|Original English Bulldogge
|Country of origin
|Classification and breed standards
|Not recognized by any major kennel club
|This breed of dog is
The Wilkinson Bulldog is a
The breed is fit, healthy, and athletic. It weighs between 50 and 75 pounds,
standing 17 to 19 inches at the
the size of a small
Boxer). It is larger than the standard
It retains the form of its forebearers, the fighting bulldogs,hence the
alternate name Original English Bulldog. It is more similar to the old Bulldog
than to the standard breed or to any old-bulldog recreation.
Lolly Wilkinson of
Canada has been
breeding a strain of Bulldogs for many years that is similiar to, but not to be
confused with, the
Old English Bulldog.
These dogs originate from those taken to Canada from a pair brought in 1946
by Lolly Wilkinson's grandfather. The type has been preserved by aspiring to
functional and historical correctness rather than fashion and
This breed is not currently recognized by any major Kennel Club; however, it
does seem to be gaining popularity. Whether people accept the fact that this is
the real thing is debatable. It may become more popular in the future.
This breed is not unfriendly towards other animals like the
Pit Bull Terrier and it maintains a gentle disposition. Still, it retains
the tenacity of its ancestors and has a powerful "bite".
The Wilkinsons claim that, despite
among a few dogs, the breed does not have serious health problems.
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