The Dogue de Bordeaux, also known as the French Mastiff, is a loyal and companionable breed. They are known to be amazing with children and make excellent family dogs. While intelligent, they can also be quite free thinking and stubborn, but are not easily angered. A Dogue de Bordeaux would make an excellent companion animal, family pet, or therapy dog for those willing to welcome one of these loving lugs into their life!
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- This breed is an ancient French breed and is believed to have existed since the 14th century!
- “Dogue de Bordeaux” translates to Dog of Bordeaux. This is because the Dogue originated in the Bordeaux region of France.
- One of the characteristic traits of the Dogue de Bordeaux is his red colored coat. This breed can have a coat ranging from shades of fawn to mahogany.
- One Dogue de Bordeaux named Beasley made it on to the big screen! You can see him costarring with Tom Hanks in the classic film Turner and Hooch as Hooch.
- These gentle giants are real people dogs. They always want to be around their owner and do not do well when left alone.
- Dogue de Bordeauxs are a relatively large breed and have a lower than common life expectancy of 5 to 6 years.
- Developed originally as hunting dogs, this breed has also served as a war dog, cattle herder, flock guardian, and a guard dog.
- This breed’s coat is relatively short and fine, and they do not shed very much.
- Dogue de Bordeauxs are very big dogs and range anywhere from 80-120 lbs when they reach full maturity.
- Some of the breed’s enthusiasts call the Dogue de Bordeaux the “Bordeaux Bulldog.”