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About Supreme Bordeaux

Welcome to Supreme Bordeaux. Our focus is on breeding healthy, beautiful Bordeaux lines based on solid tradition and lineage.

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New litter expected sometime in the fall of 2018. Please check the site again or contact us for more information.

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About the Breed

The following information is pulled from the AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB web site for the Breed at http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/dogue-de-bordeaux/:

"The most ancient of French dog breeds, the Dogue de Bordeaux (“Mastiff of Bordeaux”) was around even before France was France. These brawny fawn-coated guardians of considerable courage are famously loyal, affectionate, and protective.
Temperament: Affectionate, Loyal, Courageous
AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 63 of 192
Height: 23.27 inches (male), 23-26 inches (female)
Weight: 110 pounds and up (male), 99 pounds and up (female)
Life Expectancy: 5-8 years
Group: Working Group

The following information is pulled from the AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB web site for the Breed Standard at http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/dogue-de-bordeaux/:
GENERAL APPEARANCE
The Dogue de Bordeaux is one of the most ancient French breeds. He is a typical brachycephalic molossoid type. He is a very powerful dog, with a very muscular body yet retaining a harmonious general outline. Built rather close to the ground, the distance from the deepest point of the chest to the ground is slightly less than the depth of the chest. A massive head with proper proportions and features is an important characteristic of the breed. His serious expression, stocky and athletic build, and self assurance make him very imposing. Bitches have identical characteristics, but less prominent.
HEAD
The head is large, angular, broad, and rather short. It is trapezium shaped when viewed from above and in front. Eyes – Oval and set wide apart. The space between the eyes is equal to about twice the length of the eye (eye opening). Frank expression. The haw should not be visible. Color-hazel to dark brown for a dog with a black mask, lighter color tolerated but not sought after in dogs with either a brown mask or without a mask. Fault-Protruding eyes. Ears – The ear is small in proportion to the skull and of a slightly darker color than the coat. The front of the ears’ base is slightly raised. They should fall back, but not hang limply. The front edge of the ear is close to the cheek when the dog is attentive. The tip is slightly rounded, and should not reach beyond the eye. Set rather high, at the level of the upper line of the skull, thus emphasizing the skull width even more.
FOREQUARTERS
Strong bone structure, legs very muscular. Shoulders – Powerful, prominent muscles. Slant of shoulder – blade is medium (about 45 degrees to the horizontal), with the angle of the scapular-humeral articulation being a little more than 90 degrees. Arms – Very muscular. Elbows – In line with the body. Should be neither too close to the chest nor turned out. Forearms – When viewed from the front, straight or inclining slightly inwards, especially in dogs with a very broad chest. When viewed in profile, vertical. Pasterns – Powerful. Slightly sloping when viewed in profile. When viewed from the front, may bend slightly outwards, thus compensating for the slight inclination of the forearm inwards.
COAT
Fine, short and soft to the touch. Skin – Thick and sufficiently loose fitting.
HINDQUARTERS Powerful legs with strong bone structure; well angulated. When viewed from behind, the hindquarters are parallel and vertical thus giving an impression of power. The hindquarters are not quite as broad as the forequarters. Thigh – Well developed and thick with visible muscles. Stifle – In a parallel plane to the median plane or slightly out. Second Thigh – Relatively short, well muscled. Hock Joint – Short and sinewy, with the angle of the hock joint moderately open. Hock – Strong, no dewclaws.

FULL BREED STANDARD
You may download the current Detailed Standards PDF at http://images.akc.org/pdf/breeds/standards/DoguedeBordeaux.pdf

The following information is found about the Breed at Absolutebordeaux.com:
The Dogue De Bordeaux, a gentle family type dog is gifted for guarding which he assumes vigilance and great courage, but without aggressiveness. A great companion, the Dogue, very attached to his master and very affectionate. Calm, balanced with a high stimulus threshold. (The Saga of the Dogue de Bordeaux, by Professor Raymond Triquet).

The origin of the Dogue De Bordeaux, also known as the French Mastiff, lies in the Bordeaux region of France. The breed is believed to date back to the 14th century is one of the oldest known French breeds. However, there are numerous theories suggesting the origins of the breed. Some theories suggest that the ancestry of the breed lies in the Bull Mastiff while others suggest that the breed may have descended from Tibetan Mastiff or the Roman Molossoids. In the olden days, the breed was categorized into two different varieties- the Dogue and the Doguins. While the Dogue were the larger variety, the Doguins were the smaller variety. The latter have perished a long time back. Even before that, the breed was categorized into three different breeds according to the region of France it was bred in viz. Bordeaux, Parisian and Toulouse. It was primarily used as a hunting dog for hunting bulls, foxes etc. The breed was first recognized by the AKC in 2008.

The Dogue de Bordeaux is a large dog with a heavy, muscular frame, similar to that of the Tibetan Mastiff or the English Mastiff. It has a large, trapezium shaped head; oval shaped eyes; small ears with a slight rounded tip and carried close to the head; a broad, black nose with flared nostrils; a broad, powerful, deep and a rather stocky muzzle; slightly pendulous lips which are black in color with teeth which meet in an undershot bite. This breed has a medium sized tail which is low-set. The tail is carried down when relaxed and at or slightly above the level of the back when relaxed. However, it is never carried over the back. It has medium sized, muscular legs with small but strong feet. It has a short coat which is fine and smooth in texture. Its skin is thick and loose. The color if its coat can be any shade of fawn with a black, brown or red mask and, also with little white markings on the chest and tips of the toes.

The Dogue de Bordeaux is an obedient breed with a calm demeanor. It is good with children as well as other dogs. However, caution is advised with other pets such as cats, rabbits etc. because of the breed’s strong hunting instincts. It is slightly reserved with strangers and given the huge size of the dog, it makes for an excellent watch dog and a guard dog. It is easy to train. However, training must start at an early age when the dog is still in a manageable size. It is a moderately active breed which adapts well to an apartment life if sufficiently exercised, also known as the French Mastiff, lies in the Bordeaux region of France. The breed is believed to date back to the 14th century is one of the oldest known French breeds. However, there are numerous theories suggesting the origins of the breed. Some theories suggest that the ancestry of the breed lies in the Bull Mastiff while others suggest that the breed may have descended from Tibetan Mastiff or the Roman Molossoids. In the olden days, the breed was categorized into two different varieties- the Dogue and the Doguins. While the Dogue were the larger variety, the Doguins were the smaller variety. The latter have perished a long time back. Even before that, the breed was categorized into three different breeds according to the region of France it was bred in viz. Bordeaux, Parisian and Toulouse. It was primarily used as a hunting dog for hunting bulls, foxes etc. The breed was first recognized by the AKC in 2008.

Another fact you will not hear often is the Dogue De Bordeaux has the largest K-9 head proportion to their body size. Standard describes that the Height at the withers should = the circumference of the head OR Bigger! WOW that is a big head! These are really great dogs, family dogs, funny, and warm.