Olde English Bulldogge
Olde English Bulldogges may look “ready-to-rumble,” but in reality they are sweet and gentle dogs with eager-to-please attitudes. They are very responsive to commands and exceedingly loyal to their families. Olde English Bulldogges will bend over backwards to please.
Olde English Bulldogge Pictures
- 65 – 130 pounds | male
60 – 120 pounds | female
- 19 - 25 inches | male
18 - 24 inches | female
Ideal Human Companions
- Active, sporty types
- Experienced dog handlers
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What They Are Like to Live With
Tough and athletic, Olde English Bulldogges have an impressive strength and stamina. However, they may prefer long walks instead of cross-country runs. Always game for playtime in the back yard or chew-toy games on the carpet, Olde English Bulldogges are friendly and outgoing—even with strangers. But these dogs will raise a ruckus if they sense a true threat.
Things You Should Know
Olde English Bulldogges can live as long as 12 years. One of the healthier Bulldog breeds, some may still be prone to hip dysplasia and other common health problems. Also, Olde English Bulldogges are prone to bloat. Feed them smaller meals throughout the day to prevent this from occurring.
Olde English Bulldogge History
During the last few centuries, the Bulldog has gone through many transformations, becoming heavier and less athletic. In 1971, Pennsylvania native David Leavitt set out to create an English Bulldog in the traditional sense—less intense, more nimble and healthier. Crossing the Bulldog, American Pit Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff and the American Bulldog, Mr. Leavitt managed to create today’s Olde English Bulldogge.
The Look of a Olde English Bulldogge
Olde English Bulldogges are sturdy, muscular and big-boned—yet, somewhat nimble and athletic. Their powerful, bulky heads have broad muzzles and furrowed brows. Their ears can be perky or hanging. They have thick, powerful necks and stocky legs—creating a somewhat “cobby” body. Old English Bulldogges have short, coarse coats that can come in white with patches of red, gray and brindle; or solid colors of fawn, red, black or black & white.
Talk About Olde English Bulldogges
Loves company, but not too needy
I have owned Boxers for about 20 years and love them, but just recently got an Olde English Bulldogge. She is 2 years old now, and my family and myself just love her to pieces. She is so smart, she was potty trained so easy, and she knows all the stupid pet tricks.
She loves being with us but is not needy. She does not have to be on your lap at all times but wants to be near you. She is a clown. She's great with other dogs and great with the kids(except she knocks over little ones).
We do have two problems with her: She door dashes, and she will not come when she is called, I have trained a lot of dogs in the past and no matter what I do, she will not come when called. Other than, that she is perfect. If I had to use one word to describe her it would be "Sweet"!
~Kelly D., owner of an Olde English Bulldogge
My wiggly shrimp
My 7-year-old is the absolute best dog I have ever had. He loves people. He cuddles and is so smart that sometime I feel I am talking to a human. Anyone wanting an Olde needs to be around them often because they need that love!
He is extremely intuitive and protective around the people he gets a bad vibe from. It's very interesting to watch. He wiggles with all his might when we get home -- so much that he actually looks like a shrimp. And he also crinkles his face when he is really happy, which is a lot!
These dogs just care about love and making you happy. They can play, but it's never aggressive. He is amazing on a leash, and I feel that positive reinforcement is the best way to train these one-of-a-kind angels! Like Cesar says, be calm and assertive, but I always add in a very excited "Good boy!" after the correction has been made. He responds really well to that.
~Jessica R, owner of an Olde English Bulldogge