Dogue De Bordeaux adoption


Hooch was a Dogue de Bordeaux

Dogue de bordeaux

With thanks to Dawn Jeffs.

Dogue De Bordeaux adodption is one to take careful consideration over.

For those of you who have seen “Turner and Hooch!” the DBD is very much a Hooch Character, i am informed by Dawn that her DBD is as soft as they come though and good with children as long as you correctly supervise them. (Like most dogs.)

She goes on to say they are incredibly lazy, with spurts of energy in the morning, generally. She also says that training is essential from day 1, with a strong lead owner.

The Dogue de Bordeaux loves cuddles and is aware of their weight advantage, although very gentle.

Internet research

According to pets4homes charts the DBD has medium grooming needs and has a tolerance for being left with its own company. However Dawn does say they need some entertainment.

The Dogfriendly Magazine

With an Above average intelligence and a medium exercise requirement they are apparently relatively easy to train. One negative that both Dawn and Pets4homes agree on is that they are a breed to be careful of health wise. Dawn tells me that they are renowned for Anterior Cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.

They are however an expensive breed to keep but then Dawn informs me that their dietary needs are normal complared to their size.

Breed Highlights


  • Loyal family pets that form strong ties to their owners
  • Dogues are good watchdogs
  • They are laid-back characters by nature
  • Very well-mannered for such big dogs
  • Not overly demanding when it comes to grooming


  • Dogues drool and slobber a lot
  • Vet bills can be high
  • Some Dogues can be a little stubborn when the mood takes them
  • They can easily overheat when the weather is hot
  • Can suffer from separation anxiety if left on their own for any length of time
  • Dogues are an expensive breed
  • Sadly, the Dogue de Bordeaux has quite a short life span
  • Can be overly protective of their owners

(taken directly from the pets4homes website)


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