- Activity Level: moderate
- Grooming Level: low
- Trainability: moderate
- Adaptability: high
- Kid/Pet Friendly: often
- Average Size: Medium
- Average Lifespan: 9-14 years
- Prey Drive: low
- Watchdog: chill
Olde English Bulldogge Mix Breed Profile
The Olde English Bulldogge Mix is a cross between an Olde English Bulldogge and another dog breed. Because a mixed-breed dog can take on any combination of traits from their parent breeds, it’s important to talk to the breeder about both of the parents. Should they take after their Bulldogge parent, an Olde English Bulldogge Mix will be a friendly, affectionate, and athletic dog that is loyal and devoted to their families.
Olde English Bulldogges tend to have a gentle, sweet, and docile nature. They tend to complete sweethearts that love their families and love to play. Although they can be protective of their families, they tend to get along with just about everyone, including children, other pets, other dogs, and strangers.
If the other parent breed has a similar temperament, then you should be able to expect something similar in an Olde English Bulldogge Mix. You can also meet the mother in-person to see the temperament she has and the manners she is modeling for her puppies. Although the breeder should have started socialization and training, it is up to you to continue to train and socialize a puppy once you get them home.
An Olde English Bulldogge is a highly adaptable dog. They can do well in apartments as well as larger homes. They are more sensitive to heat than other dogs, but tend to do well in most climates. They also do not like to spend a lot of time alone.
The other parent breed could introduce some other quirks that could affect adaptability, so it’s important to talk to the breeder about them. If they are also a highly adaptable dog breed, then you should be able to expect the same from an Olde English Bulldogge Mix.
Although a mixed-breed dog can sometimes be healthier than a purebred dog, it’s not a guarantee. They could inherit a combination of conditions common to their parent breeds, all of them, or none of them.
From the Olde English Bulldogge side, potential health concerns to be aware of include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and eye problems. The other parent breed could introduce other things, so you do want to ask about them.
Reputable breeders will be screening their dogs to avoid passing issues on to puppies. So, you’ll want to ask about the health and genetic history of both of the parents anyway.
Although Olde English Bulldogges are eager to please and intelligent, they can sometimes have a stubborn streak. This can be difficult sometimes for first-time dog owners to handle alone, but puppy training classes can help.
The other parent breed could make an Olde English Bulldogge Mix easier or more difficult to train, so it’s important to ask the breeder about them. Regardless, puppy training classes are a good idea. Not only do they strengthen the bond you have with your puppy, but they also offer socialization opportunities.
A mixed-breed dog can inherit a coat similar to one of their parent breeds or a coat that is truly a combination of both. Should an Olde English Bulldogge Mix inherit the Bulldogge coat, it will be short and will shed moderately. But, it will also be low maintenance and only require an occasional bath as needed and brushing a few times a week.
Regardless of their coat, you will also need to care for your Olde English Bulldogge’s nails, ears, and teeth. Cutting your dog’s nails once or twice a month keeps them from growing too long. Weekly checks with careful ear cleaning when needed can help prevent ear infections.
Because dental care for dogs is often overlooked, gum disease is one of the most common health issues in dogs. Brushing teeth or using an enzyme toothpaste every day is ideal and can help prevent painful dental diseases later in life.
Olde English Bulldogges tend to have a moderate activity level. Daily walks plus some playtime and extra activity are usually enough to keep them happy and healthy.
The other parent breed could affect the range of exercise requirements in an Olde English Bulldogge Mix, so you do want to ask the breeder about them.
A full-grown Olde English Bulldogge usually stands 16-20 inches and weighs 50-80 pounds. The other parent breed can have a big effect on this, especially if they are the mother, so make sure you ask about them.
Although it is not a guarantee, you can also meet the mother dog in-person to get an idea of what size to expect in a fully-grown Olde English Bulldogge Mix.
An Olde English Bulldogge generally lives for 9-14 years. Although the other parent breed may affect this slightly, you should be able to expect a similar life span from an Olde English Bulldogge Mix.