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Dogue de Bordeaux

Dogue de Bordeaux
Dogue de Bordeaux Content
Life Span: 10-12 years
Litter Size: 9-10 puppies
Group: Mastiff, Miscellaneous (AKC)
Color: Red-Brown, Fawn, Mahogany.
Hair Length: Short
Size: Extra Large
Shedding: Moderate Shed
Male Height: 24-27 in (60-68 cm)
Male Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
Female Height: 23-26 in (58-66 cm)
Female Weight: 99 lbs (45 kg)
Living Area: The Dogue de Bordeaux will be at its best in rural or lightly populated suburban areas. Although the breed doesn't spend an extremely large amount of time exercising in any given day (a few walks and some light play is usually sufficient), the massive size of the Dogue de Bordeaux makes it an impractical pet for the house or for anywhere without a fairly large yard and outdoor living area. Despite the Dogue de Bordeaux's generally outdoor lifestyle, you and your family should still endeavor to spend as much time with the Dogue as possible, as its highly companionable and affectionate nature causes it to perceive the absence of its humans as a kind of punishment--which is usually not what you want your happy family pet to feel.

About this Breed

Despite the esoteric name (which substitutes the non-standard "dogue" for the French "chien"), the Dogue de Bordeaux is surprisingly famous as a breed. The dog accompanying Tom Hanks in "Turner and Hooch" was a Dogue de Bordeaux, and the distinctive wrinkled, masked faces of the Dogues are often used as a shorthand for powerful, menacing mastiffs and bulldogs in cartoons and popular imagery. In contrast to this menacing image, actual Dogues de Bordeaux are loyal protectors and companions to both adults and children. The dogs have extremely large and wrinkly heads in proportion to their bodies, which is impressive considering how large and powerful the dogs' bodies are. The Dogue's feet and tail are both large as well, and their necks have a distinctive "wattle" that in conjunction with their droopy ears gives the Dogue a slight appearance of laziness--an appearance that's revealed to be illusory when the Dogue is called on to protect his or her master.

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