Dogue de Bordeaux

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Average size and lifespan

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Height: 1ft 11in - 2ft 3in
Weight: 100-127lbs
Lifespan: 5 - 9 Years


  • Affection3/5
  • Kid-Friendly1/5
  • Stranger-Friendly1/5
  • Dog-Friendly1/5
  • Barking Amount3/5


  • Grooming Difficulty1/5
  • Shedding Amount4/5
  • Easy to Train3/5
  • Can Be Alone3/5
  • Exercise Need2/5


  • Cold Tolerance3/5
  • Heat Tolerance2/5
  • Apartment-Friendly2/5

Dogue de Bordeaux Information

Dogue de BordeauxRemember the 1989 film Turner and Hooch starring Tom Hanks? Hooch, the large and drooling protagonist pup, is a Dogue de Bordeaux! This strong, muscular breed hails from France and is a mastiff-like dog with a giant head and stocky body. In fact, “Dogue” means Mastiff in French.

The breed is loyal and affectionate. He is also protective and brave without being overly affectionate. His beautiful coat ranges in color from dark red to light fawn and requires very little maintenance. As far as exercise needs go, the Dogue de Bordeaux is not very active. A short walk or a quick play session in the yard is more than enough. Just make sure you have a towel on hand to wipe up this oodles of drool.

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Breed FAQs

Can Dogue de Bordeauxs be apartment dogs?

The Dogue de Bordeaux needs room to run and play. This makes them difficult to keep in small spaces like an apartment.

Can Dogue de Bordeauxs be left alone?

While Dogue de Bordeauxs prefer to be around their owners, they can do fairly well when left alone if necessary.

Are Dogue de Bordeauxs good with kids?

Dogue de Bordeauxs aren't a good breed for people with kids. They may be able to live with children given some training, but they don't do well with rowdy behavior.

Are Dogue de Bordeauxs friendly with strangers?

Dogue de Bordeauxs tend to be very slow to warm up to strangers. They require long periods of exposure before they will trust somone.

Do Dogue de Bordeauxs get along with other dogs?

Expect Dogue de Bordeauxs to not get along well with other dogs. Socializing this breed to other dogs may be a difficult process.

Do Dogue de Bordeauxs bark a lot?

As far as dogs go, Dogue de Bordeauxs bark an average amount. You can expect them to bark to alert you, get your attention, or when there are strangers or other dogs.

Do Dogue de Bordeauxs shed a lot?

Dogue de Bordeauxs shed quite a bit. You'll need to brush them often to limit the hair on your floors and clothing.

Do Dogue de Bordeauxs need a lot of grooming?

With a Dogue de Bordeaux you won't need to dedicate any extra time to special grooming. Their coats are easy to deal with.

Do Dogue de Bordeauxs need a lot of exercise?

Dogue de Bordeauxs don't need a ton of exercise. You'll just need to provide some basic activity to keep them healthy.

Are Dogue de Bordeauxs easy to train?

Although Dogue de Bordeauxs can be a challenge to train, they can be taught with some dedicated work or by hiring some training help.

Can Dogue de Bordeauxs handle cold weather?

Although Dogue de Bordeauxs can handle the cold weather when out with you, they may not want to stay out for long periods of time.

Can Dogue de Bordeauxs handle hot weather?

Be careful with Dogue de Bordeauxs in the heat. They don't do well in hot climates for long periods.

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