Olde English Bulldogge-“The Primitive Dog”
The Olde English Bulldogge is categorized as a rare breed and is officially recognized
by many dog associations. This breed was revived through a breeding programme in the early 70’s which infused other
breeds such as American Bulldog and the Bullmastiff. The motivation for this breeding programme was to develop a
new breed that was immune from breathing difficulties. Therefore, the new breed maintained its primitive appearance
but had temperament of the desired family dog. In recent years they have been bred as both family and working dogs
by different breeders.
In general, the Olde English Bulldogge is less aggressive
but has the guarding instincts of a true bulldog. It is also a bold and intimidating dog with a friendly
demeanor and not reckless and inclined to savage tendencies like
some hounds or Mastiffs. Although it is much laid back it shouldn’t be misconstrued for being harmless,
strangers should be wary when they are in the vicinity of this intimidating dog. To keep it in good mood and
improve its health, light exercise such as jogging and also walks will help this Bulldogge.
When raised from its infancy and taken through the process of socialization,
this breed can be very loyal and friendly. It may take time to build trust but with good care and affection, this
breed will reciprocate with equal measure. It can live for as long as eleven years when take good care
The Olde English Bulldogge has a small tail which is normally set low or to the side.
The shiny coat of this breed is short and closely cropped and the color may manifest as either brindle, solid
white, or fawn. Generally, the males weigh 27-36 kg and measure 17-20 inches while females weigh between 22-32 kg
and measure 16-19 inches. As a muscular breed, the physical features of this Bulldogge are quite prominent. The
body is quite heavy and the limbs well boned and also muscular which gives it profound stamina and
The body is also well proportioned with each part being of the right size. Its
head is well developed and raised. It also has strong thick neck of medium length and slightly curved. It tends to
broaden from the point as it meets the shoulders.
The Olde English Bulldogge breed has full cheeks and a mouth
which holds powerful jaws. One can notice facial wrinkles in most breeds. Its square muzzle is slightly wrinkled
and deep. The wrinkles may slight to moderate. Its eyes are round in shape with some having near almond eyes which
are set wide apart. In most case, the eye color is brown to amber. Another prominent feature is the wide
black nose which is quite proportionate to the muzzle. The breed has medium sized ears normally set wide apart at
the sides of its broad head. The ears hung loose but it can be erect when they sense danger. The ears may be may be
cropped into a number of shapes.