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Male & Female Dogue De Bordeaux Weights & Heights by Age

The Dogue De Bordeaux, often recognized for its powerful build and affectionate nature, is a breed that has captured the hearts of many. But for new and potential owners, understanding their growth trajectory is pivotal. This breed’s formidable size in adulthood often raises questions about its puppy phase. How quickly do they grow? What are the average weights and heights during their early months? This article delves into the growth patterns of Dogue De Bordeaux puppies, providing insights into what to expect as they transition from tiny pups to majestic adults. Join us as we explore the growth journey of these gentle giants.

Male Dogue De Bordeaux Weights & Heights by Age

The following chart contains the average weights and heights of male Dogue De Bordeaux from newborn to 3 years of age. Please note these are only averages. Always consult with your veterinarian if you have any concerns about your Dogue De Bordeaux growth.

Age Weight (pounds) Weight (kg) Height (inches) Height (cm)
Newborn 1-2 0.45-0.9 3-4 7.6-10.2
1 Month 12-15 5.4-6.8 6-8 15.2-20.3
2 Months 22-28 10-12.7 9-11 22.9-27.9
3 Months 33-42 15-19 12-14 30.5-35.6
4 Months 45-56 20.4-25.4 14-17 35.6-43.2
5 Months 58-72 26.3-32.7 17-20 43.2-50.8
6 Months 70-88 31.8-39.9 20-23 50.8-58.4
7 Months 82-103 37.2-46.7 22-25 55.9-63.5
8 Months 92-115 41.7-52.2 23-26 58.4-66
9 Months 100-125 45.4-56.7 24-27 61-68.6
10 Months 105-135 47.6-61.2 25-28 63.5-71.1
11 Months 110-140 49.9-63.5 26-29 66-73.7
12 Months 115-145 52.2-65.8 27-30 68.6-76.2
2 Years 140-160 63.5-72.6 27-30 68.6-76.2
3 Years 140-165 63.5-74.8 27-30 68.6-76.2

Female Dogue De Bordeaux Weights & Heights by Age

The following chart contains the average weights and heights of female Dogue De Bordeaux from newborn to 3 years of age. Please note these are only averages. Always consult with your veterinarian if you have any concerns about your Dogue De Bordeaux growth.

Age Weight (pounds) Weight (kg) Height (inches) Height (cm)
Newborn 0.9-1.5 0.4-0.68 3-4 7.6-10.2
1 Month 10-13 4.5-5.9 5-7 12.7-17.8
2 Months 18-24 8.2-10.9 8-10 20.3-25.4
3 Months 28-36 12.7-16.3 11-13 27.9-33
4 Months 38-48 17.2-21.8 13-16 33-40.6
5 Months 50-62 22.7-28.1 15-18 38.1-45.7
6 Months 60-75 27.2-34 17-20 43.2-50.8
7 Months 68-85 30.8-38.6 18-21 45.7-53.3
8 Months 75-95 34-43.1 19-22 48.3-55.9
9 Months 80-105 36.3-47.6 20-23 50.8-58.4
10 Months 85-110 38.6-49.9 21-24 53.3-61
11 Months 90-115 40.8-52.2 22-25 55.9-63.5
12 Months 95-120 43.1-54.4 23-26 58.4-66
2 Years 110-130 49.9-59 24-27 61-68.6
3 Years 112-135 50.8-61.2 24-27 61-68.6

These tables are based on general guidelines and can vary greatly depending on individual dogs. Always consult with a veterinarian or professional breeder for more specific information about your pet’s growth and development.

FAQs about a Dogue De Bordeaux Puppy’s Growth and Development

1. How large can I expect my Dogue De Bordeaux to grow?

The Dogue De Bordeaux is a sizable breed. Adult males usually weigh between 110-140 pounds (50-64 kg), while females typically weigh between 99-120 pounds (45-54 kg). In terms of height, they range from 23 to 27 inches at the shoulder, with males generally being larger than females.

2. When will my Dogue De Bordeaux reach its full size?

While most of the rapid growth occurs in the first year, a Dogue De Bordeaux can continue to fill out and mature until they are 2-3 years old. The breed’s large size means they take longer to reach full maturity compared to smaller breeds.

3. Will my puppy experience growth spurts?

Yes, like many large breeds, the Dogue De Bordeaux will have periods of rapid growth. It’s essential to monitor their nutrition and exercise during these phases to ensure proper development.

4. What kind of nutrition does my puppy need for optimal growth?

Feed a high-quality large-breed puppy food that provides balanced nutrition specifically tailored for bigger breeds. These foods account for the unique nutritional needs of large breeds, ensuring steady growth and bone development.

5. How much should my Dogue De Bordeaux puppy eat daily?

The amount can vary based on the brand of dog food, age, weight, and activity level. Always consult the feeding guidelines on the food package and check with your vet for tailored advice.

6. When is it appropriate to transition to adult dog food?

For Dogue De Bordeaux puppies, it’s usually advised to switch from puppy to adult food around 18-24 months. This can vary based on individual growth and dietary needs.

7. My puppy looks a bit “gangly” right now; is this normal?

Yes, it’s common for large breed puppies like the Dogue De Bordeaux to go through an “awkward” phase where they might appear gangly or disproportionate. They typically grow into their bodies as they mature.

8. Can I predict my puppy’s adult size based on their current size?

While you can get a general idea based on their current size and growth rate, predicting the exact adult size is challenging. Factors like genetics, nutrition, and overall health play a role.

9. Will my Dogue De Bordeaux’s coat color change as they grow?

Dogue De Bordeaux puppies may have a slightly different coat shade than their adult counterparts. Some dark markings might fade or change as they mature, but overall, significant color changes are uncommon.

10. Are there any particular growth-related health issues I should be aware of?

Like other large breeds, Dogue De Bordeaux puppies can be prone to developmental bone diseases like hip dysplasia. Ensure proper nutrition, avoid excessive exercise, and get regular vet check-ups.

11. How can I ensure my puppy’s joints stay healthy during growth?

Limit strenuous exercise and jumping, especially in the first year. Ensure they have a balanced diet, and consider supplements like glucosamine if recommended by a vet.

12. Should I be concerned if my puppy is taller or shorter than the breed average?

Individual variation is natural. As long as your puppy is healthy and on a proper diet, minor deviations from the breed average shouldn’t be a cause for concern. Always consult with your vet.

13. How do I know if my Dogue De Bordeaux is at a proper weight?

You should be able to feel their ribs without pressing too hard, but the ribs shouldn’t be prominently visible. It’s crucial for large breeds to maintain an ideal weight to prevent joint issues.

14. Is it normal for my Dogue De Bordeaux puppy to sleep a lot?

Absolutely. Puppies, especially large breeds, require plenty of sleep for growth. Your Dogue De Bordeaux might sleep anywhere from 16-20 hours a day when very young.

15. When will my puppy’s adult teeth replace their baby teeth?

The teething process usually starts around 3-4 months of age and should be complete by 7-8 months. Providing appropriate chew toys can help ease any discomfort.

16. How often should my growing Dogue De Bordeaux visit the vet?

During their first year, regular vet visits for vaccinations, deworming, and general check-ups are crucial. After the first year, annual visits are typically sufficient, unless health issues arise.

17. Can spaying/neutering my Dogue De Bordeaux affect their growth?

Early spaying/neutering can affect the closure of growth plates in large breeds, potentially leading to a taller dog. It’s often recommended to wait until they’re closer to full maturity; consult your vet for guidance.

18. My Dogue De Bordeaux seems to be growing unevenly, is this normal?

It’s not uncommon for puppies to have uneven growth, where one part of the body seems to grow faster than others. However, if you’re concerned about any aspect of your puppy’s development, consult your vet.

19. Are there specific exercises that benefit my puppy’s growth?

Regular, moderate exercise like walking or light play is beneficial. Avoid high-impact activities and long-distance running until your Dogue De Bordeaux is fully grown.

20. How can I ensure my Dogue De Bordeaux’s bones develop correctly?

A balanced diet, appropriate supplements (if recommended by a vet), and moderate exercise are essential. Regular vet visits will help catch any potential issues early on.

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