Category: Working Dogs
Facts about Dogue de Bordeaux Dog (Bordeaux Mastiff), "Scientific name for Dogue de Bordeaux Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". Also known as Bordeaux Mastiff, Bordeauxdon or French Mastiff, Dogue de Bordeaux dog is a French dog breed. The Dogue de Bordeaux Dog breed is one of the most ancient French dogs that have been put to many capabilities. Being a very powerful dog with a muscular body, Dogue de Bordeaux dog, can perform such duties; hauling heavy objects, pulling carts, guarding flocks, among others. Dogue de Bordeaux Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Dogue de Bordeaux Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Dogue de Bordeaux Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Dogue de Bordeaux Dogs eye protected and moist. Dogue de Bordeaux Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
Dogue de Bordeaux dog was introduced in France in the fourteenth century and it became popular in Southern France a region known as Bordeaux. That’s the origin of its name. The French didn’t want to lose their pure breed of the Dogue de Bordeaux Dog so they decided to keep it pure by breeding it with huge heads; which are pioneer breeds from Germany.
Dogue de Bordeaux dog is not tall, but low to the ground. It is muscular, well balanced and very powerful. The body is thick, has a top line which is not straight and rounded croup. The circumference of the head of the Dogue de Bordeaux Dog is 26 to 30 inches (66 to 75cm). The short muzzle is a 1/3 the total length of the head. The front of the Dogue de Bordeaux dog legs are straight and have heavy bones, a good pastern, tight feet that looks like that of a cat and a straight tail (the base is thick and pointing at the end).
A Dogue de Bordeaux Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Dogue de Bordeaux Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Dogue de Bordeaux Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Dogue de Bordeaux puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Dogue de Bordeaux Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Dogue de Bordeaux Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Dogue de Bordeaux Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The male Dogue de Bordeaux dog average weight is around 120 to 145 pounds (54.4 to 65.2kg). The female average weight is 100 to 125 pounds (45.3 to 56.6kg). When mature, the male average height is between 23 to 30 inches (58 to 75cm) and the females average height is between 22 to 25 inches (55.8 to 63.5).
According to researchers, Dogue de Bordeaux dog life expectancy is short. It is believed to live for around six to seven years. This is because of its branchycephalic head which affects effective breathing.
The Dogue de Bordeaux Dog breed has a very high still birth and neonatal mortality rate. It is believed that 4.3 % of still birth and 3.7 % of early neonatal. The puppies die as early as one week once they are born. But generally it can deliver up to 17 puppies. Most of the Dogue de Bordeaux dog delivers through a caesarean section.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Dogue de Bordeaux Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Dogue de Bordeaux Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Dogue de Bordeaux Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Dogue de Bordeaux Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Dogue de Bordeaux Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Dogue de Bordeaux Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Dogue de Bordeaux Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
They were recognized in 2008 by the AKC the Dogue de Bordeaux dog. The Dogue de Bordeaux dog will be a great dog to guard and protect your house or business, because of its strengths and fearlessness anyone would feel safe. They can also be the family dog, with their loving ways and can be great with children if raised with them. With most dogs, a strong and stern owner is important to let them know who is boss, but especially with the Dogue de Bordeaux Dog. Training is very important for having a good relationship with your dog. Walks are important or a big back yard for exercise, but they love to be inside as the house dog where they fell safe in their territory.
The number one heath problems amongst Dogue de Bordeaux Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Dogue de Bordeaux Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Dogue de Bordeaux Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.