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Dogue de bordeaux??

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Joanne2412, Aug 9, 2009.


  1. Joanne2412

    Joanne2412 PetForums Junior

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    Hi,

    I've been on here for a couple of weeks lurking!! But enjoying reading everyones posts and advice.

    I'm looking for a bit of help/advice/info!! We are thinking about getting a dogue de bordeaux but I was wondering if anyone has any experience of them with small children. We have 3 children aged 8, 5 and 2 so just wondered how they would be around mainly the youngest but obviously the other 2 are a concern. I am aware that how a puppy develops is down to how you socialise it etc.

    The kids are used to a large dog as my mum has a rather crazy and large but very loveable labradoodle and he is fantastic with the kids and they just adore him.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated. :)
     
  2. Captain.Charisma

    Captain.Charisma PetForums VIP

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    They are big strong dogs, so i dunno about a dog like that with young kids tbh.. i quite liked the breed myself, but decided they are too lazy and wouldnt want to go running with me :(
     
  3. Vicki

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    I don't have a lot of experience with the breed, but I have met a few. My impression of the breed is that they are not very good mentally. They are rarely aggressive, but they have fears. I havn't met a single one that have been social with people. Again, not aggressive, but the shy away from strangers. They also often show fear in unknown environments and are sometimes also afraid of sounds.

    That (and the disgusting drooling) would make me hesitate to get one. I'm sure that your dog, should you get one, would go well with your children. What would worry me is that children often have friends over and since they are not very social towards strangers there could be problems.

    Should you decide to get one, be sure to buy from a breeder that takes the dogs mental status inte consideration when breeding. Try to meet some dogue de bordeaux before getting one. That way you get an idea of what the breed is like and perhaps you could find some with a temperament that you like, and it would then be a good idea to buy a puppy from that dog, or from a relative to that particular dog. Temperament, and particularly fears, is often inherited by the puppies, so it's a good idea to buy a puppy from parents that doesn't show any mental problems.
     
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    We have 3 that go to ringcraft the dog is a lovely dog a great big clumsy slobbery lump. The 2 bitches belong to someone else and to be honest I wouldn't trust them with anything. The 2 bitches are generally called the ginger things with teeth. They jump out at other dogs when they go past and most people that go avoid them. There used to be another dog that went and he too was lovely a soft lump of a dog more likley to lick you to death than anything else.

    Some one wil be along soon that does own DDB as I'm sure there are a few people on here that do own them.
     
  5. leoti

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    Having read all ur repys i think u all persive the DDB wrong i know a lovely male douge who would happily jump on anyone for a fuss , also just recently i have taken on a 5 month old DDB to show and she shows no sign of aggersission round my kids 11 and 15 or any other kids for that matter at the end of the day if a pup is brought up properly why should they fear kids , also make sure u go to the right breeder
     
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    Hi i have never owned one but my son's rugby coach owns two bitches..one of them had a litter last year......his bitches are fantastic dogs...one of them is the teams mascot.....they come to every game and are fantastic with all the children....he has young grandchildren..and they are no bother just two HUGE softies.....they are sooo laid back....I believe and its the same with every breed.....it is down to how the dog is brought up......sorry i couldnt be of much help.....:)
     
  7. Kinski

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    Again I am someone who has never owned one but we have two in our local park, they are both the soppiest dogs you could ever imagine, they appear to love everyone and are friendly to everyone. The guy that owns them got them from the local dog and cat home, they were both abused in their former home. Only thing I hate about them is the slobber I get covered in and they also love to have a lean on you if you stand still to long :D.

    Terri
     
  8. Joanne2412

    Joanne2412 PetForums Junior

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    Hi

    Thanks for all of your replies. Still a lot to think about but thanks again to everyone who has given me their opinion.:)
     
  9. Liteskye

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    I have never known a Bordeaux go for children. If you socialise them right they are a fun, very loyal breed. Every new owner that has come to me for pups I drum into them to socialise, and take them to training, as they will have a large dog at the end of the lead. Yes, they can be wary of strangers, but I've known other breeds just the same. My Sidney absolutely loves people, and has never become wary around strangers...again its down to socialisation.
     
  10. Liteskye

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    Well said Leoti. And as you know, look how layed back Beryl is.
     
  11. Snoringbear

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    Have you owned any dogs before? If not I wouldn't recommend a DDB, I think they really need an experienced owner. My only concern with kids is that they will knock them down. I'm 15 stone and have been knocked over by 6 month old puppies :(
     
  12. Liteskye

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    I would never sell a dog pup to a first time owner, and always advise to start with a bitch first, as they are much more easier to handle, calmer is the word. One family came to me and couldn't understand why I wouldn't sell them my dog pup, they soon found out why when I introduced them to Sidnbey, who is a loving, but a very boistress dog.
     
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    Me neither. I've seen too many mistakes, including myself lol.
     
  14. Liteskye

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    Agree with you, and this is why there are way too many Bordeaux's in rescue. People see a lovely chunky pup with lots of wrinkles, but they forget the pup is going to grow into a big lad/lass, and they can't cope.
     
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    iv never had one myself but i would assume they are like most strong, scary, large breed dogs, comletley stupid (in a good way), lovable, gentle, lazy but exitable when appropriate and completly saft. id love one of these dogs!!!
     
  16. Michelle666

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    I have one, and she is mainly everything you've mentioned aswell as a nutter for shoes!!! :D
     
  17. Colsy

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    I walk with one some days and she is the most friendly girl i know.
    She loves all my dogs and i have a soft spot for her too.
    Shh i secretly want one!
     
  18. Liteskye

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    My Sidney is a complete retard, and jumps round the place like a complete loon lol. When I've taken him to shows there are all these other Bordeaux's sitting there quietly, and then he walks in with an air of "I'm here" :lol:
     
  19. Liteskye

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    They aren't that much of a lazy breed its just that they don't need to be walked long distances for hours on end. They are more lazy in the house, as all they seem to do is sleep,play, sleep, eat, and play :D When I take my lot up to the fields they will happily walk around for an hour or two. They also suffer with the heat a lot, so you have to be careful when you take them out.
     
  20. Spaniel mad

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    have you considered a Golden Retriever as they are great with kids
     
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