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  Bantam Bulldogge 
(Previously English Bantam Bulldogge)

 Registration: All Bantam Bulldogges (English Bantam Bulldogges) can be registered with the United Canine Association and eligible to participate in all UCA sanctioned dog shows and events.

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Bantam Bulldogges (English Bantam Bulldogges) registration; how to register your Bantam Bulldogges or to dual register your Bantam Bulldogge with the United Canine Association.

The United Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the Bantam Bulldogge (English Bantam Bulldogge) in 2002.


The Bantam Bulldogge (English Bantam Bulldogge) is a multi-generational small bulldog breed developed in the 1970's by the longtime recognized bulldog breeder from the Minnesota area of the United States.   

in the early 1970's began to develop a bulldog that possessed a smaller compact stature yet maintained the traditional "bully" characteristics and temperament qualities while breeding away from the health issues that plagued many of the modern bulldog breeds. 

Bantam Bulldogges (
English Bantam Bulldogges) are appreciated and praised for their compact solid stature, low body weight (between 20 to 40 pounds), improved health characteristics over the traditional English Bulldog and rambunctious out going personalities.  

Bantam Bulldogge is extremely rare but more breeders and owners are discovering this wonderful little Bulldog.  Unlike many of today's so called "Mini Bulldogs" that are based on unhealthy runts or genetically inferior foundation breeding stock, the Bantam Bulldogge (English Bantam Bulldogge) has been carefully, thoughtfully and selectively bred. 

Today's Bantam Bulldogge breeders by means of years of dedication and stringent breeding practices are working and succeeding at developing and setting the breed's type while maintaining it's smaller physique.

Only healthy exceptional examples of the original foundation bull breeds were used in the primary development of the
Bantam Bulldogge (English Bantam Bulldogge) breed.

Bantam Bulldogges are active, healthy and have an outgoing character.  

Bantam Bulldogges posses a clownish personality and enjoy being the center of family attention.  

The lifespan of the Bantam Bulldogge is between 10 and 14 years.

The United Canine Association is the parent registry of the Bantam Bulldogge.  The UCA was the first registry to recognize, name the breed and record the registration of the English Bantam Bulldogge and later changed the name to Bantam Bulldogge.

All Bantam Bulldogges can be registered with the United Canine Association and are eligible to complete in UCA sanctioned dog shows and other events.

Breed Standard: Bantam Bulldogge

General Impression:  The Bantam Bulldogge is what many "Toy Bulldogs" pheno-typically looked like in the early 1800’s when some Bulldogs that had been used in previous centuries for bull and bear baiting were being bred down in size to a smaller toy sized Bulldog weighing between 20lbs - 40lbs. 

The perfect Ba
ntam Bulldogge should be of short to medium height with a square-looking head and a strong, muscular body. 

The disposition should be friendly, brave, and loyal.  The temperament is to be steady and dependable.

Males should be free breeders and females should free whelp as a rule. The Bantam Bulldogge should not have the same breathing or activity limitations of some modern bull breeds.

Head : Large and square compared to the body with a nice, furrow (rope) over the nose.  Fault:  Head too small in proportion to the body.

Ears :  Short set high, natural or cropped.  If natural, semi-prick or rose are preferred. Prick or flat, wide ears are non preferred.  Upright ears are allowed if natural but are non preferred.

Muzzle :  Broad, deep and short with moderate wrinkling. The bite is undershot with the bottom jaw turning up noticeably.  Lower canines should not protrude.  Muzzle too long (more than 3 inches), scissor bite or even bite are disqualifying faults.  Muzzle should be no shorter than 1 ”.  Fault:  Muzzle too long, scissor or even bite.  Wry jaw is a disqualifying fault.

Eyes :  Wide apart and of moderate size.  Any color is acceptable, however, odd eyes (one dark, one blue or light) should be considered non preferred.  Lacking pigment around the eyes is undesirable.  Fault:  Misshapen or bugged eyes are a serious fault.  Crossed eyes or non-symmetrically shaped eyes are a disqualifying fault. 

Nose :  Wide and broad.  The nose should have nice open nostrils.  Nose all colors acceptable. The nose should be a solid color.  Lacking pigment should be considered non preferred.  Fault:  Completely pink nose (a small amount is acceptable).

Neck Short 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.  Fault:  Long or weedy appearing neck.

Chest :  Ribs should be well sprung (rounded) and the chest wide and deep. 
Depth of chest should be at least to the elbows.  Fault:  A hollow or narrow chest (slab sided) should be considered a serious fault.

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 the rump is preferred.  A level back is acceptable as long as the tail does not come straight off the top of the back.  Fault:  Excessive sway-back. 

Shoulders :  Shoulders should be well laid back with significant angulations to allow for good movement. Straight shoulders are a fault.

Legs :  Forelegs should be straight and wide apart, neither bowing out nor turning in.  There should be significant bone substance.  Elbows should be relatively close to the body.  Lacking bone and substance is very undesirable.  Fault:  Bowed or turned out resulting in poor movement.  

Rear legs should exhibit significant bend of stifle so to allow for good movement. 
They should be well muscled.  Fault: Straight or “posty” rear legs are a serious fault.  Cow hocks are a disqualifying fault.

Feet :  Round, tight both front and rear coming from strong pasterns.  Fault:  Weak  pasterns and/or splayed feet.
Height :  Males: 10 - 16 inches at the shoulder.  Females: 9 -15 inches at the shoulder.

Weight :  Between 18 - 39 pounds.  Weight over 40 lbs up to 45 lbs allowed in breeding stock or pets, but will be penalized in the show ring.

Color :  Any color is acceptable with no preference for one over another.   The coat should be short, glossy and stiff to the touch.  (Revised to include Merle)

Tail :  Should be natural, with a short screw or straight tail being preferred.

Temperament :  Disposition should be outgoing and happy.  While a watchful nature may be expected at home, human aggression without provocation is a disqualifying fault.

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