The revised standard entered in the FCI register under the number 116b (7.WE. 1971 r.)
This dog is scientifically classified as molossed - short-headed, and used as a guard and guard dog.
General impression. Dog de Bordeaux is a powerful colossus, well built, with a very muscular torso; however, the harmony of the whole is preserved. He should look like a formidable athlete, impressive and trustworthy. Former war dog, suitable as a watchman, whose functions it performs responsibly and vigilantly, with great courage, but without aggressiveness. He becomes very attached to his master and is very devoted to children.
Head. The cerebral part is very capacious, angular, wide, quite short, front with a trapezoidal silhouette. In the dog, the circumference of the brain is measured at its widest point (no skin folds) is equal to the height at the withers. In a bitch it may be slightly smaller. The size and shape of the skull are the result of powerfully expanded temples, supra arches, zygomatic bones and mandibular arm spacing. The skull cover is slightly arched. The leading edge (stop) very expressive, forms a kink almost at right angles (95—115°). Deep frontal furrow, it goes to the back of the skull. The forehead dominates the face - however, it is wider than high. The head is decorated with furrows of skin folds symmetrically arranged on both sides. Deep and mobile folds, the arrangement of which changes with the intensity of the dog's attention. Kufa (cranium) powerful, wide, heavy, quite short, upper edge slightly concave, with moderately pronounced folds. The muzzle tapers very slightly towards the end, when viewed from above, it is rectangular. The bridge of the nose forms an obtuse angle with the leading edge, pointing upwards. When the head is level, the lower jaw protrudes in front of the front wall of the nasal truffle. The circumference of the muzzle is approximately equal 2/3 head circumference. Its length ranges from 1/4 do 1/3 the length of the head measured from the tip of the nose to the occipital tumor. Broad nose, well pigmented, black or brown (depending on the mask), funnel-like permissible. Nostrils open. Jaws very strong, wide. Undershot. The lower jaw should be protruding at least by 0,5 cm, and at most 2 cm. The incisors and canines should not be visible when the mouth is closed. The canines of the lower jaw are set wide apart and slightly curved. Incisors well positioned,-in the lower jaw almost in a straight line. Thick lips, moderately pendulous, downloadable, rounded around the lower jaw. Prominent cheeks thanks to a very strongly developed mandibular musculature. Oval eyes, widely spaced, nut to dark in color in dogs with a black mask; lighter colors allowed in specimens with a red mask. The space between the inner corners of the eyelids is almost twice the length of the eye. Ears relatively small, slightly darker than the torso. A bit raised at the base, not flabby, but they should fall along the cheeks. The end is gently rounded, it should not reach the eye. Set quite high - at the level of the top line of the skull.
Neck. Very strong, muscular, almost cylindrical. Mighty neck, profuse skin, loose and elastic. The circumference of the neck is almost equal to the circumference of the head. Separated from the head by a slight transverse furrow, slightly bent. Viewed from the side, it is slightly concave at the top. Throat folds of skin (wow) well developed, they start at the dewlap and form a fold down to the chest.
Torso. The chest is powerful, smooth, wide, below the elbow. The forechest is powerful, sprung ribs. Pseudo-arched and far overlapping zebra. The circumference of the chest should be 25-30 cm greater than the height at the withers. Straight back, wide and muscular. Withers expressive, loins broad, quite short and concise. Croup gently sloping to the base of the tail. Belly line rounded from the deep chest to the raised and strong belly.