Dogue de Bordeaux is a French Mastiff breed and one of the most ancient French breeds descendants. They are kind of molossoid typical brachycephalic. Dogs are often referred with Bordeaux dog was first recognized in France in the early 14th century, precisely in the south of France, Bordeaux.
This breeds usually used to pull carts or haul heavy objects and for keeping livestock. Even the dogs are used to protect castles of the European elite.
Dogue de Bordeaux is a well-balanced, large muscular and with strong build. Dogue size is usually width and muscular, rather than height. This breed is not high like the English Mastiff. Dogue body thick and short. Has a straight top-line and a gentle rounded croup. Front legs straight and heavy boned. Straight tail, thick at the base and tapers to a point at the end. As well as usually do not reach lower than the hocks.
Dogue height ranges from 60 cm - 69 cm (23 inches to 27 inches) for male dogs, while for 57 cm - 65 cm (22 inches - 26 inches) for female dogs.
FCI and AKC determine the Dogue weight is at least 45 kg (100 pounds) for a female dog, while for male dogs at least 52kg (115 pounds).
Bordeaux Mastiff has a short coat, smooth, and soft when touched. Color varies from nuances of brown (light, red copper), mahogany (dark, brownish red) with black, brown, or red mask, though the red mask is the original color of this breed. White mark are only allowed on the tip of the toes and on the chest.
French mastiff has a good temperament, calm, very loyal, patient with family members and to children. But towards foreigners, Dogue fearless and confrontational. Therefore Dogue is a reliable guard dog and watchdog. Wherever possible socialization begins from an early age to avoid him being aggressive with other dogs and other animals. Dogue de Bordeaux snores and drools. This breed is a powerful dog breeds, so not suitable for those of you who are less experienced in dog.
French Mastiff will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. Dogue de Bordeaux are very inactive indoors and will do okay without a yard.
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