If you’re a fan of the movie “Turner & Hooch,” you’ve already met the Dogue de Bordeaux. Aside from some extravagant drooling, he is a powerful and brave dog, loving with his family and a vigilant guardian. This is an ancient French mastiff-type breed, calmer and more sensitive than his ancestors. But your Dogue de Bordeaux puppy will still need early socialization and training. Use firm, positive training and you’ll have a sweet, calm, devoted (and drooling) family member. he’ll enjoy exercise and dog sports too, like cart-pulling, rally, obedience and agility.
Dogues de Bordeaux are generally a healthy breed. Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like hip, elbow and cardiac disease. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Dogues de Bordeaux are healthy dogs.
- Personality: Loyal, affectionate, and protective; courageous but not aggressive
- Energy Level: Not Very Active; A couple of good walks a day and a backyard romp are sufficient
- Good with Children: Better with Supervision
- Good with other Dogs: Not Recommended
- Shedding: Seasonal
- Grooming: Occasional
- Trainability: Responds Well
- Height: 23.27 inches (male), 23-26 inches (female)
- Weight: 110 pounds & up (male), 99 pounds & up (female)
- Life Expectancy: 5-8 years
- Barking Level: Barks When Necessary