French Mastiff, Bordeaux Mastiff, Bordeauxdog
A powerful and muscular French breed, the Dogue de Bordeaux is a molossoid (mastiff-type dog), "dogue" meaning Mastiff in French. A massive head and stocky body are trademarks of the breed. Americans became aware of the Dogue de Bordeaux when he appeared as drooling, messy "Hooch" in the 1989 Tom Hanks' film,Turner and Hooch. The breed's short, fine coat is fawn-colored, ranging from a dark red to a light fawn.
Loyal and devoted to its family, the Bordeaux Bulldog is fearless and proud. It is gentle with children and family members, kindhearted, and sometimes gullible. Dogues de Bordeaux make excellent watch dogs and guard dogs. They do tend to snore and sometimes drool. The Dogue de Bordeaux is calm and patient. It should be well socialized with other animals from an early age. Dogues de Bordeaux have a patient, gentle temperament, however they are suspicious and confrontational with strangers and sometimes aggressive with other dogs, especially males.
|Height||23-30 inches (58-75 cm)|
|Weight||120-145 pounds (54.4-65.2 kg)|
|Colors||Fawn Isabella Mahogany Red|
|Good In Apartments||
This breed will do okay in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. They are very inactive indoors and will do okay without a yard.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also friendly toward other pets and friendly toward strangers.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
Needs lots of exercise. They need to be taken on a daily, long walk. Dogs that lack in mental and/or physical exercise can develop behavior issues.
Moderately Easy Training: The Dogue de Bordeaux requires a firm but gentle hand in training. This is a powerful animal and is not suitable for an inexperienced dog owner. Consistent training is required.
Low Maintenance: The Dogue’s short coat is easy to groom. Brush him once a week with a rubber curry brush to remove dead hairs.
Moderate Shedding: Expect this dog to shed regularly. Be prepared to vacuum often. Brushing will reduce shedding as well as make the coat softer and cleaner.