Messi had to leave the valuable Bordeaux Mastiff back in Barcelona
The Dogue de Bordeaux is a beautiful dog breed, and there is no better evidence than Hulk, the big, lovable dog of the Messi family. Also known as a Bordeaux Mastiff, this is the type of dog that a man like Lionel Messi, who will never worry about money, chose to buy. How much does it cost? Find out below.
In a recent interview with Argentinian comedian Migue Granados, Migue made the shocking discovery that Hulk did not travel to Miami with the Messi family. They left the 7-year-old French Mastiff at their family home in Barcelona, citing health concerns over the aging pup.
This is not uncommon for the Bordeaux breed, which are known to be vulnerable to health issues such as hip dysplasia and heart problems. Hulk is getting close to the average lifespan of the Dogue de Bordeaux, which is about 10 years.
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In addition to the Dogue de Bordeaux called Hulk, the Messis have another dog who did travel with them to Miami. It is a super rare breed, the apricot toy poodle, They got the poodle in October 2020 and called it Abu.
According to Dog Breeds List, to buy a Dogue de Bordeaux puppy can cost approximately $1,800 to $2,500. The price for a show-quality puppy can soar upward of $3,500.
UK pet charity PDSA lists the minimal monthly cost to take care of a French Mastiff at a minimum of $125 per month, accumulating to over $20,000 over the course of the dog's life.
Per Dog Breeds List, the French Mastiff is one of the oldest dog breeds in France, popular as a cattle driver and as pets for aristocrats. They make good guard dogs and are known for their loyalty. The Dogue de Bordeaux was popularized inRead on marca.com