TEMPERAMENT: Olde English Bulldogges are docile, but capable and protective, fearless and athletic, fierce-looking, determined and courageous, bold and friendly around their family and friends, but fearless adversaries to any one who threatens their masters or property. This breed likes to chew and should be supplied with plenty of toys and bones. Nylabones and rubber Kong toys are highly recommended. Rawhides, soft rubber and stuffed toys are unsafe for they are easily shredded or swallowed whole. Olde English Bulldogges are so eager to please that they may overexert themselves in an effort to do whatever is asked of them. An owner who displays a natural authority toward the dog, socialization and obedience training are important. It is best to channel high energy individuals to some type of work and exercise. The objective in training this dog is to achieve pack leader status. It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack. When we humans live with dogs, we welcome their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader. Lines are clearly defined and rules are set. Because a dog communicates his displeasure with growling and eventually biting, all other humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog. The humans must be the ones making the decisions, not the dogs. That is the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success. HEIGHT AND WEIGHT: Height: Males 17-20 inches. Females 16-19 inches. Weight: Males 60-80 pounds. Females 50-70 pounds. HEALTH ISSUES: May be susceptible to bloat- a painful and often fatal condition that can be brought on by too large a quantity of food consumed at one time. LIVING CONDITIONS: Olde English Bulldogges will adapt to almost any lifestyle. They should be protected from the extreme cold and heat, although they are not as susceptible as the AKC Bulldog. EXERCISE: This breed needs to be taken on a daily pack walk to satisfy its migration instinct. When properly conditioned they can be active dogs, however, they are equally happy with moderate exercise. They can stay in relatively good shape with good muscle tone with only light exercise. These dogs are naturally show, and because of their unique stricture, they should not be encouraged to jump or engage in strenuous exercise as young pups. Those are just some of the basics for owning a OEB. Do some extended research and see if OEB is a good fit for you! If you have some questions call Win Sheldon(352) 304-1624. Enjoy the journey!