Olde English Bulldogge



The Olde English Bulldogge (OEB) is an American breed, developed in the 1970s by David Leavitt. He used the English Bulldog, Bullmastiff, American Bulldog and Pitbull to create this breed. Hence, the aim was to create a healthy, athletic dog, but with a much less aggressive temperament.

Height: 16-20 inches  Weight: 50-80 pounds  Lifespan: 11-13 years


Compact, broad and very muscular, the Olde English Bulldogge is a proportionally-built dog of medium size. He is strong, athletic and possesses nimble movement. The muzzle is wide and deep and black. Ears are small.


Olde English Bulldogges are loyal, reliable, and well-rounded. These dogs are obedient and friendly, but at the same time, always ready to protect their family. Additionally, OEBs are extremely territorial. The Olde English Bulldogge does well with children, dogs and other pets, especially if they grew up in the same house.

Coat / Care:

The Olde English Bulldogge has a short and tight coat, which has a delicate structure. OEBs come in brindle of red, gray, fawn or black. It is recommended to periodically clean your pet, but be sure to bathe it only in case of urgent need. Like all Bulldogs, the Olde English Bulldogges has a tendency to drool, so it is also necessary to periodically wipe the dog’s face. The most common health problem in this breed is abdominal distension. Also, there are also cases of hip dysplasia, though rare.


It is very important to carry out socialization and obedience training at a young age. The Olde English Bulldogge has a very high level of intelligence and seeks to earn the praise of his master. Nevertheless, this bulldog can sometimes be excessively stubborn. Do not use harsh or heavy-handed methods, as they are useless. As a matter of fact, the training should be based on motivation, consistency, fairness and patience.


The Olde English Bulldogge is well suited for keeping in a city apartment, provided that the owner spends enough time with him. So, do not leave your pet alone for long, because it can become destructive. This breed has a habit of chewing, so try to ensure a sufficient number of special dog toys. The Olde English Bulldogge is often used in Canistherapy. Also, this dog is great in agility competitions and is a good companion for hiking.

Photo credit: Cindy Funk/Flickr

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