Olde French Bulldogges
The Olde French Bulldogge is a medium to small short-coated companion dog suitable for families with small yards and young children. Not energetic like the Boston Terrier or prone to health problems like the French Bulldog, the Olde French is similar to both breeds in looks and affectionate nature without the excess energy and health issues.
A very sturdy, stout and hardy dog, the Olde French Bulldogge is:
- Loyal, without being clingy
- Affectionate without being demanding
- Playful, without being over-energetic
In other words, a perfect family dog.
The Olde French Bulldogge Standard
There are two varieties of Olde French Bulldogge. The Grand, and the Petit.
The difference in the two varieties have to do with size and weight only. All other characteristics are the same.
Grand: This is the larger of the two varieties. The Grand measures between 14 and 18 inches at the top of the shoulder. Weight is between 35 and 50 for females and 45 and 60 for males. Weight is in proportion to body and these standards should be used as guidelines only.
Petit: The Petit Olde French Bulldogge stands under 14 inches at the shoulder. Weight for males is usually between 35 and 50 pounds with females averaging less. The bone structure of the Petit is usually, but not always, somewhat finer than exhibited by the Grand.
Intelligent, muscular, and alert. The body is compact, balanced and athletic. The expression of the Olde French Bulldogge is curious and friendly.
Head is large and square with either bat, down, or short cropped ears. Muzzle is broad, deep, and well laid back. Cheeks are muscular. Lower jaw is broad and undershot. Lips cover teeth. Nose and lips are black with the exception of light dogs, nose may be liver colored. Eyes are dark.
Neck is thick, muscular and well-arched.
Back slightly roached. Top line slightly longer than square.
Chest is broad and muscular.
Tail is short, either docked or screw.
Forelegs are short, straight, set wide apart under the chest and thick boned.
Hind legs are strong, muscular and slightly longer than the front legs. Hocks are turned neither in nor out and haunches are well-muscled.
Feet are tight, compact, and in proportion to the legs. Back toes will be slightly longer than front toes.
Coat is short, shiny and smooth. All colors are permissible. Wrinkling is very desirable and should occur at the head and shoulders.
Gait is free, far-reaching and vigorous.
Temperament is friendly, interested, and tractable.
- Over 18 inches at the shoulder
- Light nose on dark dogs
- Weedy chest
- Shyness or aggressiveness to strangers
- Aggressive toward other dogs (except in defense)
The Olde French Bulldogge is a perfect family dog.
Affectionate, playful, and adaptable.
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