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Size: Large

Weight: 66 - 71 lbs.

Height: 25" - 28"

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Health Problems: Near extinction

Origin: France

Also Known As: Virelade

Group: Hound

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Dogue De Bordeaux is best suited for kennel life. This breed needs vigorous exercise and space to roam.

Grooming Needs

Regular brushing is required for your Gascons-Saintongeois.


The Gascons-Saintongeois is known to be gentle and affectionate. This is a rare breed.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


This breed is named for the region in France where it originated. It is commonly referred to as the Virelade after Baron von Virelade, who crossed the breed with Grand Gasconies. Today these dogs are used to hunt deer, wild boar and foxes.

Pet Facts

Only ten packs were present as of 1986. Not recognized by the AKC

Dog Food for Your Gascons-saintongeois

Large Breed Puppy 30 Pound Bag

Large Breed Puppy

Lower protein and fat levels than our Puppy Select Formula.

Large breed adult dog food

Large Breed Adult

Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of large breed dogs.

Picky No More large breed dog food

Picky No More™ Large Breed

Created to please even the pickiest of large breed dogs.

Reduced fat formula dog food

Reduced Fat Formula

30% less fat than Bil-Jac Adult Select.