Barnes' Olde English Bulldogges
Our kennel is located in Dresden, Ohio. My wife and I, now empty nesters and approaching retirement, started our kennel with 4 carefully selected Olde English Bulldogge puppies in 2013. Our goal is simple, to breed the perfect pet.
Why Olde English Bulldogges (OEB)? Well, as I was about to retire I decided to treat myself to the dog I wanted for many years - an English Bulldog (EB). I spent a couple of months looking into them, talking to people that owned one and even a few breeders. I became disenchanted with this AKC breed when I discovered their broad range of health issues. So I started looking around at other bulldogs - such as Pit Bulls, American Bulldogs and others when I chanced upon some information about David Leavitt. Back in 1971 he decided to do something about the problems with English Bulldogs and started to back breed them to their 1820 style forefathers. He decided to call his new breed Olde English Bulldogges. David started a revolution. Other people have since joined this idea and the IOEBA was established as a registry for the breed. Since then, the IOEBA has supported a wide array of bulldogges, some closer to English Bulldog and some much farther away from the AKC standard.
So what an Olde English Bulldogge is really depends a lot on who you talk to. Some are 40-50 lbs, 13-14 inches tall and very wide. Others are 16-18 inches and 60-80 lbs and thick. Our kennel's focus is on the larger, longer legged and thick OEBs with clear breathing and free whelping. Healthy joints, skin and eyes are necessary. So I recommend to folks to look around, visit a lot of breeders web sites and get a sense of what you want and what you want to avoid. E-mail and talk to breeders, most of us love talking about our dogges. Bringing a dog or puppy into your life is a big commitment that will change your life - we'd all like to know that change is for the better.
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22 December 2017 - Just got back last night from delivering the last two puppies from Zoey's litter. But we are filling the void quickly as I picked up our new puppy, Bilyeu Bullies Sheeza Charmer, so we still have that puppy energy in the house!! Merry Christmas everyone.
31 December 2017 - Wishing everyone a happy New Year and we're looking forward to a wonderful 2018!
16 January 2018 - Zoey is now officially retired; we had her spayed today and she's home and doing well though she is still a little groggy. She had 32 beautiful puppies over 4 litters so she had a very good career! We look forward to celebrating her 4th birthday next month.
9 March 2018 - We had a great breeding of Mystique with Ice last night. This was Mystique's first breeding and she handled it like an old pro - very calm and relaxed through the whole thing. She is going to be a great mom. We should be able to confirm the pregnancy, if all goes well, in mid-April. If the breeding is successful, the pups should be born sometime around 12 May 2018.