Dogue de Bordeaux

Dogue de Bordeaux

Character and temperament

They are a very intelligent breed, but they need consistent training. They do not like being left alone, but will offer great protection within the family unit.

Origin

Originally from the French estates in the 12th Century, used as a working dog to hunt boar, wolves and bears. These days they are mainly family pets.

General description

Broad head with lots of wrinkles. They are a very muscular, well set breed, commonly known as the French Mastiff.

Food

No specific dietary requirements.

Exercise

Several small walks a day is better than one big walk a day.

Grooming

This breed does not require much in the way of grooming, but the wrinkles around the face must be kept clean to prevent skin infections.

Other information

Used to hunt large game in the 12th Century.

Stats

Average height (dog)
24-28
Average height (bitch)
22-26
Average weight (dog)
120-150
Average weight (bitch)
100-120
Average life expectancy
12-14
Average litter size
8-10
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