Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Dogue De Bordeaux

Synonym(s): Douge De Bordeaux


General information

  • The breeds name stems from its area of origin in the Bordeaux region of France.
  • In the early 19th Century, the breed was often referred to as a Douge or Matin (occasionally known as the French Mastiff).
  • It is a large dog, best suited to life in the country.
  • Needs little grooming.
  • Was fairly well known in the UK in the 19th Century but took more than 100 years to be officially recognized by the Kennel Club.
  • A red-masked Bordeaux starred in "Turner and Hooch" with Tom Hanks.

Biological Data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Janish J Douge De Bordeaux. Petlove.
  • Triquet R The Saga of the Douge De Bordeaux.