Care and Health of the Dogue de Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux counts as a short-haired dog, which makes grooming a little easier. The Dogue de Bordeaux should be brushed with a rubber brush about once a week to keep the coat supple. When washing, it is better not to do it too often so as not to damage the animal’s skin.

However, when washing, pay attention to the wrinkles on the face, as these must be cleaned well to prevent fungal infestation or the like. These folds are also prone to skin fold infections.

When it comes to the health of the dog, you should make sure that if you want to use a muzzle, it must not impair the dog’s breathing. Unfortunately, this is somewhat regressed in the Dogue De Bordeaux. In general, the Dogue de Bordeaux is prone to heart problems.

Another factor to consider about the health of your Dogue de Bordeaux is that they are prone to hip and elbow dysplasia. Therefore, the dog must not be stressed too much.

It is also good to know that Dogue de Bordeaux drools a lot. So you better be prepared to find a drool stain from time to time.

Activities with the Dogue de Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux is a large dog and therefore needs plenty of exercises. You should either take two longer walks or three shorter ones a day. Note, however, that the Dogue de Bordeaux are prone to joint diseases, which is why they should not jump much.

Search games are particularly good for keeping your Dogue de Bordeaux happy. Hide something and let the dog find it. Feel free to put heavy objects in the way here, as Dogue de Bordeaux can pull them aside with their jaws. Your dog can therefore exercise well. You can also make your Dogue de Bordeaux very happy with retrieval tasks.

However, Dogue de Bordeaux is absolutely not inclined to ride a bike together, as they are too heavy for it and their joints would suffer as a result.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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