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Know your Olde English Bulldogge
Choosing a dog is a tough decision and you need to consider various factors when you are planning to buy a dog. Some factors may include the breed, gender, size, looks, built, eating patterns, working capabilities and more. In case you have already made your mind to purchase an Olde English Bulldogge, here is some useful information about the breed that will help you know how the breed came into existence, its basic characteristics, features, temperament and health. Investing in a healthy puppy that comes from a reputed breeder is the first step to getting a healthy, happy adult dog. The other things include providing good care to the puppy, proper diet, training, discipline and socialization. Now, let’s find out what you should know about an Olde English Bulldogge.
The Olde English Bulldogge is a new true- breed that was created by Davit Leavitt. He crossed English bulldog with American bulldogs, Pit Bulls, Bullmastiffs through a breeding scheme that was originally developed for cattle by Dr. Fechimer, Ohio State University and the result was Olde English Bulldogge, an athletic breed similar to bulldogs but with a friendly temperament. Leavitt dissociated himself from this breed name later and went on to name a breed after his own name – Leavitt Bulldogg. The name Olde English Bulldogge was later adopted by the UKC (United Kennel club).
Leavitt formed OEBA (Olde English Bulldogge Association) in order to maintain the stud book of the breed and for issuing registration papers needed for future offspring. The attempt to create the breed started in the year 1971 and during 1980, Karen Campetti and Ben helped Leavitt in the breeding process. Laevitt stopped breeding the Olde English Bulldogge in 1993 and started OEBA registry. He turned his personal stock of the breed to Michael Walz, the owner of Working Dog Inc. OEBKC (Olde English Bulldogge Kennel Club) came into existence in the year 2005 and the registry of Olde English Bulldogge’s Association and OEBKC was merged by Leavitt. To get recognised in UKC as a purebred breed of dog, The Olde English Bulldogge got enrolled with CDHPR (Canine Developmental Health and Performance Registry). It was announced to be a fully recognized breed as of 1st January 2014. At present, the recognized parent club for the breed with the UKC is OEBKC.
Characteristics of Olde English Bulldogge
Olde English Bulldogge is a medium sized, muscular dog who possesses great strength and agile movement. It has no breathing restrictions in any season, be it heat or cold. He is proportioned and well balanced. It has lots of wrinkles and you may notice less pigmentation around eyes, mouth and nose.
The Olde English Bulldogge has a large, narrow skull that is proportional to its muscular body. The shoulders are prominent. You will find a defined furrow between its eyes. His forehead is somewhat domed. It has a deep, wide, square muzzle. Lower jawbone has a moderate curve from front to back. It has wide nostrils with a vertical line that runs from the tip of nose to near the upper lip. Its other features include a broad nose which is black in color and medium in size. The eyes are almond shaped. The color of the eyes varies between dark to light brown. Its eye rims are black and pigmented. Its ears are small, set high to the back of the skull. It has a slightly arched, medium length neck. When an Olde English Bulldogge is seen from the side, its body appears to be rectangular. It has a deep and wide chest. Its hind legs appear to be little longer as compared to the the forelegs. The hind legs are parallel, well muscled, straight and set apart. The Olde English Bulldogge dogs weigh from sixty to eighty pounds whereas the bitch weighs between fifty-five to seventy pounds. The dogs measures seventeen to twenty inches at withers and the bitches sixteen to nineteen inches.
You can buy The Olde English Bulldogge as a companion dog or also a working dog. It owns the temperament and ability to do various types of works. The Olde English Bulldogge has an alert, friendly and confident disposition. It is an expressive dog at all places, in the show ring and also outside it. It can serve a great companion dog due to its friendly temperament and those looking for a working dog can also buy it due to its strength and power.
The Olde English Bulldogge may emerge a better breed in health when compared to other modern breeds of Bulldogg but like any other dog it may suffer from some health disorders. The proponents of Olde English Bulldogge maintain that the breed is free from disorders found in the purebred English bulldogs. The good breeders are taking help of X-rays to decrease the risk of hip dysplasia. They are also getting their dogs evaluated by organizations like OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) and PennHIP (University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program). The Olde English Bulldogge is earning respect in many fields such as weight pulling, obedience and therapy training. It is not required to be kept in air conditioned spaces during hot days. It does not have breathing problems and this is an excellent thing about the breed. When it needs to be bred, artificial insemination is not considered as a standard protocol. Natural ties are standard for breeding an Olde English Bulldogge. The new breeders are being educated by the breeders from OEBKC (Olde English Bulldogge Kennel Club). The breeders from OEKBC are making them equipped with useful information like genetic disorders and how to keep testing their dogs for these disorders and prevent them from passing onto the offspring. They are also being taught the importance of selective breeding.
To know more details about the breed do not forget to check my other article, ‘Should I buy an Olde English Bulldogee?’