Dogue De Bordeaux

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.
In 1896, Dogue de Bordeaux fancier Jean-Pierre Megnin described the state of the breed, both in the show ring and whelping box.
A prominent chin is very important in a Dogue de Bordeaux
"No chin, no chance" is Belgian judge Bas Bosch's oft-repeated admonition about Dogues de Bordeaux who hope to earn a ribbon under him.
When it comes to white markings in the Dogue de Bordeaux, there are lots of shades of gray. 
Élisabeth Coiffard
For more than four decades, Élisabeth Coiffard and husband Yves have devoted themselves to the Dogue de Bordeaux with their Seigneurie des Chartrons kennel.
Dogue puppy sleeping
Knowing how to tube-feed can be a lifesaver when you are faced with a litter of orphaned puppies.
A breeder roundtable with Nik Burnikell and Becky Swainston (Emberez, UK), Bart and Cressy De Croo (Van De Paterhoek, Belgium), Jan and Sonja Dijkstra (De Legeane, Netherlands) and Cindy and Mark McElderry (Northland, USA).

One thing everyone agrees on: This is "unauthorized" white, according to the Dogue standard. Photo: Sanna Sander.
A recent dust-up about American judges disqualifying a Dogue for white on the chest suggests that the breed standard could use some clarification.
Reluctant to leave their two Dogues de Bordeaux at home, a Russian couple rents a motorhome and takes a journey of almost 5,000 miles across Europe.
Reluctant to leave their two Dogues de Bordeaux at home, a Russian couple rents a motorhome and takes a journey of almost 5,000 miles across Europe.

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