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Dogue De Bordeaux

Size: Large

Weight: 80 - 100 lbs.

Height: 23" - 27 "

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Health Problems: Hip dysplasia; bloat. Not suitable for inexperienced dog owners.

Origin: France

Also Known As: Bordeaux Mastiff; French Mastiff; Bordeaux Bulldog

Group: Guardian

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Dogue De Bordeaux requires moderate exercise.

Grooming Needs

The Dogue De Bordeaux needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.


The Dogue De Bordeaux is a vigilant and courageous guard dog with a deep, intimidating bark. These dogs normally become deeply attached to a favorite human. Early socialization and training is necessary to prevent any dominating or aggressive tendencies. If controlled, these dogs normally integrate well with children and other animals, including cats.

Compatibility with Kids

Best when introduced to children as a puppy.


The Dogue De Bordeaux originated in the 1400s where it was bred and raised as an attack dog. The breed was standardized in the early 1900s. Today, the Dogue De Bordeaux is a companion breed with a calm temperament. The breed has an exceptionally large head.

Pet Facts

The breed comes in two varieties: the Dogues (larger) and Doguins (smaller). The Doguins have been somewhat neglected and are almost non-existent today.

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