Olde English Bulldogge
The Olde English Bulldogge has a life expectancy of 11 to 15 years.
The Olde English Bulldogge was developed by David Leavitt in the 1970s. Leavitt believed the modern English Bulldog had become a product of bad breeding and was too prone to breathing and health problems. He set out to create a bulldog that was more physically representative of the original 18th century breed, but with a different temperament as most of the bulldogs of that era were used for bull baiting and fighting. To accomplish this, he crossed the Bulldog with the American Pit Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff and American Bulldog.
The Olde English Bulldogge weighs 45 to 80 pounds and measures 15 to 20 inches.
The Olde English Bulldogge has a short coat that sheds moderately. The Olde English Bulldogge just needs to be brushed once a week and bathed when dirty. They will also need their faces wiped after eating to ensure no crumbs or debris gets stuck in their wrinkles.
Like all dogs, the Olde English Bulldogge needs basic grooming. Brush their teeth, clean their ears and trim their nails on a regular basis.
The Olde English Bulldogge is steady and loving.
The Olde English Bulldogge is a loyal protector. The Olde English Bulldogge is courageous and fearless, and makes a good watchdog. They are friendly and tend to have a stable, even temperament, but are nonetheless suspicious of new people. The Olde English Bulldogge can also be aggressive with dogs of the same sex if not properly trained and socialized.
As their protective instincts demonstrate, the Olde English Bulldogge is deeply devoted to the people they love. Their greatest joy is to be with their family. Olde English Bulldogges are especially fond of children and can play well with them. They like to have fun and be involved, but are not overly rambunctious.
The Olde English Bulldogge is smart and wants to please, but has a stubborn streak. They respond best to positive reinforcement in the form of praise and treats. As part of their training, Olde English Bulldogges also need early socialization with people and other dogs to help them manage their protective instincts.
The Olde English Bulldogge requires a moderate amount of exercise in the form of a daily walk and time outside to romp and play. The Olde English Bulldogge is not as playful and energetic as some other breeds and does not need extensive activity.