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    Hi all -

    I was wondering if you could help me identify the *TYPE* (name? style? lol ...) of bulldog that I like the most.

    I see a few different "shapes" English Bulldogs and quite often - honestly about 70% of the time - the face does not match what I prefer.

    I like very ROUND and fat face, along with a rather short small squat body. Quite often I see bulldogs with "Long" faces ... more rectangular, long squar-ish. They almost look skinny. Some, bodywise are almost tall ..

    There must be a title or description for the difference I'm referring to.

    More importantly, how do I determine if a puppy will end up looking the way I hope? Its very difficult when theyre young.

    I have attached a few pictures of the "shape" i really prefer. Can you help me identify it - and why the heads / faces look so different sometimes?

    Bulldog Look I prefer:

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    Bulldog Look I DO NOT PREFER:

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    When it comes to English bulldog, I don't think there are broken down sub groups. It's all genetics. Some have larger heads and more wrinkles while some do not. The American Bulldog was bred to better the health of the animal. It's taller with a bit of a smaller head and a longer face. Because of this, the American bulldog has less breathing problems and females can give birth without surgery.

    The English bulldog is quite strange. It is 100 percent manmade, and not neccessarily for the better. It has health problems and goes against natural evolution so to speak. We love them to death anyway though!

    I think you just tend to like the fatter faced, more wrinkley kind.
    Even on the most awful of days, Hambone can get a smile out of me. I don't know what else to say other than, the bond one has with their dog is one of the most special things there is.

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    Hah !!!!!!!!! You nailed it. Thank you. American Bulldog is the one I was thinking of.

    Thank you for clearing up the two types. I guess im more partial to the English Bulldog type.

    Thanks again, been wondering about this for years.

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    Whats with the 10 foot tall long advertisement in the middle of this thread? :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by BulldogBurger View Post
    Whats with the 10 foot tall long advertisement in the middle of this thread? :-/
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    @Spinal Remains , thank you for your reply on this thread. I just got my Cesar's Way magazine and there was the most intresting article on English Bulldog breeders and how breeders are affecting the health of the breed by wanting a specific look. It is worth reading . As an English Bulldog lover we need to educate ourselfs with what is going on out there that is in fact hurting this wonderful dogs with so much love.
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    That is y I really disagree with Linebreeding or inbreeding with this breed. Most top breeders have Milcoat Titus in every dog. Kind of hurts the dogs when they have Milcoats Titus like 16 times in thier linage. Just my 2 cents!
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    Default Re: Different Shaped Bulldogs?

    There is also an Olde English bulldog. They are a in between the English and American. They can be around 60-100 lb. and don't have the squashed in face have a ton less problems.

    But I am with you on the short stocky, big head wrinkly type. They got my heart

    @LisaMarie & @VuBulldogs you are so correct!! Line breeding is bad. You would be shocked at what length some breeders go to create a certain look. Some kill the pups that don't measure up and some puppies die from the results. if those types of breeders would stop trying to out do each other and focus on healthy puppies it would be great!!
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    Default Re: Different Shaped Bulldogs?

    When I went to pick up Reggie, I was expecting the kind of bully that @BulldogBurger is mentioning (e.g. short legs, round pushed in face).
    I was surprised to find that Reggie was taller, leaner, and much longer than the Bulldogs I had seen.
    Confused, I started asking around, and my vet (and other dog loving friends) informed me that Reggie is an Olde English Bulldogge (OEB).
    OEBs are not only more active I guess (I can attest to that anyway!), but better resemble what the bulldogs looked like in the 1800s in England (when in fact they were baiting bulls).

    Olde English Bulldogge (Old English Bulldog, Leavitt bulldogs).


    (@BulldogBurger: check out my photos of Reggie, you can definitely see the difference).

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    Ive also noticed that the type of bully you prefer is the European bred bully. They resemble what alot people perceive a bully to be. Wide chest, big head,muscular, large nose rope and short to the ground.
    The bullies Bred here in the US are not the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BullyBlair View Post
    When I went to pick up Reggie, I was expecting the kind of bully that @BulldogBurger is mentioning (e.g. short legs, round pushed in face).
    I was surprised to find that Reggie was taller, leaner, and much longer than the Bulldogs I had seen.
    Confused, I started asking around, and my vet (and other dog loving friends) informed me that Reggie is an Olde English Bulldogge (OEB).
    OEBs are not only more active I guess (I can attest to that anyway!), but better resemble what the bulldogs looked like in the 1800s in England (when in fact they were baiting bulls).

    Olde English Bulldogge (Old English Bulldog, Leavitt bulldogs).


    (@BulldogBurger: check out my photos of Reggie, you can definitely see the difference).
    Olde english bulldogge is a cross between an english bulldog and american bulldog

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    Olde english bulldogge is actually a cross bread english bulldog. It is crossed with american bulldog and/or america pitbull terrior.

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