Dogue De Bordeaux Dog Breed
- Other names:
- Bordeaux Mastiff
- French Mastiff
Pronunciation: "dohg duh boor-doh"
The Dogue de Bordeaux, also known as the French Mastiff, is a huge brachycephalic molosser breed. Contrary to their intimidating looks, they are quite calm, affectionate and companionable-- although they can make devoted, vigilant guard dogs if the situation necessitates it. They are usually very good with children and other pets, if well trained and socialized. They require little exercise or grooming maintenance and don't usually develop separation anxiety. The DdB should be housed indoors. Training may be easy or difficult depending upon how firm and consistent you are capable of being. They are, however, prone to many health issues and have a short average lifespan of 5-6 years.