Dog Breed Guide: Dogue de Bordeaux
Posted on October 12, 2015 under Dog Articles
Dr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Dogue de Bordeaux
Height (to base of neck): female 23 -26,” male 23.5 -27″
Weight: females at least 99 lb, males at least 110 lb
Color: All shades of fawn, no mask allowed.
Origin: Either Tibet or France (debated).
Coat: Very short, straight, standoff coat and rough, almost bristly.
Life Expectancy: Average 5 1/2 years
Energy level: Moderate
Exercise needs: Moderate
Breed Nicknames: French Mastiff, Bordeaux Bulldog
Is a Dogue de Bordeaux the Right Dog Breed for You?
The Dogue de Bordeaux was bred as a hunter, fighter and guard dog. Originally used to bait bulls and bears, they remain a breed known for its courage and tenacity. They bond deeply with their owner and can be overly protective. While they tend to be affectionate and gentle, they can be dog aggressive. Minimal grooming needs, regular brushing.
Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Dogue de Bordeaux
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