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Old English Bulldogge

Size: Large

Weight: 65 - 105 lbs.

Height: 20" - 25"

Life Span: 11 - 12 years

Health Problems: Hip dysplasia; bloat; tail deformities

Origin: United States (1900s)

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Non-Sporting

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Old English Bulldogge should not be encouraged to jump or exercise vigorously as puppies. They will maintain good muscle tone with light exercise.

Grooming Needs

No special grooming requirements.


This breed is friendly around family and friends but aggressive towards strangers. They can be intimidating to anyone threatening their family or property. Obedience is not this fearless dog's strong suit, making it a poor choice for first-time pet owners.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


This relatively new breed was created in 1971 by David Leavitt. He was unhappy with the breathing problems of the English Bulldog. As a result, he crossed half English Bulldog with half Bullmastiff, Pit Bull and American Bulldog to develop the Old English Bulldogge.

Pet Facts

This dog loves to chew. If you value your furniture, you will want to supply this breed with plenty of chew toys and bones. Items that can be shredded or swallowed easily like rawhides and soft rubber toys are not recommended. Hard rubber toys are a suitable choice.

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