The Dogue de Bordeaux, Bordeaux Mastiff, French Mastiff or Bordeauxdog is a large French Mastiff breed—and one of the most ancient French dog breeds.
Links to Breed Descriptions
From F.C.I.'s Breed Specific Education page...
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AKC Dogue de Bordeaux Study Guide
Other Names for Breed
Dogo de Burdeos
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club
Country of origin: France
Health and Well-Being
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
Raymond Triquet : The standard of the Dogue de Bordeaux
"The father of the breed, Raymond Triquet, was in Les Andelys (Normandy) where the National Specialty of the Society des Amateurs de Dogues de Bordeaux (SADB) took place, end of August. On Friday, Pr Triquet made a Conference about the traits and particularities of the Dogue de Bordeaux."
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds. This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
2. Finland: FKC Database - Dogue de Bordeaux
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
1. The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch (Category 3)
2. Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
3. Finland: JTO: BORDEAUXINDOGGINJALOSTUKSEN TAVOITEOHJELMA1.1.2020 – 31.12.2024
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
Other Breed-Specific Webpages
For additional Judges Education Videos see:
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Austria: Molosser Club Austria
France: La Société des Amateurs de Dogues de Bordeaux
Netherlands: Bordeaux Dog Club Nederland
UK: Dog de Bordeaux Club of Great Britain|
USA: The Dogue De Bordeaux Club of America
Dogue de Bordeaux Society of America