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The Dogue de Bordeaux like other breeds can develop certain health issues, not all will but there are some health concerns to be aware of especially when you maybe looking for a puppy or adult to join your family, or if you may be considering including your dog/bitch in a breeding program.

Alongside you will find a list of conditions mostly associated with large Brachycephalic breeds like the DDB.

‘Currently The Dogue De Bordeaux is a category 3 breed on the

breed watch list with the Kennel Club’

The Kennel Club has identified a number of breeds and designated them as 'Category Three' on Breed Watch, due to to visible conditions that can cause pain or discomfort due to exaggerations. The Kennel Club works closely with the clubs for these breeds in identifying key issues to be addressed within the breed, obtaining the opinion of breed experts on the issues identified, advising on how breed clubs can effectively address health and conformational issues and investigating how the Kennel Club can assist. Currently a Best Of Breed DDB Winner at Championship Show Level will be assessed by a Vet at the Show before he/she can enter further into the Working Group Competition.

Dear Dogue de Bordeaux Enthusiast, The following link takes you to an important health survey for our breed.

The questionnaire has been developed by an eminent group of vets, who have consulted with the DDB Club of GB and the Northern DDB Club. Please try to find a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. You can remain completely anonymous. And you can describe as many of your dogues as you want. This is a great opportunity for the DDB community to share its in-depth knowledge of the breed.

Many thanks

The Northern Dogue De Bordeaux Club


Launched at The Northern Dogue De Bordeaux Club’s Open Show 16th February 2014

The Northern Dogue De Bordeaux Club is taking an active role in the future health of the Dogue De Bordeaux. We are asking all enthusiasts if they would support us by taking part.


A little about the scheme......

In line with KC guidance for breeds on the ‘High Profile’ list, there will be a new initiative in 2014 to provide a health scheme for the Dogue de Bordeaux.

The DDB Health Check will be a visual assessment by a vet. The examination will be carried out in privacy with only the Dogue’s owner present. It will not be a case of pass or fail but a grading of 1-5. The results will provide feedback for the owner and will be used to compile health statistics for the breed.

The vet writes his or her findings on a KC approved form. The top copy is given to the dogue’s owner. The first carbon copy is retained by the vet. The second carbon copy is passed to the DDB Breed Health Co-ordinator. The copies are kept completely confidential. They are not sent to the KC. They are not shared with committees.

The Breed Health Co-ordinator will use the information to build a health database for the breed. This in turn will be used to provide statistics for the KC. Crucially it will not be possible to determine the identity of any individual dogue from the statistics.

Everyone who takes part in this scheme is making a key contribution to the future well-being of the Dogue de Bordeaux.

Your check up will be paid for by The Northern Dogue De Bordeaux club however this costs the club around £15 per Dogue, so any donations towards these costs would be gratefully received.

If you want more information or simply wish to discuss the scheme please contact one of the following:

Health Questionnaire - We are asking all our members if they can take the time to complete the following questionnaire so we can find out as a club what you would like us to provide in regards to to education and if you can get it back to us before the end of October its gives us the time to act upon the feedback for next year.

Please could you take some time to complete the following survey. It’s about researching the prevalence of conditions

such as Hip Dysplasia between neutered and entire dogues.
Your help would be greatly appreciated!
Live survey link:

Becky Swainston
Northern DDB Club secretary
Tel: 0191 5126447

Clive Fray
DDB Breed Health Co-ordinator
Tel: 01825 722632

Charlotte McNamara
KC High Profile Breed Co-ordinator

click here... click here... HIGH PROFILE BREEDS INFO >> Exciting news!  ‘MEMBER PACKS’ and ‘LITTER PACKS’  to be launched at our Club Show in October 2015

The Northern Dogue De Bordeaux Club are working with the Kennel club to ensure our members are kept informed on key breed subjects, especially concerning health and the breed watch points the Kennel Club want us to explain in more depth.

We all know the breed on the High profile list but do we all understand why? This pack will include information to the points of concern, how much of a concern they are, why they are a concern and possible solutions and guidance created by The Northern Dogue De Bordeaux Club.

This is information we all need before exhibiting and more importantly deciding to breed our dogues!
As well as information this pack will include lots of goodies!
Inside the pack will contain:

Membership Form
Raw feeding guide booklets
Small bag of Dog Food
Puppy Toy
Car Stickers
Samples of nutritional supplements
Dogue organisations and rescue info
Trolley tokens
Treat samples
Puppy pads
Poop bag key ring holder
And possibly even more

These packs will be available to new members who join our club free of charge!
They will also be available to breeders who are members of the club for small donation of £2 per pack, to give to their new puppy owners when they breed a healthy litter.

The written information will be made available to anyone of course but the puppy packs will be for our members only (subject to availability, contents may vary) Please bear in mind these packs are not designed for profit and any monies made will go into making the packs better and better with each batch we create.

The Northern Dogue De Bordeaux Club health.pdf THE NORTHERN DDB CLUB IS DEDICATED TO: