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About The OVB's
The Old Victorian Bulldogg is a loyal, well tempered, steady dog. He gets along well with other family pets when raised with them and loves children and have been found and proven to be child proof. He is brave and protective. He saves his deep bark for really important matters. He is large and strong, and sometimes stubborn so early training is advised. As a puppy, they will chew everything they can find. The bulldogg should be fierce backing down from nothing, but must first be steady, loyal & true with a dependable nature. He should be bold without too much aggression.
The Olde Victorian Bulldoge can walk for miles, in fact they demand good exercise and would love a good run. The life expectancy for the Olde Victorian Bulldogge ranges from 10 to 14 years of age. Because of the downfall of the modern day bulldog the recreation of a better bulldogge was started, the OVB was developed by Carlos Woods and the development of the OVB began back in 1988. The OVB comes down from English Bulldog, American Bulldog, German Boxer, Staffy Bull and the Olde Bulldogge. The Old Victorian Bulldogge is second to none. They should not be confused with the Victorian Bulldogge of the UK nor the Olde English Bulldogge strains of this country. The O.V.B.s are different from the others and you can see it in the dogges themselves. They have heavy builds, thick bone, big deep chests, big heads as well as fantastic health and athleticism!
Once indigenous to Great Britain and national symbol of British steadfastness the Bulldog was known for his strength, agility and tenacity. He was used by our ancient forefathers in their sports and daily rounds. That this gladiatorial background molded well his noble and fearless character is well known. Yet today the health plagued modern Bulldog just does not measure up to his capable ancestors. That is why the Olde Victorian Bulldogge was created for the man and family who wants a dogge with size, courage and loyalty. Along with the ability to act perfectly the part of protector and nursemaid to his children. The Olde Victorian Bulldogge is a recreation of the Bulldog that existed in the Victorian Era. The breeds used in this rebirth were the Healthiest English Bulldogs, American Bulldogs, German Boxers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers. Olde Bulldogges were also used through outcrosses. This labor of love was started back in 1988 by Mr. C. Woods. The title "Olde Victorian Bulldogge" was created and trademarked to identify the breed from other alternative Bulldogge bloodlines.
These world class Bulldogges are excelling with every generation and the offspring we have coming in spring/summer 2004 will be 6th generation Bulldogges. These dogges have unlimited potential and versatility. They are alert, friendly, courageous and protective of owner and property. They should be bold but not overly aggressive. This broad chested, medium to large medium sized dog is powerful, heavily muscled and cobby. Yet surprisingly athletic and quick. Although it has a forbidding look, the O.V.B.'s desire for affection is intense. This brave, determined breed benefits form plenty of socialization and training from an early age. They get along well with other family pets when raised with them. They adore children and have proven to be exceptionally tolerant with them.
The O.V.B. should be fierce backing down from nothing; but first steady, loyal and true with a dependable nature. Typically they will not go looking for trouble but won't back down from it either. They usually aren't barkers but are good watch dogs, who's appearance alone is often enough to discourage shady characters. Their size makes them suitable for life in an apartment or small home, as long as they get daily exercise. Our dogges can handle heat and cold really well, but shade is required when temperatures are extreme. Proper nutrition and fresh water is always a must. These dogges demand attention and are not suitable for most kennel situations; preferring the roll of the family companion. The height and weight of the dogges that we will be producing is as follows. Males will be 18-20 in. at the withers and 80-100+ pounds. Females will be 17-19 in. and 65-85+ pounds O.V.B.s take 2.5 to 3 years to fully mature and their life expectancy is around 10 to 14 years. They come in a wide variety of colors: brindle/white, all other brindles (including black/brindle), solid white or pied, fawn or tan. Their coat is short and smooth and easy to groom. All our dogges are without breathing problems and are free breeders and whelpers.