Olde English Bulldogge Puppies

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A loyal, sweet, and social breed

The Olde English Bulldogge is often confused with the English Bulldog but is a different breed entirely. They were specifically bred to have a similar look to the English Bulldog but with a more desirable personality.

Olde English Bulldogge At a Glance

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Olde English Bulldogge At a Glance

  • Size: 16"-20", 50-80 lbs.
  • Lifespan: 9-13 years
  • Energy Level: low
  • Coat: Short and smooth
  • Shedding: moderate
  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Dog Group: Working
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Olde English Bulldogge Breed Guide

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  • Temperament

    Despite their sometimes intimidating appearance, Olde English Bulldogges are sociable, loving dogs that are extremely devoted to their owners. They are generally friendly with strangers but can be fearless and protective if the situation calls for it. Olde English Bulldogges are a bit on the stubborn side, but they are very eager to please. In fact, these dogs are known to go to great lengths to do whatever is asked of them. That said, they aren't too difficult to train, as long as the owner displays natural authority. This breed loves to chew, so they should be given plenty of healthy bones and toys so they don't chew on any household items. When they're not chewing, Olde English Bulldogges love attention and affection.

  • Health

    Like most breeds, Olde English Bulldogges can suffer from many different common issues. However, the big thing to keep in mind is that these dogs need to stay cool on hot days. Keep a constant watch over them to make sure their breathing doesn't become labored and that their bodies don't burn or overheat in the light.

  • Activity Level

    Olde English Bulldogges have a medium energy level and require about a half hour of exercise per day. A short to moderate walk and some playtime every day is usually enough to do the trick. If they don't get enough exercise, they have a tendency to become bored or destructive. After playtime, this breed loves spending time alone chewing on a toy to wind down.

  • Grooming

    Olde English Bulldogges have nice, smooth fur that doesn't require constant grooming. They don't need many baths or trips to the groomers, but an occasional bath would be great if they're out hunting.

  • Shedding

    Even though they are light shedders, Olde English Bulldogges are not hypoallergenic.

  • Appearance

    Olde English Bulldogges are stocky and athletic with broad, wide heads. Their skin hangs loose, especially around the face, giving them a wrinkled face and furrowed brow. Their nose and muzzle extend slightly longer than the standard English Bulldog. Their coat is medium length, straight, and can be brindle, gray, brown, or fawn colored.

  • History

    Often confused with the English Bulldog, the Olde English Bulldogge is actually a different breed entirely. It's a relatively new breed, so its history is well-documented. The Olde English Bulldogge was first bred by a Pennsylvania-based man named David Leavitt, who aimed to produce a healthier and more approachable version of the English Bulldog. The Olde English Bulldogge was the result of crosses between English Bulldogs, American Bulldogs, American Pit Bull Terriers, and Bullmastiffs. Over several generations, the Olde English Bulldogge became a breed of its own, and Leavitt established the Olde English Bulldogge Association to maintain the breed. During the following decades, many others began breeding Olde English Bulldogges, but the breed remains relatively uncommon today.