Old English Bulldogge Breed Overview
The Old English Bulldogge is a reconstruction from the original Bulldog of the 17th & 18th centuries. The goal was to have the look and personality of the Bulldog, while having less health issues. Ultimately, then came the Old English Bulldogge - the sturdier, healthier version with very similar looks and personality traits. David Leavitt is the creator. This dog is slightly taller, more agile and muscular. He is more active than the Bulldog. He is also less prone to many health issues that affect the Bulldog. His snout is longer and his chest is lighter. With that said, he does not tend to overheat like the Bulldog. He has the soft loving personality that make all Bulldogs desirable. They possess all the incomparable bulldog characteristics of warmth, good nature, and kind heart. In any event, this dog is healthier, and more likely to live longer than his cousin. In addition, they make a great pet, love kids and dogs, while being very protective.
These dogs are a blend of: 1/2 English Bulldog, 1/6 Bullmastiff, 1/6 American Pit Bull, 1/6 American Bulldog.
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The life expectancy of the Old English Bulldogge is 10-14 years.
Size & Activity Level
The Old English Bulldogge ranges in size from 60-90 pounds, with females on the lighter side. These dogs are sturdy, muscular, and big boned. Additionally they have an impressive stamina and prefer long walks. Normally they are quiet and not known to be barkers. With that said, they are well suited for apartment living. Overall, they adapt to their owners activity level. Basically they are an uncomplicated breed with a friendly and wonderful temperament.
Care & Grooming
The Old English Bulldogge has short hair and a shiny coat. Shedding is average so brushing will be necessary to keep it manageable. Keeping the wrinkly face clean daily, is also important. Bathe when stinky. Also, monthly nail trimming and ear cleaning is necessary. Additionally, a good dietary plan must be followed as they are food hounds. Overall they are a healthy breed. Always contact your vet for more information.