For Several centuries, the Dogue de Bordeaux (French Mastiff) was known in France as a terrifying watchdog. Since the 12th Century, Dogue de Bordeaux had been used to hunt wild boars, bears and wolves, in the Middle Ages, these dogs were used as cattle dogs. A huge head with numerous wrinkles, powerful limbs and cool composure are typical characteristics of this representative of the mastiff group, a descendant of the ancient Molosser.
It has good proportions, a muscular body and a huge, round head which is the largest in the dog world. The coat is soft and thin to the touch, however it is not advisable to check this oneself. By nature, the Dogue de Bordeaux is rather lazy and at home and is like a huge cuddly toy. In experienced hands, the thick-skinned and powerful Dogue de Bordeaux is a perfect companion, watchdog and protector. If properly trained, it gets along well with children. A fully-grown dog can weigh up to 150 lbs.
In the kennel are selective imported bloodlines of Dogue de Bordeaux taking into account the variety of the breed-fancier's preferences concerning different types of Dogue de Bordeaux. Dogs from these bloodlines have accumulated the best physical characertistics and qualities of legendary winners. This has been confirmed by numerous international judges.