The perfect Olde Boston Bulldogge should be of small to medium height and size (not toy sized) with a round compact head and a solid, muscular and athletic body. The disposition should be outgoing, loyal, lively and intelligent. The temperament is to be very stable and trustworthy. Olde Boston Bulldogge are a healthy working dog without serious health problems. Unlike their Boston Terrier cousins males should be free breeders and females should be free whelpers. The Olde Boston Bulldogge should be devoid of all breathing problems. Most importantly the Olde Boston Bulldogge is still a working Bulldog and as the Bulldogges of Olde, function should come before form. Head : Medium and high, slightly sunken between the eyes (medial furrow). The circumference of the head should be equal to or greater than the dog's height at the shoulder.
The Olde Boston Bulldogge is the original Boston Bulldog. This breed is of the original type and form. This breed was once known as the round-headed Bull and Terrier of the Boston area. The Olde Boston Bulldogge is the breed from which the Boston Terrier was developed, therefore history of the Olde Boston Bulldogge is close to the same as the Boston Terrier. Much of the credit for preserving and re-establishing this rare breed should be given to the late Mr. Neil Rutan and his Son Nathaniel. They have worked hard to preserve what is the Olde Boston Bulldogge. There are many Great Kennels who are dedicated like the Rutans and have some wonderful Stock also. The Boston Bulldogge has seen a recent surge with the rise of the internet and Today you can find many breeders with quality Olde Boston Bulldogge's
The Rutan family still uses their Olde Boston's hunting small game, Rats, Coon, Opossum even wild Hog. Other owners of Olde Boston Bulldogges have started in Weight Pull and could become a tough adversary in years to come.