Dog Breed

Dogue de Bordeaux

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Full Name
Dogue de Bordeaux
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Life Span
5 - 9 years
Weight
120 - 140 pounds
Description

Loyal, Courageous, Affectionate, Even Tempered, Devoted, Vigilant, Companionable

Origin
France
Bred For
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      Family Considerations
      Child Friendly

      Is the Dogue de Bordeaux good with children?

      Yes, the Dogue de Bordeaux is very friendly with children. We still recommend introductions to children while they are young so they get used to them, but the Dogue de Bordeaux naturally loves children.
      Stranger Friendly

      Is the Dogue de Bordeaux friendly with strangers?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux is about average in how friendly they are with strangers. They can be timid or protective, but with proper training and socialization can be fine for any household.
      Dog Friendly

      Is the Dogue de Bordeaux friendly with other dogs?

      Yes! The Dogue de Bordeaux naturally loves other dogs. As always, socialization is always important, but the Dogue de Bordeaux typically gets along with every dog it meets
      Likes to Cuddle

      Does the Dogue de Bordeaux like to cuddle?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux likes to cuddle up every once in a while. They appreciate physical affection, but probably won't stay in your lap for extended amounts of time.
      Playfulness

      Does the Dogue de Bordeaux like to play?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux is always ready for play! It's important to keep in mind, as they need to be stimulated with games and affection throughout the day.
      Service Dog Ability

      Does the Dogue de Bordeaux make a good service dog?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux is not typically used as a service dog. There are always exceptions to the rule, but a service dog has to have many natural traits in addition to the proper training- smart, patient, and obsessed with pleasing their owner.
      Overall Ease of Breed
      Ease for Novice

      Is the Dogue de Bordeaux good for first-time owners?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux would not be the best fit for first-time owners. A breed is only good for first-time owners if it is raised for home companionship, and is open to training and is motivated to please its owner.
      Training Potential

      How well can the Dogue de Bordeaux be trained?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux can be trained very well. With discipline and a routine training program the Dogue de Bordeaux can be incredibly well-trained.
      Amount of Shedding

      Does the Dogue de Bordeaux shed a lot?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux is an average shedder. Dogue de Bordeaux owners will probably still tell you it's a lot of shedding, but certain breeds shed even more.
      Ease of Grooming

      Is the Dogue de Bordeaux easy to groom?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux requires an average amount of grooming. Taking your Dogue de Bordeaux to the pet salon will make your life easier, but its possible to groom a Dogue de Bordeaux on your own as well.
      Exercise Need

      Does the Dogue de Bordeaux need a lot of exercise?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux has a lot of energy and getting daily exercise is very important, both for their well-being and for their focus, which is important when you train them.
      Personality
      Intelligence

      How smart is the Dogue de Bordeaux ?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux is very smart. Above-average intelligence means they can pick up on cues and signals quickly when it comes to training. But it also means that they need to be challenged mentally, in addition to their standard exercise needs.
      Amount of Barking

      How much does the Dogue de Bordeaux bark? Does the Dogue de Bordeaux bark too much?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux barks an average amount. It can vary widely between Dogue de Bordeaux s - some may be much more expressive than others.
      Guard Dog Ability

      Is the Dogue de Bordeaux a good guard dog?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux is not a dog breed necessarily known as a guard dog, but they are alert. The Dogue de Bordeaux is protective of its family, and has above average tendencies when it comes to guarding property.
      Tolerates Being Alone

      Is the Dogue de Bordeaux good at staying alone? Is the Dogue de Bordeaux independent?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux does not enjoy being left alone for extended periods. They can do well for a couple of hours alone, but may have anxiety for time beyond that.
      Home and Environment Considerations
      Good for Apartment Living

      Is the Dogue de Bordeaux a good apartment dog?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux is not a good dog for apartment living for several reasons. It is still possible to make it work if the owner is dedicated to plenty of training and daily exercise, but it may be challenging.
      Size

      How big is the Dogue de Bordeaux ?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux is a large dog breed. A dog's size is important to consider when it comes to travel arrangements, budgeting for food, and how big of a living space you have.
      Tolerates Heat

      How much does the Dogue de Bordeaux tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Dogue de Bordeaux ?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux can tolerate hot weather well. They still prefer having some variation and a cool space to sleep, but overall they can do well in warm climates.
      Tolerates Cold

      How much does the Dogue de Bordeaux tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Dogue de Bordeaux ?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux can tolerate cold weather well. Play time in the snow or on particularly cold evenings may need to be limited, but overall they can do well in cold climates.
      Potential to Run Away

      Does the Dogue de Bordeaux try to run away?

      It is natural for the Dogue de Bordeaux to run away. They are easily distracted and excited, so the urge to run away should be expected and prepared for- a fenced yard is important.
      Physical Characteristics
      General Health

      Is the Dogue de Bordeaux a healthy dog? The health of a Dogue de Bordeaux should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.

      The Dogue de Bordeaux is healthy, but has an average number of health risks that should be taken into consideration.
      Energy Level

      How energetic is the Dogue de Bordeaux ?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux has a lot of energy and this needs to be considered before bringing the Dogue de Bordeaux into your home. Can you give your Dogue de Bordeaux enough exercise? They will need several small daily walks, or a large dog park trip to get all of the energy out.
      Amount of Drooling

      How much does the Dogue de Bordeaux drool?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux drools a decent amount, especially if that irresistible food is nearby.
      Prey Drive

      Does the Dogue de Bordeaux have a large prey drive? Does the Dogue de Bordeaux like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux has average prey drive. They will probably enjoy chasing after birds and other small animals at the park, and it may be an issue at the home if you have small animals, but with some training and introduction can usually learn to live with them.
      Athleticism

      Is the Dogue de Bordeaux atheltic?

      The Dogue de Bordeaux is athletic and has average levels of endurance. They need a lot of exercise, and can be an exercise partner as long as it's nothing too extreme.
    1. Working
    2. Dogue de Bordeaux
    The Dogue de Bordeaux is a purebred dog that falls within the larger Working dog breed group.
    Working group: Working dogs encompass a wide range of different breeds- but they all were bred to assist people, so they are used to working hard. It is important for them to feel they have a "job" as their roles traditionally have varied from rescuing people to pulling sleds. Because of their large size and intensity, they may be a handful for first time dog owners. On the other side, they can be trained well, so any owner who can exercise and dedicate to training their working dog, will be well rewarded. A common misconception may be that the working dog's jobs are only in physically challenging jobs; actually working dogs can also make excellent service dogs, since they are also kind and attentive to their owners.

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