We have had two Olde English Bulldogges now and our first was a rescue...BEST dog in the world!!!! When she passed away we got another of the same breed but as a puppy. She's considered 1st generation...her dad is AKC EB and her mom is 1/2 AKC EB and 1/2 American Bulldog.
Some breeders of OEB's have used other breeds in their lines so you can't always be sure. Which was the case with our first...but darn if she wasn't the best dog on earth.
Our puppy is an amazing girl and I know she was bred well.
We just recently adopted a 4 year old English Bulldog for $500 from a breeder who retired her. She's a total love bug. But she has an eye condition that will be there for life and she's been limping a bit.
Anyway...I would suggest googling the heck out of adult dogs for sale. I probably talked to and visited 100 breeder sites in our search. Alot of breeders retire their dogs and sell them for less then a puppy and they want them to go to a good home.
Rescue can be time consuming but definitely worth it...some of people's most cherished pets come from rescue.
Good luck! And OEB's are wonderful dogs.. If you feel comfortable with the breeder and meet the puppy and have him vet checked I'm sure you'll be happy with your new addition.
Also, feel free to check out my albums on this site...the all white dog was our OEB and the black and white puppy is our now 5 month old OEB.