Other Names: French Mastiff Height : 23-30 inches (58-75cm) Weight : 120-145 pounds
Country of Origin: France Coat: Coat is short-haired. Can red is the only acceptable color Character: The French Mastiff will rarely bark, but will defend its territory and family. This breed is confident, dignified, and gentle-natured. Temperament: Mastiffs are usually good with children, and if properly socialized, they get along fine with other dogs and household pets. Care: As with all very large dogs, the Mastiff needs a soft place to lie down to avoid pressure marks. Extra attention should be paid to his nutritional needs. Dead and loose hairs should be removed with a rubber brush when the dog is shedding. Training: Training must be conducted in atmosphere of mutual respect, with consistency and understanding. Activity: The activity of the puppies of this breed needs to be controlled. It grows so rapidly that all of its energy should be saved for development. In spite of its large size, the adult Mastiff has only an average need for exercise. Description : The Dogue de Bordeaux is a short, stocky mastiff with a huge, heavy, broad, wrinkled head. In general, the skin is thick and the ears hang down. Today the Bordeaux has a good and calm temperament. It is extremely loyal, patient and devoted to his family. Fearless and confrontational with strangers, he is a first class watch and guard dog. This breed can be very aggressive with other dogs. Socialize very well with other animals from an early age. Despite his fearsome appearance, the Dogue de Bordeaux is gentle with children and family members. However this is a powerful animal, and is not suitable for an inexperienced dog owner.