3 OEBKC shows for 2016 are currently being planned. The 2 confirmed dates are:
April 30, 2016: PA
October 15, 2016: PA
New England show date and location: TBD
- The OEBKC will also be sending out a new quarterly e-newsletter to all current members. We are looking for member contributions to feature in future editions so please send them to us via our Facebook group or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We are also accepting applications for memberships. Annual memberships will include a quarterly newsletter, exclusive access to our Facebook group, voting rights, and will help fund upcoming shows, events, and other breed-related activities.
- We are excited to announce that the OEBKC has teamed up with our German sister club, the Olde Bulldogge Club Europe e.V. in promoting the Olde English Bulldogge breed in Europe. They host annual club shows and events and also register their Olde English Bulldogges with the UKC.
UNITED KENNEL CLUB, INC.
United Kennel Club Announces the Recognition of the Olde English Bulldogge
For more information, contact Angie Smith, email@example.com
Kalamazoo, MI. April 12, 2013.
The United Kennel Club welcomes the Olde English Bulldogge to its list of recognized breeds, effective January 1, 2014. The breed will be in the Guardian Dog Group.
The breed was originally accepted into the Canine Developmental, Health and Performance Registry (
) approximately five years ago, and recently fulfilled the requirements for full UKC recognition.
The Olde English Bulldogge was developed in the early 1970’s by David Leavitt of Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Mr. Leavitt’s goal was to recreate a Bulldog with the looks, health and athleticism of the 18th Century Bulldog which was originally created for the English sport of bull baiting between the years 1100 to 1835. The foundation of this breeds re-creation consisted of crosses of half English Bulldog, one-sixth Bullmastiff, one-sixth American Pit Bull Terrier, and one sixth American Bulldog. As a result of that breeding plan, Mr. Leavitt’s goal was achieved and deemed a success by 1985.
The Olde English Bulldogge is a medium sized dog with great muscular strength, stability, athleticism and intelligence. The Olde English Bulldogge bonds closely with their owners and family, including other household pets and children; however, they can be territorial and should be introduced to other pets, dogs and children with supervision and care. Although they have attained much success in conformation, obedience and weight pull as well as protection and therapy work, they were bred to be first and foremost a companion.
Established in 1898, the United Kennel Club is the largest all-breed performance-dog registry in the world, registering dogs from all 50 states and 25 foreign countries. More than 60 percent of its 15,500 annually licensed events are tests of hunting ability, training, and instinct. UNITED KENNEL CLUB prides itself on its family-oriented, friendly, educational events. To find out more about registration and events, call or visit our website. Phone: (269) 343-9020; Fax: (269) 343-7037; www.ukcdogs.com.