The Bully Bordeaux is a hybrid breed. To understand the Bully Bordeaux’s history, one must study the parent breeds of this designer breed. The Bull Mastiff is a descendent of the molosser which is believed to originate in the mountains of Asia. Mastiffs are depicted in ancient Greek and Egyptian artwork. The Mastiff has been a herding dog and was also used during warfare by Kubla Khan. Unfortunately, the Mastiff has also been used as a fighting dog. However, the Mastiff is quite a gentle breed today. Descended from the Molossus, the Dogue de Bordeaux is actually another type of Mastiff dog. His origin is in France. Hunters of boar and jaguar, guardians of person and property, and even herders of livestock, the Dogue de Bordeaux was prized for his versatility, courage and intelligence. The most commonly recognized Dogue de Bordeaux is the lovable giant dog who starred along Tom Hanks in Turner and Hooch. The Dogue de Bordeaux was added to the American Kennel Cliub registry of purebreds in 2008. The combination of these extra large breeds has given us a quiet, noble hybrid who makes a wonderful addition to a family, teaching owners to strive to match his sensitive nature. The Bully Bordeaux is recognized by the following organizations: the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Backwoods Bulldog Club, the Designer Breed Registry, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, Dog Registry of America, and the International Designer Canine Registry.