Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Dogue De Bordeaux Synonym(s): Douge De Bordeaux Introduction Biological Data Introduction 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 This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Janish J Douge De Bordeaux. Petlove. Triquet R The Saga of the Douge De Bordeaux. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Dogue de Bordeaux Club of Great Britain: www.ddbclubofgb.co.uk/. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs: www.akc.org/clubs/search. The Dogue de Bordeaux Society of America: www.ddbsa.org/.