Also known as the French mastiff, the DDB is an imposing guardian and staunch companion with an unforgettable head.

Vital Stats

Height: 23 to 27 inches at shoulder
Weight: 100 pounds and up
Coat: short and fine
Life span: 8 to 12 years

Summary
This breed’s most famous member co-starred with Tom Hanks in the 1989 movie, “Turner and Hooch.”

Loyal, self-assured, and territorial, the Dogue de Bordeaux requires lots of training and socialization. Full Dogue de Bordeaux profile on DogTime.com

Potential for weight gain:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Vigor:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
2.1 out of 5 stars (2.1 / 5)