Breed Profile – Olde English Bulldogge

Apr 9, 2008 by

Breed Profile – Olde English Bulldogge

History:

Despite being called the Olde English Bulldogge, this is a relatively new breed that has been developed in the latter part of the 20th century by crossing half English Bulldog with half Bullmastiff, Pit Bull and American Bulldog. The goal of this crossbreeding was to create a more hearty, healthy bulldog free of the breathing issues and other ailments that today’s Engish Bulldogs are prone to. While this new breed will never be out running the fields like hounds do, they are able to breathe and can painlessly run for miles at a time. This new bulldog is being bred with the temperament to be able to serve people, instead of people serving him.

Characteristics:

Olde English Bulldogges are alert with the well-proportioned body of an athlete. They are docile creatures that are both fearless and fierce-looking, despite their tendency to drool and slobber. They can expected to be bold and friendly around family and well-known friends, but are often weary of strangers; interestingly enough, unfriendliness toward strangers is not a default for this breed. Olde English Bulldogges love to chew, and if not given a constant supply of toys or other means to fill this desire they will move on to the couch and anything else within head’s reach.

Duke, Owner: Cindy Funk, A Flickr Member

Temperament:

Loving, loyal and goofy around family, but often aloof and even hostile toward strangers. They will usually warm up to guests once the family welcomes them in, and while unfriendliness is unusual, it does happen with certain members of this breed. Olde English Bulldogges are very protective of their family and can pose a serious threat to anyone they consider to be their adversary; they will never back down from a fight. Females tend to be more territorial and protective than males of this breed, and it is recommended to keep females as the only pet.

Care/Exercise:

These dogs do not require high levels of activity to retain health and muscle tone, a brief walk once per day or every other day is sufficient. This is a breed of average shedding and brushing a few times a week is enough to keep the coat looking good. Bathe as needed.

Health Issues:

Succeptible to bloat, also known as gastric torsion. Breeders are working to keep hip dysplasia out of this line, but it is a common ailment for large breed dogs.

Average Height: 16 inches and above

Average Weight: 45 pounds and above

Colors: Brindle, white, fawn, red, black solid with white.

Category: Mastiff

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