Olde English Bulldogge: Breed Guide and Differences between OEB and Other Bulldogs

In the year 1971, David Leavitt attempted to create a healthier, quicker, and less dominant bulldog breed. With the cross-mixing between America Pitbull Terrier, the American Bulldog, Bullmastiff, and Bulldog, he succeeded in making the Olde English Bulldogge.

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How else do they call Olde English Bulldogge?

There are no many other names for the Olde English Bulldogge. It’s very common to come accros “Levitt Bulldogs,” as those pups was once called as a courtesy to breed’s originator. However, it is known as OEB and English Bulldog too.

Olde English Bulldogge: breed specifications

Average Weight50-80 pounds
Average Height12 - 16 inches
Average Lifespan9 - 14 years
Easy to TrainYes
Energy LevelAverage
Space RequirementsBoth smaller and larger places are fine
PersonalityLoyal, friendly, calm

How big will Old English Bulldogs get?

A male Old English Bulldogge can get as big as 12 to 16 inches. However, a female Old English Bulldogge can be a little shorter or have the same height.

Their height is one of the many reasons that people love to keep them as a pet. At the same time, the Olde English Bulldogge is on the heavy side – and they weigh around 50 to 80 pounds. 

Meet Todi, OEB from @nannaandtodi_oeb

Old English Bulldogge life expectancy

The average lifespan of an Old English Bulldog is nearly 9 to 14 years. However, the lifespan can decrease and increase under certain circumstances.

Olde English Bulldogge temperament

The Olde English Bulldogge is a faithful and brave dog breed with a stable-temper personality. They get on very well with kids and are naturally very caring of them. They are naturally happy, out-going, keen to satisfy, and dependable.

Pretty-eye Olde English Bulldogge Nanna from @nannaandtodi_oeb

Olde English Bulldogge vs. English bulldog

The English Bulldog is a muscled dog that has short legs and looks a little curved. It is different for its square nose, full chest, broad shoulders, wrinkly face, and lose jowls. The Olde English Bulldogge is bigger, weightier, and more fit in the build as compared to the English Bulldog.

Olde English Bulldogge vs. American Bulldog

The American Bulldog is a playful breed. They are a little bit more sensitive as compared to other kinds of dogs. Olde English Bulldogges are sincerely loyal, gentle, and soft, affectionate, and loving dogs to their trainers.

How easy is it to train Olde English Bulldogge?

The dogs are fast learners, and they can learn things quickly. But it also depends upon the ways followed by the trainer to train them. People usually find it easier to train Olde English Bulldogge.

Bosco (@oeb_bosco) definitely looks like a breeze to train

Olde English Bulldogge training tips

You shouldn’t be too hard at training them because this pup will stop listen to you if you rush things. Therefore you should begin with the most manageable tasks and then move on to something more challenging. Your dog should feel appreciated and loved if you want them to be successful at learning.

Do these dogs shed?

The Olde English Bulldogge has shiny and short fur. They shed moderately, so you don’t have to focus a lot on their grooming. But you must brush your dog one time every week to keep the fur neat and keep the shedding under control.

Olde English Bulldogge health

It is one of the healthiest breeds of Bulldogs; however, some dogs might have hip dysplasia or other health issues that are common. They can also suffer from bloating. So you might want to consider feeding them smaller-sized portions more frequently to deal with it. 

Olde English Bulldogge diet

Your Olde English Bulldogge may dig cooked eggs, vegetables and fruits, and cottage cheese. However, these food items must be less than 10% of her daily allowance.

Olde English Bulldogge pups should be given high-quality, nutritious, well-balanced puppy (or dog) food. And you should definitely discuss the most appropriate diet for your four-legged friend with vet too. 

Have you brought me food, hooman? (Bosco)

Olde English Bulldogge: is it right for you and your family?

This is a fundamental question that people ask before they buy any dog, including this one. And the answer is straightforward: yes.

Especially if you like cute and friendly pups. But be aware that it might take some time for them to become comfortable with your family too. Once OEB feels most-welcomed, this dog will be a perfect pet! 

Credits: thanks for the photo to Canva and cute pups Nanna and Todi from @nannaandtodi_oeb and Bosco from @oeb_bosco.