American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux

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90-130 lbs
22-24"
Unknown

The American Bulldog and the Dogue De Bordeaux were the two breeds used to create the American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux. This breed is fairly modern and does not have much information documented. However, we can determine how this breed will act and look depending on its parents. Since both the American Bulldog and Dogue De Bordeaux are calm around children but reserved around strangers and other pets, it can be assumed that the designer breed will be the same. They will have low energy and maintenance levels as adults, and with an experienced owner they can be great dogs that adapt to any home environment.

Purpose
Guarding, Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
American Bulldog, Dogue de Bordeaux

American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux Health

Average Size
Height: 27-33 inches Weight: 90-130 lbs
Height: 22-24 inches Weight: 90-130 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Bloat
  • Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Minor Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • Heart
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination

American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux Breed History

The history of the American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux is undocumented. However, we do know how the parents of this breed came to be. The Dogue De Bordeaux is a breed that was originally used as a cattle driver and for protection. They had a severe decrease in numbers during World War I, but regained popularity again afterwards. They were saved by Raymond Triquet who created the French Dogue De Bordeaux Club. They were and still are commonly used to hunt large game, guard flocks, fight in war and herd cattle. The American Bulldog was first used for blood sports, but then had other uses as well. They were eventually found on farms and, like the Dogue De Bordeaux, are skilled at hunting large prey. This breed had also come close to extinction and are only around today due to the efforts of a man from Summerville, Georgia. This man is John D. Johnson, and he is responsible for the existence of the American Bulldog due to his work at breeding them. Similar to the other breed mentioned, this dog had lost most of its population after the first World War. John D. Johnson was a main breeder of these dogs and is in fact, one of the oldest. The American Bulldog ran in his family, as his father was a popular breeder of these dogs as well.

American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux Breed Appearance

The American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux will have an appearance that is a mix between the American Bulldog and the Dogue De Bordeaux. They will typically have short earflaps that will hang downward and long tails that will taper. The Dogue De Bordeaux is short and stocky with very large, broad and wrinkled heads. Although the muzzles are short, they are powerful and wide with pronounced stops. Their nostrils are large and wide, and these dogs will often have an underbite with lips that hang down over the lower jaw. There is a noticeable dewlap on the neck due to the loose skin. The ears will be small and hang down, and the eyes will be set wide apart. These dogs are where the American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux gets its tapering tail, the deep, broad chests and muscular legs. The American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux will also take on some noticeable characteristics from the American Bulldog. This parent breed is strong and muscular with compact bodies. Their heads are also large and jaws are strong, with muscular necks that lead to deep and wide chests. The neck gets thinner from the chest to the head and might also have a slight dewlap. The large and broad square shaped heads will have furrows that separate the round eyes. They also have tapering tails and thick, straight legs.

American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux Breed Maintenance

The American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux is relatively low maintenance since both of its parents have short and smooth coats. Brushing them weekly with a grooming mitt is recommended in order to keep their coat clean and help get rid of loose hairs. To prevent the development of ear infections, keep them dry and clean. Try to gently clean their ears once a week. Besides caring for their coat and ears, these dogs will need to have their nails and dental hygiene maintained. Trim their nails as often as they need it, which will most likely be one or two times in a month. You will know that it is time to cut your dog’s nails if you can hear them clicking on the floor when they walk. If possible, it is ideal to brush your dog’s teeth every day. However, if you are unable to meet this commitment, once or twice per week should be enough. 

American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux Temperament

These dogs can sometimes be stubborn and will most likely require an experienced owner to handle them. If they are socialized well from a young age, this hybrid breed will do well around children. Since the Dogue De Bordeaux is known to be aggressive towards other dogs, the American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux may be the same. They will be good watchdogs but may not be trustworthy around other pets. The Dogue De Bordeaux is patient and loyal towards its family, and also protective of them around strangers. These canines need proper socialization in order to get along well with other pets. They do drool and will snore as well, so keep this in mind as these traits could be passed along to the American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux. Although they are sweet and gentle around kids and family, they are powerful dogs that need an experienced owner. The American Bulldog is calm and not hostile. They will love children and are devoted to their master, but, like the other parent breed, can be aggressive towards other dogs. Both breeds will need proper socialization and training.

American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux Activity Requirements

As they reach maturity, the activity level of the American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux decreases. However, they will still require regular workouts. These dogs will always enjoy simple exercise, like long walks, but is not generally a dog that will like to go on runs. However, they will still need 60 to 80 minutes of easy exercise per day to stay healthy and in shape.

American Bull Dogue De Bordeaux Owner Experiences