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Dogue de Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux is a powerful, muscular French breed with an instinct for guarding. Though the breed’s appearance can be intimidating, he is a gentle companion with a patient, calm temperament. Fiercely loyal and devoted, he is an excellent guard dog. The Dogue de Bordeaux is known for drooling and snoring but is easy to care because he requires minimal grooming and moderate exercise.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children if properly trained
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living with adequate exercise
Did you know?
A Dogue de Bordeaux named “Beasley” appeared as the slobbery but loveable “Hooch” in the 1989 film, “Turner and Hooch,” starring Tom Hanks. Throughout history, the Dogue de Bordeaux has been a guardian, hunter and fighter. He was trained to bait bulls, bears and jaguars, hunt boars, herd cattle, and guard homes.
Also Known As:
Dogue de Bordeaux
Bordeaux Mastiff
French Mastiff
Dogue de Bordeaux
  • Size Large
  • Height Males – 60 to 68 centimetres at the withers
    Females – 58 to 66 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – at least 50 kilograms
    Females – at least 45 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Fawn
  • Activities Guarding, Police Work, Carting, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor Indoor