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Bordeaux Mastiff

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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:

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