The American Kennel Club has added a new breed to its registry: the Dogue de Bordeaux. It’s the dog from Turner and Hooch. They’re a French Mastiff bred for hunting and guarding. They’re usually calm, affectionate dogs. The Dogue has become the 158th breed recognized by AKC.
I have to say, though, the faces of the Dogue de Bordeaux are so funny. When they’re panting, they look hilariously happy. When they aren’t panting, they look like a grumpy old man.
Anyway, if you’re considering getting a Dogue de Bordeaux, please consider skipping the breeder. The Dogue de Bordeaux Society of America has a rescue organization.
- Staff Writer Carrie Coppernoll