The American Bull Dogue de Bordeaux is a cross between the American Bulldog and Dogue de Bordeaux. It is thought that this cross breed started in the late 1900s. The breed was created in hopes of lowering the health issues and expanding the life expectancy of the time. It is part of the working group, and makes for a good choice for an individual who is experienced with dogs. American Bull Dogue de Bordeauxs can also make excellent guard dogs.
American Bull Dogue de Bordeauxs are a large to giant breed. This breed of dog can grow up to 33 inches at the shoulders and can weigh over 120 pounds. The body is normally tan in color with white markings on the chest and feet. The face contains a black mask. It can also be tri-color, black, red-brown brindle, and blue. The coat is short and smooth, requiring minimal maintenance. It has a long tail and short ears. American Bull Dogue de Bordeauxs should be brushed weekly to keep a healthy coat and reduce shedding. This breed is not hypoallergenic.
American Bull Dogue de Bordeauxs are difficult to train; this type of animal requires a dominant trainer, who is willing to play the alpha role. It is a protective, friendly and affectionate dog, who also can behave well with children. American Bull Dogue de Bordeauxs are active when younger, but as it ages, will become less active and suitable for apartment living. It is not an animal-friendly breed, so placing this dog in a home with other pets would not be the best choice.
American Bull Dogue de Bordeauxs can live up to 16 years of age. With the American Bulldog bloodline, it is a fairly healthy breed. Unfortunately, the Dogue de Bordeaux bloodline might cause the dog to have hip and joint dysplasia, and potentially heart failure. If the American Bull Dogue de Bordeaux’s face resembles more of the Dogue de Bordeaux, it will be prone to airway diseases and heat stroke.