The Dogue de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Mastiff or French Mastiff or Bordeauxdog is a breed of dog that is strong, powerful, and imposing and one of the most ancient French breeds. I really like how unique they look. I think they are one of the most beautiful of the large breed dogs.
- Weight: minimum of 100-115 pounds
- The breed is claimed to have the largest head in the canine world, in proportion to the rest of the body
- Sadly, the lifespan of the Dogue is fairly short (average lifespan of 5 to 6 years)
- The breed was used as a hunter, a herding dog, and a guardian. They were trained to bait bulls, bears, and jaguars, hunt boars, herd cattle, and protect the homes, butcher shops, and vineyards of their masters.