He was trained to bait bulls, jaguars and bears and hunt all types of animals
He starred as "Hooch" in the Tom Hanks film Turner and Hooch
Personality and Behavior
He's very protective of his home and makes an excellent guard dog
He's a very affectionate dog who likes to be close to you and who will become very attached to you
He drools - a lot
He's very muscular, strong and powerful
He patient with children
He's a mild-tempered and calm dog
He can be aggressive with other dogs or strangers
He can be very stubborn and dominant (pushing his weight around)
He's one of the most difficult breeds to train. You will need lots of patience as he is one of the slowest to learn obedience commands.
He sheds quite a bit of hair. You'll find some hair stuck to your clothes, couch and carpets.
Grooming / Maintenance
His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds you may find yourself brushing it once a week, or more, to minimize the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).