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Dogue de Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux is the oldest of all French dog breeds, believed to originate as far back as the 14th century.

About the Dogue de Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux is vigilant and courageous, making them a gifted guarding dog.

With their owners, these dogs make excellent companions, growing very attached to their family. They are affectionate with children and tolerant with other dogs.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
France
Group
FCI Group 2, AKC Working Group
Size category
Very large
Avg life expectancy
8–10 years

Protective / Alert / Loyal / Loving / Calm / Even-tempered

Key facts

  • Needs an experienced owner
  • Requires outdoor space
  • Needs little training

Health condition

Dogue de Bordeaux belong to the brachycephalic family that have as physical features a flat face and short nose due to their flat and wide skull shape. These anatomical attributes can cause some health issues like skin, eye and breathing problems as well as a poor ability to tolerate heat. For all brachycephalic breeds, we advise you to choose a dog with physical features that are not over-exaggerated, to buy from a responsible breeder and to seek counsels from your veterinarian.

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