Olde English Bulldogge

Thinking about purchasing an Olde English Bulldogge? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Olde English Bulldogge breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.

Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis.

Fundamental requirements for a being a good Olde English Bulldogge owner;

Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Olde English Bulldogge and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.

Questions you may want to ask an Olde English Bulldogge Breeder:

It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Olde English Bulldogge and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."

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Olde English Bulldogge Breed Profile

The Olde English Bulldogge is the result of crossing the English Bulldog with the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Bullmastiff and the American Bulldog. The attempt to have an English Bulldog without the aggression was the original goal.  In creating this breed, the result was a dog that had the typical English Bulldog breathing problems eliminated, as well as tail abnormalities.  It also lessoned some of the persistence of some of the other breeds.  The breed still had a proclivity for aggressiveness and should be handled with caution.  The head is fairly large in proportion to the the body, with a wide neck, broad chest and short muzzle.  This breed likes to chew so they should be supplied with plenty of chew toys. Drools and slobbers a lot.

Type:  Companion

Height: 20-25 inches
65-105 pounds

Color: Variety of colors including tan, reds, white, brown, black, cream
Short, slightly course; needs little care. Sheds a little.

Temperament: Friendly around family, but can have an aggressive personality; handle with care. Generally has a very loyal, courageous and outgoing disposition.
With Children:
Low - too aggressive to be handle by children
With Pets:
Low - tends to have aggression

Guard-dog: This breed is fearless when it comes to protecting it's master. Very unfriendly to strangers.

Care and Exercise: Olde English Bulldogges need daily walks for optimum health. They can be very active or be comfortable with moderate amounts of activity. They tend to be naturally slow and have a body form that does not work well with jumping or strenuous exercise.

Activity: Moderate - needs daily walks, but not strenuous exercise.

Living Environment: Very adaptable to most temperatures, but should avoid extreme cold or hot environments.

Health Issues: Can be prone to hip dysplasia; Could be susceptible to "bloat" - which is painful and often fatal, brought on by eating too much food too quickly.

Life Span: 11-12 years

Country of Origin: United State, 1900's
Created by breeder David Leavitt, in Pennsylvania.  The attempt was to create a less aggressive version of the English Bulldog by crossing it with other varieties, such as the American Bulldog, Bullmastiff and American Pit Bull Terrier.

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