The Dogue de Bordeaux is a massive slobber-producing machine. While the origin of these giants is unknown, they have served in nearly every working role imaginable. They make a great companion, but proper socialization from a young age is a must.
Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club
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The AKC only recently acknowledged the Dogue de Bordeaux in 2007.
The Dogue de Bordeaux, also known as the French Mastiff, is a massive breed from unknown origins. There are ranging opinions on whether or not the Dogue is more mastiff or bulldog. Proper socialization is a must at an early age, but otherwise these are friendly and devoted pets. The breed has served as a guard dog, a war dog, a cattle herder, a boar-hunting dog, and in many other working roles. Despite their working nature, these dogs do not require the exercise one would expect. The Dogue can get by on a couple easy walks per day. Expect a lot of drool with these big fellows!
Dogue de Bordeauxs on Embark
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