Official & original standard
Latest update 30.11.2019
CATEGORY: brachycephalic molossoid
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Low
SIZE: Medium (females cm, males cm)
ORIGIN: Great Britain
BLOODLINES: Bulldogs, terriers
(Breed abbreviations, check INFO "Inscriptions"
NICK-OR-OTHER NAME: British Bulldog
ORIGINAL STANDARD: The Bulldog Club UK 1864
MANDATORY HEALTH TESTS
X-Rays hips (HD)
ONLINE/LIVE CONFIRMATION: 12 Mo
RECOMMENDED HEALTH TESTS
X-Rays Elbows (ED)
a) Type: Short, dense, glossy & smooth with no undercoat, moderately stiff to the touch.
c) Colors: Any colors is acceptable with no preference for one over another: Solid white or black, chocolate, fawn, red, lilac, blue, also version of these colors in piebald, tricolor or & tan, with brindle of any type, sable, and different shades of all these colors, also with ticking. Merle is also accepted in all the above mentioned colors and versions.
e) Grooming: Low maintenance, very easy due to their short coat
FAULTS sparse or dull coat
NOTE a dog with surgical or accident scars should not be penalized
DISQUALIFYING FAULTS Long, fuzzy or wavy coats, albinismus.
43 CLIMATE TOLERANCE
Like all brachycephalic breeds and molosser in general, the New English Bulldog must be protected from great heat in summer and also from excessive coldness in winter due to their short hair.
Males tie naturally or AI, female give birth naturally or by c-section.
Only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, with breed typical conformation should be used for breeding. As dogs are not perfect, the breeder should never double up on health or conformation faults, even if minor and do his utmost to meet the ideal of the standard that is used as guideline.
It is very important that no American Bulldog blood is introduced in the New English Bulldog breeding stock, also no OEBs with strong AB blood at least 5 generations back. If the dog has only a 3 generation pedigree, ask to see the parents pedigrees of the dog be used. A good pedigree knowledge is requested to make the right selection. No french Bulldog, American Bully or Miniature Bulldog blood either. Pure quality EB x quality OEB. Characteristics that very clearly indicate crossing with other breeds are not to be tolerated.
Breeders and judges have the responsibility to avoid any conditions or exaggerations that are detrimental to the health, welfare, essence and soundness of this breed, and must take the responsibility to see that these are not perpetuated.