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Olde Country Bulldogge

The purpose of the Olde Country Bulldogge program is for the continuing development of quality working types of bulldogges, regardles of bloodlines, personal veiws or politics.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Olde Country Bulldogge program is available to those breeders which have a distinct line of quality bulldogges and a personal goal in mind. The goals of the Victorian Bulldogge Association are the continued improvement of today's bulldogge and to encourage and support the breeders of various types of working bulldogges. As always the select breeders will work within the standards set out below. For eligibility requirements to this program please contact VBA Chief of Staff.

Standard


GENERAL APPEARANCE


A medium to medium larged sized, smooth coated dog. A balanced medium to large headed dogge with medium to thick bones that do not impede vigor. Broad muzzle with a short face, but not too short to hinder breathing capabilities even during vigorous exercise. Hindquarters can be slightly higher than shoulders with a slight roach being acceptable. The VBA Olde Country Bulldogge should have a symmetrical body and be heavily muscled.The Olde Country Bulldogge will represent the olde style of working bulldogges, and will not resemble pit types nor Ban dogge or Mastiff types


TEMPERAMENT

The bulldogge should be fierce and bold backing down from nothing, but must first be steady, loyal & true with a dependable nature. He is fearless and protective of his owner while still being docile and dependable.

HEAD

The head should be balanced and medium/large to large in size without being out of proportion to the body. Cheeks should be slightly loose to tight. From the stop to the end of the muzzle should measure 1.5 to 2.5 inches. The muzzle should be turned upwards, well defined with light to moderate wrinkle. The muzzle should be blocked/squared in appearance. The bite should be undershot without excess and without interfering with function. Nostrils should be large & wide, black preferred. The teeth [canines] should be wide apart & moderate to large. Eyes from the front, set low. Eyes should neither be bulging or sunken. Ears rose, button or half pricked, ears should not be erect or cropped.

1. The Skull; should be balanced to the body: Neither small nor too large.

2. Circumference of head from females will not be as large as a male

3. Cheeks: Must be well defined showing great power; definition of cheeks to be considered with reference to the age of the bulldogge [this feature gains more definition with age. Two to three years generally marks the final maturity].
Too much attention should not be placed on this feature in a young bulldogge.

4. Jaws should be as follows: lower jaw projects slightly further than upper jaw which will give the jaw a slight upward turn. The bite should be square.

5. Tusk [Teeth]: Canines should be wide apart with smaller teeth set in between canines

6. Lips: should be thick without being overly loose.

7. Nose: should lay back slightly being large, broad & moist, color . Nose's can be of any color with black being preferred but having no bering on the judging of the dogge

8. Eyes: Size should be in proportion to the skull without bulging, eyes should be perfectly set [equal on each side] from the middle of the skull . Eye color preferably dark but having no bearing on the judging of the dogge.

9. Ears: The ears should be rose shaped [short, small & folds more to side] or button [semi pricked with forward fold], half pricked/half erect.

10. Stop: The stop is the indentation between the eyes, the stop should be in proportion to the rest of the skull.

NECK

Very Muscled, with a thickness in proportion to the head. strong and arched, with tight to moderately loose skin forming dewlap on each side, the neck should be short to medium, not having a long appearance.

BODY STRUCTURE

The shoulders should be broad & deep. The chest should be well sprung and deep. A slight lowering or rise of the back to the rear is acceptable as long as it is not in excess making the symmetry of the dog suffer. The rear of the body should have a slight upward tuck. The body length should appear square in proportion to the height to slightly longer in proportion to the height. Forelegs should be muscular, straight and wide apart, a slight bow is not a fault unless it is in excess with elbows turning outwards. The bulldogge should be up on his pastern, the pastern should be strong. Hind legs should be muscled showing power, hocks slightly bent, feet round and compact.

1. Chest: Wide, deep and muscular without impeding movement with rib cage in proportion. Ribs should be round

2. Loins: Should be powerfully and well muscled with tuck-up that does not take away from the muscular appearance.

3. Back: Should have a level top line to slightly higher in the rump, a slight roach is acceptable so long as it does not impede movement.

TAIL

The tail has no bearing on the quality of the dogge.

The preferred tail is short and strait(pump handle).

Under no circumstance's should the tail be carried over the back, and there are no deductions for a docked tail.

HIND LEGS

The olde country bulldogge should have slightly higher hind legs than the front legs without exaggeration, they should turn out at stifle [knee] without excess which causes hock to turn inward slightly, the bone is moderately thick, the feet are compact and the toes are tight.

FORELEGS

Forelegs should be powerful and muscular with moderately thick bone. Forelegs can be straight or slightly bowed ( Turning out at the elbows) , so long as movement is never impeded.

FOREFEET

Should be straight at the pastern. The feet are compact. The toes are tight with good arching.

COLOR

Color plays no bearing on the quality of the dogges all colors are acceptable.

Merle colors are not acceptable

COAT

The coat is short & close, it is very smooth and silky to the touch.

MOVEMENT

The Olde Country Bulldogge should move with ease and confidence. giving the impression of great strength while retaining supple movement and agility.

SIZE

Males: 17 to 20 inches
Females: 16.5 to 19 inches

The weight for the Olde Country Bulldogge should be in direct proportion to hieght and width of the dogge

Note the Olde Bulldogge's weight must show good proportions to it's height. A sloppy obese dog is not preferred. Neither the larger nor smaller proportions are preferred. Instead the preferred Olde Country Bulldogge is one that is heavily muscled and well proportioned throughout.

 

The Olde Country Bulldogge program is directed by the

Victorian Bulldogge Association's

Chief of Staff and President

For more information about the Olde Country Bulldogge program please contact above links.