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 breeding and 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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13 February 2020 - All is well. The puppies are packing on weight and growing quickly. We get their tails docked tomorrow which will be a little stressful on Sheeza. But she'll be with her puppies at the vet to minimize that stress for her and her puppies so it should be quick and easy.
11 February 2020 - Sheeza had her puppies this morning! While it is a small litter, the puppies are huge. The male is smallest at 11.9 ounces - a very strong and healthy size. The largest is a lilac female at 17.4 ounces - that is huge! She the biggest puppy we've ever produced. Mom is resting and the puppies are loading up on milk right now. We'll post some pictures tomorrow.
7 February 2020 - Sheeza is doing very well and her puppies are kicking like crazy. She could start labor any minute now - we're so excited.
Check our "Breedings" page for the latest on Sheeza's litter.