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Dogue de Bordeaux
Dogue de Bordeaux

Country of Origin: France

Group: Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid Breeds - Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs

Section: Molossoid breeds

Original Function: war dogs, flock guardians, bodyguards

Todays Function: companion, guard and defense dog

Dimension Male: 60-68 cm

Dimension Female: 58-66 cm

Weight Male: 45-50 kg

Weight Female: 40-45 kg

Litter Size: 9-10 puppies

Life span: 12-14 years

Other Names: Bordeaux Bulldog, French Mastiff

Colors: Red-brown, fawn, mahogany.

Living: The dogue de bordeaux will be at its best in rural or lightly populated suburban areas. although the



The Dogue de Bordeaux also called the French Mastiff and sometimes called the Bordeaux Bulldog is a short, stocky mastiff with a huge, heavy, broad, wrinkled head. The head is a very important feature when evaluating this breed. Top quality show males have a head circumference of 27-30 inches (68-75cm). The jaw is undershot and powerful. The Dogue should always have a black or red mask that can be distinguished from the rest of the coat around and under the nose and including the lips and eye rims. The nostrils are very open. The muzzle should be at most 1/3 the total length of the head. The upper lips hang thickly down over the lower jaw. The skin on the neck is loose, forming a noticeable dewlap. In general, the skin is thick. The ears hang down. The body is thickset with a short, straight topline and a gentle rounded croup. The front legs should be straight and heavy-boned. The straight tail begins thickly at the base and then tapers to a point. It should not reach lower than the hocks. The short soft coat comes in shades of fawn to mahogany with a black or red mask. White markings are allowed on the tips of the toes and on the chest, but white on any other part of the body is a fault.


Since these dogs were bred to be guard dogs, they have strong territorial instincts and may be quite wary of strangers. They are, however, devoted and affectionate with their family members. They get along well with children, but they might not be able to tolerate other dogs if they are not trained and socialized properly. Even though these dogs may be aggressive and fearless when it comes to other dogs or characters that they perceive as threats, they are very loving, loyal, and gentle with family members, making them great family companions.


It is important that these dogs get enough exercise, although owners must be careful not to overexert puppies as doing so may cause damage to their joints and bones. The dogs must be taken out for long walks daily. However, since these dogs don"t do well on hot weather, they must always have a shady place wherein they can get some rest.


Very little is needed. This breed is an average shedder.


Major concerns: CHD

Minor concerns: epilepsy, eyelid entropion

Occasionally seen: osteoarthritis, nephritis, heartproblems and hyperkeratosis

Suggested tests: hip