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