A powerful and muscular French breed, the Dogue de Bordeaux is a molossoid (mastiff-type dog), "dogue" meaning Mastiff in French. A massive head and stocky body are trademarks of the breed. Americans became aware of the Dogue de Bordeaux when he appeared as drooling, messy "Hooch" in the 1989 Tom Hanks' film,Turner and Hooch. The breed's short, fine coat is fawn-colored, ranging from a dark red to a light fawn.
Early socialization and training are a must. He is an excellent companion – affectionate and attached to his family – with a patient, calm temperament. This breed is eager to please and positive, firm training can yield wonderful results. They require moderate daily exercise. The Dogue de Bordeaux is excellent at cart-pulling and loves to compete in agility, rally and obedience with his owner.
Did You Know?
From the May 2012 Board Meeting the Dogue de Bordeaux Society has requested the Stud Book remain open for the breed till August 17, 2017.
The Dogue de Bordeaux has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 1996.
The Dogue de Bordeaux moved to the Miscellaneous Class on July 1, 2006.
From the October 2007 Board Meeting the Dogue de Bordeaux became eligible for AKC registration on October 1, 2007 and was eligible to compete in the Working Group at shows held on and after July 1, 2008.
At the December 2005 Board Meeting the Dogue de Bordeaux was approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class this became effective January 1, 2005.
The Dogue de Bordeaux has been assigned the Working Group designation.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
|Description||Desc.||Standard Colors||Std. Colors||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|Black Mask, White Markings||005|