The Dogue de Bordeaux or French Mastiff is a large, powerful and strong breed of dog originating from France. Dogue de Bordeauxs are one of the most ancient French breeds and are a typical molossoid breed.
The breed is used in a range of different ways from taking advantage of their strength by hauling heavy objects or pulling carts to guarding castles from intruders.
The Dogue de Bordeaux has a breed standard minimum weight of 100lbs for a female and 115lbs for a male and although there is no set maximum weight the dogs must be in proportion and well balanced.
At full size when the dog has matured then they should range from around 24 to 27 inches for males and from 23 to 26 for females but as the Dogue de Bordeaux is a huge dog with a highly powerful frame its size comes from width and muscles rather than from being tall like a Great Dane.
The Dogue de Bordeaux is a very calm tempered but protective breed and rarely needs to show aggressiveness. As they are loyally devoted to their family they will do anything they can to protect you and the rest of your family while still being a balanced dog. They are very clever but watch out, they can be arrogant, stubborn and dominant so make sure you socialise them early with both adults, children and other dogs.
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