Dogue De Bordeaux

My friend and fellow judge Rafael Malo Alcrudo of Spain says the goal in purebred dogs is to hear the music in a standard. Anyone can tonelessly recite the words to a song — or a standard — but judges and breeders are in search of the melody: That is type.
Actually, Bulldog influence is not always something to celebrate in Molossers.
How much exercise is too much exercise for a Dogue de Bordeaux? When she posted a video of her Dogue on a long hike, a Colorado owner got a variety of opinions — not all of them positive.

Boerboel registrations were on the upswing in 2018, along with many other Molosser breeds.
On the American Kennel Club's newly released list of its most popular breeds for 2018, most Molossers either maintained their rankings, or in some cases even moved up.
Crafting the American standard for the Dogue de Bordeaux took time, patience ... and lots of overseas input.
An interview with Dogue de Bordeaux legend — and savior  — Professor Raymond Triquet. Not to be missed!

Remember -- the Dogue is first and foremost an athlete.
Jan and Sonja Dijkstra of Kennel de Legeane in the Netherland discuss the balancing at that Dogue breeders face.
Dogue de Bordeaux expert Anne-Marie Class deconstructs the breed.

A recent female from the kennel, Von Hof's Gucci Girl.
American breeder Dennis Von Hof shares three decades of advice on the French mastiff.
Almost two decades after his death, a legendary Dogue de Bordeaux is lovingly remembered.