Barnes' Olde English Bulldogges
Our kennel is located in Dresden, Ohio. My wife and I, now empty nesters are retired, 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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1 May 2019 - Sheeza started her second heat today and Echo is having her first heat this week as well. Both fine young ladies are doing very well and Ice is beside himself with desire for them both! It's a beautiful Spring.
22 January 2019 - The temperatures have plummeted and snow is on the ground here in Ohio. Good thing Bulldogges love the snow! Sheeza is maturing into a beautiful young lady, very muscular yet very feminine - as only a beautiful OEB Lady can be. Echo is growing quickly and the boys are telling me that she will have her first heat soon. Stay warm everyone!
12 December 2018 - Happy Birthday Ice! 5 years old today, my how time flies. He's doing great and feeling great. He just loves cold December weather. I remember when I picked him up from Shawn Bram of Joyful Acres in Waterloo, Iowa that early February morning in 2014 - it was 8 below and windy. He was an easy quiet rider all the way back to Ohio. It didn't bother Ice at all to take potty breaks but I felt like I was freezing. I think Ice is a good name for him!
18 October 2018 - I updated our "Caring for a puppy" page. You may want to check that out again.
26 July 2019 - Wow, it has been a while since I've updated this page. I have a couple of quick notes. First, we've decided we need to retire Echo from our breeding program and get her neutered. She has several significant health issues which forced us to make this decision. Secondly, we are quickly approaching Sheeza's second birthday (October) and we think her next heat will be in December. Excitement is already building to get on the waiting list for the puppies!