This ancient French mastiff breed first came to the attention of North Americans when it starred in the hit movie Turner and Hooch with Tom Hanks.
In olden days, the Dogue de Bordeaux was used as a fighting dog and pitted against bears, bulls and wolves. It was believed to have been brought into the Bassin Aquitain by the Romans. Now it enjoys a gentler lifestyle as a guardian of the home.
Dogue de Bordeaux Appearance
The coat is short and smooth.
The Dogue de Bordeaux is distinguished by its attractive colouring that may be mahogany (red-brown), fawn or golden. Some dogs may have black masks but the red mask is more historically correct and preferred.
Dogue de Bordeaux Temperament
The Dogue de Bordeaux assumes guardian duties with vigilance and courage but without aggressiveness. An even-tempered breed that enjoys human companionship, these dogs become very loyal to their families.
Dogue de Bordeaux Exercise Info
Calm and quiet by nature, the Dogue de Bordeaux benefits from regular exercise and enjoys long walks with its owner.
More Information about the Dogue de Bordeaux Dog Breed
Dogue de Bordeaux on Wikipedia