We are a Premier Breeder of Exotic Olde English Bulldogges Located in the Small Country Town of Iola, Texas. We are Dedicated to the Preservation, Promotion and Improvement of the Olde English Bulldogge Breed. The Focus of Our Breeding Program is on Health, Temperament and Structure First and Foremost. Color is just an Added Bonus. We Take Pride in Producing Beautiful, Top-Quality Olde English Bulldogges with Impeccable Bloodlines and Generational Pedigrees. All Breedings that Occur at Ballerz Bulldogges are the Result of Careful Consideration of Genetic Characteristics, Pedigrees and Relationship Coefficients. Each of Our Breedings are Selected to Meet Our Personal Standards in Producing What We Believe is an Ideal Bulldogge…a Healthy Dog that is Family Friendly and Possesses a Beautiful Bully Appearance.We are Passionate about the Olde English Bulldogge Breed and Have Spent Years Building on Specific Traits, Striving to Improve the Overall Health of the Breed. They are Members of Our Family that Receive Daily Love and Attention. All of Our Puppies are Raised Inside of Our Home Where They Receive an Abundance of Socialization, Meticulous Care and Loads of Love. Our Goal is to Provide Families and Individuals of All Ages with Healthy, Happy Puppies from this Amazing Breed.
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Our Bulldogges are loyal, trustworthy, laidback and friendly. They love to snuggle and to have all of your attention. They often think they are lapdogs.
Our Bulldogges are members of the family. They are well socialized, gentle, affectionate and sweet. They are raised around children of all ages making them a wonderful family pet.
Our Bulldogges have a love-to-please attitude which in turn makes them highly trainable. We use a reward-based method where their good behavior is rewarded with praise and treats.
Our Bulldogges possess both strength and stamina. They are confident, tough and agile. They love to play outdoors, a walk in the park and be included with the family while having fun.
Our Bulldogges possess fewer of the genetic issues seen in the common bulldog. We use selective breeding practices to ensure the health of the breed.
What is an Olde English Bulldogge?
The Olde English Bulldogge originated in England between 1600 and 1700. These were the early ancestors to many of the Bull breeds that exist today including the English Bulldog and the American Bulldog. They were bred to participate in blood sports like bull baiting. This so called sport, became quite popular in England through out the middle of the 18th Century. Bull baiting primarily consisted of staking out a bull and allowing several Bulldogges to attack it. A dog of great courage and agility was needed for bull baiting. This dog was of medium size; larger dogs were considered to be the result of mastiff crosses.
Around 1835, laws were passed in England prohibiting bull baiting and the Olde English Bulldogges main purpose of existence vanished. Within a decade the numbers of bulldogs declined drastically almost to extinction. Dog show fanciers eventually decided to reconstruct the breed, but wanted to tone down the aggressive temperament of the original Olde English Bulldogge. They crossed the remnants of the existing stock with the pug and over the years that followed they developed the modern English Bulldog. Unfortunately though, this modern dog is wrought with all kinds of genetic health problems.
The modern Olde English Bulldogge is a reconstruction of the original Olde Bulldogge of the 17th and 18th century. Various genetic crosses have been used in carefully and thoughtfully planned breeding programs to obtain this goal. The foundation of most of today’s Olde English Bulldogges can be traced to English Bulldog, American Bulldog, APBT and Mastiff.
These dogs were used very selectively in various combinations to obtain the desired physical and mental traits of the original Olde English Bulldogge. The result has been a good looking Bulldogge of great athletic ability that is much healthier and physically fit without most or all of the problems that plague today’s modern English Bulldogs. The goal of all Olde English Bulldogge breeders should be to produce genetically healthier Bulldogges that are free breathers, free breeders, and free whelpers.
Highly recommend! Got my Rittz from them! They gave me weekly updates and even held him a bit past his pick up date as we were out of town. Tracy was amazing to work with! We will be back!
Highly recommend, 10/10! Tracy was an absolute doll to work with and arrange the adoption of our sweet Bijou! The responsiveness was off the charts. We could not be happier.
We just got our first OEB from Ballerz Bulldogges and I highly recommend this Breeder. Not only was our experience great but Tracy was so attentive to new parents to be. She sent us photos of our puppy every week so we can keep up with our baby changing!! We love our OEB Coco, he is so adorable and well taken care of!!