An IACP Certified Dog Trainer (read more on Renée's blog), Renée Lamoureux grew up with a precocious Irish terrier that she swears hated her. This dog and a unique conversation with her eye doctor convinced her to trade in her successful pet sitting business for a career in dog training.
Important Rokcrusher Information:
Breed Standard for Olde English Bulldogge
General Description : The ideal Olde English Bulldogge is a loyal, courageous dog of medium size with a large powerful head and stout muscular body.
An Olde English Bulldogge is athletic and most importantly of very good health, males are free breeders and females are free whelpers.
The 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.
An Olde English Bulldogge thrives on pleasing their owners and are very trainable.
Their lifespan is between 10 and 14 years.
Head : An Olde English Bulldogge should have a 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.
Ears : An Olde English Bulldogge should have rose ears set well on the sides of the head are preferred. Dropped ears are acceptable as long they are small, not “hound like”.
Muzzle : An Olde English Bulldogge should have 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”.
Eyes : An Olde English Bulldogge should have eyes that are wide apart and of moderate size. Any color is acceptable. However, odd eyes (one dark, one blue or light) should be considered non preferred. Lacking pigment around the eyes is undesirable.
Nose : An Olde English Bulldogge should have a 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. The nose should be a solid color. Lacking pigment is a serious fault.
Neck : An Olde English Bulldogge should have a 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 : An Olde English Bulldogge should have ribs should be well sprung (rounded) and the chest wide and deep.
Depth of chest should be at least to the elbows.
Back : An Olde English Bulldogge should have males that 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 : An Olde English Bulldogge should have shoulders should be well laid back with significant angulations to allow for good movement.
Legs : An Olde English Bulldogge should have 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.
Rear legs should exhibit significant bend of stifle so to allow for good movement.
They should be well muscled.
Movement : 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.
Feet : Round, tight both front and rear, and the pasterns should be strong.
Height : Males – 18 to 20 inches at the shoulder. Females – 17 to 19 inches at the shoulder.
Weight : 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
long as the dog is well proportioned, otherwise correct and balanced.
Color : Any color are acceptable with no preference for one over another. The coat is short.
Tail : 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.
Temperament : Disposition should be outgoing and happy. While a watchful nature may be expected at home, human aggression without provocation is a disqualifying fault.