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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16 November 2019 - We just completed the pre-breeding health checks with our Vet for both Ice and Sheeza. Both have been given a clean bill of health and we should be in prime condition for the upcoming breeding. We're getting excited around here!!
6 November 2019 - I just updated our Caring for a Puppy page to reflect our Veterinarian's advice to change our dog's food. Recent research has shown that grain-free foods are not as good as we thought (references are included) so she recommended we switch to dog food from companies that have been tried, tested and respected for generations - Purina, Royal Canin, or Hill's Science Diet.
11 October 2019 - Happy Birthday Sheeza. 2 years old today. She's ready to have her first litter, both physically and emotionally. I can't wait to see what she and Ice produce.
1 May 2019 - Sheeza started her second heat today. She is a fine young lady doing very well and Ice is beside himself with desire! It's a beautiful Spring.