Note: If you have this breed, or know
anyone who does, please send a good profile photograph of the Dog (without humans in the
background). We shall publish it on this page with credits. You can send it either by
e-mail or post.
|Popularly known as the French Mastiff, the correct name is "Dogue de
Bordeaux". Long ago when the English ruled the Bordeaux region of France, the large
guard dogs of that region were probably mated to the English Mastiff to produce this
excellent guard and companion dog. The breed gained popularity after the American film,
"Turner and Hooch" (In 1989), starring Tom Hanks and a French Mastiff. Used
originally for hunting, and dog fighting, it now makes a good companion dog. The big head
and wrinkles give it a pugnacious appearance. The minimum weight for the
breed is actually 45kg for bitches and 55kg for dogs with no upper limit.
Picture at right courtesy Chris & Yvette:
If you anyone who any dog owner/ breeder having this breed, please tell them to get
listed with us. Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org