Olde English Bulldogge

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GENERAL APPEARANCE and TEMPERAMENT: 

The ideal English bulldog should be of medium size and smooth coat with a heavy low slung body, massive short faced head sporting a wide chest and shoulders and have heavy limbs.  The general appearance and attitude should suggest vigor and strength.  The disposition should be equable and courageous, not vicious or aggressive and demeanor should be dignified.

GAIT: 

Unrestrained with the characteristic bulldog “roll”.

PROPORTION: 

Well distributed and proportioned, compact and sturdy overall appearance.

WEIGHT: 

50lbs. and above for males, 40 lbs and above for females.

HEIGHT: 

15” and above

HEAD: 

Very large in circumference and should measure the height of the dog at the withers.  Well rounded cheeks, definite stop with deep furrow between the eyes.

BITE: 

Massive jaws, broad and square.  Must be undershot with bottom jaw curving upward in front of the upper jaw. Teeth should be contained inside the lips of the mouth.  Wry jaw is a serious fault.

EYES: 

Round eyes that do not protrude from the skull. Brown is the preferred color.

BODY: 

Muscular, heavy shoulders.  Chest should be deep and full, well rounded ribs  with tucked up belly.

LEGS: 

Short, stout and straight.  Front feet should point directly forward , not out to the sides.  Moderate angulation at the stifle is preferred.

FEET: 

Should be tight, not splayed and well knuckled up.

TAIL: 

Short and screwed

COLOR: 

All colors allowed with the exception of merle.