Dogue De Bordeaux

Crafting the American standard for the Dogue de Bordeaux took time, patience ... and lots of overseas input.

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.
In this brilliant essay, Molosser expert Bas Bosch explains how wrinkling can be a bellwether for hypertype in the Molosser breeds.

Photo by Yessica Sam-Sin
A seasoned Dogue de Bordeaux breeder contemplates the tricky task of puppy selection.
Hooch, an abused Dogue de Bordeaux rescued by Zach Skow, works with recovering addicts, the homeless and autistic kids.
Bullmastiff and Dogue puppies — equally cute!
Bullmastiff and Dogue puppies — equally cute! Dogue photo by Sanna Sander.
At first glance, the Bullmastiff and Dogue de Bordeaux might seem very similar. Which makes their many differences all the more important.

Proof of her breed's athleticism, this Dogue de Bordeaux tries her paw at the fast-paced Sighthound sport of lure coursing.
In lure coursing, what Dogues don’t have in the grace of a Sighthound they make up for in focus.