Dogue de Bordeaux

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This breed became known to the public thanks to the Dogue de Bordeaux called Beasley, which starred in the successful Partners and Dogs (1989), a family comedy. Beasley played Hooch, the only witness to the homicide investigated by Detective Scott Turner (Tom Hanks). As a result, Turner is forced to live with the animal in order to resolve the case.


THE Dogue de Bordeaux he is a descendant of the Alans, dogs brought to Europe by the Alans, an Iranian people expelled by the Huns. These dogs were used mainly to fight and before their disappearance, in the 5th century, in Aquitaine and northern Spain, they had been crossed with native dogs. The result was what later became known as the Dogue de Bordeaux. In the Middle Ages, it became a guard dog and, in the 17th century, it was the fashion dog in the French bourgeoisie.


The Dogue de Bordeaux is affectionate, calm, balanced, pleasant and gentle. He is very attached to his owner and is careful and patient with children, the kind that can handle any play and tugging at the tail. He tends to be stubborn and proud, but once he learns an order, he will never forget it.


The Dogue de Bordeaux is a muscular, athletic and imposing dog. He has a broad, plump head and a drooping lip, covering his lower jaw. He has separate oval eyes and small, drooping ears. The tail is thick at the base. Its hair is fine, short and smooth. This dog can be mahogany or yellowish in color.

Specific care

It is advisable to educate the Dogue de Bordeaux from an early age to make him a good and responsible companion. Always combining training with games and never using shouting and punishment to try to make him obey.

It is very important that the dog has an adequate amount of exercise to avoid having tendon and ligament problems. It is recommended to take it for a walk twice a day.


The Dogue de Bordeaux is a dog with fragile health. Like all dogs of his size, he can suffer from hip dysplasia and tends to be affected by skin problems or swelling.

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