Old English Bulldog
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International Olde English Bulldog Association
Official IOEBA Breed Standard
The perfect Olde English Bulldogge should be of medium height to large size with a large head and a very stout, muscular body. The disposition should be outgoing, loyal and courageous. The temperament is to be very stable and trustworthy. Most importantly the Olde English Bulldogge is a healthy dog with out many of the problems affecting the modern English Bulldogs. Males should be free breeders and females should be free whelpers. The Olde English Bulldogge should be devoid of all breathing problems.
Large and high, deeply 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. Fault : Head too small.
Broad, deep and short. The bite is undershot.
Fault Muzzle too long (more than 3 inches), scissor or even bite.
Wide apart and of moderate size. Any color is acceptable.
Wide and broad. The nose should not be pushed up between the eyes. From the stop to the end of the nose must be at least an inch.
Fault Completely pink nose (a small amount is acceptable).
Short and very muscular.
Ribs should be well sprung (rounded) and the chest wide and deep.
Fault Too narrow in the chest.
Short with a slight rise from the shoulders to the rump (level back is just as acceptable).
Forelegs should be stout and wide apart, neither bowing out or turning in.
Fault Bowing or turned out resulting in poor movement.
Round and the pasterns should be strong.
Fault Down in the pasterns or splayed feet.
Males - 17 to 23 inches at the shoulder. Females - 15 to 21 inches at the shoulder.
Between 50 to 90 lbs. No penalty for dogs above the standard weight as long as the dog is well proportioned.
Any color is acceptable. The color of the coat is of no major importance. The coat should be short.
Short either drop or rose.
Naturally reaches near the hock, pump handled, screwed short or may be docked.
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