The Olde English Bulldogge (OEB) is a medium-sized dog with a broad head and athletic, muscular body. They are agile and free from of all breathing issues. Breed advocates maintain they do not suffer from the same disorders as purebred English Bulldogs. They are loyal, protective, and willing to please.
Life Expectancy: 9 – 14 years
Height: 16-19″ at the shoulder for females and 17-20″ at the shoulder for males.
Weight: 50-70 lbs for females and 65-85 lbs for males, though there is no penalty for weight above the standard as long as it’s proportionate to body size.
Coat & Color: The coat is short and smooth. Any color is accepted.
Head: Broad and moderately sunken between the eyes. Circumference at least equal to the dog’s height at the shoulder.
Ears: Rose (preferred), button, or tulip ears accepted, not “hound like”.
Muzzle: Broad and short (no shorter than 1-1/2″ and no longer than 3″) with slight to moderate wrinkling. The bite is undershot and set horizontally straight rather than a curve. Lower canines should not protrude. Wry jaw and/or overbites are disqualifying faults.
Eyes: Wide set and round to almond shaped of medium size. Any color is acceptable. Misshapen or bugged eyes are a disqualifying fault.
Nose: The nose should be fully pigmented, wide, and nostrils wide and open with no sign of air restriction. Pinched nares and/or lacking pigment are disqualifying faults.
Neck: Short to medium length, broad, muscular, and slightly arched.
Chest: Wide and deep with well sprung and rounded ribs.
Shoulders: Wide, not straight, with excellent muscle definition. The loin’s high point is a bit higher than the shoulders, with a gentle curve down to the tail. As long as the tail does not come straight off the top of the back, a level back is acceptable.
Legs: Forelegs and hind legs should be wide set and straight. Elbows should not turn in or out and should be relatively close to the body. Hind legs should be slightly less wide than the shoulders. Hind legs are slightly longer than forelegs. “Posty” legs and cow-hocks are disqualifying faults.
Gait: Dogs should single track, with front feet moving on the same track as back feet. Dog’s legs should not cross or wing when running.
Feet: Medium sized, well arched, and rounded. When viewed from the front, they are straight. Rear feet are smaller than front feet. Weak pasterns and/or splayed feet are disqualifying faults.
Tail: Preferably a pump handle (“crank”) tail that naturally reaches the hock. Docked or straight tails are acceptable. Cork screw tails are a disqualifying fault.
Temperament: Disposition should be easygoing and protective but not vicious.