Hybrid Breed

Saint Bernard + Boxer


Saint Berxer - The unique combination of Saint Bernard and Boxer

The Saint Berxer is a fascinating blend of the imposing Saint Bernard and the spirited Boxer. Both breeds have interesting origins and a rich history. The union of these two breeds creates a dog with unique characteristics and traits.

Suitability and attitude

The Saint Berxer is suitable for a variety of living situations. Here are some areas in which he can prove himself:

  • Family dog: the Saint Berxer is an ideal family dog that gets along well with children and can be a loving protector for the whole family.
  • Active Companion: Because of his energy level and activity, the Saint Berxer is well suited for people who enjoy spending time outdoors and are willing to challenge him physically and mentally.
  • Therapy Dog: Thanks to his friendly and loving nature, the Saint Berxer can also be used as a therapy dog to offer comfort and support to people.
Alternate Name -
Origin Switzerland - Germany
Life expectancy 8 - 15 years
Care requirements high-maintenance - low-maintenance
Activity level average - average to high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of the Saint Berxer

The Saint Berxer is known for his unique blend of traits. Here are some character traits he could probably have:

  • Friendly and affectionate: the Saint Berxer is usually friendly towards people and shows a loving and protective nature.
  • Intelligent and Active: With the combination of Saint Bernard and Boxer, the Saint Berxer is intelligent and energetic. He needs regular mental and physical challenges to be happy and balanced.
  • Family Oriented: The Saint Berxer often shows a strong bond with his family and is a loyal companion. He is usually friendly with children and is good with other pets if properly socialized.
  • Alert and protective, the Saint Berxer often inherits the protective instincts of the Saint Bernard and can therefore be a good watchdog, defending his family and home.

The Saint Berxer is a fascinating blend of the imposing Saint Bernard and the spirited Boxer. With his unique appearance, loving nature and versatile abilities, he is a wonderful companion for active families and dog lovers. With loving care, proper training and regular veterinary care, the Saint Berxer will become a loyal and happy family member.

Health and care

The Saint Berxer is generally a healthy dog, but may inherit certain genetic health problems from the parent breeds. Regular veterinary examinations, a balanced diet and adequate exercise are important to maintain his health. Here are some grooming aspects that should be considered:

  • Coat Care: Depending on coat type, the Saint Berxer may require regular grooming, including brushing and occasional bathing to keep the coat clean and healthy.
  • Exercise: Due to his energetic nature, the Saint Berxer will need plenty of exercise and daily walks to stay fit.
  • Vet visits: Regular visits to the vet are important to monitor the Saint Berxer's health and detect any health problems early.

The Saint Berxer often combines the distinctive characteristics of both parent breeds. Here are some typical traits he might likely have:

  • Size: the Saint Berxer is usually large to huge and has a muscular build.
  • Coat: The coat can be short to medium length and can be a variety of colors, such as brown, white, or a combination thereof.
  • Head: The Saint Berxer often has a strong head with a pronounced jaw and broad forehead.
Fur length medium - short
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Floppy Ear
Tail fanned out - lang
Anatomy strong, square, hefty
Size ♀ 53 - 80 cm
Weight ♀ 25 - 120 kg
Size ♂ 57 - 90 cm
Weight ♂ 27 - 120 kg
Suitable For -
  • Epilepsy

    Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.

  • Cancer

    May be common in older dogs.

  • Skeletal disorders

    IPA, FPC and OCD occur in dogs at four to five months of age during the most severe growth spurt.

  • Kidney disease

    Symptoms of kidney disease in dogs: increased urination (polyuria) increased water intake. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth. Loss of appetite

  • Wobbler syndrome

    In veterinary medicine, this is the name given to a complex of symptoms caused by nerve damage in the area of the spinal cord or spinal cord nerves in the area of the cervical spine.

  • Cardiomyopathy

    In large breeds of dogs, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is by far the most common cardiomyopathy.

  • A Saint Bernard & Boxer mix is a very intelligent, bright and playful animal that often has a rather calmer and more peaceful temperament than single breeds. They can be very cuddly and affectionate and adapt well to regular training sessions.

  • A Saint Berxer will reach different heights depending on the size of the parents, but overall they can be expected to grow to about 45 to 65 cm tall.

  • He needs a room or place where she can move freely, preferably with a relatively large exercise area. A garden or yard would be ideal.

  • This hybrid breed requires at least one hour of exercise per day. Especially active specimens should be given more exercise to satisfy their need for exercise and play.

  • Due to the size of this hybrid breed, a Saint Berxer requires a high quality diet appropriate for the breed. A mixture of dry food and occasional wet food meals is best suited to meet the specific nutritional needs of this breed.

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