Dogue de Bordeaux Dog Breed Information


Dogue de Bordeaux Quick Facts
Dogue de Bordeaux
Breed Group: Mastiff
Origen: France
Nickname: French Mastiff, Bordeaux Mastiff, Bordeaux Bulldog
Weight: 120-145 lbs
Height: 23-30 inches
Color(s): Shades of fawn, from Mahogany to Isabella.


Dogue de Bordeaux Appearance

The Dogue de Bordeaux is a medium to large dog, with a muscular body and a frank expression. They are one of the most ancient French breeds. The Dogue de Bordeaux is massively built with a broad head, powerful muzzle and undershot jaw. Their body is longer than tall. The Dogue de Bordeaux has oval shape eyes that are wide set apart.  Their ears are small, hanging down and darker than the rest of the body. The tails is thick at the base tapering to a point.

Their coat is short and soft with lots of wrinkled around their face. They often have a distinctive black, brown, or reddish "face mask" near and under the nose. The most common colors can be Shades of fawn, from Mahogany to Isabella. The weight of the Dogue de Bordeaux is around 120-145 pounds and the height is around 23-30 inches.

Dogue de Bordeaux Temperament

The Dogue de Bordeaux is friendly, calm, affectionate and balanced. They are also loyal, willing to please and excellent family companion. The Dogue de Bordeaux is a great guardian and protector. They are excellent with children but wary with strangers and often dog aggressive. Early socialization and training is important.

Is Dogue de Bordeaux the Right Dog Breed for You?

Dogue de Bordeauxs will do fine in an apartment if enough exercise is provided. Their needs could be meet with a daily long walk. The more mental and physical exercise you give them the calmer they will be indoors. Early socialization and training is very important. The Dogue de Bordeaux has a low energy level, considering its size and could be frustrating when training.

Dogue de Bordeaux Life expectancy

The life expectancy of the Dogue de Bordeaux is around 10-12 years.

Dogue de Bordeaux Health problems

The Dogue de Bordeaux is a relatively healthy breed. The major concerns associated with them are: Bloat (gastric torsion), hip dysplasia, and thyroid problems. They could be also susceptible to some forms of cancer. ). To avoid gastric torsion is good to feed them small amounts of food every two or three times a day rater than one big portion.

Dogue de Bordeaux Care and Grooming

The Dogue de Bordeaux is relatively easy to groom. You could brush and comb ones a week and more often when shedding. Use dry shampoo occasionally and bathe in mild soap only when necessary. Over bathing or frequent bathing your dog will strip the oils from the coat and may cause severe skin irritations and possible allergy type reactions. Their ears should be check at least ones a week to avoid infections.

Dogue de Bordeaux Shedding

The Dogue de Bordeaux is an average shedder; you'll find hair stuck to your couch, carpets, clothes and everything else in your home, therefore is not best suited for those with allergies.