Black Horse Bulldogs
Welcome to Black Horse Bulldogs. I have dedicated many years to understanding and living with the Bulldogge breed. As the owner and operator of a horse farm in Ocala Florida and mother of 3 children I searched for a breed that would do well with my family and lifestyle. I have a lifetime of training and breeding horses professionally with awards in National Championship Dressage. Through the years my passion to produce high quality athletic horses has taught me alot about proper breeding and breed choice. When my children wanted a dog I took this knowledge to choose the right breed for our family. Little did I know that I would love them as much as if not more than my horses. It was this love and respect I found in the Olde English Bulldogge association that led me to want to share incredible rare and beautiful canines.
Keeping my dogs happy and healthy is extremely important and I will not overlook any details to do so. If you decide to adopt one of our pups, they will have super temperament’s that is perfectly suited for a “family” dog. You can rest assured our dogs have impeccable show bloodlines and your pup will be a fantastic addition to your family as well. They are great with children when trained with a firm but, loving and positive hand.
Olde English Bulldogge History
The Olde English Bulldogge originated in England between 1600 and 1700. These were the early ancestors to many of the Bull breeds that exist today including the English Bulldog and the American Bulldog. They were bred to participate in blood sports like bull baiting. This so called sport, became quite popular in England throughout the middle of the 18th Century. Bull baiting primarily consisted of staking out a bull and allowing several Bulldogges to attack it. A dog of great courage and agility was needed for bull baiting. This dog was of medium size; larger dogs were considered to be the result of mastiff crosses.
Around 1835, laws were passed in England prohibiting bull baiting and the Olde English Bulldogges main purpose of existence vanished. Within a decade the numbers of bulldogs declined drastically almost to extinction. Dog show fanciers eventually decided to reconstruct the breed, but wanted to tone down the aggressive temperament of the original Olde English Bulldogge. They crossed the remnants of the existing stock with the pug and over the years that followed they developed the modern English Bulldog. Unfortunately though, this modern dog is wrought with all kinds of genetic health problems.
The modern Olde English Bulldogge is a reconstruction of the original Olde Bulldogge of the 17th and 18th century. Various genetic crosses have been used in carefully and thoughtfully planned breeding programs to obtain this goal. The foundation of most of today’s Olde English Bulldogges can be traced to English Bulldog, American Bulldog, APBT and Mastiff.
These dogs were used very selectively in various combinations to obtain the desired physical and mental traits of the original Olde English Bulldogge. The result has been a good looking Bulldogge of great athletic ability that is much healthier and physically fit without most of the problems that plague today’s modern English Bulldogs. The goal of all Olde English Bulldogge breeders should be to produce genetically healthier Bulldogges that are free breathers, free breeders, and free whelpers.