Dogue-de-Bordeaux by ajizai


									            Veterinary Practice Guide to Dog Health                  Dogue De Bordeaux: Working Group

                                                                                                              Dogue De Bordeaux
Dogue De Bordeaux

An impressive large Mastiff type dog, with a very       Dogues were shown at the first French dog show
distinctive large head, the Dogue de Bordeaux           in 1863. His popularity has increased rapidly both
is perhaps surprisingly agile and able to jump          in his homeland and here in recent years. He was
considerable heights. He is athletic in the manner of   recognised by the Kennel Club in 1997.
a wrestler or boxer rather than that of a runner.       As would be expected from his background, the
The Dogue, as he is affectionately known, is an         male normally has a dominant character. But,
ancient French breed that struggled for survival in     correctly trained, he is a loyal and affectionate
the middle of the last century. Originally, he was      member of the family.
used for hunting large animals and for fighting.

And what health screening is currently
relevant for the Dogue De Bordeaux
Kennel Club Accredited Breeders must use, or
are strongly recommended to use, the following
screening schemes and/or advice for sires and dams:

      	 BVA/KC	Hip	Dysplasia	Scheme

This list is not necessarily comprehensive and you should still ask breeders and refer to breed clubs about
health issues in the breed.

Please see front of this section for further information on the above schemes
For more info. please see

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