Personality And Temperament

Although typically docile, the Olde English Bulldogge (OEB) is a strong and attractive dog that makes a wonderful family pet. They are extremely friendly, confident, loyal and courageous with a stable temperament. Their normal disposition is typically happy, out-going, eager to please and trustworthy.

This breed likes to chew and should be supplied with plenty of toys and bones. Nylabones and rubber Kong toys are highly recommended. Rawhides, soft rubber and stuffed toys are unsafe, for they are easily shredded or swallowed whole.

Olde English Bulldogges are so eager to please that they may overexert themselves in an effort to do whatever is asked of them. An owner who displays a natural authority toward the dog, socialization is important and obedience training may be needed.  It is best to channel high energy individuals to some type of work and exercise. Like every other breed of dog, the objective in training is to achieve pack leader status. It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack. When humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader. Lines are clearly defined and rules are set. Because a dog communicates his displeasure with growling and eventually biting, all other humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog.  The humans must be the ones making the decisions, not the dogs. That is the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success.