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Rottweiler vs Mastiff vs Dogue de Bordeaux – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Rottweiler vs Mastiff vs Dogue de Bordeaux" Compare Rottweiler and Mastiff. Which is better: Rottweiler or Mastiff or Dogue de Bordeaux?
Name Rottweiler Mastiff Dogue de Bordeaux
OriginsGermany England France
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Working Dogs
Popularity Rank82867
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Other Names Rottie, Rott English Mastiff, Old English Mastiff French Mastiff, Bordeaux Mastiff, Bordeauxdog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1931 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 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. Not recognized by FCI. 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
Colonial Rottweiler Club
Deutscher Rottweiler Klub
International Rottweiler Club
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
No set
Price $1200-$2000 $1200-$1500 $1000-$1300

General Appearance - Rottweiler vs Mastiff vs Dogue de Bordeaux

Size Large
Giant
Giant Large
Giant
Weight Male: 95-130 pounds (43-59 kg), Female: 85-115 pounds (38-52 kg) Male: 150-250 pounds (68-113 kg), Female: 120-180 pounds (54-82 kg) 120-145 pounds (54.4-65.2 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 112.5 pounds (51 kg), Female: 100 pounds (45 kg) Male: 200 pounds (90.5 kg), Female: 150 pounds (68 kg) 132.5 pounds (54.4-65.2 kg)
Height Male: 24-27 inches (61-69 cm), Female: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm) Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) 23-30 inches (58-75 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 25.5 inches (65 cm), Female: 23.5 inches (59.5 cm) Male: 30 inches (76 cm), Female: 27.5 inches (70 cm) 26.5 inches (66.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Rottweiler vs Mastiff vs Dogue de Bordeaux

Coat Dense Dense Fine
Colors Mahogany
Tan
Rust
Black
Apricot
Fawn
Brindle
Fawn
Mahogany
Isabella
Red
Grooming
Effortless: The Rottweiler requires minimal grooming.
Easy to groom: The Mastiff doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Dogue de Bordeaux doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Rottweilers shed moderately.
Mastiffs shed moderately.
Dogue de Bordeauxs shed moderately.

Characteristics - Rottweiler vs Mastiff vs Dogue de Bordeaux

Temperament Alert
Fearless
Independent
Loyal
Courageous
Good-natured
Intelligent
Protective
Affectionate
Cheerful
Intelligent
Protective
Alert
Courageous
Loyal
Companionable
Devoted
Loyal
Courageous
Outright
Tempered
Vigilant
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Rottweiler is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Average: Mastiff's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Rottweilers are easy to train.
Mastiffs are quite easy to train.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Rottweilers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Mastiffs 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.
Mastiffs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Rottweilers are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Mastiffs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Rottweilers need a lot of social interaction.
Mastiffs need for social interaction is average.
Dogue de Bordeauxs need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low: The Rottweiler barks none to minimal.
Low: The Mastiff barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Dogue de Bordeaux rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Rottweilers are one of the best watchdogs.
Mastiffs are one of the best watchdogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Mastiffs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential High
The Rottweiler has a high chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Mastiff has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Dogue de Bordeaux has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Rottweilers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Mastiffs have a higher than 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
Rottweilers tend to escape less than other breeds.
Mastiffs are not the biggest explorers.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are not the biggest explorers.
Prey Drive
Rottweilers have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Mastiffs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Dogue de Bordeauxs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Rottweilers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Mastiffs 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
Rottweilers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Mastiffs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Dogue de Bordeauxs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Rottweilers 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 - Rottweiler vs Mastiff vs Dogue de Bordeaux

Stranger Friendly
Rottweilers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Mastiffs are average friendly towards strangers.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Rottweilers are not the most kid-friendly dogs.
Mastiffs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Rottweilers are average friendly towards cats.
Mastiffs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Rottweilers are not dog-friendly.
Mastiffs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Rottweiler is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Mastiff 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
Rottweilers are not the best breed for elderly people.
Mastiffs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Rottweilers are generally with other pets.
Mastiffs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Dogue de Bordeauxs are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Rottweilers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Mastiffs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Dogue de Bordeauxs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good 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 Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a 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
Rottweiler breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Mastiff 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 - Rottweiler vs Mastiff vs Dogue de Bordeaux

Health Issues
The Rottweiler is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Mastiffs are commonly healthy dogs.
Very healthy dog breed.
Health Problems Allergies
Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Osteosarcoma
Panosteitis
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Bloat
Cancer
Cystinuria
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Seizures
No set
Life Expectancy 8-11 years 10-12 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Rottweilers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Mastiffs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Dogue de Bordeauxs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Exercise Need
Rottweilers have an average exercise need.
Mastiffs exercise need is minimal.
Dogue de Bordeauxs exercise need is minimal.
Sleeping Need
Rottweilers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Mastiffs 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: 4 to 10 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 8 to 10 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
High: The Rottweiler breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average to High.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Mastiff can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
The Rottweiler has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Mastiff has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Dogue de Bordeaux has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Rottweiler drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Mastiff 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 - Rottweiler vs Mastiff 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 8-12 puppies 3-5 puppies 4-6 puppies

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