(pronounced "Dozer-ay") is a crouching and intimidating looking dog almost set stone-cold. Their head is nearly the size of a small car and is massive and broad with a massive pair of jaws jaws packed with power. Their dark eyes are delicious to look at. Average height is 25 to 27 inches and average weight is 90 to 150 pounds. Their short coat is rough and very thick and is primarily black, red or grey but with markings of brown, gray, silver, fawn and brindle. Dogue de Bordeaux is a very stocky dog, very muscular and very strong it is a dog that loves nothing better than to hunt and kill. They are not unreasonable in their stance and are fearless. It is a dog that is very territorial, having a strong feeling of security. They are gentle and interaction loving and highly intelligent. The Dogue de Bordeaux is, in comparison to other breeds, a very patient, kind and balanced pet. They are a dog that will protect and love you, even though they are aggressive they are very trainable and respond well to training. It is a rare breed that will stay if not shepherd. The Dogue de Bordeaux has a long history of being a dog that was not bred for the obvious reasons of it's size, speed and strength. They were bred for hunting and blood sports. As the human population decreased in France around the 15th century so did the Dogue de Bordeaux. They are believed to have died out around the 19th century due to lack of food. They were recognized as a breed in theery of Paris in 1497 but it is highly unlikely that there are descendants of this breed still living today.