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Olde English Bulldogge: History and Appearance
Not to be confused with the American Bulldog or the Bulldog, the Olde English Bulldogge is the result of crossing several breeds in an effort to create a hardier, sturdier Bulldog. Unlike its counterparts, the Olde English Bulldogge is a fairly new breed, though many fanciers will contest that it is, in fact, a reconstruction of the original Bulldogge of the 17th and 18th centuries.
When the sport of bullbaiting became illegal, many of the traits that made the original Bulldogge strong and aggressive were bred out; resulting in the Bulldog we are familiar with today. In 1971, a breeder named David Leavitt became disillusioned with the Bulldog breed due to its many health and breeding problems. He set out to create a new Bulldog breed, or rather, re-create the stronger, healthier, and more vital Bulldogge of previous centuries. His goal was to eliminate the sometimes severe respiratory, reproductive, and joint ailments that were present in the modern Bulldog.
Leavitt crossed a Bulldog with the Bullmastiff, the American Bulldog, and the American Pitbull Terrier. The goal was not to produce an identical reproduction, but rather a specimen with similar physical characteristics of the Bulldogge of old, and the temperament of the modern Bulldog. Developing a careful breeding program that focused on the desired traits and ruled out any type of inbreeding, Leavitt was able to create a hardier dog. He named it the Olde English Bulldogge after the original breed.
Leavitt’s goals in creating the Olde English Bulldogge were related more to good health and successful breeding then physical appearance. It appears he did achieve some of those goals in creating the new dog. The Olde English Bulldogge does not require artificial insemination, nor does it require caesarian sections in the manner that a Bulldog does. The Olde English Bulldogge also does not seem to experience the same respiratory problems. Thus far, the breed does not have difficulties with breathing and the only joint ailment reported is hip dysplasia, which is common in many dog breeds.
In 1985, a Massachusetts couple became fascinated with the breed and began showing them. The Olde English Bulldogge was very successful in the conformation ring, and spurred interest in groups that fancied rare breeds. There was a movement toward classifying the breed as a “working dog” and because of that, it was trained in personal protection and other skills. At that time, David Leavitt turned the breeding program over to Mike Walz and the Olde English Bulldog Association. After some difficulty in registering dogs or tracking bloodlines, The Olde English Bulldogge Kennel Club was formed in an effort to keep better records and promote the standard. The Olde English Bulldogge Kennel Club (OEBKC) is part of the group originally established by David Leavitt, and is recognized as the parent club of the breed by the American Rare Breed Association. In 2005, David Leavitt declared the Olde English Bulldogge Kennel Club to be the official and true registry of the breed he developed.
The Olde English Bulldogge is recognized by a variety of groups and organizations, though the primary two seem to be the International Olde English Bulldogge Association (IOEBA) and the Olde English Bulldogge Kennel Club. The two groups, Olde English Bulldogge Association and OEBKC seem to be somewhat at odds with one another in regard to the purpose of the breed. One group is working toward declaring the dog a “working” breed and putting it to use as a therapy dog, personal protection dog, or guard dog. The other group is more interested in breeding the dog as a family pet or companion animal. Both groups have their own standard for the breed.
It should be noted that while the Olde English Bulldogge is recognized by the National Kennel Club, and will be recognized by the United Kennel Club in January 2014; it is not yet recognized by the American Kennel Club.
The Old English Bulldogge is a medium sized dog, with males weighing roughly 60 to 80 lbs. and females weighing 50-70 lbs. The height for both sexes ranges from 16 to 20 inches.
The dog has a muscular appearance. The head is large and in proportion to the dog’s body, with a crease in the front. The cheeks are ample, and the forehead may be wrinkled. The eyes are large and either round or almond shaped. The eye color should be brown. The Olde English Bulldogge has a wide, square muzzle with slightly hanging flews. The nose is large and black. The jaws have an under bite, though it is not as pronounced as that of a typical Bulldog. It is preferred that the ears are rose shaped, though they may be tulip or button shaped.
The neck features a double dewlap, and the shoulders are broad and well-muscled. The Olde English Bulldogge has a wide chest and back. The front legs are straight and set wide apart. The hind legs are equally muscular, though set closer together than the front legs. The feet are medium sized and round. The tail is low set and may be slightly angled or straight.
The Olde English Bulldogge has a short, shiny coat. It is somewhat dense, though not as thick as other shorthaired breeds. The hair lies close to the skin. Coat colors are brindle red, gray, fawn or black that is solid or pied. The coat can also be solid in any of the aforementioned colors.
Showing an Olde English Bulldogge
Currently, there are several features of an Olde English Bulldogge that are considered to be unacceptable when in the show ring. The dog should not have eyes that are any color other than brown, nor should it have an overbite. The tail should not be kinked, curly, or docked. Coloring on the dog should not be blue and gray or rust and black.
Olde English Bulldogges should be confident and alert; and should move in a powerful manner that does not display shyness.

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