Dogue de Bordeaux dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: France
- Group: Working
- Weight: 55-65 kg
- Height: Males: 60-67 cm Females: 57-65 cm
- Colors: brown, red, mahogany
- Training: require experienced master
- Grooming: Easy to care for, drooling
- Temperament: alert, devoted, loyal, brave
- Health: beware genetic diseases
- Litter size: 6 - 8 puppies
- Lifespan: 5 - 6 years
- Other names: French Mastiff dog, Bordeaux Bulldog
Dog breed Dogue de Bordeaux, also known as the asemnea French mastiff, became popular in the United States after the appearance of the movie "Turner and Hooch" in the mid-80s Although still little known outside France, the race turns out to be a strong and imposing dog, but also a loving family member.
As with other breeds, Dogo of Bordeaux origins seem to be a closely guarded secret. Some believe that race is a descendant of the giant Moloss, a dog that does not exist anymore and that was used by the Romans in battle. Some believe that this dog emerged from crossbreeding with bulldog's mastiff, while others believe that this race is one and the same with the one used the Celts hunting. Barring However, this strong and impressive dog is a beloved companion and a natural protector.
As its name suggests, Dogo of Bordeaux has developed a large extent in the Bordeaux region of France. He served as dog frontline watchdog herds of cattle and sheep, and even personal bodyguard was a participant in the gladiatorial battles. During the French Revolution, which ousted the French monarchy, the dog was uncertain fate. Many of these dogs were killed trying to protect their assets and property owners. After completing the French Revolution, there have been enormous changes in appearance and size of the breed. Finally, the concept of a breed standard, which has been amended several times. The latest version was written in 1993.
Dogo of Bordeaux in France was fully formed and imports in the United States began during the mid twentieth century. Although it is considered a rare breed, it seems that there are about 3,000 dogs currently only in the United States. Though she has gained fame in the United States, Dogo of Bordeaux is not yet recognized by the American Kennel Club.
Food Dogue de Bordeaux
Large dog, Dogo of Bordeaux will require pocket when talking about diet composition. In the first 2-3 years of life, when there is complete development amid the presence of a high tone, the quantity of food that needs a Dogue de Bordeaux are impressive. As advancing age and lowers the impact physical activities, food portions can be resized in terms of their shrinking.
The focus in this case falls on feeding breeds legally correct content of nutrients (fats, vitamins, minerals, fibers) and the correlation with specific age requirements (development phase). Being a race with plenty sensitivities medical, it is not recommended to choose only one type of food recital attractive price.
Dog food, whether dry food, wet or semi-wet formula is rarely a truly complete. Do not get all too easily convinced that abound on television commercials. Agreed that it is extremely convenient to feed the dog this way, but convenience does not have to do at all with health.
If you receive a certain type of food - unbalanced and sometimes even harmful - dog often it accepted the submission and survival instinct. Feeding incorrectly, it is exposed to some risks and, finally, problems can occur. Therefore, first choose for your dog Dogue de Bordeaux a quality food, rich in meat and fat, low fiber cereal (or additions with exotic names), with as few preservatives.
To take into account feeding a large dog as his dog Dogue de Bordeaux exclusively home-cooked food must meditate seriously. An animal reaches maturity in years weigh 55-60 kilograms has a healthy appetite and a need for food comparable to an adult (even exceeding this quota if we talk about a dog actively involved in exercises, various games and training).
So you will be constantly busy to conceive and form the menu for him. A dog as large and robust as the Dogue de Bordeaux is not content with leftovers daily. To take care of his diet at home will be a challenge quite difficult, but not impossible.
Description Dogue de Bordeaux
A Dogue de Bordeaux animal appears as a powerful muscle. It is a large dog with more long than tall body, which preserve a dash of flexibility, athletic presence, suggesting vivacity and swiftness of movement.
The head is very large (probably the largest skull of the canine world in relation to the body), the trapezoidal shape seen from the front, wide, short muzzle and nose snub. The mandible is prominent teeth easily exposed. Ears are caught in high level, without being too big, have rounded tip and are left.
Is heavily wrinkled skin around the eyes and muzzle, contributing to a threatening picture. The coat has short hair, thin and soft, adherent to the body and can be red-mahogany brown, reddish brown or orange.
Possibly with black facial mask, allowed a small white spot on chest and markings of the same color on the front legs, but their presence disqualify any part of the body that copy in terms of purity of the breed, according to international standard.
Color: reddish brown, mahogany red, orange; red nose is considered a sign of purity of the breed, but accepts those with dark truffle. Talia: sea. Moulting: moderate. Height: 57 to 67.5 cm. Weight: 45-60 kg. Lifespan: 10-12 years.
Behavior Dogue de Bordeaux
A Dogue de Bordeaux is imposing and very courageous, watchful and curious by nature. It is an intelligent, dedicated and very loyal, a general behavior dominated by calm and balance. Not boisterous nature.
Attach intensive master and his family is a very good guard, able to provide very good protection. Foreigners are received without the permission of its owner, will continue always vigilant and suspicious of their presence. Have an air protector and girl children, proving to be permissive with them and tolerating their gestures and games.
Although it is certainly an intelligent, often denote bouts of stubbornness and arrogance. Require early socialization to assimilate the rules of coexistence with other animals in the household, but will prove dominant with other dogs.
He prefers open spaces and outdoor exercise, along with an active master and experienced in handling powerful dogs. Fit comfortably in the space of an apartment that has a medium level of activity inside, but require daily walks long distances combined with running and plays regular sessions (2-3 times a week).
Training Dogue de Bordeaux
Training must be done by an experienced person and must be balanced, consistent and done with a calm voice, gentle. Should be commended and encouraged when commands are executed correctly. It offers much devotion and affection and feels the need to receive the same affection from the owner.
Dogo of Bordeaux dog to be trained and socialized to be submissive since childhood. Some specimens may have a dominant character, strong owner who needs a firm and categorical. These dogs respond well to positive training techniques, farms. Overuse and the pain should not be used. If Bordeaux has an owner's dogs fit, he can become an adorable dog and balanced.
Lord of Dogue de Bordeaux must have solid experience in working with large breeds. It takes a strong person mentally dominant able to establish itself in the absence of physical force and severe corrections.
Also, it requires consistent and sustained discipline to correct specific to this dog arrogance and stubbornness bouts. Despite the menacing appearance, this intelligent dog is sensitive and capable of deep feelings of attachment and affection to the owner. If you feel that is treated in the same way as her feelings are rewarded will be very eager to thank their master through behavior. Feel the need to be recognized and praised achievements generous.
Failures can be highlighted and "blamed" the attitude cold, dry voice (expressing disappointment) and reduced physical contact, but it should not be "fouled" by vocalizations harsh threats or blows. Educated and trained properly will prove a very good memory and discipline. Do not overlook over the fact that this dog will love you anyway, with total commitment and will not hesitate for a second to put his life in danger to protect it on your own.
Characteristics Dogue de Bordeaux
Dogo of Bordeaux require more exercise to maintain muscular body, strong in the best shape.
Dogi Bordeaux should always be kept on a leash in public places.
Dogo de Bordeaux is a dog with short fur that does not require much care. Regular brushing is necessary to keep them shiny coat.
Health Dogue de Bordeaux
Dogo of Bordeaux needs a minimum of care, being unpretentious. The coat is easy to maintain, with a glove made with brushing once a week. In periods of shedding operation will be repeated every 2-3 days.
Wrinkles on the face should be cleaned carefully to avoid fixing or accumulation of dirt external parasites, skin infections may trigger factors. Hot days this dog will salivate abundantly requiring attention in this regard (conformation muzzle and lips framed in the category that leaves dogs drool).
The pad will be checked from time to time because there are dogs with a high body weight and the pressure at this level is considerable. You must stay away from direct sunlight on hot days because it can quite easily heatstroke.
Breed Dogue de Bordeaux face a lot of health problems. Specific diseases: gastric torsion, hip dysplasia, elbow disease, demodectic mange, eczema, premature arthritis, kidney disease and cardiomyopathy.