Dog Breed Guide: Dogue de Bordeaux

Posted on October 12, 2015 under Dog Breeds, Dog Topics

A Dogue de Bordeaux dog with pet insurance from Pets Best.

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 

According to the number of dog insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount  Expensive Claim 
 Skin Allergies  $1,075  $2,420
 Ear Infection  $176  $463
 Hypothyroidism  $302  $808
 Hip Dysplasia  $415  $655

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