Breed Standard

General Description : The perfect Olde Boston Bulldogge should be of small to medium height and size (not toy sized) with a round compact head and a solid, muscular and athletic body.

The disposition should be outgoing, loyal, lively and intelligent.  The temperament is to be very stable and trustworthy. 

Olde Boston Bulldogge are a healthy working dog without serious health problems.  Unlike their Boston Terrier cousins males should be free breeders and females should be free whelpers.  The Olde Boston Bulldogge should be devoid of all breathing problems.  

Most importantly the Olde Boston Bulldogge is still a working Bulldog.

 Old Boston Bulldogges are spirited yet thrive on pleasing their owners and are very trainable.

Their lifespan is between 10 and 14 years.

Head : Medium and high, slightly sunken between the eyes (medial furrow). 
The circumference of the head should be equal to or greater than the dog's height at the shoulder.  Fault : Head too small.


Ears : Short either naturally erect, drop or rose.


Muzzle : Broad, deep and short.  The bite is even or slight under bite.
Fault :  Muzzle too long (more than 3 inches), too undershot of a bite.

Eyes : Wide apart and of moderate size.  Any color is acceptable.


Nose : Wide and broad.  The nose should not be pushed up between the eyes.
From the stop to the end of the nose must be at least an inch and a half. 
Fault :  Completely pink nose (a small amount is acceptable).


Neck :  Medium to short and very muscular.

Chest : Ribs should be well sprung (rounded) and the chest wide and deep.
Fault :  Too narrow in the chest.

Back : Short with a slight rise from the shoulders to the rump (level back is just as  acceptable).

Legs : Forelegs should be stout and wide apart, neither bowing out or turning in. 
Fault :  Bowing or turned out resulting in poor movement.

Feet : Round and the pasterns should be strong.  Fault :  Down in the pasterns or splayed feet. 

Height : Males - 14 to 18 inches at the shoulder.  Females - 14 to 17 inches at the shoulder.

Weight : Between 20 to 45 lbs.  Fault :  Dogs above the standard weight.

Color : Black, black and white, red, brindle, blue and fawn.  All colors can posses various amounts of white.  The coat should be short and smooth.

Tail : Must be docked, of no major importance.


- Breed Standard Information pulled from the I.O.E.B.A. website (Link below)