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Registry Specific

Q... Where can I register my OEB?

A.... The only two acceptable registries for true Olde English Bulldogges are the Canine Developmental Health & Performance Registry (CDHPR/UKC) and the American Rare Breed Association (ARBA). You must first be registered with the OEBKC in order to register with ARBA.

Q... Why doesn’t the OEBKC recognize any other registries other than the two listed?

A.... A registry is established to record the history and pedigrees of purebred dogs. The main purpose is to protect the integrity of the purebred bloodlines, accurately record lineage, and to issue credible registration certificates to dog owners. There are disreputable “registries” that will register alternative bulldogs as Olde English Bulldogges. These “registries” are nothing more than paper services. In other words, they are in the BUSINESS of selling registration papers. These papers are worthless, and only serve to give unscrupulous breeders a way of providing some form of registration to their unsuspecting puppy buyers. These “registries” are established to make money and they care nothing about protecting the purity of the pedigrees or the integrity of the breed’s history. They will make claims about being the world’s largest registry for the Olde English Bulldogge. They also register multiple breeds. We are aware of an experiment that was conducted by one breeder wherein he named a zoo animal and submitted the application under the Olde English Bulldogge breed name. His check cleared, and the animal was registered! Two registries in particular that will register alternative bulldogs under the Olde English Bulldogge breed name are the Continental Kennel Club (CKC), and the IOEBA. Many of the organizations calling themselves registries, will not protect a breeder's kennel name. In other words, they will allow someone to register a dog produced by one kennel under a completely different kennel name. Some will actually charge a fee to breeders to protect their kennel name. Our breeders are protected against this unethical behavior. The OEBKC is a Non Profit corporation established solely to promote and perpetuate the original Olde English Bulldogge. We have no desire to be the largest registry in the world. We want to be the purest and most accurate registry. The OEBKC only registers one breed of dog, and that is the Original Olde English Bulldogge. If a breeder tries to sell you an animal that he/she claims is an Olde English Bulldogge, and that dog is not registered with, nor eligible to be registered with the OEBKC, it is not an Olde English Bulldogge. If you have any questions regarding whether or not your selected breeder registers with the OEBKC, contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Q... What was the main goal of the OEBKC registry?

A.... The main goal of the OEBKC registry is to register all true Olde English Bulldogges, protect the integrity of our bloodlines, breed’s history, and Stud Book, and do so with an accuracy rating of 100%.

Q... How long does it take to receive registration papers?

A.... 3 to 5 weeks from the time the application is received by the Registrar.

Q... I currently own an alternative bulldog. Can I breed it to an Olde English Bulldogge and register the offspring with the OEBKC?

A.... No. The alternative bulldog cannot be traced back to the foundation stock and therefore would not be eligible for registration with the OEBKC.

Q... How do I register my dog(s) with the OEBKC?

A.... Please visit our Registration page.

Q... Does the OEBKC protect breeders' kennel names in the registration process?
A... Yes we do! All offspring in a particular litter will always carry the kennel name of the kennel that produced the litter. It doesn't matter who whelped the litter. It doesn't matter who currently owns the producing bitch. It doesn't matter if side deals were made between a breeder and a buyer. And, it doesn't matter how much someone has paid for a dog. The integrity of our registry depends on maintaining accurate records of lineage. We cannot control what someone calls their dog, or how they advertise and promote their dog. But, we can control how accurately a dog's lineage is recorded. We can and will protect breeders at all cost.

Dog Specific

Q... What is the difference between an English Bulldog and an Olde English Bulldogge?

A.... There are many differences. A simplistic look at the two breed’s appearance will lead one to the conclusion that the Olde English Bulldogge is slightly taller than the English bulldog and much less extreme in terms of bulliness. The Olde English Bulldogge is also a much healthier animal in that it doesn’t suffer from the numerous health problems of the English bulldog. The Olde English Bulldogge males are free breeders and the females are free whelpers. This is in contrast to the English bulldog where in many, if not most cases the females must be artificially inseminated to conceive, and then must deliver by Cesarean Section. At the OEBKC we like to say that our dogs are the type of Bulldogges that the kids can take outside to play in the summertime, while most English Bulldogs must be kept indoors in the air conditioning. These dogs are much more full of life than English bulldogs. If you are seriously considering an English bulldog, be sure to consult a Veterinarian who is familiar with the severe health issues of the breed. You should also visit the breeder during the middle of a hot day to see the activity level of their dogs.

Q... What is the average life expectancy of an Olde English Bulldogge?

A.... While this certainly depends on the care an animal receives such as Veterinary care, vaccinations, exercise and nutrition, a good average would be 11 to 15 years.

Q... Are Olde English Bulldogge’s easily trained?

A.... Olde English Bulldogge’s are very intelligent and possess a strong desire to please their owners. As with all breeds, different training methods work better with different animals. Some Bulldogges may exhibit a stubborn streak every now and then, but that’s just a Bulldogge. In a nutshell, they are really no more difficult to train than any other breed.

Q... What type of training is recommended for this breed?

A.... This dog requires AT LEAST Basic Obedience. Any Bulldogge worth owning who has the confidence to hold his head up will vie for dominance. His/her place in the home must be established early by its owner. If you allow the dog to be the “boss”, it will most certainly be the boss. Untrained dogs can be unruly and dangerous.
Q... Why Does My Dog Need a Job?
A.... Bored dogs are destructive dogs. If you don't give your dog a job, s/he will find one on their own. You might not like their choice. Obedience training is work. Agility is work. Therapy work is work. And, Fetch and retrieve is work.

Q... How well do these dogs get along with children?

A.... These dogs adore children, especially if they have been raised with them. Bear in mind that these dogs are Bulldogges after all, and can be rough. Just as with any dog, playtime with small children should always be supervised.

Q... How big will my dog get?

A.... Males should be 17” to 20” tall at the Withers and weigh 60 to 80 pounds.

Females should be 15” to 19” tall at the Withers and weigh 45 to 70 pounds.

More detailed information regarding the physical structure of the dog can be found by visiting our Breed Standard page.

Q... Do OEB’s make good apartment dogs?

A.... Olde English Bulldogge’s can thrive in apartment life provided that they receive plenty of exercise, love and attention. If you work 14 hours a day every day, and your dog will be crated during this time, this is not the breed for you. You might want to consider a Hamster.

Q... How much exercise will my dog require?

A.... These dogs require moderate amounts of exercise. If you are a sedentary person that can’t provide the dog with moderate amounts of exercise, this is not the breed for you. This dog is very happy to lie at your feet at night, but they also want to go out and play ball. Remember, they are the healthy, athletic Bulldogge.

Q... Do Olde English Bulldogge’s get along well with other dogs?
A.... It depends. As with any of the bully breeds, the Olde English Bulldogge does have a tendency toward same-sex dog aggression. They usually do very well with animals of the opposite sex. There are some things that can be done to try to minimize problems. First, all non breeding stock should be spayed/neutered. Second, be certain that dogs of the same sex are at least one year apart in age. Third, introduce the Olde English Bulldogge as a puppy, not as an older dog. To summarize, it is not advisable to bring an Olde English Bulldogge into a situation where he/she will reside with a member of the same sex, who is of similar age and has not been spayed/neutered.

Q... What venues are available if I want to show my Olde English Bulldogge?

A.... We support the American Rare Breed Association and the North American Kennel Clubs' conformation show events. Both of these organizations offer a credible path to obtaining a legitimate Championship title for your dogs. There are also independent weight pull competitions as well as obedience and agility trials. The OEBKC is working diligently to open additional venues to show the Olde English Bulldogge.

Q... Can Olde English Bulldogge’s be used in weight pull activities?

A.... Yes, and with proper training and conditioning, they perform quite well. The OEBKC supports weight pull as long as it is done in a responsible, humane way that is both healthy and enjoyable for the dog. We do NOT support changing the form of the dog in order to excel in this activity.

Q... Do Olde English Bulldogge’s make good watch dogs?

A.... Olde English Bulldogge’s are very capable dogs. They perform the duty of watch dog very well. That is, they are very tuned in to their families. They are very adept at alerting their families when something is not quite right so that appropriate action may be taken.

Q... Do Olde English Bulldogge’s excel in Personal Protection training and Protection sports?

A.... We do not recommend nor endorse the Olde English Bulldogge for PP training or Protection sports. That was not the intended function of the breed, and there are much better choices for that type of activity.

Q... There are many people on the internet and elsewhere calling their dogs Olde English Bulldogges. How can you call your Olde English Bulldogge’s the “Original”?

A.... Fortunately for us, history has already been written. It is well documented that the Olde English Bulldogge was created in the early 1970’s by David Leavitt. Therefore, to be a true Olde English Bulldogge the pedigree of any particular dog must be traceable back to the Leavitt foundation stock without any unapproved outcrosses in the lines. It’s really quite simple. We’re not saying that just because the alternative bulldogs can’t be traced back to the foundation stock that they are bad bulldogs. We’re saying that they aren’t Olde English Bulldogges. The Olde English Bulldogge name has been used fraudulently for some time now. The reputable breeders of alternative bulldogs, many of whom have created some very nice dogs, realized that they shouldn’t be using a name that doesn’t belong to them or that doesn’t apply to their dogs and then had the integrity to use a different name. These breeders were also proud enough of their creations that they wanted to assign their own unique breed name. Unfortunately there are many more breeders that continue to use the name Olde English Bulldogge fraudulently simply because it helps them sell puppies. They have accepted the fact that they falsely use the name.

Luckily you have found the home of the true Olde English Bulldogge.

Q... Are Olde English Bulldogge’s known as “chewers?”

A.... All dogs chew, and need to chew. Some Olde English Bulldogge’s tend to chew more than others. It is important that you provide your dog with several suitable chew toys to avoid having your hush puppies eaten.

Q... Do these dogs slobber profusely?

A.... No. Unlike the English Bulldog, Olde English Bulldogge’s don’t have a real slobbering problem. They are not as undershot as the English Bulldog and therefore don’t have as much “drainage”. Although, if you’re dressed up to go out for your anniversary dinner you might not want to stand next to old Duke after a big chug of water.

Q... Are there any special grooming requirements for this breed?

A.... No. A good bath, nails trimmed and ears cleaned is about it. They also love the attention of a good brushing.

Q... Do Olde English Bulldogge’s shed?

A.... Yes. They could be considered moderate shedders.

Q... How much can I expect to pay for an Olde English Bulldogge?

A.... The OEBKC does not set or control prices charged by its breeder members. You can reasonably expect to pay $900 to $1800 for a quality Olde English Bulldogge. This price does not include shipping, which is paid by the buyer in most cases.

Club Specific

Q... What are the benefits of joining the OEBKC?

A.... The OEBKC is the ONLY organization in the world dedicated to preserving, promoting and perpetuating the true Olde English Bulldogge. We have been working diligently to place this breed in its rightful place in the dog world. There is so much work still left to do. Unfortunately, promoting anything today has costs associated with it. By providing financial support through your paid membership, you help to ensure that the dedicated efforts of the Olde English Bulldogge Kennel Club will continue to help the Olde English Bulldogge flourish in a responsible manner. We need your help to gain the Olde English Bulldogge the worldwide respect and recognition it deserves. As a member you will have access to the club’s message board, private members-only chat rooms, as well as the OEBKC newsletter. You will be surrounded by many people that truly love the Olde English Buldogge and have the breed’s best interest at heart, including knowledgeable breeders that are available to answer your questions. Please come be a part of the excitement at the OEBKC.

Q... How much does it cost to join?

A.... $10-$35 depending on which level of membership you select. Please see the Membership page for more detailed information.

Q... Please explain the 3 different levels of membership

A.... Associate Member- Designed for an individual 15 years of age or older who wants to get involved with the breed and participate with the club, but probably doesn’t yet own an Olde English Bulldogge. He/she may be in the research phase. Access to members-only chat rooms and newsletter is included. No voting rights are associated with this level of membership.

Individual Membership- This member owns one or more dogs and wants to be an active participant in club activities. Full voting rights as well as access to the members-only chat rooms and newsletter are included.

Family Membership- Same as the individual membership, but there are two or more family members involved that are over the age of 18. This level of membership includes voting rights for two people.

Q... Do I have to be a member to use the OEBKC message board?

A.... No. However, it is only through paid membership that we can continue to provide message boards, advertising, promotion, web sites, club activities and benefits, and work toward gaining the Olde English Bulldogge the worldwide respect and recognition it deserves.

Q... Do I have to be an OEBKC club member in order to register my dogs with the OEBKC?

A.... No. However, it is only through paid membership that we can continue to provide message boards, advertising, promotion, web sites, club activities and benefits, and work toward gaining the Olde English Bulldogge the worldwide respect and recognition it deserves.
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