Breeds of dogs: Olde English Bulldogge

Breeds of dogs: Olde English Bulldogge

Origin, classification and history

Origin: USA.
F.C.I classification: BREED NOT RECOGNIZED BY F.C.I.

This "breed" was selected in the early twentieth century. It was Mr. David Leavitt of Pennsylvania, who through various crossings between the Bullmastiffs, the English Bulldogs and the American Bulldogs, selected this new type of dog. The purpose of Leavitt's selection was to create a big, powerful, proud dog. The Americans think, with this dog, that they have recreated the image of the old type of English Bulldog, eliminating the weaknesses of the breed, including difficulty in breathing and excessive weight; in reality each breed has its weaknesses, including the Old English Bulldogge. The American Club has chosen to give the breed, sinning a bit of pride, the name of "Olde English Bulldogge", or "old type English bulldog".

General aspect

Medium-sized dog, powerful, morphologically classified as a molossoid type.


Very brave dog, but never aggressive. Friendly. Utility dog. It does not require special care and attention.

Olde English Bulldogge (photo

Olde English Bulldogge (photo


The standard was not recognized by the International Cynological Federation.

Height: 51-64 cm at the withers.
Weight: 30-48 kg.

Head and muzzle: large, powerful head; presence of slight dewlap; semi-hanging lips; short, broad muzzle with very pronounced stop.
Truffle: black in color.
Ears: "V" shaped, folded on the sides of the skull.
Limbs: forelegs straight and well boned. Hindquarters with excellent musculature.
Musculature: toned all over the body.
Neck: thick and powerful.
Hair: short and thick.
Allowed colors: white-brown piebald, black and white, red, brown, brindle, roan, fawn.
Most common defects: any deviation from the above indicates a defect.

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