Amedange Dogue de Bordeaux
 

Buying a Dogue

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The photos above is of my beloved Steel - as featured in book

"The World of Dogues de Bordeaux in 2006-2007" by Bas Bosch Press


 

 OWNING A DOGUE IS A BIG DECISION AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY.

ARE YOU PREPARED TO FULLY COMMIT TO PROVIDE & CARE FOR THE DOGUE FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS?

WE URGE EVERY PERSON WHO IS SEEKING TO BUY A DOGUE, TO THINK LONG AND HARD BEFORE RUSHING IN....

THESE BEAUTIFUL DOGS ARE NOT DISPOSABLE.

PLEASE READ - OUR TIPS ON BUYING A PUPPY FROM A REPUTABLE BREEDER.

 


 

If you are looking at buying a Dogue, hopefully you will be doing your research.

Not only into this wonderful breed but also into the best place to buy your Dogue puppy from!

We recommend that you consider these points when choosing which breeder to purchase from.

1. Never purchase your dogue from a pet shop. You have no guarantee, no advice, no help when you need it.

2. All breeding dogues should be hip & elbow scored. You have the right to ask what these scores are, and should be able to view the actual report.

3. You should view both the parents of the puppies, photos are not always what they seem.

4. No breeder anywhere in the world can state that they have never had problems with their dogues or puppies. The sign of a good breeder is one that will stand by their progeny, honour their guarantee and work with you should an issue occur.

5. Never buy a puppy from anyone who is selling the entire litter as top or show quality puppies. They are only after your money. Only a few puppies from any litter are ever truly show quality.


6. Puppies can never ever be selected for their quality younger than 6-8 weeks, so do not be tricked into agreeing to purchase a puppy at a few weeks of age.

7. Do not buy a Show/breed quality Dogue from a breeder who does not show themselves OR have an extensive understanding of the Breed Standard. Breeders who show regularly should have an indepth working knowledge of the Dogue Breed Standard and hopefully be able to choose show/breed quality puppies from their experience.

8. Most reputable breeders sell their pet quality puppies either desexed or sterilised and on limited registration papers with the Australian National Kennel Council. Pet quality puppies should never be bred from usually because they are not going to be good specimens of the breed. Breeding from inferior dogs will only be detrimental to the Dogue breed in the long term both physically, mentally and especially health wise.


9. You should only buy from a reputable breeder who offers you a purchase contract and guarantee of health for the dog. Different breeders have different conditions. We recommend you choose wisely, for your own peace of mind and the health & future of your Dogue and your family.

10. Should any circumstances occur where you are no longer able to care for your puppy or Dogue, your breeder should be your first contact and should be willing to take the dog back or be able to assist in finding another home for the dog.

11. Reputable breeders are usually very stringent in their choices of new homes for their puppies, and will have as many questions for you, as you have for them. Do not buy from a breeder, who is not interested in you.


12. Reputable breeders will always be available for you to contact them for advice and guidance with your dogue.

13. Reputable breeders will want to stay in contact with you throughout the puppies life to ensure that they grow to their full potential.

14. Last but not least - TAKE YOUR TIME IN CHOOSING A PUPPY AND A BREEDER.

 


Contact Details

Amedange Dogue de Bordeaux

Central Queensland, Australia

Vicki McArthur,  Email - [email protected]