What happens when an uptight and cleanliness-obsessed U.S. Marshal adopts a destructive and very slobbery dog? That’s the premise of Disney+‘s new crime comedy, Turner & Hooch, starring Josh Peck. A reboot of the 1989 Tom Hanks movie, Turner & Hooch features a French Mastiff as main character Scott Turner’s four-legged companion. Here’s more on the dog breed, plus what it was like for Hanks and Peck to work with French Mastiffs.
3. Dogues do very well at dog sports. While only moderately active, their willingness to learn and eagerness to please their owners make them adept at cart-pulling, obedience and even therapy work.
4. They drool. No, they really, really drool! Anyone who lives with a Dogue de Bordeaux quickly becomes familiar with strings of drool covering furniture, floors and walls. But to know him is to love him, drool and all.
W.C. Fields once said, “never work with animals or children,” the thought being theyd always steal the scene. As Tom Hanks may have found out in the movie Turner and Hooch, this is especially true if the dog is a huge 110+ pound Dogue De Bordeaux. With his serious expression, muscular build and massive head, the DDB, as the breed is nicknamed, is an imposing figure indeed. Whether youre starring in a film with one or just planning to live with a Dogue De Bordeaux, here are four things you should know about the breed.
2. Along with that calm temperament comes stubbornness, self-confidence and a tendency to dominate. Socialization and patient positive training are a must. Start early—its easier to train a puppy than a DDB who may be bigger (and certainly stronger) than you are.
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Are you a big ‘Turner and Hooch’ fan? Do you know what type of pup Hooch was?
The Dogue de Bordeaux (a.k.a. French Mastiff) starred alongside Tom Hanks in the 1989 comedy Turner and Hooch. The canine actors name was Beasley, and this was his only film.
Most people had never heard of the breed before this film! After it came out, many fell in love with this strong and stubborn dog breed.
What Kind of Dog Was in Turner and Hooch?
VetStreet provides some details about this breed and what makes him so unique when youre talking about the Mastiff breed family:
Hopefully, after this film came out, pet parents didnt run out and bring home Dogue de Bordeaux puppies as this breed is clearly not for someone that isnt used to working with large breeds.
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What breed is Hooch on Turner and Hooch?