Dog de Bordeaux

Origin : France

Alianz classification :  Group II

guard, defense company

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    Historical Summary : The Dogue de Bordeaux is one of the oldest French breeds, probably descendants of the Alano and in particular the vautre Alano on which he wrote Gaston Phebus (or Febos), Count of Foix in the 14th century in his Livre de Chasse"He holds his bite, which is stronger than three sighthounds". The word "bulldog" first appears in the late 14th century to mid-19th century this old bulldog was renamed exclusively in the Aquitaine region. They were used for most home like wild boar, to fight, to guard homes and cattle and in the service of butchers. In 1863 in Paris the first exhibition at the Jardin d'Acclimatation was performed. The Dogue de Bordeaux was presented with its current name. There were different types: the Toulouse type, the Paris type and the Bordeaux type, which is the origin of the current Bulldog. The race, which has suffered greatly during the two World Wars, to the point of being threatened with extinction after World War II, achieved a new beginning in 1960.

    Behavior : An ancient fighting dog, the Dogue de Bordeaux is suitable as a guardian, which assumes carefully and great courage but without aggressiveness. A good companion, very attached to his master and very affectionate. Calm, balanced with a high stimulus. The male usually has a dominant character.

    cranial region

    Skull : Its volume and shape are the result of a very important development of the temporal, supra orbital arches, zygomatic arches and the spaces of the lower jaw.
    Head: Voluminous, angular, broad, rather short, trapezoid seen from above and in front.

    facial region

    Truffle : Wide, large nostrils, well pigmented according to the color of the mask. A truffle tilted upward but not if it is backwards, facing eyes permits.
    Muzzle : Strong, broad, thick , but not fleshy below the eyes, rather short, upper profile somewhat concave pleated moderately visible.
    Lips : Upper lip thick, moderately pendulous, retractable. Seen in profile shows a rounded lower line. It covers the lower jaw on the sides.
    Jaws / Teeth : Strong jaw and wide, particularly the canine teeth.
    eyes: Of oval set well apart. The space between the two inner angles of the eyelids is equal to twice the length of the eye, thien strong expression and shades are brown.
    Ears : small of a somewhat darker than the coat color.
    Neck : Very strong and muscular, almost cylindrical. The skin is thin, flexible, abundant and loose. The average circumference almost equal to the head.
    Body : Strong, long, deep, wide, down below the level of the elbows. Well let down and well sprung but not barrel - shaped ribs. Chest circumference should be between 25 to 35 cm. more than the height at the withers.
    Back : muscular
    Lomo: Ancho. Rather short and solid.
    Croup : strong and broad
    Chest : broad and strong Forechest whose bottom line (axillary inter) is convex toward the end.
    Tail : Very thick at the base. The tip preferably reaching the hock and not below. Porte low, never broken or curved but flexible.


    Shoulders : Powerful, prominent muscles and average inclination.
    Forearm : Viewed from the front, straight or slightly tilted inward approaching the Mede plane, especially in dogs with a very broad chest.
    Pastern : Strong. Seen something inclined profile. Seen from the front, sometimes out slightly towards compensating for the slight inclination of the forearm inwards.


    Thigh : Very developed, thick with visible muscles.
    Knee : In plane parallel to the median plane or slightly out.
    Leg : short, muscled, descending
    Feet : large, rounded nails with light brown hair color.
    Movement : Stretch for moloso. When walking the movement is free and springy, stuck to the ground. Good push from the rear, good extension of the forelegs especially during the trot which is the preferred movement. head when trotting usually goes down a bit.
    Hair : Fine, short and soft to the touch.
    Color :all colors tawny brown to straw color, are considered in this race.

    Size and Weight :

    Males : 59-70 cm, 50 kg
    Females : 57-68 cm, 45 kg

    Defects of this race:

    • Cola atrophied
    • Aggressive or overly shy.
    • long, narrow head with insufficiently pronounced stop with a muzzle measuring more than a third of the total length of the head (lack of typicality of the head).
    • parallel to the top line of the skull or convex muzzle. Roman nose.
    • crooked jaw.
    • Boca prognathic not.
    • Canines constantly visible when the mouth is closed.
    • Language constantly visible when the mouth is closed.
    • Blue eyes.
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