|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. The
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 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.
Their lifespan is between 10 and 14 years.
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 : 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 ½”.
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
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 fault.
Nose : Broad with open nostrils (nares) with no
sign of air restriction. The nose 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. The nose should be a solid color. Lacking
pigment is a serious fault. A nose lacking all
pigment is a disqualifying fault.
Neck : 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
Chest : Ribs should be well sprung (rounded) and
the chest wide and deep.
Depth of chest should be at least to the elbows.
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 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 : 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. Elbows
that are loose or “fiddle fronts” are a disqualifying
fault. “East / West” forelegs are a serious fault.
Rear legs should exhibit significant bend of stifle
so to allow for good movement.
They should be well muscled. Straight or “posty”
rear legs are a serious fault.
Cow hocks are a disqualifying fault.
Movement : Dogs should have a balanced gait
that drives off the rear and is complimented by
reach allowing the dog to cover ground with a
sense of power.
Dogs should single track. Pacing or crabbing is a
Feet : Round, tight both front and rear, and the
pasterns should be strong.
Weak pasterns and/or splayed feet are
Height : Males - 18 to 20 inches at the shoulder.
Females - 17 to 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
long as the dog is well proportioned, otherwise
correct and balanced.
Color : Any color, except merle, is acceptable
with no preference for one over another. The coat
is short. A wavy coat or a long coat is a
disqualifying fault. There 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.
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