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Dogue de Bordeaux Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Dogue de Bordeaux so you can get to know the breed more.

OriginFrance
Group Working Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Dogue de Bordeaux have? The dog breed also known as...
French Mastiff, Bordeaux Mastiff, Bordeauxdog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Dogue de Bordeaux recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2008 as a Working breed.
FCI Group
Is Dogue de Bordeaux recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Price
How much does the Dogue de Bordeaux puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Dogue de Bordeaux price:
$1000-$1300
If you choose to purchase the Dogue de Bordeaux, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Dogue de Bordeaux for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Dogue de Bordeaux gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Dogue de Bordeaux size:
LargeGiant
Weight
How much does the Dogue de Bordeaux weigh? Dogue de Bordeaux weight:
120-145 pounds (54.4-65.2 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Dogue de Bordeaux? Dogue de Bordeaux average weight:
132.5 pounds (54.4-65.2 kg)
Height
How tall is the Dogue de Bordeaux? Dogue de Bordeaux height:
23-30 inches (58-75 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Dogue de Bordeaux average height:
26.5 inches (66.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Dogue de Bordeaux have? What does this canine coat look like?
Fine
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Dogue de Bordeaux's coat?
FawnMahoganyIsabellaRed
Grooming
How to groom the Dogue de Bordeaux and how often?
Easy to groom: The Dogue de Bordeaux doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Dogue de Bordeaux is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Dogue de Bordeaux dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the French Mastiff? Dogue de Bordeaux shedding level:
Dogue de Bordeauxs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Dogue de Bordeaux have? What characteristics does the breed have?
CompanionableDevotedLoyalCourageousOutrightTemperedVigilant
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Dogue de Bordeaux? Are they intelligent?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Dogue de Bordeaux obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Are Dogue de Bordeaux dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Dogue de Bordeauxs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Dogue de Bordeauxs are not the most playful dog breed. Sometimes they do like playing, but that's not their favorite activity.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Dogue de Bordeaux sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Dogue de Bordeauxs don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Dogue de Bordeauxs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the French Mastiff need? Dogue de Bordeaux social needs:
Dogue de Bordeauxs need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Dogue de Bordeaux dogs bark a lot? Why does my Bordeaux Mastiff bark?
Low to Average: The Dogue de Bordeaux rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Dogue de Bordeaux good as a watchdog?
Dogue de Bordeauxs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Dogue de Bordeaux dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Dogue de Bordeaux dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Dogue de Bordeauxs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Dogue de Bordeaux can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Dogue de Bordeaux will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Dogue de Bordeaux bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the French Mastiff? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Dogue de Bordeaux? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Dogue de Bordeaux has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Dogue de Bordeaux do?
Dogue de Bordeauxs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Dogue de Bordeauxs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Dogue de Bordeaux to run away? Does this breed wander a lot? Does Dogue de Bordeaux roam?
Dogue de Bordeauxs are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance for escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Dogue de Bordeaux have high prey drive?
Dogue de Bordeauxs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Dogue de Bordeauxs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Dogue de Bordeaux good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Dogue de Bordeauxs are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Dogue de Bordeauxs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Dogue de Bordeaux dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Dogue de Bordeauxs are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Dogue de Bordeaux dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Dogue de Bordeaux and children:
Dogue de Bordeauxs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Dogue de Bordeaux dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Dogue de Bordeauxs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Dogue de Bordeaux good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Dogue de Bordeaux dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Dogue de Bordeauxs are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Dogue de Bordeaux can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Dogue de Bordeauxs good office dogs? Do Dogue de Bordeauxs make good office friendly dogs? Can Dogue de Bordeauxs be ofiice dogs?
No
Dogue de Bordeaux is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Dogue de Bordeaux dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the French Mastiff temperament with senior people? Are Dogue de Bordeaux dogs good for elderly owners?
Dogue de Bordeauxs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Dogue de Bordeaux dogs get along with other pets? Are Dogue de Bordeaux dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Dogue de Bordeauxs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Dogue de Bordeaux breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Dogue de Bordeauxs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Dogue de Bordeaux be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Dogue de Bordeaux is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Dogue de Bordeaux be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Dogue de Bordeaux is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Dogue de Bordeaux be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Dogue de Bordeaux is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Dogue de Bordeaux be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Dogue de Bordeaux is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Dogue de Bordeaux be a boat dog?
Not really
Dogue de Bordeaux breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Dogue de Bordeaux be a drafting dog?
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Dogue de Bordeaux breed is a good choice for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Dogue de Bordeaux dogs have health problems?
Very healthy dog breed. The Dogue de Bordeaux rarely meets with the veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Dogue de Bordeaux dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Dogue de Bordeaux be?
10-12 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Dogue de Bordeaux breed hypoallergenic?
No
Dogue de Bordeauxs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Dogue de Bordeaux have?
Dogue de Bordeauxs have a lower energy level than other dogs. If you live a chilled life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Dogue de Bordeaux dogs require per day?
Dogue de Bordeauxs exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Dogue de Bordeauxs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot. They're not the most active dog breed. If you live an active life, this breed can be a bad choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Dogue de Bordeaux need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Dogue de Bordeaux risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Dogue de Bordeaux's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Dogue de Bordeaux's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Dogue de Bordeaux has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Dogue de Bordeaux drool?
The Dogue de Bordeaux is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool much more than others, just like the Dogue de Bordeaux. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Dogue de Bordeaux puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Dogue de Bordeaux: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Dogue de Bordeaux have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Dogue de Bordeaux have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Pros & Cons of Dogue de Bordeaux

Pros
  • Health Issues: Very healthy dog breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Dogue de Bordeaux doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Watchdog Ability: Dogue de Bordeauxs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Dogue de Bordeauxs are not the biggest explorers.
  • Child Friendly: Dogue de Bordeauxs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Dogue de Bordeauxs are cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Dogue de Bordeauxs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Dogue de Bordeauxs are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog: A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Hypoallergenic: Dogue de Bordeauxs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Dogue de Bordeauxs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Drooling tendency: The Dogue de Bordeaux is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Mouthiness: Dogue de Bordeauxs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Office Friendly: Dogue de Bordeaux is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Dogue de Bordeauxs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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