Olde . English . Bulldogge
O . E . B
Here are three initials that will mark the history of the canine world
at the end of the 20th century. Especially in the sphere of the Modern Bulldog, the English Bulldog.
Originally these three initials represented the name of the race and they now only
represent one type of dog. This is certainly the only breed of dog to my knowledge
that will usurp his creative name.
The complexity of language has lead to confusion over the meaning and use of the name
orally as well as in writing by a small nuance. But what is this name, what do these initials "O.E.B."mean??
Breed creation: Olde English Bulldogge.
Dog Type: Old English Bulldog.
As you can see above the new ones in the writing is very small and orley nonexistent.
One was given to describe a breed and the other for an appellation designating
new alternatives and waves of bulldog.
The initials were the only thing making the distinction of the time.
So, let me explain:
From his name, common or initially of his race 0.E.B.is a Bulldogge, as he once was.
Symbol of courage, with strong health and an athletic body. Unfortunately, overtime
the bulldog has changed dramatically in morphology, resulting in multiple hereditary
health problems for today’s modern bulldog.
"Clifford Derwent" was First mentioned in writings as having tried to find a healthy
bulldog. His line “Regency bulldog”, for lack of interest went out.
It was not until 1971 that "David Leavitt"
under the affix “Bull Meads” undertook the same work.
He started breeding to find a healthy (functional) Bulldog. He called the race
“Olde English Bulldogge”
to clearly distinguish them from the modern English bulldog, which he raised at the base.
David Leavitt used a breeding scheme of Dr. med Fechimer (Ohio State University)
to quickly access a purebred dog. The selection was made on 2 lots of 3 dogs without any
kinship and this took 8 to 9 generations. The first finished product he presented to his
dog friends was a bitch named "Polly" who served as a foundation.
Subsequently, many people rushed into the design of a “healthier” bulldog.
The obvious progress in the development of a healthy bulldog has led many breeders
around the world to adopt similar approaches, following suit with Mr. Leavitt.
Many healthy bulldog lineages have been created. Little by little, the term
Olde English bulldogge became a generic term that encompassed all new types of
Alternative Bulldogs. There are therefore different lineages and types in the "O.E.B."Designation.
Each breeder of different types has his own idea and therefore his own vision of the
perfect bulldog. Each took a different bulldog morphological model through the time of
its evolution. This explains the types of O.E.B. be completely different from each other,
but having a principal all in common the purpose of a healthier, more agile, freely
breathing bulldog with a balanced anatomy. However, there is an enormous gap
between these O.E.B.’s morphology and health depending on the type (lineage).
When the general public discovered the "O.E.B." it was not without incomprehension,
due to the fact of an amalgamation between the use of the name “O.E.B.”
which pointed to both the David Leavitt breed but also the healthier bulldog types.
Unable to prevent the use of the name in “Olde English bulldog”
to designate non-lineage bulldogs, it was decided in 2005 by David Leavitt and part of the breeder group to choose the name:
for the original breed and give up the name:
"Olde English bulldogge".
It was just consistent. The term "O.E.B."had prevailed in the common language as a
collective term for all types of healthier bulldogs, while at the same time the originals
“Olde English bulldogge” were often called Leavitt's.
In 2006 this led to the creation of the Leavitt Bulldog Association
(abbreviated LBA). To replace the club originally created by David Leavitt,
O.E.B.A. (Olde English Bulldogge Association)
only registered dogs from the original line of David Leavitt.
This is not to be confused with I.O.E.B.A
International Old English Bulldog association
which registers all types of dogs designated as O.E.B.’s.
Today, more than 40 years later the breed “Leavitt Bulldog” which is the
continuation of the breed “Olde English bulldogge” is a breed
consolidated with a consistent standard since the beginning, applying strict rules at the level of selection.
However, this does not mean that it excludes or cannot be achieved and realized
in other lines of Bulldog Alternative. It would be presumptuous to consider these
O.E.B.’s as bad dogs!
There are some known breeding programs, recognized and following a strict line such as
the “Renascence Bulldog” or the “Continental Bulldog”
which would not be classified as O.E.B. but as a separate breed.
Unfortunately, the fake breeders, and fake Bulldogge devotees take advantage of the
amalgamation of the name and various lineages to do just about anything, crossing
any type of bulldog without performing health tests. They do all of this with the
support of their associations pumping out dogs to create pedigrees for easy money.
Since the 2000’s I have seen the appearance of new colors in the O.E.B. which did
not exist before and have never existed in ancient times. Moreover these dogs are
being sold at exorbitant prices. This change on the level of color can have an
implication in terms of health for example merle color can be heavily impacted by
ophthalmological or auditory problems and it is also for bidden to reproduce her
in France since October 2017.
The imbroglios related to the name O.E.B. complicated the introduction of the
breed in different countries. The Leavitt Bulldogge, a victim of the fashion that
swallowed him, I represent only 5% of all "O.E.B".
All LBs are OEBs, but all OEBs are not LBs.
In 1998 France was the country that gave birth to the first litter
in Europe of the original “Olde English Bulldogge” by Sylvain Nijakowski
with his dog "Walz Loucka" and a male who lived in Denmark, "walz’s victor", both imported from the USA.
Walz's Victor & Walz's Loucka.
A few years later, a big swiss breeder of the world of English bulldogs since 1966,
Mrs. Imelda Angehrn with the affix Pickwick Bulldogs and with the
agreement of the Swiss scc undertook to improve the health of her breeding of
modern Bulldog by reproducing her English bulldogs and OEB David Leavitt.
First letter in 2001 was born from Leavitt bulldog
"Birchwood's Spike" X English bulldog "Pickwick's lady pinkarella".
The quality of his work will allow the recognition of his lineage as a purebred dog breed,
recognized by the Central Swiss Kennel Society, which registered with the
Fédération Canine Internationale (FCI) under the name “Continental Bulldog”
(his small name) "Contie". In France he was recognized in 2014
by the Canine Society (SC) after Switzerland, Germany, and Austria.
Buy this recognition with the FCI and SC in France, the Conti is considered a
Bulldog breed and not a type of O.E.B..
David Leavitt never wanted to be recognized for the information he had by major
authorities in the US since the creation of his race. He wanted to avoid being seen
in the hands of the FCI who might be tempted to dictate the standards.
The Leavitt Bulldog remains a breed but unlike the "Contie"
The Leavitt Bulldog is not recognized by the FCI, which implies, in France, not to have
a “Book of Origin France”. (L.O.F) But the Leavitt Bulldog still has a pedigree dating
back to its foundation in 1971 issued by the Leavitt Bulldog Association.
by Mike May
(LB x AB)
lovers in usa.
(bulldog x AB x Staff x Rafeiro of Alentejo)
it was based
on two selection
(Noel & Tina Green
and Pip Notes)
The goal was to
to the Australian climate.
(Bullmastiff x AB x EB x Boxer x SBT)
by Todd Tripp
late 1990s (ohio)
to recreate the
(EB x Boxer x STB)
from the 17th
Brazil, in 1970
mixed with the
Brazilian EB race
it will evolve
later with many
(indigenous found X EB X OEB various)
by Imelda Angehrn
[view above] (LB x EB)
by Steve & Simone Barnett in the country of Dorset in the UK
to rebuild the Bulldogge of Tudor air (SBT x Mastiff x EB)
by Ray Giacobbe
(rather type small Bandog small mastino)
(oeb x morning of naple)
by Kevin Larson
in Minnesota usa
(AB x EB x Mastiff x Pitt x Bullmastiff x BT)
by David Leavitt
in early 1970,
from its original
(Bullmastiff x APBT x EB x AB)
developed on a long-haired recessive gene in Renascence Bulldog which was fixed to create Mammut.
(Mastiff x EB x BT)
by Carlos Woods USA
not to be
Ken Mollet's Victorian
(EB x X)
by Clifford Derwent
(EB x BT)
by Jadde Jolicoeur
& Joe Willingham
(AB x Bullmastiff x Bandog x Hermes x EB)
from Leavitt lineages
and other strains.
Bulldogge is high
work and there
is a great
colors and sizes.
(LB x X)
by David Brown
(EB x Boxer x BT x Bullmastiff x Boxer x SBT x APBT)
in Nova Scotia,
which gives it its name
(Boxer x OEB)
by Ken Mollet UK
(EB x Bullmastiff x BT)