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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3 May 2017 - The pups are 8 weeks old today - they are already starting to head off to their forever homes. We miss them already.
3 June 2017 - The pups from Zoey's third litter are all doing great in their new homes. Thanks for the pictures everyone!
16 June 2017 - Try visiting us on Facebook. We encourage Bulldogge lovers to share their love of the breed.
10 July 2017 - 6 puppies have been sold from Zoey's next litter -- first 3 picks for male and first 3 picks for female.
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.