Registration: All Olde English Bulldogges are registrable with the United Canine Association and eligible to participate in all UCA sanctioned dog shows and events.
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The United Canine Association recognized and began recording registration for the
Olde English Bulldogge in 2002.
Olde English Bulldogge originated in England between 1600 and 1700.
These were the early ancestors to many of the Bull breeds that exist
today including the English Bulldog and the American Bulldog.
These early Bulldogges were bred to participate in blood sports like bull baiting.
This so called sport, became quite popular in England through out
the middle of the 18th Century.
Bull baiting primarily
consisted of staking out a bull and allowing several Bulldogges to
attack it. A dog of great courage and agility was needed for
These early Olde English Bulldogges were a dog of medium size; larger dogs were
considered to be the result of mastiff crosses.
Around 1835, laws were passed in England prohibiting bull baiting
and the Olde English Bulldogges main purpose of existence vanished.
Within a decade the numbers of Bulldogges declined drastically almost
to the point of extinction.
Early dog show and breed fanciers eventually decided to
reconstruct the breed, but wanted to tone down the aggressive
temperament of the original Olde English Bulldogge.
The modern Olde English Bulldogge is a
reconstruction of the original Olde Bulldogge of the 17th and 18th
Various genetic crosses were used in carefully and
thoughtfully planned breeding programs to obtain this goal.
Today the Olde English Bulldogge is thriving and enjoying an ever growing
Their lifespan is between 10 and 14 years.
Breed Standard: Olde
General Impression: The
ideal Olde English Bulldogge is a 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.
Olde English Bulldogge is devoid of all breathing issues and is
capable of enjoying outdoor activity without concern except in extreme
heat or cold.
The temperament of the Olde English Bulldogge is very stable and
trustworthy making them a loyal companion, capable protector and the
ultimate family member.
Old English Bulldogges thrive on
pleasing their owners and are very trainable.
Head: Large and high, moderately
sunken between the eyes (medial furrow).
The circumference of the head should be equal to or greater than the dog's height at the shoulder.
A narrow head or one that appears too small for the body is a fault.
Ears: Rose ears set well on the
sides of the head are preferred. Dropped ears are acceptable as long
they are small, not “hound like”. Full pricked ears that stand up on top
of the head should be considered a serious fault.
Muzzle: The Olde English Bulldogge's muzzle is broad, deep and
short with moderate wrinkling.
The bite of the Olde English Bulldogge is undershot with the bottom
jaw turning up noticeably.
The 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 ½”. Wry jaw is a disqualifying
Eyes: Wide apart and of moderate
size. Any color is acceptable. However, odd eyes (one dark, one blue
or light) should be considered unpreferred. Misshapen or bugged eyes are a
serious fault. Lacking pigment around the eyes is undesirable.
Crossed eyes or non-symmetrically shaped eyes are a disqualifying
Nose: The nose of the Olde English Bulldogge is broad with open nostrils
(nares) with no sign of air restriction.
The nose of the Olde English Bulldogge should not be
pushed up between the eyes.
From the stop to the end of the nose must be at least one and one half inches.
nose should be a solid color. Lacking pigment is a serious fault. A
nose lacking all pigment is a disqualifying fault.
Neck: The neck of the Olde English Bulldogge is 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.
of chest should be at least to the elbows. A hollow or narrow chest (slab sided) should be considered a serious fault.
Back: Male Olde English Bulldogges should appear
square and balanced. Female Olde English Bulldogges 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. A level back is acceptable as long as the tail
does not come straight off the top of the back.
Shoulders: The shoulders of an Olde English Bulldogge should be well laid back with significant angulations to
allow for good movement. Straight shoulders are a fault.
Legs: The Olde English Bulldogge's 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. Elbows that are loose or “fiddle fronts” are a
disqualifying fault in the Olde English Bulldogge. “East / West” forelegs are a serious fault.
Rear legs of the Olde English Bulldogge should exhibit significant
bend of stifle so to allow for good movement. They should be
Straight or “posty” rear legs are a serious fault.
hocks are a disqualifying fault.
Movement: Olde English Bulldogges should have a balanced
gait that drives off the rear and is complimented by reach allowing
the Bulldogge to cover ground with a sense of power.
Olde English Bulldogges should single
track. Pacing or crabbing is a serious fault.
Feet: Round, tight both front and rear, and
the pasterns should be strong. Weak pasterns and/or splayed feet are disqualifying faults.
Height: Olde English Bulldogge male are to be 18 - 20 inches at the
shoulder. Female Olde English Bulldogges are to 17 - 19 inches at the shoulder.
Weight: Between 50 to 70 lbs. for
females and 65 to 85 lbs. for males. Although height and weight
above the standard is to be discouraged, there is no penalty as
as the dog is well proportioned, otherwise correct and balanced.
Color: Any color is
acceptable in the Olde English Bulldogge with no preference for one over another.
The coat of the Olde English Bulldogge is
short. A wavy coat or a long coat is a disqualifying fault.
should be no signs of feathering on the legs or neck area, also a
Tail: A pump handle tail that
naturally reaches the hock is preferred, screwed short
or a docked
tails are acceptable.
The pump handle tail should be carried low and
not over the back of the dog.
Temperament: Disposition should be outgoing and happy. While a
watchful nature may be expected at home, human aggression without
provocation is a disqualifying fault.