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Where legends are born and bred. A registered kennel of the IOEBA.

Brief History of the Bulldogge 

The modern day English Bulldog, is not what they looked like 200-300 years ago.  They were taller, more athletic and drivey, and did not look like they hit a brick wall.  Though they still had very bully attributes.  They were working dogs for farms and butcher shops used to wrangle cattle and other livestock for their owner.  This is the same job that made them famous for Bull and animal baiting, a popular sport in the past.  The Bull/animal was tethered in an arena or pasture and the dogs were set free upon them to wrestle, and subdue the bull by the nose time and time again.  Many dogges lost their life all for this bloody sport.  But it showed the true heart of this dogge, and it proved that it would do anything its owner asked it to do, even until death.  

                      

When bull baiting was made illegal in 1835, many histories say the bulldogge almost disappeared within a decade.   Some Fanciers decided to reconstruct the bulldogge and tone down its drive so it would become a popular pet and not die out.  It is hard to say how they achieved this, but one theory is they crossed the remaining bulldogges with pugs to achieve that goal.  Unfortunately in today’s world it is very hard to find an English Bulldog that is not wrought with health problems, but they do exist if you look hard enough.  Today English Bulldogs have difficulty breathing because the nose is so short it sits between the eyes on the face.  Males have a hard time mounting and forming a good tie because of the hip structure of both sexes, so females most often have to be artificially inseminated.  Females rarely can give birth naturally as well because of narrowed hips and the pups having the large classic bully heads they are famous for, so a C-section is almost always required.  This just names a few of the problems breeders have.  The English Bulldogge has become a breed almost entirely dependent upon it's breeders to keep them alive.

            

 It is because of these problems, some modern day breeders, mostly in the 1960-70's, got sick of the health problems.  They wanted a bulldogge that could breathe and work again.  They wanted free breeders and whelpers.  A bully that did not need man’s constant help, and babysitting, just to keep the breed alive.   So by crossing the English Bulldog, American Bulldog, APBT and Mastiffs, and through very careful selective breeding and out crossing, they were able to recreate that great Bulldogge of old and they named it the OLDE ENGLISH BULLDOGGE.

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