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Dogue de Bordeaux

Breed Information Dogue de Bordeaux

General Description

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

General Health

Generally a healthy breed.

Hereditary Illnesses

Because of their size, Hip Dysplasia is not uncommon and is screened for.

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.

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.

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.

Other_info

Used to hunt large game in the 12th Century.

Stats

Average Dog Size

24-28

Average Dog Weight

120-150

Average Bitch Size

22-26

Average Bitch Weight

100-120

Average Litter Size

8-10

Average Life Expectancy

12-14


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