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Boxer vs Bullmastiff vs Dogue de Bordeaux – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Boxer vs Bullmastiff vs Dogue de Bordeaux" Compare Boxer and Bullmastiff. Which is better: Boxer or Bullmastiff or Dogue de Bordeaux?
Name Boxer Bullmastiff Dogue de Bordeaux
OriginsGermany England France
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank115167
Reviews101
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Other Names German Boxer, Deutscher Boxer Bully, Bullie French Mastiff, Bordeaux Mastiff, Bordeauxdog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1904 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1934 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2008 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
No set
Price $600-$1200 $1200-$1500 $1000-$1300

General Appearance - Boxer vs Bullmastiff vs Dogue de Bordeaux

Size Medium Large Large
Giant
Weight Male: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg), Female: 53-65 pounds (24-29 kg) Male: 110-133 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-55 kg) 120-145 pounds (54.4-65.2 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 65 pounds (29.5 kg), Female: 59 pounds (26.5 kg) Male: 121.5 pounds (50–60 kg), Female: 110 pounds (50 kg) 132.5 pounds (54.4-65.2 kg)
Height Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm) Male: 25-27 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 24-26 inches (61–66 cm) 23-30 inches (58-75 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) Male: 26 inches (63–69 cm), Female: 25 inches (61–66 cm) 26.5 inches (66.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Boxer vs Bullmastiff vs Dogue de Bordeaux

Coat Waterproof Rough Fine
Colors Brindle
White
Fawn
Fawn
Red
Brindle
Fawn
Mahogany
Isabella
Red
Grooming
Effortless: The Boxer requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Bullmastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Dogue de Bordeaux doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Boxers shed moderately.
Bullmastiffs shed moderately.
Dogue de Bordeauxs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Boxer vs Bullmastiff vs Dogue de Bordeaux

Temperament Brave
Confident
Fearless
Intelligent
Playful
Bright
Energetic
Friendly
Loyal
Alert
Courageous
Docile
Loyal
Reliable
Calm
Devoted
Powerful
Protective
Companionable
Devoted
Loyal
Courageous
Outright
Tempered
Vigilant
Intelligent Rank
Average: Boxer's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Boxers are quite easy to train.
Bullmastiffs are quite easy to train.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Boxer is a playful breed.
Bullmastiffs are not the most playful dog breed.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Boxers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Bullmastiffs are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Boxers need a lot of social interaction.
Bullmastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Dogue de Bordeauxs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Boxer rarely barks.
Low: The Bullmastiff barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Dogue de Bordeaux rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Boxers are one of the best watchdogs.
Bullmastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Boxers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Bullmastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Boxer has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Bullmastiff has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Dogue de Bordeaux has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Boxers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Bullmastiffs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Dogue de Bordeauxs have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Boxers have average wanderlust potential.
Bullmastiffs have average wanderlust potential.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Boxers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Bullmastiffs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Dogue de Bordeauxs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Boxers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Boxers adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Bullmastiffs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Dogue de Bordeauxs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Boxers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Boxer vs Bullmastiff vs Dogue de Bordeaux

Stranger Friendly
Boxers are average friendly towards strangers.
Bullmastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Boxers are kid-friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are kid-friendly dogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Boxers are average friendly towards cats.
Bullmastiffs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Boxers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Bullmastiffs are not dog-friendly.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Boxer is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Bullmastiff is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Dogue de Bordeaux is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Boxers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Bullmastiffs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Boxers are generally with other pets.
Bullmastiffs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Boxers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Bullmastiffs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Dogue de Bordeauxs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Boxer breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Bullmastiff breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Dogue de Bordeaux breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Boxer vs Bullmastiff vs Dogue de Bordeaux

Health Issues
The Boxer is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Very healthy dog breed.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Boxer Cardiomyopathy
Cancer
Corneal Dystrophy
Deafness
Demodectic Mange
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Cancer
Entropion
Heart Problems
Hemangiosarcoma
Hypothyroidism
Kidney Issues
Lymphosarcoma
Osteosarcoma
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
No set
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 8-10 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Boxers are high energy dogs.
Bullmastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Boxers need quite a lot of exercise.
Bullmastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Dogue de Bordeauxs exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Boxers don't need too much sleep.
Bullmastiffs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Dogue de Bordeauxs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Avg. daily food consumption Recommended daily amount: 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average to High.
High: The Bullmastiff breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Bullmastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness High
The Boxer has a high chance of bad smell.
High
The Bullmastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Dogue de Bordeaux has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Boxer is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Bullmastiff is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Dogue de Bordeaux is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.

Reproducibility - Boxer vs Bullmastiff vs Dogue de Bordeaux

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-10 puppies, average 6 4-13 puppies, average 8 4-6 puppies

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