Should you get a Dogue?
Often called simply the “Bordeaux,” the Dogue De Bordeaux breed is a mastiff type dog with wrinkles that are more pronounced than in other breeds. They are also known as the French Mastiff, Bordeaux Mastiff and Bordeaux dog.
In Landmark Research on Modern Dog Breed
development, the Dogue de Bourdeaux has been shown to share the most DNA with an ancestor of the following breeds:
Growing Up Dogue de Bourdeaux
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Dogue De Bourdeaux Running Speed
The AKC Conducts Dog Racing Trials each December in Orlando, FL. called the Fast CAT Invitational. This is a 100 yard race where dogs run individually chasing a lure. The fastest recorded speed by a Dogue de Bourdeaux was by a dog named Sol Invictus Caribbean Calvary at 27.19 mph!
Dogue De Bordeaux Lifespan
The average Dogue De Bordeaux lives for 6-8 years. It is rare to see a 12 year old Dogue. Studies have shown that Bernese Mountain Dogs, Great Danes, and Dogue de Bordeaux have a similar under-producing thymus gland which regulates the function of the immune system. They believe this may play a role in their relatively short lifespans.
The French Mastiff Temperament
The CBARQ Dog Temperament Research study, conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, is a giant study of over 300 dog breeds and 60,000 individual dogs. In this study, the French Mastiff ranks 114th out of 124 breeds (VERY low) in aggression towards their owners. Aggression is defined as growling, bearing teeth, snarling and in extreme cases lunging or biting.
Dogue De Bordeauxs suffer from
congenital heart defects. Almost 72% of Dogues de Bordeaux have an aortic murmur. Malformations of the heart or the greater vessels are thought to be passed from parents to puppies. Some of the heart health problems seen in the breed are:
SAS (Subvalvular arotic senosis)
DCM (Dilated Cardio myopathy)
Hole in the Heart (Atrial Septal Defect)
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Dogue De Bourdeaux Facts – Final Thoughts
The Dogue de Bordeaux is a fascinating breed that offers a unique combination of strength, loyalty, and affection. As a very large and muscular dog breed, they require special attention to maintain a healthy weight and overall well-being. Despite their intimidating appearance, they are gentle family members who thrive on love and companionship. Being part of the mastiff breeds, they have a rich history and are known for their protective instincts. Whether you’re considering adding an adult dog to your family or simply interested in learning more about large breeds, the Dogue de Bordeaux is definitely worth considering.