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Dogue de Bordeaux

Dogue de Bordeaux
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Dogue de Bordeaux, aka DDB, originated in the French region of Bordeaux 600 years ago. This breed is known for its massive head, fearless temperament, and strong body.

Looking at the Dogue de Bordeaux, you will most often get the impression that it is a very dangerous dog. Its appearance makes such an impression. But, owners often claim that this is a very loyal dog, but also a great guardian of the home and its owner.

Below we will inform you about the basic characteristics of this breed, in case you make Dogue de Bordeaux your new, loyal friend.

Overview (History)

In the 14th century, they are first mentioned in historical archives. The development of this breed culminated in the 19th century. They were used in wild boar hunting, dog fighting, guarding herds and estates, and assisting in battles. At the Dog Show in France, which took place in 1863, the Dogue de Bordeaux first appeared as an exhibition dog.

After World War II, this breed was near extinction. In later years, it rarely uses for hunting, but only to keep the property. The beginning of the new millennium has revived interest in this breed.


The Dogue de Bordeaux temperament is characterized by restraint and calmness. This is a dog who rules the situation, rarely barks except in situations where it recognizes that the owner is in danger and considers itself responsible for protecting him.

This dog is very attached to its owners and also goes great with children. It is very brave and tolerant. Families with children often choose this dog as their pet. The Dogue de Bordeaux does not like to spend time alone, so it is considered a very lively animal that enjoys the company of humans or other pets. Due to the nature of the temperament and the desire to run, it is recommended that this breed be kept by people who have a yard.

Also, this dog enjoys the love and attention it receives, so any neglect of it will have a negative impact. The Dogue de Bordeaux will especially enjoy it when gets some reward after a good act. These dogs do not tolerate high temperatures, so they should be avoided.

You should start training when your dog is young. According to experience, it is harder to train a male than a female because they are more stubborn and dominant. Adult specimens find it difficult to accept other pets, considering them as their competitors.


The average lifespan of this breed is 10 to 12 years. Larger dogs are known to live shorter lives because of their weight on the organs, leading to various diseases. The Bordeaux dog lives longer than other large breeds. The lifespan of this, and all other dogs, depends on diet, physical activity, and regular veterinary checks.


This dog's hair is short and smooth, gentle when touched. The color is red or mahogany. It may have a black or red mask. White spots are most commonly manifested on the chest or legs.

Shedding is moderate in frequency and abundance. It will be enough if you brush them with a rubber brush, a good brushing of the hair a couple of times a week will reduce the hair loss. When this calm, loyal, gentle, courageous, skillful and determined dog wins you, you can no longer live without it. This breed leaves no one indifferent.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #67
2017: #67
2016: #63
2015: #63
Breed Group:Working (AKC:2008)
Guardian Dogs (UKC)
Life span:10-12 years
Even Tempered
Height:23-30 inches (58-75 cm)
Weight:120-145 pounds (54.4-65.2 kg)
Litter Size:4-6 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $1000 - $1300 USD

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