The Dogue de Bordeaux, or French Mastiff is a rather new breed that belongs to the AKC. They are known for their power, Molossar bodies, keen guarding instincts and their large amounts of courage; yet their lack of aggressiveness. These dogs make excellent companions because they grow very fond of their families and will do what it takes to protect them. Keep in mind that this is a large breed of dog, so it is best suited for families who are experienced in dog ownership. Here are some commonly asked questions by those looking for French Mastiffs for sale.
How much does a French Mastiff Cost?
French Mastiff prices will vary, but don’t expect them to be low. As an average, the French Mastiff price will be somewhere around $1,000, but can increase up to $5,000.
Where can I buy a French Mastiff?
If you are looking to buy a French Mastiff, you will find them in many locations. One common place people get them from is local and chain pet stores. Since these dogs are AKC registered, they tend to be a more popular and common type of Mastiff dog; thus, making them good selling puppies in pet stores.
In addition, there are French Mastiff breeders all around the world, which one you buy from will depend on your own location. Regardless where you are, there is more than likely a French Mastiff breeder within 150 miles of you. Some examples of French Mastiff Kennels are:
- The Vineyard Dogue de Bordeauxs: Located in Michigan, they focus on producing high-quality French Mastiffs. Their website is http://www.thevinyardbordeauxs.com/.
- Lone Star Bordeaux: One of several French Mastiff breeders in Texas, Lone Star kennels produces puppies from time to time, but they commonly offer adult French Mastiffs for adoption.
- Red Royal Bordeaux: Found in North Carolina, Red Royal produces some of the best looking deep reds in the US. Contact them through their site at http://redroyalbordeaux.com/puppies.html.
French Mastiff Rescue
Another great option many people forget about are breed-specific rescues; in this case, look for a French Mastiff rescue in your area. For instance, if you are looking for a French Mastiff rescue in Florida, you can go to the ‘Rescue Me’ website at http://mastiff.rescueme.org/Florida. Here you will find all types of Mastiffs, including French that desperately need homes.
In the end, a French Mastiff can make an excellent companion and guard dog. Just make sure when you are looking for French Mastiff puppies that you contact only reputable breeders; because these dogs are so large, you want to make sure they come from the best temperament possible!