Dogue de Bordeaux

Dogue de Bordeaux


The most famous member of this canine breed co-starred with Tom Hanks in the 1989 film Turner and Hooch. Loyal, confident and territorial, the Dogue de Bordeaux requires a lot of training and socialisation, although they are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt. The first thing you will notice about the DDB, as they are sometimes known, is their huge head. You may also see a bit of drool hanging from their mouths. Dogs of this breed may seem intimidating at first, and will indeed protect their homes and families if called upon to do so. But, by and large, these puppies are docile and sweet-natured. However, don’t be fooled. The stubborn side of this breed means they need experienced parents who will maintain constant training. If you can do that, you will have a loving and faithful companion.


The DDB, as it is nicknamed, originated in the Bordeaux region of France 600 years ago or more. It is known for its huge head, fearless temperament and powerful body. The Dogue de Bordeaux first came to the attention of American audiences with the 1989 release of the Tom Hanks movie Turner and Hooch and has gained popularity ever since.A devoted and affectionate family dog, it has a reputation for being sweet and docile, but can also be stubborn and arrogant. Patient and consistent training is a must, as is early and extensive socialization to avoid aggression toward other animals and unwarranted aggression toward strangers. Loyal, confident and territorial, it is a superb watchdog that is also capable of competing in many sports and activities, such as cart, obedience, therapeutic work, tracking and search and rescue.