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Dogue de Bordeaux

Height
23 - 26 in (58.4 - 66 cm)
Weight
120 - 140 lbs (54.4 - 63.5 kg)
Life Expectancy
9 - 12 years
Exercise
Low to moderate
Training
Vitally important
Color
All shades of fawn, from a dark red fawn to a light fawn. A rich coat color is considered desirable. Limited white patches are permissible on the chest and the extremities of the limbs
Coat
Fine, short and soft to the touch
Group
Working

Dogue de Bordeaux Overview

The Dogue de Bordeaux is an ancient breed known for being a versatile protector, herder and hunter. They've been responsible for guarding property, livestock, and people; herding farm animals; as well as hunting bears, bulls and boars. The Dogue de Bordeaux is a very large, Mastiff-type breed with a broad head and a short muzzle. It has small dropped ears, a deep and wide chest, and a short and smooth coat.

The Dogue de Bordeaux is not a high activity dog, but it does need regular exercise. Many, especially puppies, can be playful but adults are typically calmer and more reserved. This is a large breed, not built for longs, but instead enjoy exercise where they can use their strength such as weight pulling.

Early socialization is very important for the Dogue de Bordeaux. This is a watchful, protective breed so it is important to make sure this breed learns early the household rules and correct manners. The Dogue de Bordeaux is naturally watchful and protective around strangers but its normally clam and affectionate towards its loved ones. They are good with respectful children, when raised with them but should be supervised when with other dogs and animals.

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