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Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge

Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge
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Origin / History The breeding program for the Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge was started back in the late 1980s by Steve Barnett. Barnett wanted to recreate a kind of bulldog that had been based on historical bulldog breeds. He wanted to create his own version of the ideal bulldog and he used his previous breeding experiences to do so. Barnett planned to create a breed that has a graceful appearance for show, an athletic, powerful presence, and a pure bulldog temperament.

The Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge, developed by Steve Barnett, is very much like the bulldog breeds during the early 16th century. Those old bulldogs were meant for kings and queens at that time. These dogs, however, also participated in various events such as bull baiting and bear baiting. Some say that the original English Bulldogge is the Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogge.

Appearance Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogges are medium-sized, with strong, athletic physique. They  have slightly sloping and muscular shoulders, straight, forelegs, and well-boned elbows that are set well apart. Their feet are broad and strong, with tight toes and thick pads. They have muscular and broad hindquarters. The head of these dogs is large and strong, while its upper region is slightly convex. They have a prominent forehead that is wide, furrowed, and has loose, thick skin. These dogs also have wrinkled skin around the sides of their head as well as around their cheeks and throat. Their wide nose has open nostrils, and their rose or button-shaped ears are wide and set high on their head. The coat of these dogs is flat, short-haired, smooth, and have a fine texture.

Colours The acceptable coat colours for this breed include black, slate gray, blue, brindle, and pied variations.

Temperament These dogs are eager to please and are very loyal to their family. They get along well with children and like being treated as part of the family. Although they are not bred to be guard dogs, Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogges can still be determined protectors. These dogs can be part of a family that has either a laid back or active lifestyle. Being affectionate dogs, they form strong bonds with their master and they long to feel loved. They get along well with dogs and other household animals, especially if they've been raised with them from a very young age.

Height and Weight These dogs have a height that falls between 19 and 21 inches and a weight that ranges from 60 to 90 pounds.

Common Health Problems Dorset Olde Tyme Bulldogges are very healthy and have no recorded genetic health problems. Ailments affecting this breed are those common to other kinds of dogs.

Living Conditions These dogs can live either indoors or outdoors. They can be kept inside apartments if provided with adequate exercise. In case owners want to keep them outdoors, they should have a good, dry kennel.

Exercise Requirements Dogs of this breed should be exercised regularly. Like other breeds, they should be taken out for long walks daily to satisfy their primal instinct for walking. It would also be good for these dogs to be provided with a large space where they can run around and do some physical activities.

Training Requirements These dogs are fairly easy to train. Owners should keep in mind, though, that they must socialize these dogs at an early age.

Life Expectancy Some dogs of this breed can live for up to 14 years.

Grooming The coat of these dogs is easy to groom. Owners should just brush the coat using a soft brush and rub it with a soft cloth daily. The facial wrinkles of these dogs should also be cleaned to eliminate strains and dirt.

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