Get to know the Dogue de Bordeaux
All you need to know about the breed
One would assume a mighty breed like the Dogue de Bordeaux would be a lot to handle, but this beloved dog is actually a softie at heart. A Molossoid type, characterised by their blocky head, large feet, substantial limbs, and hugely sturdy body, they may look tough but the DDB, as they are often known, is a gentle giant, for sure.
With a dog of this size, good health is important to keep in check. Orthopedic issues can arise, with the Dogue de Bordeaux’s heavy constitution, so keep exercise on the moderate size - even though this playful breed will always be up for an outing.
Besides their genial manner, the Dogue de Bordeaux has a wonderful pedigree: They are every inch le Francais, of French origin from the city of Bordeaux, and reserved with a territorial air that reads,“I’ve been here for a while, I know.” The breed was used six centuries ago for sport, by traders to guard their livestock, as well as for combat. Luckily, that practise has fallen by the wayside. Large guardian dogs like this are naturally protective. The Dogue de Bordeaux is markedly absent aggression however, with their best qualities being great courage and determination.
Training the Dogue de Bordeaux then is important, to teach them good manners and to keep their enormous strength in check. Their behavioural mix is a great one, polished yet poised and ready when you want him to be.
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Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Dogue de Bordeaux