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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29 March 2018
It is a very sad time at Barnes Bulldogges. Mystique became very sick last week - it came completely out of the blue. She has spent the last 10 days in the hospital and she was diagnosed yesterday with an exceedingly rare condition known as CIPO - Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction Disease. This auto immune disease caused her intestines to stop working completely. She is still in the hospital and we hope to have her home with us soon.
Unfortunately, this means that Mystique will not ever be able to breed again as her long term prognosis is not good. This means that Barnes Bulldogges will not be having any litters in 2018 or 2019.
We greatly appreciate all the kindness and support we've received from our fellow dog lovers.
31 March 2018 Mystique - Rest in peace sweet baby girl.
21 April 2017 - We added a couple of videos of our sweet girl Bilyeu Bullies Sheeza Charmer. Sheeza is a kind and gentle soul.