Official IOEBA Breed Standard
Olde English Bulldogge
General Description : 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
Head : Large and high, deeply sunken between the eyes
The circumference of the head should
be equal to or greater than the dog's height at the shoulder.
Fault : Head too small.
Muzzle : Broad, deep and
short. The bite is undershot.
Fault : Muzzle too long (more than 3 inches),
scissor or even bite.
Eyes : Wide apart and of moderate size.
Any color is acceptable.
Nose : 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
Neck : Short and very muscular.
Chest : Ribs should be well sprung (rounded)
and the chest wide and deep.
Fault : Too
narrow in the chest.
Back : Short with a slight rise from the shoulders
to the rump (level back is just as acceptable).
Legs : Forelegs should be stout and
wide apart, neither bowing out or turning in.
Fault : Bowing or turned out resulting in poor movement.
Feet : Round and the pasterns should be strong.
Down in the pasterns or splayed feet.
Males - 17 to 23 inches at the shoulder. Females - 15 to 21 inches at the shoulder.
Weight : 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.
Ears : Short either drop or rose.
Tail : Naturally reaches near the hock, pump handled, screwed short or may be docked.