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Olde English Bulldogge

GENERAL APPEARANCE : A muscular, medium-sized dog of great strength, stability and athletic qualities. It is well balanced and proportioned, with no exaggerated or out-of-the-box character; its appearance is that of a dog capable of performing its original task.  
 

Personality:  Companion, friendly and affectionate.

 

Energy level : Moderately active, like to exercise in moderation.
 

Good with children:  Yes.

 

Good with other dogs:  Yes.

 

Grooming:  Every 15 days.

 

Life expectancy : 10-12 years.

Bark Level: Bark when needed.

  • HISTORICAL SUMMARY  

Bulldogs were bred for the English sport of bull-slaying, practiced from approximately 1100 to 1835. By the mid-1800s, the sport was no longer legal, and the athletic bulldog quickly began to disappear. As the bulldog was revived solely for the location of conformation, selective breeding for appearance seriously compromised the health and lifespan of this agile, athletic, and happy breed.

In 1971, a breeding project began using a line breeding scheme to quickly achieve a purebred dog. The aim of this project was to return the bulldog to the appearance of the Bulldog, now called Olde English Bulldogge (OEB) to clearly differentiate the new breed from the modern English Bulldog.

Country of Origin: USA.

BEHAVIOR AND TEMPERAMENT:  The former bulldog's temperament is confident, courageous and alert. The OEB (Olde English Bulldogge) is very friendly and loving. They are extremely strong and occasionally show the same aggression in both sexes so socialization and obedience training are important. It's better to channel  high energy for some types of work and exercise.

 

HEAD:

  • CRANIAL REGION  
     

Skull : Broad but well proportioned to the muscular torso and prominent shoulders. There is a fold from the stop to the occiput.

 

Stop : Well defined.

  • FACIAL REGION

 

Snout:  Square, wide and deep. The depth of the muzzle from the tip of the chin to the top of the muzzle is equal to greater than the length of the muzzle, thus producing the depth and squareness of the muzzle. There is a moderate wrinkle on the muzzle.
 

Nose: Broad nostrils with a vertical line running between them from the tip of the nose to the end of the upper lips. The nose is large and wide in relation to the muzzle. Black color.

Jaws and Teeth: Undershot bite and horizontally straight. Undershot is ¾ or less. The jaw is moderately curved from front to back, large canine teeth. Atrophied or extracted teeth are not acceptable.

 

Lips:   The lips are tight, the same color as the nose.

 

Expression:  The expression is bright, alert and lively.

 

Eyes: The eyes are medium in size and almond shaped. They are set wide and low, level with the top of the muzzle. The color is dark to light brown, with black.


Ears : In pink, bud or tulip, with pink being preferred. Set high behind the skull. The ears are positioned as far away from the skull as possible. The size is small and medium.

NECK : D and medium length, wide and slightly arched. It is slightly smaller than the head where they meet and increases from that point towards the shoulders. The skin is slightly loose from the chin to the chest, forming a double dewlap.  

  • TRUNK
     

Top Line:  Wide and deep with a muscular chest.
 

Back:  Strong back.

TAIL:  An intact tail is preferred. The characteristic tail is often referred to as a crank or pump lever tail. Straight tails are also acceptable. The tail is defined as a natural extension of the topline and fits to a point. When the dog is relaxed, the tail is low. When the dog is moving, the tail is flush with the back. When the dog is excited, the tail can be carried in an elevated, upright position, but never curled over the back. An anchored tail is acceptable but not preferred.

  • MEMBERS

 

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Arms: They are broad, heavily muscled and have a separation between the shoulders. Moderate angulation of the shoulder, which should also be approximately equal in length to the upper front leg.
 

Elbows: Elbows should be neither inside nor outside.

 

Feet: Medium in size and well arched and rounded (cat's paws). They are straight when viewed from the front. The tail should reach the hocks or be a little shorter. The tail is carried down, horizontal or high.

HINDQUARTERS

Hocks:  Moderate angulation.

Legs: Well muscled and of approximately equal length to the mid-bone.

Feet : Of medium size and well arched and rounded (cat's paws). They are straight when viewed from the front. The tail should reach the hocks or be a little shorter. The tail is carried down, horizontal or high.

  • GAIT/MOVEMENT: Smooth, powerful, energetic and confident. The drive is straight. The fore and hind limbs must move in the same plane. The stop approaches the centerline of the movement as the trot speed increases.
     

  • COAT

Hair : Consists of soft hairs of varying diameters​​ with dense hairs most notably around the neck and withers. The hair may fall out on either side, but it should never be artificially divided. It has a light to moderately wavy appearance.  

  • COLOR: All colors and color combinations are acceptable.
     

SIZE:  40 to 50 cm males. 35 to 45 cm females.

  • FAULTS  

Any deviation from this standard should be considered a fault and penalized in exact proportion to its severity and its effects on the health and well being of the dog.  

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

 

• Aggressiveness or excessive shyness.

• Any dog that shows any sign of physical or behavioral anomaly must be disqualified.

• Total or partial depigmentation of the nose, lips and eyelids.

• Absence of one or more incisors or canines.

• Severe anatomical malformation.

  • GRADES

 

• Males must have both testicles, of normal appearance, well let down and accommodated in the scrotum.

• Only clinically and functionally healthy dogs with typical breed conformation should be used for breeding.