Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge Information

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(Old Time Bulldog) The Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge is a stocky, medium-sized dog with a confident demeanor and an athletic, powerful appearance. Their strong bodies are compact, muscular, and feature many of the traditional bulldog characteristics. Their brawny shoulders slope slightly and their straight, well-boned fore legs are set far apart. Their hindquarters are solid and muscular, and their broad feet are strong, thickly padded, and feature a tight set of toes with curved nails. The breed’s well-developed second thigh projects an image of power, yet the Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge is not cumbersome or awkward. Their chest is broad and deep with properly sprung ribs that sit down between the fore legs. Their back is short and their thick, arched neck is of moderate length. They have a solid top line and well-marked withers. The Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge has a broad, large head with an upper region that is slightly convex. The breed’s prominent forehead is wider than it is tall, furrowed, and features loose, thick skin that forms wrinkles. Wrinkled skin also exists around the breed’s throat, cheeks, and sides of the head. Their muzzle is broad, deep and in proportion to the size of the head. They have a wide nose with open nostrils and a pair of wide, rose- or button-shaped ears that are set high on the head. The coat of the Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge is smooth, flat, short-haired, and of fine texture. There are a number of acceptable coat colors including brindle, pied variations, black, slate gray, and blue.

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Character

The Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge is a highly adaptable breed that will thrive in virtually any household or environment. They are affectionate and attached to their master, and they are capable of adjusting to any type of lifestyle. They are loyal, sociable, and they get along very well with all types of people. They love children and they consistently aim to please. While they aren’t a guardian breed, the Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge is a determined protector. They will not allow intruders to enter their household unnoticed. They seek human attention and companionship, and they need to feel as though they are an important part of the family. This breed is generally good with other dogs, but they shouldn’t be expected to get along with cats.

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Size

19 – 21 inches
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Weight

60 – 90 pounds
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General Health

The Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge is a hardy breed with no recorded health issues or concerns. They can live up to 14 years.

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History

The Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge’s breeding program goes back to the late 1980’s, when a man by the name of Steve Barnett became interested in re-creating a variety of bulldog that was based on historical bulldog breeds. Mr. Barnett was attempting to develop his “ideal” bulldog, and he utilized his earlier bulldog breeding experiences to do so. He wanted to develop a breed that had a powerful, athletic presence, a graceful show appearance, and a pure bulldog temperament. Mr. Barnett’s Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge is very similar to the bulldog breeds of the early 16th century. These old bulldogs were bred for kings and queens during that time, and they also participated in early barbaric sports like bear baiting and bull baiting. The Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge is said to be the original English Bulldogge, and the national breed of England.

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Maintenance

The smooth, short-haired coat of the Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge is easy to groom and care for. The coat should be brushed with a soft brush or rubbed down with a clean, soft cloth on a daily basis. Owners of this breed should ensure that the facial wrinkles of the Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge are clean and free of dirt and stains.

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Ideal Environment

The Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge is content to live outside or inside and they can handle any amount of physical activity. The breed is adaptable and will adjust to the amount of exercise that is given. They are content to live in a small household or apartment.

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