The Dogue de Bordeaux, also known as the French Mastiff, is a powerful and muscular dog breed.
This ancient French breed has been around since the 14th century and was used for various purposes.
They have a stocky, athletic build with a short, fine coat and expressive eyes.
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.
Early socialization and consistent training are essential for this breed.
They need regular exercise but are not overly active.
They can be prone to certain health issues like hip dysplasia and heart problems.
Typically, they live for about 5 to 8 years.
Their short coat requires minimal grooming, but regular brushing is beneficial.
The breed gained popularity after appearing in the movie "Turner & Hooch."
They thrive in homes with spacious yards and families that can provide them with attention.
A balanced diet is crucial for their health and well-being.
Despite their intimidating appearance, they are known to be quite gentle and affectionate.