Official & original standard


Latest update 30.11.2019


CATEGORY: brachycephalic molossoid 



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



X-Rays hips (HD)




X-Rays Elbows (ED)

DNA Profiling

42 COAT 

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.



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. 



Thanks to their endering and socialble character, they make perfect family dogs and playmates for children and get along generally well with other animals. The New English Bulldog should have an excellent movement, less lay back than the English Bulldog but without excessive drive, therefore they adapt very well to city life. However, the New English Bulldog should be able to make sporting activities like spring, flirt pole or agility.


As all brachycephalic breeds, they can randomly suffer from the usual related health issues like entropion and ectropion. Breathing difficulties like stenotic nares and elongated soft palate. It is important to make an appropriate selection for breeding. They also can suffer from hip dysplasia if no selection is made on the breeding stock. 

47 LIFE EXPECTANCY  estimated at 10-12 years


Any mentioned in the standard

Any evident fault that is severe 

Any dog clearly showing physical of behavioural abnormalities 

Moderate to severe HD (D2-E1-E2)

NB: Males should exhibit 2 testicles, fully dropped in the scrotum.

The original standard is available to any serious kennel club including the judge exam form.

Please ask us to obtain the latest updated standard.

F-1 outcrosses will always be admitted, pretending that EBs have worse hips than OEBs is a myth, just make the right selection and always x-ray all your breeding stock and never use a stud that is not tested. 


Use the below breeding and registering table to obtain more stability in the breed. It's also a guideline how to register. Because you cannot cross an OEB x EB and claim the whole litter is New English Bulldog. Some can turn out 100% OEB in conformation as the black OEB F-1 on the table below with is a direct outcross EB x OEB, on right side and perfect NEB on left! Don't hesitate to contact us with any question you may have. 


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