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Dogue de Bordeaux

Dogue de Bordeaux Breed Information:

This dog has a large, broad, round head with lots of wrinkles. They have a strong muscular neck and body with a deep broad chest. The coat is short and quite soft to the touch.
The Bordeaux is a dog that bonds closely with its family. They are not suited to homes where they will be left alone for long periods of time, as they associate this separation as a punishment. They will protect their family and territory if threatened. They are very good with children and will will accept other household pets if introduced to them when young.

Dogue de Bordeaux  Size:

Height: 58 - 75 cm, Weight: 55 - 68 kg

Dogue de Bordeaux Life Span:

10-12 years

Dogue de Bordeaux Temperament:

The Bordeaux has a good and calm temperament. It is extremely loyal, patient and devoted to his family. Fearless and confrontational with strangers, he is a first class watch and guard dog. Socialize very well with other animals, preferably starting from an early age to avoid him being aggressive with other dogs. The Dogue de Bordeaux snores and drools. Despite his fearsome appearance, the Dogue de Bordeaux is gentle with children and family members. However, this is a powerful animal, and is not suitable for an inexperienced dog owner.

Dogue de Bordeaux Grooming:

Grooming is relatively easy. A rubber grooming mitt over the short coat once a week, to remove any loose or dead hair is all that is needed. The skin folds on the face should be cleaned regularly to stop any skin infections from starting. As this breed has floppy ears, it is best to clean ears regularly and keep nails trimmed.

Dogue de Bordeaux Exercise Requirements:

This breed will do okay in-doors if it is sufficiently exercised. They are very inactive indoors and will do okay without a big yard. Having said that, the Dogue needs lots of exercise. They need to be taken on a long walk, daily. Dogs that lack in mental or physical exercise can develop behavioral issues. 

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