Olde English Bulldog


Friendly, Sociable, Sporty
Size: Medium
Height: 38-48 cm
Weight: 20-30 kg
Lifespan: 9-14 years
Coat: Shorthair
Colors: Black, Brindle, White, Fawn Brindle, Grey

The Olde English Bulldog, or OEB for short, is a back-breed to the traditional English Bulldog. Years of breeding the English Bulldog gave people a small, compact fighting dog with breathing problems. From this, modern breeding moves away and the Olde English Bulldog was created. This is a breed of dog that has the proverb "Hard shell, soft core" to the point

Olde English Bulldog
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When you first look at the dog, you will surely notice that the Olde English Bulldog looks very similar to the English Bulldog. A muscular physique and a large square head are the typical characteristics of the dog breed. Nevertheless, there are also significant differences and typical features of the Olde English Bulldog:

The OEB has a longer nose, longer legs and hardly any wrinkling of the skin. The dogs reach a size of 40 to 50 cm height at withers for females and 45 to 55 cm for males. At the same time, the animals reach a weight of 30 to 35 kilograms. The OEB is therefore a decent powerhouse.

The coat of the OEB is very short and smooth. Therefore, you hardly have to worry about tedious coat care with this breed. Due to the short coat, the distinctive musculature of the small powerhouses really comes to the fore. This triggers respect or even fear in many people at first. But the nature of the OEB is different than you might think at first.

The Olde English Bulldog is a very friendly and sociable dog. The energetic breed needs a lot of exercise and preferably also sporting activity. In addition, a clear leadership is necessary. The OEB tends to be single-minded and tries to push through everything it has set its mind to.

So it is important that you raise the OEB with a lot of consistency, but still give her her space to go exploring.

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Children suitable:

With supervision

The right food

The question of proper nutrition is one of the most difficult. Especially due to the overbreeding of dogs arise Food intolerances or other allergies. Finding the right food is therefore not always easy.

Due to the fact that the Olde English Bulldog is an animal with a lot of weight, you must also take into account large amounts of food. It is advisable to always pay attention to the feeding recommendations on the packaging. Also, make sure that you feed your dog At least twice a day feed. With only one meal a day and the feeding amount, the dog's stomach would be too crowded.

Due to the fact that the OEB carries a lot of mass, you should pay attention to its weight. The breed Tends to be very overweight and eats everything that is not up in the trees.

The sensitive stomach of the Olde English Bulldog should not be overstrained. Therefore, decide early on which food to give your dog. You can choose between dry or wet food or you can prepare the food yourself.

Regardless of the food: make sure the ingredients are of high quality. Nibble sticks and other treats may of course also get the dog. However, pay attention to the quantity and include these items in the daily food quantity. In addition, always provide your dog with sufficient drinking water.

Olde English Bulldog Care

As far as care is concerned, the Olde English Bulldog is Undemanding. Due to the short coat, hardly any dirt particles can get stuck. Nevertheless, it does not harm the dog if you brush him regularly and put him under the shower from time to time.

The skin of the OEB wrinkles under the neck. Make sure to clean these areas regularly as well. The fact that air cannot circulate easily under the folds means that this is a good place for a optimal breeding ground for bacteria. But the daily care of the Olde English Bulldog includes not only brushing and petting, but also walking.

The OEB is a breed of dog that needs a lot of exercise. If you allow the dog to do this, you can keep him in a small city apartment without any problems. However, when romping around, there is a risk of ligament strain or even ligament rupture here. This is because the OEB is a fast dog that still has a lot of weight.

If the speed is too fast and the brakes are applied abruptly, serious injuries can occur. So pay attention not only to appropriate speeds, but also to the right amount of feed. By adding even more weight you promote the development of joint problems.

Suitable accessories

As with all dog breeds, you'll need a suitable dog bed, food and water bowls, and a leash and collar for the Olde English Bulldog. These items should be appropriate to the size and adapted to the weight of the dog be. Especially when choosing a leash, you should pay attention to a good quality make sure that the leash is designed for the weight of the dog.

First of all, it is also recommended to wear a dog harness. Especially when you work with the drag line, you can not and should not do without it. This protects the cervical spine of your dog and Prevents injuries.

If you don't have time for long walks, you should always have enough toys and other materials to keep your dog busy. This way you can also keep your dog busy indoors. The OEB is a smart dog that likes to use its brains. Use this ability and let your dog sniff and search.

A fur brush should also be part of the basic equipment.


Origin & History

The Olde English Bulldog is descended from the English Bulldog. She is said to be the modern breeding be the original bulldog. Bulldogs have been bred since the Middle Ages. Thanks to its short and wide snout, it could bite well into other animals. People used this feature especially in questionable bullfights.

The consequence of the Overbreeding was, however, that dogs were created, which, due to the massive physique, could move only with difficulty. In addition, due to shortened airways and the short muzzle, there were respiratory problems and respiratory diseases. With the breeding of the OEB one wanted to put an end to this spook.

The breeding of the OEB began the American David Leavitt. For him the Animal health in the foreground. He also wanted to give them more freedom of movement again, so that they could use their energy optimally. He began by crossing the American Bulldog with the Bullmastiff.