Barcelona star, Lionel Messi, has proven to be a lover of dogs, and has one at home.
We have all you need to know about the Argentine’s hound.
What breed is Lionel Messi’s dog?
Lionel Messi’s dog is a Dogue de Bordeaux. Also known as a Bordeaux Mastiff or French Mastiff, the breed is known for its size and strength.
Dogues de Bordeaux are short-haired dog breeds, with large heads and their coats are usually a distinctive red fawn colour.
Historically, Dogues de Bordeaux have been used as guard dogs, protecting homes and livestock, as well as being working dogs, pulling cargo.
The breed was notably used in the 1989 ‘buddy cop’ movie Turner and Hooch, starring Tom Hanks alongside Dogue de Bordeaux ‘Beasley’.
What is Lionel Messi’s dog’s name?
Lionel Messi’s dog is called Hulk (sometimes Senor Hulk) and it is definitely a fitting name considering the sheer size of the animal.
See pictures of the dog below…