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The Dogue de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Mastiff, French Mastiff or Bordeauxdog is a large French mastiff breed—and one of the oldest French dog breeds. A typical brachycephalic molossoid type breed, the Bordeaux is a very powerful dog, with a very muscular body. 
This muscular breed has been put to work in many different capacities, from pulling carts and transport heavy objects, to guarding flocks and, historically, the castles of the European elite.
Here at Peter's Douge de Bordeaux our Dogs and puppies are our firt priority.      
We raise quality AKC Dogue de Bordeaux's bred with emphasis toward conformation (meaning structure, form, appearance, and movement), love & affection, sound temperament, and health & longevity. 
We are a trusted kennel with a passion for our dogues. We breed for exceptional quality and ensure we always maintain the highest possible standards. We are active in the dog community and participate in showing (conformation).
All of our dogues have champion/working titled pedigrees and are titled or working on a title. All of our dogs are fully health tested and updated annually. From time to time we may have a select litter planned and puppies may be available.
We have a lifetime commitment to our puppies and owners. Most of all, we want to share all there is to know about these dogs and strive for the ultimate vision for the breed. Please browse through, each tab has a lot of information to consider. 
To learn more about us or to inquire about becoming part of the Peter's Dogue de Bordeaux family please contact us.

Overview About the Breed

Size: The Dogue de Bordeaux has a shoulder height of 58-76 cm (23-30 in) and weighs 54-66 kg (120-145 lbs). It reaches its full height at one year old and its full weight at two years. Dogues de Bordeaux have short, muscular bodies with huge, wrinkly heads. They have a short muzzle, brown nose, and light eyes. Smaller Dogues de Bordeaux are sometimes referred to as ‘Doguins’.

Coat: The Dogue de Bordeaux has thick, wrinkly skin and a short, soft coat that comes in shades of fawn to mahogany. It has a black or red mask and possible white markings on the chest and toe tips. The Dogue de Bordeaux is an average shedder.

Character: Loyal and devoted to its family, the Bordeaux Bulldog is fearless and proud. It is gentle with children and family members, kindhearted, and sometimes gullible. Dogues de Bordeaux makes excellent watchdogs and guard dogs. They do tend to snore and sometimes drool.

Temperament: The Dogue de Bordeaux is calm and patient. It should be well socialized with other animals from an early age. Dogues de Bordeaux have a patient, gentle temperament, however they are suspicious and confrontational with strangers and sometimes aggressive with other dogs, especially males.

Care: The Dogue de Bordeaux is an average shedder that requires little grooming. It has a lifespan of 10-12 years and litters of only 2-3 puppies which often require delivery via Caesarean section. Accidental crushing of the pups by the mother is a potential risk for Dogues de Bordeaux.

Training: The Dogue de Bordeaux requires a firm but gentle hand in training. This is a powerful animal and is not suitable for an inexperienced dog owner. Consistent training is required.

Activity: Bordeaux Bulldogs require a lot of exercises, but are very inactive indoors. They need either a yard to play in or a daily walk. Apartment life is suitable for the Dogue de Bordeaux.