The kind of dog that was seen in "Turner and Hooch" was known as a Dogue de Bordeaux. According to DogTime, these kinds of dogs are mostly used as guard dogs.
Besides just being called by their French names, these dogs are also referred to as French Mastiffs. Even though they are known to be guardians, they are also great family pets as well. The dogs have an average weight of 110 pounds for males and 99 pounds for females. Their lifespan is between 8 to 12 years. Above all else, they are loyal and obedient animals who are respectful of their owners.