American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: Victorian Bulldogge


History

The Victorian Bulldog is a result of great time and dedicated effort to recombine predetermined different breeds of dogs to form a breed with preferred characteristics. The term “Victorian” was used to describe an Bulldog that was synonymous the breed look and characteristics of those found in the 18th and early 19th century. The look is based on paintings and photographs of that era in London, England. Today’s modern day English Bulldog has many hereditary defects. The Victorian Bulldogge is a result of “designer” breeding English Bulldogs, Bull Terriers, Bullmastiff's, and Staffordshire Bull Terriers in an attempt to have a dog with a slightly longer and smaller head, longer and straighter legs, and a strong athletic build. This breed is strictly kept as a companion in the USA today and is quite popular. They make wonderful watchdogs.

Appearance

The Victorian Bulldogge is a medium sized breed with males and females generally measuring 16-19 inches in height and weighing 55-75 pounds in weight. This breed has a square head that is large and broad, directly forming into a muzzle that is shorter and almost the same width as their head. Their two medium sized ears are generally folded alongside of their face and triangular in shape. This breed has an overall appearance of being low to the ground, very muscular, broad and strong. Their tail is generally cropped to about two inches in length and is held tight to their body. When not cropped, their tail is medium in length and tapers to a point at the end. Their coat is a single layer, tight to their skin and available in all colors and color combinations.

Temperament

The Victorian Bulldogge requires a firm and confident owner who is able to remain pack leader at all times. This breed can be an excellent addition to most families, including growing ones. This breed does well with non canine and canine companions he or she is able to grow up around. It is important that the Victorian Bulldogge have early rules and boundaries set and to follow daily, along with proper physical exercise in order to remain calm and happy when in doors. In general, this is a wonderful breed who is loyal, confident, loving and playful with his or her family members. Early socialization and obedience training is recommended.

Grooming

This breed does drool and shed. Daily brushing and bathing when needed. Pay daily attention to their ears and wrinkles.

Special Notes

Please fully educate yourself about the Victorian Bulldogge prior to adding one to your family to ensure you are able to provide life long physical and financial care. A properly fenced in yard, or proper fitting harness and leash is required while outdoors at all times. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

© 2017 American Canine Association, Inc.