Dogue De Bordeaux Breed Profile


The Bordeaux is a short, stocky mastiff with a huge, heavy, broad, wrinkled head. The head is a very important feature when evaluating this breed.


The short soft coat comes in shades of fawn to mahogany with a black or red mask.


The Bordeaux has a good and calm temperament. It is extremely loyal, patient and devoted to his family. Fearless and confrontational with strangers and other dogs, he is a first class watch and guard dog.


The Dogue De Bordeaux is one of the oldest of the Mastiff breed, having origins dating back to the 14th century. The uniformity of the breed we see today is due to the French placing great emphasis on keeping the old breeding line pure. The Bordeaux was named for the southern French city that shares the name. Dogue De BordeauxÆs were once classified into three categories; Parisian, Toulouse, and Bordeaux, based on the region there were bred and which jobs they held.

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