Dogue de Bordeaux Breeders Shreveport LA

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Wise Catahoulas
(318) 390-9386
1243 Oliver Rd
Haughton, LA
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Martin Animal Hospitals
(318) 221-0726
3112 Hollywood Ave
Shreveport, LA

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Davis Animal Hospital
(318) 868-8493
935 E 70th St
Shreveport, LA

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Airline Animal Health
(318) 746-6465
2633 Viking Dr
Bossier City, LA

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Companion Animal Medical Center
(318) 688-0642
7025 Pines Rd
Shreveport, LA

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Martin Animal Hospitals
(318) 222-9317
1302 Youree Dr
Shreveport, LA

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Animal Clinic E 70th
(318) 797-3261
2999 E 70th St
Shreveport, LA

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Bossier Animal Hospital
(318) 746-7821
3308 Industrial Dr
Bossier City, LA

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Riverside Animal Hospital LLC
(318) 742-1521
1000 Westgate Ln
Bossier City, LA

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University Veterinary Hospital
(318) 797-5522
7700 E Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA

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Dogue de Bordeaux - Guide to Dogue de Bordeaux

Description: The Dogue de Bordeaux is muscular, powerful, stocky, athletic and structurally built low to the ground. The most distinguishing feature is its enormous head which is believed to be the biggest of all canines. The Dogue de Bordeaux short fine coat can be any shade of red and the color is darker around the muzzle and eyes forming a characteristic mask. The breed was mostly owned by wealthy French as well as nobility and were used to guard, hunt and fight.

As with many breeds, the origin of the Dogue de Bordeaux is up for debate and has numerous theories. There is little doubt among historians however, that the Dogue de Bordeaux is an ancient French breed. The first documented reference of this breed was in 1863 in Paris, France at the Jardin d'Acclimatation dog exhibition. A female by the name of Magentas won and was then given the name - Dogue de Bordeaux - which is the name of the capital from the region where she originated. In the following twenty years, there were three known varieties of the Dogue - the Toulouse, the Parisian and the Bordeaux - all named after the region from which they came. While these types had several differences from the modern Dogue de Bordeaux such as coat color, size and body structure, there were also many general similarities. Therfore in the late 1800s, breeders came together to develop one type for this breed. The first standard was written in 1896, but has changed several times since then.

Both World Wars and the French Revolution put a strain on the survivial of the Dogue de Bordeaux breed - particularly WWII when historians tell us Adolf Hitler ordered these dogs executed because of their devout loyalty to their masters.

The first documented Dogue de Bordeaux to enter the United States was in 1959, although it is believed it arrived much earlier in 1890. The Dogue de Bordeaux was fully recognized by the American Kennel Club in the Working Group in 2008.

Height: When measured at withers, the height for a Dogue de Bordeaux is 23 - 27 inches (58 - 69 cm).

Weight: The weight of the Dogue de Bordeaux according to AKC Standard should be at least 99 pounds (45 kg).

Coat Type: The Dogue de Bordeaux coat is short, fine and has a soft texture. Grooming of the coat is minimal and requires a brushing once a week. In addition, bathing is recommended every week and a half to two weeks particularly to rid of doggie odor.

Color: The color of the Dogue de Bordeaux coat can be any shade of red.

Temperament: The Dogue de Bordeaux is affectionate, very loyal, devoted and has well balanced disposition. Properly raised Dogue de Bordeaux makes for a great companion and family pet. Training and socialization are extremely important since this breed's ancient background includes fierce fighting. This is an intelligent breed, and although it can be stubborn, once it learns something, it does not forget. Anyone considering a Dogue de Bordeaux must realize the importance o...

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