Thinking about purchasing an Dogue De Bordeaux? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Dogue De Bordeaux breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Dogue De Bordeaux owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Dogue De Bordeaux and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Dogue De Bordeaux Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Dogue De Bordeaux and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Dogue De Bordeaux Profile
The Dogue de Bordeaux is a very powerful dog, with a very muscular body that retains a harmonious general outline. Stocky, athletic, imposing, they have a very dissuasive aspect. Dogue de Bordeaux are massive dogs, capable of great power, and should be trained early on in life. They are devoted, playful, and even tempered. They are affectionate to their family. Some can be aggressive with other dogs if they aren't socialized early on. Dogue de Bordeaux are sweet with their master and with children. They are wary with strangers. Although calm and loving, they are powerful. If not trained from an early age, the Dogue de Bordeaux can overpower their masters, as they possess relentless strength. Sometimes they have an inclination to intimidate newcomers. An excellent family pet, they guard what is theirs, even their owner. They will bond strongly to their family; they feel separation is a form of punishment. Dogue de Bordeaux are stubborn, and arrogant, yet once they learn a command or task, they rarely forget it.
Other Name: French Mastiff, Dogue de Burgos (Spain), Mastino Napolitano (Italy).
Type: Guardian Dog
23.5 - 27.5 in. (60 - 68 cm), Females: 22 3/4 - 26 in. (58 - 66 cm). Some have
been known to grow up to 30 inches.
Self-colored, in all shades of fawn, from Mahogany to Isabella (lightest
fawn). A good pigmentation is required. Limited white patches are permissible
on the chest and extremities of the limbs. They are available in three mask
colors: 1., No mask or red mask; 2., Brown mask; 3., Black mask.
are calm, balanced and affectionate. Dogue de Bordeaux are playful, even tempered
and loving with their family and with children. They can be rather stubborn,
and training is necessary. Some are not good with other dogs. They can be reserved,
but not aggressive, with strangers. They are good guardians, courageous and
eager. Dogue de Bordeaux are very kind with children and their masters. They
are fearless and patient. They are very powerful animals and should be handled
by an experienced owner.
Dogue De Bordeaux Care and Exercise:
Easy care, moderate exercise. The Dogue de Bordeaux loves nothing
better than to go for a walk or swim. They only require weekly brushing, and
bathing every two or three weeks to keep them smelling fresh.
Life Span: 8 - 10
Country of Origin:
First Registered by AKC:
1996 (Miscellaneous, for breeds working towards full AKC recognition)
Dogue De Bordeauxs
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