The Bordeaux Dogge is descented from the village Bordeaux in France, from which the breed has references back to the 13th century.
The breed is referred to by some as greek-roman fighterdog, referring to the breed being used in actions of war during the greek-roman war.
The breed almost got whiped out during World War II, due to it's loyalty to the french farmers. Hitler ment it posed a serious threat to the German soldiers, but luckily a few survived and the breed has spread worldwide.
Apparently the dog was breeded for the purpose of hunting bears and guard stores. It's also known for fighting bears in ancient Rome. It has the most powerful jaw and the largest head in the caninworld.