Adoption Process

Before you begin the adoption process, we encourage you to study and learn about the breeds prior to purchase. If you’ve done your research and know that a St. Berdoodle would be the perfect addition to your family, reach out to us to begin the process. We’ll send you all info on current and upcoming litters.

How do I get my pup?

Once arrangements have been made, puppies are able to leave the kennel with their new owners at a minimum of eight weeks of age.

Once arrangements have been made, you may pick up at the kennel (510 Ridgewood Road, Franklin, TN 37604). Any other delivery arrangements will be at your expense.

Shipping can also be handled through the airlines, though airline shipments are not available in extremely hot or cold weather. Airline costs are dependent upon travel distance, shipping kennel size and weight. These costs generally exceed $200.00.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the differences between family companions and show dogs?

There is only one Tiger Woods, only one Indy 500 Winner, and one Michael Jordan. In the dog show world, it is all about competition and pursuit of perfection. The actual differences between a family companion and a show dog are very minor. Examples would be uneven markings, ears 10% too large or too small. We breed for family and service quality dogs – not show dogs, however some of our pups are show quality.

Why are puppies priced differently?

We are primarily a family pet and service dog kennel and our main objective is to produce the very best family and service dogs possible. Every litter has a variation in marking patterns, coat lengths, gender, and size. All these variables combine to make the puppies more or less desirable in the eyes of the potential buyer. 

The closer a puppy comes to perfection, (according to the St. Bernard Standard), the rarer that puppy is and the more it will cost. A simple example deals with the typical face markings of two dark areas around both eyes, and two dark ears. The majority of the puppies will have these markings. We do occasionally have puppies that do not have two even eye patches or both dark shaded ears. This marking variation in no way renders a puppy less suited for a family companion, but some people find this puppy less desirable. Thus, these marking variations are priced lower.

Should the pup’s personality and activity level match the family’s?

Saint Bernards, St. Berdoodles, and Newfa Doodles come in three basic personality/activity levels. This will vary with the St. Berdoodle as the Poodle traditionally falls in the third category. 

  • Total couch potato! Very laid-back and lazy. Great for the older couple or quiet, reserved family.
  • The most common personality is the medium one. These dogs are very easy to get along with, still fairly relaxed, but like to enjoy play/active time with their family. This is the most common.
  • Occasionally, there is a very active Saint Berdoodle that acts more like a Labrador Retriever. These Saints are great for the very active family that enjoys hiking, cross country skiing, etc. These dogs are more challenging to live with due to the fact that they act like a Lab, but are St Bernard size.
What will my dog look like and can color, size and coat type be guaranteed?

Unfortunately we can not guarantee coat type, coloring or size. Our years of experience does allow us the ability to provide a good idea of what they will look like as the mature. Please keep in mind St. Berdoodles and NewfaDoodles will continue to change until they are mature.

    What’s Included?

    The puppy, with Dew Claws Removed, UTD shots, UTD Worming and Microchips appropriate for the age.

    Registration paper as appropriate by breeding (AKC, CKC, ACHC).

    Health Certificate and Guarantee

    Copy of the puppy’s pedigree.

    What’s Not Included?

    Any shipping charges to your location.

    Shipping kennel.

    Any associated cost in preparing your puppy for shipping such as a health certificate.

    Why Choose Us

    20 Years of Experience

    Karing Hearts has over 20 years experience in breeding St. Bernards, Poodles and St. Berdoodles.

    Service Quality

    All of our pups are service-quality trained. In fact, 1 pup from each litter is donated to a U.S. veteran that suffers from PTSD.

    Loving & Caring

    All of our pups are loving, caring, protective and make the best pets that your family will ever own.

    Ready to Adopt?

    For more information on how to adopt and for more information about the adoption process, please fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you! 

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