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Dogue de Bordeaux INTRODUCTION :
The Dogue de Bordeaux was known in France as early as the fourteenth century. Dog fighting was popular in the nineteenth century, particularly in southern France in the region around Bordeaux. Hence, the city lent its name to these large fighting dogs.
The most famous Dogue De Bordeaux dog, must be the one which was featured in the film ‘Turner and Hooch’ starring Tom Hanks.
The Dogue de Bordeaux comes in two varieties, Dogues and Doguins, the former being a considerably larger dog than the latter. Breeding of the Doguins has been seriously neglected in recent years and the variety has dwindled to near nonexistence.
Dogue de Bordeaux CHARACTERISTICS :
Despite this breeds fearsome appearance, the Dogue de Bordeaux breed is gentle with children and other family members. However this is a powerful animal, and is not suitable for an inexperienced dog owner.The Dogue De Bordeaux breed has a good and calm temperament. It is an extremely loyal dog, patient and devoted to his family.
The Dogue De Bordeaux:
Sometimes referred to as the French mastiff, the Dogue de Bordeaux falls into a group of dogs classified as the molosser, descendants of the molossus. A dog that lived approximately 700 BC., the molossus were kept as guard and hunting dogs by the Assyrians. Originally used for cattle droving and guarding the vineyards in Bordeaux, this French warrior has survived near extinction. Characterized by the largest, most magnificent head in dogdom with a wrinkled face and large paws.
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The impressive presence of the Dogue is a great deterrent to thieves. Despite his intimidating appearance, the Dogue is a charmer who loves to be with people, especially children.The early origins of the Dogue de Bordeaux (also known as the ‘French Mastiff’ or ‘Bordeaux Bulldog’) are shrouded in mystery. Some say it descended from the Greek Molussus, others say it came from European mastiffs, perhaps the Neapolitan Mastiff. In any case, the source breed was adapted for violent dog fighting events such as bull baiting and bear baiting in fourteenth century France. The Dogue de Bordeaux was named for the French city of Bordeaux, where a Dogue was bred which took first place at a Parisian dog show in 1863. A firm standard for this breed, however, did not appear until the 1920’s, when the Mastiff influence was determined to be unfavorable. Today, the breed is most popular in France, but is gaining increased attention in other countries. The Dogue de Bordeaux is still highly rare and at risk of being lost if strong lines are not developed. There are about 3,000 currently in the U.S. and foundation stock has been recognized by the American Kennel Club. A Dogue de Bordeaux named ‘Beasley’ starred alongside Tom Hanks in ‘Turner & Hooch’.
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Size: The Dogue de Bordeaux has a shoulder height of 58-76 cm (23-30 in) and weighs 54-66 kg (120-145 lbs). It reaches its full height at one year old and its full weight at two years. Dogues de Bordeaux have short, muscular bodies with huge, wrinkly heads. They have a short muzzle, brown nose, and light eyes. Smaller Dogues de Bordeaux are sometimes referred to as ‘Doguins’.
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Coat: The Dogue de Bordeaux has thick, wrinkly skin and a short, soft coat which comes in shades of fawn to mahogany. It has a black or red mask and possible white markings on the chest and toe tips. The Dogue de Bordeaux is an average shedder.
Character: Loyal and devoted to its family, the Bordeaux Bulldog is fearless and proud. It is gentle with children and family members, kindhearted, and sometimes gullible. Dogues de Bordeaux make excellent watch dogs and guard dogs. They do tend to snore and sometimes drool.