Doguedoodle

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83-92 lbs
20-22"
United States
Dogue de Bordeau
Poodle
Poodle de Bordeaux

The Doguedoodle is a large breed that is a mix of the Dogue de Bordeaux and the Standard Poodle. The average size of the Doguedoodle is about 90 pounds and stands about 22 inches tall. This breed makes a good family pet and an excellent guard dog since they are brave and loyal as well as friendly and lovable. They have a short and thick coat of rough and wavy fur that can come in many different colors including brown, black, white, brown, gray, red, blue, gold, or mixed. The breed is a bit stubborn and can be sensitive so training may be difficult for first time owners.

Purpose
Guard dog, family pet
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Dogue de Bordeaux and Standard Poodle

Doguedoodle Health

Average Size
Male Doguedoodle size stats
Height: 23-24 inches Weight: 87-105 lbs
Female Doguedoodle size stats
Height: 20-22 inches Weight: 83-92 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Pulmonic Stenosis
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Bloat
  • Exposure Keratopathy Syndrome
Minor Concerns
  • Entropion
  • Ectropion
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cataracts
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Urolithiasis
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • MRI
  • CT Scan
  • Eye Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Ultrasound

Doguedoodle Breed History

The Dogue de Bordeaux, originally from France, is believed to have come from the ancient dog called the Molossus or Molosser. This is a giant breed used in the Middle Ages for hunting, fighting, and guarding property and livestock. Some of the other giant breeds that came from the Molossus include the Tibetan Mastiff, Great Pyrenees, Newfoundland, and the St. Bernard. The actual history of the Dogue de Bordeaux is a mystery since there are several stories about their past. The most common theory is that they came from the Tibetan Mastiff but others believe the Dogue de Bordeaux dates back to when the English Kings ruled Aquitaine, which was between the years 1203 and 1453. There are indications that this breed contributed to the development of Bulldogs and Bullmastiffs. In the 1800s, the Dogue de Bordeaux were used to bait and train jaguars and bulls, protect homes, and hunt large game. The breed is well known for its large head and jaw and it is believed that they were used in the development of many breeds with large heads such as the Argentine Dogo and the Tosa. The Dogue de Bordeaux became popular after the 1989 movie “Turner and Hooch” with Tom Hanks. Hooch was a Dogue de Bordeaux that became the star of the show. However, the breed was not officially recognized by the American Kennel Club until 2008 where they are the 63rd favorite dog breed. The Poodle originated in Germany in ancient times by mixing the French, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Portuguese, and Russian Water Dogs. They are thought to have existed before the first century B.C. because drawings and statues were found of them in Egyptian tombs and Roman artifacts. They were mostly used for duck hunting at first and then became popular as a family pet, in dog shows, and for circus dogs. The AKC officially recognized the breed in 1887 and they are the 7th most popular breed in America.

Doguedoodle Breed Appearance

The Doguedoodle varies a bit depending on the parentage but they mostly look like a Poodle with a larger body and head. Their coat is also different and is usually short, thick, and can be wavy or straight. They come in many colors such as brown, black, white, gray, red, blue, gold, and combinations of these. They have long, thick legs, a muscular body with a deep chest and square head. Their ears are large and pendulous and they have a long tail that may or may not be cropped. Their eyes are dark and round with a black or brown nose and they may have several white patches anywhere on their body.

Eye Color Possibilities
hazel Doguedoodle eyes
Hazel
brown Doguedoodle eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Doguedoodle nose
Black
brown Doguedoodle nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
black Doguedoodle coat
Black
brown Doguedoodle coat
Brown
white Doguedoodle coat
White
gray Doguedoodle coat
Gray
red Doguedoodle coat
Red
blue Doguedoodle coat
Blue
pied Doguedoodle coat
Pied
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Doguedoodle wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Doguedoodle Breed Maintenance

The maintenance required for your Doguedoodle depends on the hair coat your dog ends up with. The Poodle coat requires a lot of maintenance, brushing, and grooming while the Dogue de Bordeaux only requires a quick brushing every other day or so. They are susceptible to skin problems so you have to check for redness and irritation when brushing. Their paws also need special attention because the pads tend to become dry and cracked. Your veterinarian can recommend a moisturizer you should use. Their ears need to be cleaned weekly and you should trim their nails when needed. It is also recommended that you brush your dog’s teeth several times a week to prevent dental problems.

Brushes for Doguedoodle
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Doguedoodle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Doguedoodle Temperament

Your Doguedoodle should be an excellent family pet with the ability to guard your property as well. They enjoy children and other pets but may need to be socialized to get along well with cats and small children under five. They are smart and learn fast but may be stubborn so you will need to be patient and consistence when training. This breed is playful and alert and loves to have fun but they can also be a fierce watchdog if you train them right. They are social animals so can be expected to play nicely at the dog park.

Doguedoodle Activity Requirements

Your Doguedoodle needs at least 45 to 60 minutes a day of activity to keep them healthy and happy. A dog that does not get enough exercise tends to have behavior problems such as excessive barking, whining, and chewing. Some of the best activities for the Doguedoodle include fetch, flyball, Frisbee, taking her for a long walk or jog, hiking, swimming, and going to the dog park. If you are unable to provide this much exercise, there are alternatives such as hiring someone to walk your dog or taking your dog to doggy day care once or twice a week.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Doguedoodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
4 cups
Daily Cost
$3 - $4
Monthly Cost
$90 - $120

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