French mastiff

The Dogue de Bordeaux is an immensely powerful mastiff-type guardian. The short, eye-catching coat is a richly coloured fawn.

DDBs of proper temperament are sweet and sensitive souls. Owners appreciate their breed’s loyalty to loved ones of all ages, but also say DDBs can be stubborn and will dominate those who fail to apply firm training in puppyhood. When acquiring such a strapping super-dog, finding a responsible breeder is key.

 
Want to connect with other people who love the same breed as much as you do? We have plenty of opportunities to get involved in your local community, thanks to AKC Breed Clubs located in every state, and more than 450 AKC Rescue Network groups across the country.

Vital Stats

Dog Breed Group

Working Dogs

Height

27 to 32 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

110 to 220 pounds

Life Span

6 to 10 years

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Breed Characteristics

Adaptability

2/5

All-Around Friendliness

4/5

Health And Grooming Needs

4/5

Trainability

2/5

Physical Activity

4/5