Olde English Bulldogge

Other names/Nicknames:
  • None
Country/Date of origin:
  • United States
  • Late 1900′s
  • 20 to 25 inches
  • 65 to 105 pounds
  • Loyal and affectionate with owners.
  • Should not be overly aggressive.

The Olde English Bulldogge is a modern breed that was created to look like the Bulldog of the 18th and 19th centuries.  David Leavitt, an American breeder who was tired of the physical problems of the modern Bulldog, used old drawings and engravings to guide him as he tried to produce a breed closer to the old type—one that would not have such pronounced breathing and whelping difficulties.  He mixed Bullmastiff, Bulldog, American Bulldog, and American Pit Bull Terriers.  The Olde English Bulldogge is a large, fierce-looking dog meant to be determined and courageous yet not aggressive.

Body Type:
  • Medium-size, Mastiff-type dog.
  • The ears are either rose or button and are not altered
  • The short tail is set low.
  • Short and close.
  • Allowed colors are brindle, red, white, and beige.
  • Minimal grooming.
Health and Wellness:
  • Hip dysplasia has been a problem in the past, but careful breeding has mostly eliminated this problem.
  • Possible skin problems such as fungal and bacterial infections in the wrinkles of the face.
What you should know:
  • Buy only from a reputable breeder.
  • This dog drools a lot.
  • Moderate amount of exercise.
  • Be careful not to overheat in the summer.
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