Dogue de Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux, also known as the French Mastiff, is a powerful and muscular dog breed.

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Origin and History

This ancient French breed has been around since the 14th century and was used for various purposes.

Physical Appearance

They have a stocky, athletic build with a short, fine coat and expressive eyes.

Coat Colors

Their coat can range from fawn to mahogany, often with a black or red mask.


They are known for their loyalty, affection, and protective nature.

Training Needs

Early socialization and consistent training are essential for this breed.

Exercise Requirements

They need regular exercise but are not overly active.

Health Concerns

They can be prone to certain health issues like hip dysplasia and heart problems.


Typically, they live for about 5 to 8 years.

Grooming Needs

Their short coat requires minimal grooming, but regular brushing is beneficial.


The breed gained popularity after appearing in the movie "Turner & Hooch."

Ideal Home

They thrive in homes with spacious yards and families that can provide them with attention.

Diet and Nutrition

A balanced diet is crucial for their health and well-being.

Fun Fact

Despite their intimidating appearance, they are known to be quite gentle and affectionate.

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