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AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER vs. OLDE ENGLISH BULLDOGGE THE ORIGINAL AND THE REMIX

APBT v OEB

The american pit bull terrier and olde english bulldog have an interesting connection. While the OEB is a reimagining of the original bulldog, Pit Bull Historian Richard Stratton, asserts that the American Pit Bull is the direct descendent of the original bulldog. Despite, this historical connection the breeds are not two sides of the same coin, in regards to being a pet. The American Pit Bull is a high energy working dog, that needs a competent and experienced owner. The olde english bulldog is a healthy and active dog which is suitable for an inexperienced but engaged owner.

American Pit Bull Terrier

Life Expectancy 10 to 14 years

Country of Origin: England and Ireland

Males are 17-19” at the withers
Females are 16-18” at the withers

Males weigh between 35-65 lbs
Females weigh between 30-60lbs

The breed colors are: Black, White, Red, Grey, Fawn, Brindle, Blue, Brown, Tan

General Info

The american pit bull terrier is a medium sized dog that is solidly built and has a short coat. The american pit bull terrier is a victim of both fact and folklore. Fact this breed has a high drive and is dog aggressive. Folklore, the American Pit Bull’s jaws do not lock and feeding them gun powder will not make them vicious. The american pit bull terrier is a great family companion and supreme working dog. But be certain this breed needs a lot of work/excercise and training and socialization.

Health

Bred for athleticism and the diversed breeding, the American Pit Bull Terrier tends to be a healthy breed. However, there are some genetic conditions to be on the look out for. The breed can be susceptible to hip dysplasia and skin problems, allergies and mange.

Temperament

Fearless, the Pit Bull is noted for its playful temperament and friendly nature. The Pit Bull is also athletic, and has a strong desire to please people. The Pit Bull breed has a high prey drive due to its being bred to chase and subdue livestock. However, the Pit Bull is not naturally aggressive towards people and is affectionate toward children. With early socialization and handling, the Pit Bull can learn to restrain itself from unwarranted aggression towards other dogs. But should never be left unsupervised with dogs or animals.

Living Arrangements

The American Pit Bull Terrier will do well indoors as well as outdoors. This breed needs a tremendous amount of excersise and structured play. The American Pit Bull Terrier is an extremely athletic and clever breed when keeping him out doors make sure that your yard is secure. This will mean being vigilante and taking extraordinary precautions as it is nothing for an American Pit Bull Terrier to clear a six foot fence or create a passage under it.

Olde English Bulldogge

Life Expectancy 9 to 14 years

Country of Origin United States

Males 17-19 inches at the withers
Females 15-17 inches at the withers

Males weigh between 49- 66 lbs
Females weigh between 44-60 lbs

The breeds colors are black, brindle and white, fawn brindle, grey, red brindle, and black brindle.

GENERAL INFO

The Olde English Bulldogge is a recently created American dog breed. In the 1970’s David Leavitt embarked upon recreating the healthier working bulldog of the early 19th century. To do this Mr. Leavitt crossed english bulldogs, american bulldogs, american pit bull terriers, and bullmastiff. This resulted in an athletic and healthy bulldog similar to the Old english bulldogs.

HEALTH

The Olde is generally healthier than many of the modern Bulldog Breeds. However, because they are a recent recreation, for the most part created from many of the modern bulldog breeds, many of the same bulldog disorders affect the Olde but at a much less rate of occurrence. With responsible breeding programs and proper testing the general health of the Olde should only be improving.

TEMPERAMENT

Olde English Bulldogges are docile, but capable and protective, fearless and athletic, fierce-looking, determined and courageous, bold and friendly around their family and friends. The Olde is a fearless adversaries to anyone who threatens their masters or property. In the family setting they are also amazing couch potatoes and relatively easy to control.

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS

Olde English Bulldogges will adapt to any lifestyle home with a large yard or apartment living. Like most breeds it is advisable to routinely walk your Olde twice a day. The breed is hearty but should be from extreme weather conditions. Too hot or too cold is not ideal for the breed.

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