ideal Olde English Bulldogge is a loyal, courageous dog of medium size
with a large powerful head and stout muscular body.
Olde English Bulldogges are athletic and most importantly of very good
health, males are free breeders and females are free whelpers.
Olde English Bulldogge is devoid of all breathing issues and is
capable of enjoying outdoor activity without concern except in extreme
heat or cold.
The temperament is very stable and
trustworthy making them a loyal companion, capable protector and the
ultimate family member.
Olde English Bulldogges thrive on
pleasing their owners and are very trainable.
Their lifespan is between 10 and 14 years.
Large and high, moderately
sunken between the eyes (medial furrow).
The circumference of the head
should be equal to or greater than the dog's height at the shoulder.
A narrow head or one that appears too small for the body is a fault.
Rose ears set well on the
sides of the head are preferred. Dropped ears are acceptable as long
they are small, not “hound like”. Full pricked ears that stand up on top
of the head should be considered a serious fault.
: Broad, deep and
short with moderate wrinkling. The bite is undershot with the bottom
jaw turning up noticeably.
Lower canines should not protrude. Muzzle too long (more
than 3 inches), scissor bite or even bite are disqualifying faults.
Muzzle should be no shorter than 1 ½”. Wry jaw is a disqualifying
Wide apart and of moderate
size. Any color is acceptable. However, odd eyes (one dark, one blue
or light) should be considered non preferred. Misshapen or bugged eyes are a
serious fault. Lacking pigment around the eyes is undesirable.
Crossed eyes or non-symmetrically shaped eyes are a disqualifying
Broad with open nostrils
(nares) with no sign of air restriction. The nose should not be
pushed up between the eyes. From the stop to the end of the nose must be at least one and one half inches.
nose should be a solid color. Lacking pigment is a serious fault. A
nose lacking all pigment is a disqualifying fault.
Short to medium in length and very
muscular flowing into the shoulders and should not be set on the dog
so it appears to stop at the shoulders.
Chest : Ribs should be well sprung (rounded)
and the chest wide and deep.
of chest should be at least to the elbows.
A hollow or narrow chest (slab sided) should be considered a serious fault.
Males should appear
square and balanced. Females should appear similar with consideration
given for body length.
Short with a very slight rise from the shoulders to a slight drop in
the croup is preferred. A level back is acceptable as long as the tail
does not come straight off the top of the back.
Shoulders should be well laid back with significant angulations to
allow for good movement. Straight shoulders are a fault.
: Forelegs should
be straight and wide apart, neither bowing out nor turning in.
There should be significant bone substance. Elbows should be
relatively close to the body. Lacking bone and substance is very
undesirable. Elbows that are loose or “fiddle fronts” are a
disqualifying fault. “East / West” forelegs are a serious fault.
Rear legs should exhibit significant
bend of stifle so to allow for good movement.
They should be
well muscled. Straight or “posty” rear legs are a serious fault.
hocks are a disqualifying fault.
: Dogs should have a balanced
gait that drives off the rear and is complimented by reach allowing
the dog to cover ground with a sense of power.
Dogs should single
track. Pacing or crabbing is a serious fault.
Round, tight both front and rear, and
the pasterns should be strong.
Weak pasterns and/or splayed feet are disqualifying faults.
Males - 18 to 20 inches at the
shoulder. Females - 17 to 19 inches at the shoulder.
: Between 50 to 70 lbs. for
females and 65 to 85 lbs. for males. Although height and weight
above the standard is to be discouraged, there is no penalty as
as the dog is well proportioned, otherwise correct and balanced.
Any color are
acceptable with no preference for one over another.
The coat is
short. A wavy coat or a long coat is a disqualifying fault and
should not be registered. There
should be no signs of feathering on the legs, ears or neck area, this
disqualifying fault and should not be registered. OEBS with any
sign of long or wavy coats are NOT to be registered.
*** Any breeder that registers long coated OEBS or their descendants
are doing so fraudulently
and against the IOEBA'S policies. All OEBS registered
fraudulently will have their registration revoked as the IOEBA
becomes aware of said registration.
A pump handle tail that
naturally reaches the hock is preferred, screwed short
or a docked
tails are acceptable. The pump handle tail should be carried low and
not over the back of the dog.
: Disposition should be outgoing and happy. While a
watchful nature may be expected at home, human aggression without
provocation is a disqualifying fault.