Dogue de Bordeaux

Dogue de Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux is a dog breed said to have originated in the Bordeaux region of France. It is also called Bordeaux Mastiff, French Mastiff and Bordeaux Bulldog. The breed was used as a hunter, cattle driver, guard dog and fighting dog.

The Dogue de Bordeaux is a short massive and powerful muscular dog. The breed has a dense short and coarse coat. The Dogue de Bordeaux has a heavy broad head with lots of wrinkles. The colors of the dog's fur are mahogany, golden, or red / brown and always with a black mask. The Dogue de Bordeaux has small V-shaped ears that hang to the side of the skull and have rounded tips. The breed's eyes are dark and small. The dog's tail is long, muscular and tapered. The adult Dogue de Bordeaux is approx. 70 cm tall and weighs approx. 45 kg.

If there is a dog that feels a bond with its owner, it is the Dogue de Bordeaux. The breed loves human contact and considers being left alone a punishment. The Dogue de Bordeaux is loyal, devoted and protective. Like the Alsatian, this dog is a fearless breed as it is aware of its own strength. The Dogue de Bordeaux is a good family dog - it is good with children and other animals.

The Dogue de Bordeaux can live in an apartment as long as it gets its daily walk and exercise. The breed has a keen sense of smell and hearing. The Dogue de Bordeaux has received more attention after it appeared in the movie Turner and Hooch with the famous American actor, Tom Hanks.

Fur care 

Although this breed has short fur, it sheds a lot

Brushing: use a massage brush daily to spread the skin's natural oils and to remove dead skin and fur.

Washing: it is important to wash the Dogue de Bordeaux's face often as dirt can collect in the folds which can lead to skin infections. Many dog groomers recommend that this breed should be washed regularly - use a dog shampoo for frequent washing.

Dry or dull coat: maybe your dog needs more omega 3 and other fatty acids, which are essential nutrients for a healthy dog - add salmon oil to your dog's food and you will see a shinier coat in a few weeks.

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