All About Dogues de Bordeaux
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The Dogues de Bordeaux is considered a LARGE dog based on the average height and weight.
Males – Height: 23.5 to 27 inches.
Weight: At least 110 pounds.
Females – Height: 23 to 26 inches.
Weight: At least 99 pounds.
Dogues de Bordeaux are commonly fawn, Isabella, mahogany and red.
Dogues de Bordeaux are loyal dogs that are very protective of their families. They exhibit great vigilance when they are on guard, and they show courage when challenged, although they are never aggressive. This breed is generally patient and calm.
Like many large-breed dogs, exercise for Dogues de Bordeaux should be limited when they are young, so as not to harm joints or bones. Older dogs require only enough daily exercise to keep musculature from deteriorating, perhaps a short walk or romp outdoors.
- Thick-skinned with a fine, short coat, Dogues de Bordeaux are a compact breed whose bodies hang close to the ground. They are considered a low-maintenance grooming breed.
- They have large heads with broad muzzles and broad necks. Dogues de Bordeaux have muscular legs.
- Like most Mastiffs, they drool a lot.
10 to 12 years
The most common health concerns for Dogues de Bordeaux include canine hip dysplasia and cancer. They can also have complications at birth because of the breed’s very large head, which can cause problems for the mother.
Dogues de Bordeaux have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.
Dogues de Bordeaux adore their families and generally do well with children as well as other pets.
- Hooch from the 1989 Tom Hanks movie Turner and Hooch was a Dogue de Bordeaux.
- It is unclear where Dogues de Bordeaux actually came from. They have been linked to Bullmastiffs, Bulldogs, Tibetan Mastiffs and Dogues de Bordeaux of Aquitaine, an ancient breed.
- These dogs were originally used as bull baiters, hunters of boar, haulers and herders of cattle.