Believed to have originated in France more than 600 years ago, the dogue de bordeaux is highly regarded for his balanced temperament and imposing presence. The dogue de bordeaux, also known as the French mastiff, bordeaux dog, bulldogue Francais, or most commonly among fanciers, as the DDB, is a fearless, powerful dog who excels at both guard dog work and companionship to his family. With a head that may well be the largest in the canine world, the bordeaux is unmistakable in appearance. Size: males up to 27 inches and at least 110 pounds; females up to 26 inches and at least 99 punds. Color: self-colored, in all shades of fawn, from a dark-red fawn to a light fawn.