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

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

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