Berxer size stats
Height: 22-26 inches Weight: 80-120 lbs
Female Saint Berxer size stats
Height: 20-23 inches Weight: 75-110 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Distichiasis
  • Gastric Torsion
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
  • Heart Problems
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
Minor Concerns
  • Colitis
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cvi (Wobbler’S Syndrome)
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Entropion
Occasional Tests
  • Blood
  • Thyroid Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Eye examination
  • MRI Scan
  • Cardiac Test
  • Hip and Elbow X-rays

Saint Berxer Breed History

The Saint Berxer is a combination of a purebred Saint Bernard and a purebred Boxer, both part of the Molosser dog group. The Saint Bernard - also known as the Alpine Mastiff, Bernhardiner, and St. Bernhardshund - is best known for its work in alpine rescue and for its imposing size. From the early 18th century, monks living at St.Bernard Pass — a route through the Alps between Italy and Switzerland — kept these dogs to help them rescue travellers that were trapped in the snow. Their excellent sense of smell helped locate people who were trapped under the snow and the dogs would then lie on them to provide warmth. They used to travel in pairs and the other dog would go and fetch one of the monks to help after they had located the victim. They are often depicted with a keg of brandy around their necks to revive these travellers but it is not true. The keg was incorporated into a painting of the dogs by Edwin Landseer and the image stuck. One of the most famous of the search and rescue dogs, owned by the monks at the St. Bernard Hospice, was named Barry, who is believed to have saved between 40 and 100 people. At one stage the monks cross bred the Saints with Newfoundlands believing the longer hair would be beneficial. But it proved to do the opposite and the long hair actually froze in the snow so this was abandoned. In 1880 they were officially named “Saint Bernards” by the Swiss Kennel Club and the Saint Bernard Club of America was established in 1888. The Boxer was developed in Germany in the 19th Century. Their ancestors included the Bullenbeisser (now extinct) which hunted boar and deer, and the Bulldog. In 1895 the first Boxer club was established in Germany called the Deutscher Boxer Club. It developed the breed standard in 1904. During World War l, Boxers were used as messengers and guard dogs and helped locate wounded soldiers. They came to the notice of American soldiers and many then found their way to the United States. They were recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935. Boxers take about three years to reach maturity and are puppylike and playful for a good three years before hitting adulthood.

Saint Berxer Breed Appearance

The Saint Berxer is a large but gentle dog weighing up to 120 pounds with a height of up to 26 inches. Common colors include brown or fawn with white markings and they often have black markings around around the eyes. Their coats are short and thick and they have large heads and very large noses. The Saint Berxer has brown or hazel, soft eyes and small ears set high on the head. They are usually slender like a Boxer but usually have a broad chest and thick neck. They are known to have large paws and their tails are thick and fluffy. With a black nose and brown or black lips, his teeth may meet in a scissors bite or have the signature Boxer underbite.

Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Saint Berxer eyes
Hazel
brown Saint Berxer eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Saint Berxer nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
brown Saint Berxer coat
Brown
fawn Saint Berxer coat
Fawn
white Saint Berxer coat
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Saint Berxer straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Saint Berxer Breed Maintenance

The Saint Berxer will shed quite a bit so will need regular brushing to remove any loose hair and keep their coat looking good. These dogs are know to drool and slobber a lot and bring in mud and dirt. Weekly brushing should be enough to keep this under control. Although they do get dirty, don’t bath your dog too often as it can strip the coat of its natural oils, causing it to dry out. Try to get into the habit of brushing your dog’s teeth every day starting from when they are puppies to get them used to it. Check the ears regularly and if necessary remove any bits of dirt and wipe the ear gently with cotton wool. The nails are likely to be worn down naturally but if  necessary, trim them.

Brushes for Saint Berxer
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Comb
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Saint Berxer requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Saint Berxer Temperament

Although a large dog, the Saint Berxer is gentle and sweet and makes a great addition to any family. These dogs are playful and energetic and get on well with children. Because of their size, they should be supervised though to prevent any injuries. Younger children need to be taught from an early age to respect animals and how to interact with them. The Saint Berxer is intelligent and will be easy to train even for first time dog owners. Early socialization is a good idea to make sure they get on with other dogs. They are likely to be wary of strangers but are not aggressive dogs so will warm up to people once introduced to them. They are alert and make good watchdogs. These dogs don’t like being left alone for long periods so will suit people who work from home or have at least one member at home during the day. They are energetic dogs who will need daily exercise.

Saint Berxer Activity Requirements

Saint Berxers are active, energetic dogs who need daily exercise to burn off their excess energy. They are very playful and can spend hours romping around with the children. Once they are adults they can go for long walks and hikes and will enjoy outings to the beach of the dog park. Because of their size, the Saint Berxer is not suited to those living in an apartment. They need space to run around and will be best suited for those with a fenced in yard. They are sensitive to the heat and cold so make sure any exercise or play sessions don’t take place in the middle of the day in summer and don’t leave them outside for any length of time in the winter.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes

Saint Berxer Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

Saint Berxer Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Saint Berxer size stats at six months
Height: 12 inches Weight: 50 lbs
Female Saint Berxer size stats at six months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 46 lbs
12 Months
Male Saint Berxer size stats at 12 months
Height: 17 inches Weight: 75 lbs
Female Saint Berxer size stats at 12 months
Height: 16 inches Weight: 69 lbs
18 Months
Male Saint Berxer size stats at 18 months
Height: 24 inches Weight: 100 lbs
Female Saint Berxer size stats at 18 months
Height: 21 inches Weight: 92 lbs

Saint Berxer Owner Experiences

Maximus
5 Years
2 People
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Tug-of-war
I got him at 6 months old he is now almost 6 years old. He is one of the smartest most loving beings I have ever known. He loves water but does not swim. That may be my fault I was in Lake and pulled him in with me,he panicked so I got him out so 4 and a half years later he will not swim loves getting in to his neck and paddling. He was house broken at 6 months old and has never gotten food off of any surface unless it is in his bowl or my hand.he is very friendly but charges like a boxer trying to box not viciously but playfully but small kids it would knock down. He has never bitten anyone. I have never seen but one person he wouldn't go near everyone else he has been very affectionate. He would rather you give him love then anything. He is very jelouse he would go up to strangers in dog park as they pet their k9 and nudge thwm out of the way to get petted him self. Everyone adores him and asks what kind of dog is he. He is so handsome. He learned how to hold the gate with paw and lift the latch with his nose to get in the part of yard we were working in. He didn't chew up much just the corner of a wood stand.wants attention all of the time thinks he is a big lap dog. I love him very very very much, best dog I've ever had.
1 week, 3 days ago
Diamond
6 Weeks
5 People
Apartment
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Fetch
Swim
Catch treats
Frisbee
Run
Walk
I've only had my baby a short while but she's very lively and fun. She is a sweet loving pup, and I can't wait to continue loving her as she grows!!
1 month, 2 weeks ago
Big
12 Years
1 People
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Walk
Life long friend..my everything
3 months, 1 week ago
Mason
8 Years
1 People
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He's my best boy. He's so full of love and I couldn't live without him.
5 months ago
Maggie
8 Weeks
2 People
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Walking and play
Just got her yesterday
5 months ago
Hercules
9 Years
5 People
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our Hercules was an amazing dog that is dearly missed. He was lovable and such an amazing dog. never chewed anything, never messed in the house but unfortunately Lupus and then his hips he was unable to walk or hold himself up.
6 months, 1 week ago
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