Inri: Questions on Dogue de Bordeaux and Bandog?
In your opinion which one would make a better family pet?
Which one is less aggressive overall?
Are they good in apartment life? I have searched it up and alot of places say they are but then some others say they're not.I can keep them well exercised.
Which one has a longer average life span.I found out the Dogue has a avg age span of around 7 years but i can't find the Bandog and 7 years seems like to short for me so maybe what i researched was wrong.
Which one is easier to train?
And overall which one is more accepted by society? Both of them seem like strong breeds and just by sight it looks like they can scare people away but one dog has to be more accepted in society than the other.
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Answer by Serena
I do not know much on the Bandog, I've never actually come into contact with one, only heard of it through word of mouth, however the Dogue de Bordeaux has come across in my studies. It is a deeply French breed, very ancient. It is brachycephalic which speaks to immediately to its health, it could have breathing issues, especially later on, and a molossoid which answers several questions. These are BIG muscular dogs, and the unfortunately commonality with big big breeds such as this is that they come with a short lifespan, and the 7-9 year span does sound correct. Other common molossoids are Saint Bernards, Danes, Mastiffs and Bernese Mountain dogs, all of which have life spans under 10 years. However, every dog is different and may not conform to breed standards, a phrase right out of the AKC book.
Apartment life may not be suitable for a dog with this much muscle, however I have met one briefly once named "Duke" will working as an assistant at a clinic, and he was a rather sober boy, and only a year old, but very very sweet tempered. Much like a Saint Bernard, he was intimidating until he came over to you, slobbered in your lap and begged for treats, and the woman that owned him was a frail elderly woman so he must have been gentle I imagine.
All in all, I would do more research before committing to such powerful breeds. Perhaps speak with some veterinarians, some love giving their advice on such matters, and you may strike an enthusiast with similar breeds that will have a wealth of information to offer, including rescues or specialty clinics for him/her.
Answer by JenVT
Bandogs are mutts bred by unethical breeders to produce arm candy for thugs. They have unstable temperaments and unpredictable personality and health traits. If you purchase a dogue de bordeaux from a responsible breeder they will come from PROVEN, TESTED parents which gives you a much better shot at a healthy, stable companion.
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