So you’re looking to adopt an Dogue de Bordeaux, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Dogue de Bordeaux is an immensely powerful mastiff-type guardian. Males can go 27 inches high and 110 pounds. The short, eye-catching coat is a richly colored fawn. The massive head features a Bulldog-like undershot jaw, expressive eyes, and a deeply furrowed brow. It is, proportionately, the largest head in the canine kingdom. The body is stocky and close to the ground, but Dogues can move like lions when duty calls.DDBs of proper temperament are sweet and sensitive souls. Owners appreciate their breed’s loyalty to loved ones of all ages, but also say DDBs can be stubborn and will dominate those who fail to apply firm training in puppyhood. When acquiring such a strapping super-dog, finding a responsible breeder is key. The most ancient of French dog breeds, the Dogue de Bordeaux (“Mastiff of Bordeaux”) was around even before France was France. These brawny fawn-coated guardians of considerable courage are famously loyal, affectionate, and protective.”
An Dogue de Bordeaux typically ranges from 58.42cm to 66.04cm in height, and weighs from 44.905644630000005kg to 49.895160700000005kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Dogue de Bordeaux breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Dogue de Bordeaux insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.