Dog Breeds Gallery

We've brought together dog breeds from all over the world including Australia so you can learn more about their history, habits, personalities, and unique abilities. The more you know about dogs, the more you love them. Browse the dog breeds list below to read more about your dream dog.

Dogue De Bordeaux

Dogue De Bordeaux
Dogue De Bordeaux
This is one of the most ancient breeds of dog to originate in France. They are big, solid dogs that were initially used for hunting large animals such as wild boars and guarding homes and cattle. Unlike other French breeds, the Dogue de Bordeaux was relatively unknown outside their homeland until the middle of the 19th century and is now steadily growing in popularity.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

This large dog can live up to 12 years of age.

AVERAGE SIZE & WEIGHT

58cm to 68cm
45kg to 50kg

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

Trained and brought up correctly the Dogue de Bordeaux is a gentle giant. Like many large dogs, this breed loves human company but, due to their imposing bulk, should be closely supervised around children and the elderly to discourage jumping up. Biting and jumping should be discouraged from an early age as this type of behaviour stops being cute when they are fully grown! The Dogue de Bordeaux is a loyal and trustworthy breed that also makes an excellent guard dog.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Being a large breed, the Dogue de Bordeaux has a tendency to dominate other pets around the home and is best kept on its own or with its own kind.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

Big dogs need big space, so potential owners should consider the size of their home and their lifestyle before bringing one of these gentle giants into their lives. Although not an overly active dog, daily walking on a strong lead is essential for adult dogs to maintain their condition and exercise. Growing puppies should be allowed to finish developing before they are given too much exercise and should be given plenty of time to rest between bouts of play.

IDEAL OWNERS

Big dogs like the Dogue de Bordeaux are not for everyone, but those who choose to bring one into their home must be sure they can handle a big dog and be prepared to exercise it regularly. Those who are prepared to put in the hard work with this dog will certainly be rewarded with a devoted and affectionate companion.

IN CONCLUSION

For more information about this big dog, contact one of the groups listed below:


Recommended Breeders

Breeder Name Kennel State
Ken Webber Oakview VIC Contact
Stacey Daniel Surveiller QLD Contact
Angela Douglass Beaurumba NSW Contact
Kathleen Griffin Grandvaleurs QLD Contact
Michael Bounds senturian QLD Contact
Leanne Miller Bellarouge NSW Contact
Simone Wust Mr Bordeaux QLD Contact
Ashley Turner deturndogues NSW Contact
Chris Girling Moloscyg SA Contact
Marie Thomas Senturian QLD Contact
Debbie Marshall Chienparadis NSW Contact
Allana Petersen Rokhsara QLD Contact
Anna Grogan Holding Aces VIC Contact
Karina Pascoe Aimerlavie QLD Contact
Saviour Bonnici Belchlo VIC Contact
Ben Sayer Pexelhed QLD Contact
Vendela Pento Bonningdale NSW Contact
Richard Healey Durhamdogues VIC Contact
Jacqui Adams Keyartay QLD Contact
Yasmin Baliz Grandeaux VIC Contact
Lorraine Di Pietro Avecrouge VIC Contact
Michelle Grima Raspberikiss VIC Contact
Michael Lazar BordeauxKing VIC Contact
Kelly Wood Yooralla QLD Contact
Anita Benn Rumadogues VIC Contact
Morgan Josefski CrimsonCharm QLD Contact
Melissa Smith Rokinrouge QLD Contact
Ronald Reid Bordogue QLD Contact
Christine Mitchell TRUETODOGUES QLD Contact
Ilona Karmychkina Ilonkas QLD Contact


*** We have vetted and approved these independent breeders as meeting, at the time, our criteria for the reliable breeding, feeding, care and sale of suitable quality puppies of this breed. This does not mean that other breeders do not meet these criteria or are not otherwise suitable suppliers. Nor can our vetting and approval guarantee the quality of a breeder or puppy or that you will be happy with them. We disclaim any liability for the quality, acts or omissions of these breeders or their and our approval of breeders is not a substitute for you making all appropriate enquiries and checks (including veterinary checks) before choosing a specific breeder or puppy.


Canine Clubs

  • Australian Capital Territory:
    Dogs ACT
    (ACT Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 815
    Dickson, ACT 2602
    Tel: 02 6241 4404
    Fax: 02 6241 1129
    Website: www.dogsact.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • New South Wales:
    Dogs NSW
    (Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
    PO Box 632
    St Marys, NSW 1790
    Tel: 02 9834 3022
    Fax: 02 9834 3872
    Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
    (Details current as of 10/10/2013)
  • Northern Terrority:
    Dogs NT
    (North Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 37521
    Winnellie, NT 0821
    Tel: 08 8984 3570
    Fax: 08 8984 3409
    Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Queensland:
    Dogs Queensland
    (Canine Control Council (Queensland))
    PO Box 495
    Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
    Tel: 07 3252 2661
    Fax: 07 3252 3864
    Website: www.cccq.org.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • South Australia:
    Dogs SA
    (South Australian Canine Association Inc)
    PO Box 844
    Prospect East, SA 5082
    Tel: 08 8349 4797
    Fax: 08 8262 5751
    Website: www.dogssa.com.au
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Tasmania:
    Dogs Tasmania
    (Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
    The Rothman Building
    PO Box 116
    Glenorchy, Tas 7010
    Tel: 03 6272 9443
    Fax: 03 6273 0844
    Website: www.tasdogs.com/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Victoria:
    Dogs Victoria
    (Victorian Canine Association)
    Locked Bag K9
    Cranbourne, Vic 3977
    Tel: 03 9788 2500
    Fax: 03 9788 2599
    Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
  • Western Australia:
    Dogs West
    (Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
    Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
    Southern River, WA, 6110
    Tel: 08 9455 1188
    Fax: 08 9455 1190
    Website: www.dogswest.com
    (Details correct as of 10/10/2013)