Original English Bulldogge
Breeding group : Working
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GENERALBreed group: Working Type: Pure Breed
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 50-70 pounds Fur length: Ears: Flappy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: 3 Colors, Black, Brown & White, Light Brown / Golden, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 12-14 years Rarity: Uncommon Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Good for every climate
The Original English Bulldogge is a medium size bulldog breed that is a direct descendent of original bull baiting dogs. The Wilkinson family in Scotland had kept this breed for generations and they brought the Original English Bulldogge to Canada in 1946. The breed's appearance is secondary in importance to character, loyalty, health and lifespan. This dog enjoys being an important part of the family. The Original English Bulldogge is a medium size strong and powerful dog that stands between 16-18 inches and weighs 50-70 lbs. The dog comes with a typical bulldog broad and large, flat head. Ears are rose shaped. Medium length, heavily muscled neck widens towards shoulders. Heavily muscled body has wide chest and strong brisket. The tail is docked. The dog has typical short and smooth coat of bulldogs. It can be white / white with patches of brindle, black, salmon or fawn / tri colour black, white and tan or brindle. This breed is NOT recognized by AKC or any other major kennel club.
The Original English Bulldogge comes in different solid and mixed colors like white, white with patches of brindle, black, fawn, tri-color black, white and tan or brindle.
The Original English Bulldogge has a short and sleek coat that is easy to maintain.
The Original English Bulldogge is loyal, courageous and bold dog breed that is healthier and more stable than other bulldog breeds. It is a loyal and fearless dog that strongly bonds itself with its human family. The dog loves to be part of the family and thrives on human companionship and attention. This loving and friendly dog is also an able protector of its family. The dog is known to counter any kind of threat to protect its family and backing down is not in its nature. It is ready to go any lengths to protect its family from any danger. This dog is wonderful with children and usually gets along with other dogs and pets in the family but it does require natural leadership and an assertive master who can display proper leadership skills.
This short-coated breed does not require much in grooming as its coat will be in top condition with once a week brushing. However, attention should be given on cleaning the face of this dog with a wet cloth to remove food, debris and dirt that may get deposited in its wrinkles. Puppies should not be exposed to hard and strenuous training due to their body structure.
Typical of bulldogs, the Original English Bulldogge may be a challenge to train, specially if the trainer/owner is not experienced at handling this somewhat stubborn breed. The dog will need a natural leader who can display proper packleader skills to motivate this dog to training. Positive training methods will yield positive results.
The Original English Bulldogge is not a very active breed of dog, rather it is more of a laid back breed that will enjoy more being indoors watching T.V with its family rather than going outdoors. A daily walk should be enough to keep this breed healthy. For its low exercise needs, the dog is very suitable for apartment living and does not need a yard.