Breed Information

Breed Standard

General Description:

The ideal Olde English Bulldogge is Loyal, courageous dog of medium size with a large powerful head and stout muscular body.

Olde English Bulldogges are athletic and most importantly of very good health, males are free breeders and females are free whelpers.

The Olde English Bulldogge devoid of all breathing issues and is capable of enjoying outdoor activity without concern except in extreme heat or cold.

The temperament is very stable and trustworthy making them a loyal companion, capable protector, and the ultimate family member.

Olde English Bulldogges thrive on pleasing their owners and are very trainable.

Their lifespan is 10-14 years.

Head: Large and High moderately sunken between the eyes. (medium Furrow)

Ears: Rose ears set well on the sides of the head are preferred. Dropped ears are acceptable as long as they are small, not “hound like”.

Muzzle: Broad, deep and short with moderate wrinkling. The bite is undershot with the bottom jaw turning up noticeably. Lower canines should not protrude.

Eyes: Wide apart and of moderate size. Any color is acceptable.

Nose: Broad with open nostrils (nares) with no sign of air restriction. The nose should not be pushed up between the eyes. The nose should be a solid color.

Neck: Short to medium in length and very muscular flowing into the shoulders and should not be set on the dog so it appears to stop at the shoulders.

Chest: Ribs should be well sprung (rounded) and the chest wide and deep.

Back: Males should appear square and balanced. Females should appear similar with consideration given for body length. Short with a very slight rise from the shoulders to a slight drop in the croup is preferred.

Shoulders: Shoulders should be well laid back with significant angulations to allow for god movement.

Legs: Forelegs should be straight and wide apart, neither bowing out nor turning in. Rear legs should exhibit significant bend of stifle so to allow for good movement. They should be muscled.

Movement: Dogs should have a balanced gait that drives off the rear and is complimented by reach allowing the dog to cover ground with sense of power. Dogs should single track.

Feet: Round, tight both front and rear, and the pasterns should be strong.

Height: Males 18-20 inches at the shoulder. Females-17-19 inches at the shoulder.

Weight: Between 50-70 lbs for females and 65-85 lbs for males.

Color: Any color, except merle, is acceptable with no preference for one over another. The coat is short.

Tail: A pump handle tail that naturally reaches the hock is preferred, screwed short or docked tails are acceptable.

Temperament: Disposition should be outgoing and happy.

 

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