The Dogue de Bordeaux, also known as the French Mastiff, is an ancient French breed of working dog. The Dogue de Bordeaux will do his best to protect his family, but is generally quite gentle and obedient (and sometimes even goofy). This giant breed is known as the Molossian, a group characterized by strength and robust build.
There is a whole world of potential dog breeds out there – with a little research, you should be able to find the right one to take home. There are many great options if you want to adopt a dog from an animal shelter or rescue organization. Be sure to ask your veterinarian, who can often refer you to a reputable breeder, breed rescue organization, or other reliable source of healthy puppies. The great thing about breed rescue groups is that they are generally very clear about any health conditions in dogs and are a valuable resource for advice.
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This breed of dog can seem intimidating at first and will truly protect their homes and families if called upon to do so. The Bordeaux needs a calm but firm owner who shows natural authority over the dog. This is a powerful pet and not suitable for an inexperienced dog owner. Dogue de Bordeaux are fantastic pets, but they need a lot of territory to move around and an attentive owner who will make sure they do what they need to do and not let them dominate the house.
DDB can also get along well with cats and other dogs if raised with them as a puppy. With young children, DDB is loving and protective, and his relaxed nature means he is unlikely to send a child flying. Without strong guidance, he can become aggressive towards other dogs, and an inexperienced owner will not be able to handle him.
The Dogue de Bordeaux tends to do things in its own way, but responds to early and ongoing training, including firm leadership, pleasant compliments, and food rewards. Fearless and clashing with strangers, Bordeaux Bordeaux are excellent watchdogs and watchdogs.
Although the large French Mastiff breed first came to the United States in the 1890s for the ring, the first documented modern Dogue de Bordeaux appeared in 1959 under the name Fidel de Fenelon. Bordeaux was then assigned to Bordeaux, the capital of the region of its origin, today’s Dogue de Bordeaux.
Over the years, the large French Mastiff breed has been supported by several breed clubs, eventually gaining AKC recognition with the help of the American Society of Bordeaux. Multiple breeds, including various guard dogs such as Mastiffs and Molossians, may have contributed to the development of the Bordeaux dog we know today. In 1982, an article in a dog magazine introduced the Bordeaux to American lovers, while the 1989 film Turner & Hooch introduced the breed to American audiences (though few know its name).
Some claim this huge breed is descended from the extinct Spanish dog known as the Great Dane, others claim it is descended from the Tibetan Mastiff, and still others claim it existed as an old French breed known as the Bordeaux dog.
Brachycephalic means “brachycephalic” and includes several breeds such as the Bordeaux, Pug, and Boston Terrier. Brachycephalic syndrome is also present in some dog breeds, such as pugs and Boston terriers. The term brachycephalic syndrome refers to a series of problems commonly found in brachycephalic breeds. Brachycephalic Syndrome Some breeds of dogs and cats may have difficulty breathing due to the shape of the head, muzzle, and throat.
Health Problems Most are in good health, but Bordeaux can be prone to hip dysplasia. While hip dysplasia can occur in any breed, large dogs such as Dogue de Bordeaux and active dogs cause more rapid wear and tear on the hip joint, so they are at greater risk.
It is likely that an aboriginal dog of this type existed in France as early as the 14th century and was used as a guard dog in vineyards and farms.