By Macy Gen Veterinary AssistantMacy Gen Last updated: 18th October 2022

Olde English Bulldogge


Macy Gen Veterinary Assistant Macy Gen
Last updated: 18th October 2022

The Olde English Bulldogge is an American breed created recently as a result of crossing the American Bulldogs, English Bulldog, American Pitbull Terrier, and Bull Mastiff. These muscular, medium sized dogs have a healthy, well-proportioned, rectangular body, large head, square muzzle, almond-shaped eyes, small, rose or button-shaped ears, and a short tucked tail. Besides their athletic nature, they are also marked by a sweet and gentle disposition, making them popular as house pets.

Olde English Bulldogge Pictures

Quick Information

Other namesOEB, Bulldog, English Bulldog,
CoatShort and light
ColorBrindle, fawn., black, red, white
Breed typeCrossbred
Average lifespan (How long do they live)9 to 14 years
Size Medium
Height of a full grown Old English Bulldogge (How long do they grow)Male: 17 to 20 inches; Female: 16 to 19 inches
Weight of a full grown Old English Bulldogge
(How big do they get)
Male: 60 to 80 lbs; Female: 50 to 70 lbs
Litter size3 to 12 puppies
Behavioral characteristicsFriendly, loving, affectionate, protective
Good with childrenYes
Barking tendencyModerately low
Climate compatibility Cannot adapt to heat
Shedding (Do they shed)Moderately
Competitive Registration Qualification/ InformationUKC

Video of English Bulldogge Puppies


This is a comparatively new bred and was developed due to the initiatives taken by one Mr. David Leavitt of Pennsylvania who aimed in creating a breed possessing the looks and athletic nature of the dog used for bull baiting but with a lesser degree of aggressiveness. It was decided to include half of the English Bulldog blood, one-sixth of Bull Mastiff and American Bulldog and one-sixth of the other breeds. The outcome of these crosses was the Old English Bulldogge. The OEBA (Old English Bulldogge Association) developed with Leavitt’s effort and others associated in this endeavor included Karen and Ben. The OEBKC (Olde English Bulldogge Kennel Club) formed in 2001 and merged with OEBA in 2005.  In 2004 Leavitt tried to maintain the authenticity of the dogs which he bred and named them as Leavitt Bulldogges, with the Leavitt Bulldog Association being formed in 2015. The UKC recognized them completely in 2014.

Olde English Bulldogge vs. English Bulldog

  • The Old English Bulldogge is more muscular and athletic than the English Bulldog.
  • The OldEnglish Bulldogge has a more wrinkled appearance than its English Bulldog counterpart.
  • The Old English Bulldogge has a lesser chance of suffering from breathing difficulties in comparison to the English Bulldog because of its broad nostrils and long muzzle.

Temperament and Personality

Besides making for remarkable family pets because of their docile and friendly nature, they are also fearless protectors fitting the bill of a perfect watchdog. Though they share a good rapport with children of the family, emerging as their perfect playmate, this breed may not be amicable to other dogs, especially if they are not a part of its family.



Because of their agile, muscular and athletic nature, they have high exercise needs, requiring daily walks and sufficient playtime in a fenced yard. However, avoid taking them out when the temperatures are too high or low. When indoors give a lot of chewable toys to keep them engaged as they have a tendency to chew up things when bored.


Since they shed moderately, brush their coat once in a week to maintain the shine. Bathe it when needed, and also trim its nails, clean its eyes and ears as well as brush its teeth to maintain proper hygiene.

Health Problems

They are a healthy breed compared to other bull dog varieties and are not known to suffer from any genetic issues. However, bloating and hip dysplasias as well as insensitivity to heat are the common problems faced by them. The x-ray of hips is conducted by many breeders, who also have their dogs checked by the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) and PennHIP (University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program) to lessen possibilities of hip dysplasia.


They are friendly pets but could be stubborn at times, needing firm handling.

  • Give it socialization training since its puppy days so that it may learn to differentiate between the god and the bad, thus accepting a friend and being defensive at the sight of a foe.
  • Obedience training, particularly teaching it commands help it in eliminating its unacceptable behavior like chewing.


Good quality dry dog food coupled with a nutritious homemade meal would keep your English Bulldogge healthy.

One response to “Olde English Bulldogge”

  1. Chris says:

    I was wondering why my old English bulldog got so protective over my English bulldog he will not let anybody near him I am the only one that can be near him everybody else he attacks what can I do and he does like to chew up stuff when he gets bored he still hasn’t outgrown it I don’t think he will and he is very very protective and he loves to play and run and the sounds that he makes it’s like he’s trying to talk very playful an extremely hyper still he is 9 years old and still acts like a puppy except for the gray on his face

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