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 Olde English Bulldogge is generally healthy dog breed, but like all breeds, they can be prone to abdominal distension (the most common health problem) and hip dysplasia. The Olde English Bulldogge has a life expectancy of 11 to 13 years.
Weight / Height
The male Olde English Bulldogge dog breed’s height is around 17 – 20 inches and weighs around 60 and 80 pounds. Female Olde English Bulldogge dogs can reach a size from 16 – 19 inches and weighs between 50 and 70 pounds. Male dogs are generally larger than females.
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.
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