The Dogue de Bordeaux comes from Asia. They were used as hunting and guard dogs. A Dogue de Bordeaux is between 57-68 cm and 50-55 kg. The Dogue de Bordeaux is not a HUGE dog, but it is a powerful dog. Neck, back and limbs are very muscular. The head is large, prominent, wide with many wrinkles and rather short. The snout thick, short and angular. The jaw is extremely strong, broad, angular and the lower jaw overhangs the upper jaw. The eyes are very large and oval. They stand apart. The ears are small, set slightly high, drooping and slightly darker in color than the rest of the coat. The neck is very strong. The thorax is strong and large, the back broad, the kidneys short. The limbs are stable.
The character of the Dogue de Bordeaux is very calm and patient. Hectic is just as foreign to her as aggression. However, the Dogue de Bordeaux needs good and consistent training. A good human-dog relationship is important, this self-confident and clever dog cannot be led through coercion and unnecessary hardship alone. The young dog in particular does not yet know how to properly assess its strength and must be steered in the right direction. However, if the Dogue de Bordeaux has been well trained, they know how to use their energy correctly and not excessively. However, the calm nature of the Dogue de Bordeaux can quickly change if they sense danger for their owner or their home. She has an extremely fine sense and can distinguish very precisely between fun and seriousness.
Exercise and freedom of movement are particularly important for a Dogue de Bordeaux, but this breed is less suitable for keeping in a rented apartment without a garden. She loves spending time in nature. With the necessary freedom of movement and the right training, Bordeaux mastiffs are wonderful family dogs that love dealing with people and get along great with children.