Saturday, February 25, 2012

French Mastiff Dog Description

The French Mastiff is sometimes called the Bordeaux Bulldog, has had a checkered history as a war dog and a guard.

The gene pool has been severely reduced during the French Revolution of 1879, as the revolutionaries killed many of them as they protected the noble families of their owners.

As a breed they have in the past thirty years has become popular outside of France. Historically, the dog was not the same dog today selective breeding, the dog calmer.


The distinctive feature of French mastiff is red or black mask around the nose and lips, which extends to the edge of the eye. The head size is also crucial when the dog was purchased for the show, the circle within a certain size range of 27-30 inches (68-75cm) and the muzzle must be less than one-third the size of the head. This is one of the smallest mastiffs because rarely reaches more than 150 pounds (67 kg).

Ideal Weight: 110-150 lbs / 50-67 kg
Average height: 24-30 cm / 61-76 cm
Life expectancy: 10-12 years

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