On this page you will find the Olde English Bulldogge Puppies For sale and or future breedings of Olde English Bulldogges. All litters that are sired by Baron will carry the Blue and Tri genes and litters sired by Chase will also carry the blue gene. I personally like the quality blue Olde English Bulldogges and that is why we are mainly breeding to produce blues that have great health and temperaments but are still a quality generational Bulldogges. All our puppies can’t leave till they are 8 weeks old and at that time will have their first shots, wormed twice and have heartworm treatment. We offer different guarantees depending on the price of the puppies and our prices range from 800-2000 depending on the litter and guarantee. The puppies that you view on this page should contain some or all of the following kennel names Sullivan Bulldogges, Joyful Acres, and Outlaw Bulldogges. All puppies are family raised and will also be eating dry kibble for 2 weeks before they leave. We use to keep pumping them with soft food like some breeders but we want to be sure that all puppies will eat what ever they are offered at their new homes. We will send a bag of food along with each puppy sold so they can be gradually switched to the food that the new owners choose to feed them. Also with each puppy we offer lifetime support and are just a phone call away.
Olde English Bulldogges
Every breed of dog has an interesting history but the history of bulldogs is far more interesting than other breeds. What we today refer to as bulldogs was once known as bull baiting dogs. These dogs were bred for animal baiting, especially bear and bulls. This baiting sport was referred to a ‘Blood Sport’. Blood Sport took birth in 12th century and was extremely popular until it was eventually banned in 1835 across Europe. It was the ‘Cruelty to Animals Act’ that was passed and enforced in 1835 and Blood Sport was banned. In this form of sport, the bulldogs or the bull baiting dogs used to flatten against the ground and creep as close as possible to the bull and shot or darted out to bite in head or nose area of the bull. The bull in turn tried to toss away the bull baiting dog using its horns and head. The owner of the dog would catch the tossed dog in air, preventing it from falling to the ground to minimize injuries. Once the baiting sport or the Blood Sport was banned, the bull baiting dog started vanishing rapidly. In around 1865, several dog fanciers rekindled the Bull dog from the remnants of the bull bait dogs and led to today’s popular English Bull dogs.
Olde English Bulldogges – A History
David Leavitt was the first person in History to develop the Olde English Bulldogge in 1970s. Ohio State University designed a line breeding scheme for breeding cattle. David used the same scheme for developing the Olde English Bulldogge. David wanted to create a Bulldogge breed that had the same level of athleticism, health and look as the original bull baiting dogs but with a less aggressive temperament. He used half English Bulldog and the other half included American Bulldog, American Pit Bull Terrier and Bullmastiff. After several very careful and planned cross breeding, the Olde English Bulldogge was created. David started maintaining the stud book of the Olde English Bulldogge by forming the Olde English Bulldogge Association popularly known as OEBA. The OEBA was created for issuing registration papers to the offspring of the Bulldogges. David Leavitt was joined by Karen Campetti and Ben Campetti living in Sandisfield, Massachusetts during the 1980s. They worked closely with David and assisted him in breeding the Olde English Bulldogge. Working Dog Inc. received the ownership of OEBA registry as well as the breeding stock of Leavitt when David willingly handed over the registry and the breeding stock to Working Dog Inc. The Working Dog Inc. was owned and run by Michael Walz who lived in Pennsylvania.
Standards of the Olde English Bulldogge Breed
The standards of the ideal Olde English Bulldogge Breed are well-written and documented by the IOEBA. A quick outline of the standards is mentioned below:
- Back Characteristics: Male Olde English Bulldogges must have a square and well-balanced appearance. Females should have a similar appearance but considerations must be given to the body length. Slightly dropped in croup with short and slight rise from shoulder is preferred. Level back can be accepted only if the tail does not come off the top of its back.
- Chest Characteristics: Rounded ribs and deep and wide chest is a must. The chest must be at least as deep as the elbows. Narrow or hollow chest is not acceptable.
- Ear Characteristics: An ideal Olde English Bulldogge must have rose ears that are well set on either side of the head. It is acceptable to have dropped ears as long as the ears are short. Pricked ears standing on top of the head are faulty and not acceptable.
- Eye Characteristics: Eyes must be of moderate size and they must be placed widely. Eyes can be of any color but odd eyes (two eyes with two different colors) are not acceptable.
- General Description: Any Olde English Bulldogge will be considered ideal if it is courageous and loyal and has a medium size with a powerful and large head as well as strong muscular body. The Bulldogge needs to be athletic and must have a good health. A female Bulldogge is a free whelper and a male Bulldogge is a free breeder. An Olde English Bulldogge must not have any kind of breathing problems and must be capable of participating in all outdoor activities without any concern except in cases of extremely cold or hot weather conditions. An ideal Olde English Bulldogge must have stable temperament, making it a trustworthy companion and great family member and it must be easily trainable.
- Head Characteristics: The head must be high and large with a medial furrow (slightly sunken between the two eyes). The height of the dog at its shoulder must be equal to or shorter than the head’s circumference.
- Height and Weight: The male Olde English Bulldogges must be 18” to 20” at shoulder and females must be 17” to 19” at shoulder. Males must be 65 lbs. to 85 lbs. and females must be 50 lbs. to 70 lbs.
- Legs Characteristics: Forelegs must be wide apart and straight. The front legs should not turn in or bow out. The bone substance must be significant and elbows must be pretty close to the body. Rear legs must have significant stifle bend for proper movement and there should be a good amount of muscle.
- Muzzle Characteristics: Muzzle should have moderate wrinkling and should be short, deep and broad. Bite needs to be undershot with noticeable turning up of the bottom jaw. Lower canines are not allowed to protrude out. Even bite, Wry jaw and Scissor bite are all disqualifying.
- Neck Characteristics: Neck of Olde English Bulldogge should be small or medium and it must be muscular and flow into the shoulders.
- Nose Characteristics: Nose needs to be broad and must have open nostrils. There should not be any air restrictions signs. Nose should have one solid color and it should not be pushed up between eyes.
- Shoulders Characteristics: Shoulder must be laid back pretty well and must have significant angulation so that proper and free movement is possible.
- Tail Characteristics: Tail must pump handle structure and must preferably reach the hock naturally. Docked or screwed tails are also acceptable. The pump handle tail must be carried low and not over the dog’s back.