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Dogue de Bordeaux

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Dog Breed Group
Other 
Origin of Breed
France 
Life Expectancy
8 - 10 years 
Color
Self-colored, in all shades of fawn, from Mahogany to Isabella (lightest fawn). 
Coat
Skin, thick and sufficiently loose fitting. Hair, Fine, short and soft to the touch. 
Exercise Needs
Moderate excercise. 
Temperament
The Dogue de Bordeaux is calm, balanced and affectionate. 
Good with Children
Gets along well with children, very patient. Usually gets along with other pets. 
Grooming Needs
Easy care. 
Average Size - Male (in)
23.5 - 27.5 
Average Size - Female (in)
22 3/4 - 26 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
At least 110 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
At least 99 
Living Conditions
Will live inside or outside, but do require a fair sized yard. 

Breed Description

The Dogue de Bordeaux is a very powerful dog, with a very muscular body yet retaining a harmonious general outline. Stocky, athletic, imposing, he has a very dissuasive aspect. An excellent family pet, he guards what is his, even his owner. He will bond to his family and feel separation is a form of punishment. The Dogue is one of the oldest French Breeds. Its actual origins are obscure but it probably descended from one of the strains of Mastiff type dogs that accompanied Macedonian and Roman armies through Asia, Europe and Britain. They were used as guardian dogs for protecting homes, butcher shops and vineyards, as well as pack hunting dogs that baited bulls and pursued boars, bears and jaguars.

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The Dogue de Bordeaux is a magnificent animal suitable for the enthusiast who is prepared to invest a lot of time and attention.

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