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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11 July 2017 - Mystique started her second heat today. That means she will be ready to breed on her next heat sometime in early 2018 (I'm guessing March). That'll make her around 2 years and 5 months old when we start.
1 August 2017 - Zoey has started her heat - we will breed her next week.
2 August 2017 - I've had a lot of requests for more recent pictures of Mystique - Click Here for a shortcut to her page.
28 August 2017 - Because demand is high, I've agreed to start taking deposits for Mystique's 2018 litter starting 1 September 2017.
28 August 2017 - Zoey was bred for her 4th litter on 9 Aug 2017. She was subsequently bred on the following Saturday and Monday. It's been 2 weeks and 5 days since and she is beginning to show all the signs that she is pregnant. It's still a bit early to confirm the pregnancy, but we hope to have her next puppies born around 10 October. Fingers crossed.
19 September 2017 - Zoey is really beginning to show now that she just completed her 6th full week of pregnancy. Only three weeks to go and all is going very well.