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Wilkinson Bulldog

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Wilkinson Bulldog
Alternative names
Original English Bulldogge
Country of origin
Common nicknames
Classification and breed standards
Not recognized by any major kennel club
This breed of dog is extinct

The Wilkinson Bulldog is a breed of dog.


The breed is fit, healthy, and athletic. It weighs between 50 and 75 pounds, standing 17 to 19 inches at the withers(about the size of a small Boxer). It is larger than the standard Bulldog and more muscular.

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 Vancouver Island, British Columbia, 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 Kennel Club standards.

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 inbreeding among a few dogs, the breed does not have serious health problems.

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