The Dogue de Bordeaux is a Mastiff-type dog that originated in the Bordeaux region of Southern France. Its giant size made it a natural for guarding homes and vineyards as well as hunting bears and jaguars.
Because of its guardian history, its instinctive guarding tendencies persist, and the Dogue de Bordeaux continues to make a formidable impression as a protector of home and family. This breed does not tend to be aggressive in its guarding - its size is a deterrent enough! The Dogue de Bordeaux is actually quite calm and patient, and forms close bonds with all members of the family. One thing is certain regarding introducing a Dogue de Bordeaux into your household - you must love drool!
While they may have a formidable appearance, the Dogue de Bordeaux is still prone to a number of hereditary and congenital conditions that can adversely affect its health - and your budget. Some of the conditions and illnesses the Dogue de Bordeaux is prone to include joint problems such as hip and elbow dysplasia; blood disorders such as Von Willibrand’s disease; digestive issues such as gastric dilatation-volvulus (bloat); and neurological conditions such as epilepsy.
Thankfully, Petplan pet insurance covers all hereditary and chronic conditions as standard. Which means if your Dogue de Bordeaux inherits more a protective attitude and an amazing ability to drool, you’re covered!