Nature and Temperament of the Dogue de Bordeaux

First impressions can be deceiving with this breed. Despite the dog’s rather imposing appearance, this breed is quite easygoing. The nature of the dog can therefore be described as calm, affectionate, and exuberant.

What needs to be said, however, is that this is not a beginner breed. If you want to get a Dogue de Bordeaux, you should first have a good understanding of the breed.

Although the nature of these animals is very calm, if the dog is raised incorrectly or not socialized, this can lead to conspicuous behavior. In addition, the breed is still listed as a dog in some German federal states, which you should check before purchasing.

You should also ensure early on that the dog does not become too territorial, as this can be in the nature of the breed. So get him used to the fact that strangers are not a danger. Due to its background as a hunting dog, the Dogue de Bordeaux should be kept busy and given interesting tasks. Search games are particularly suitable for this purpose.

Attention: Although Dogues de Bordeaux has a very gentle nature, they are still considered list dogs in some federal states. Please consider this before purchasing the animal.

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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