Olde English Bulldogge

The Olde English Bulldogge is a purebred dog breeds. It is a re-creation of the Bull-baiting dog that existed in England during the English Regency period of 1811-1820.


The Olde English Bulldogge is a muscular, medium sized dog of great strength, stability and athleticism. It is well balanced and proportioned with no exaggerated features. It has the appearance of a dog capable of doing its original job of bull baiting. Excessive height would have been detrimental for the old working Bulldog as it had to “play low” to avoid the bull’s horns and fasten onto its nose. A heavyweight dog would also have been at a disadvantage as the bull’s nose would have been likely to rip sending the dog flying.


The disposition of the Olde English Bulldogge is confident, courageous and alert. Olde English Bulldogges are very friendly and loving. They are extremely strong and occasionally display same sex dog aggression, so socialization and obedience training are important. It is best to channel high energy individuals to some type of work and exercise.

Olde English Bulldogge Breed Standard

Several of the breed's main attributes from the recently revised breed standard of the Olde English Bulldogge, written (August 2007) by the Olde English Bulldogge Kennel Club and Leavitt Bulldog Association are listed in the table at right and breed disqualifications below. This Standard was written at the request of the United Kennel Club (not to be confused with the American Kennel Club or AKC) before it began recognizing the Olde English Bulldogge breed as a purebred dog breed within its foundation stock registry program, the Canine Developmental Health and Performance Registry.

Show & Breeding Disqualifications

Eyes: Any eye color other than brown. Wall eyes or crossed eyes.
Nose: Any color nose other than black.
Bite: Wry jaw or Overbite.
Tail: Kinked, docked, bobbed or screw tail.
Color: Blue/gray (Neapolitan Mastiff color), black & rust/mahogany (Rottweiler color)
Also: Males lacking two fully descended normal testicles.

Other names Old English Bulldog
Nicknames OEB
Country of origin United States
Weight Male 27–36 kg (60–80 lb)

Female 25–32 kg (50–70 lb)
Height Male 56–63 cm (17–20 in)

Female 54–60 cm (16–19 in)
Coat Smooth, tight and medium to short
Color Gray, black, brindle of red, brindle spots on white, fawn, red or black solid or with white.
Litter size 3–12 pups
Life span 10–14 years

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