When looking for a new dog, you will always want to do your research so that you can ensure that you are getting the perfect dog for your needs.
Dogs come with personalities as varied as the people who buy them, so it makes sense to want one that fits your own. It is for this reason that I will be going over the Olde Double Bully.
This Bulldog breed is descended from the standard Bulldog mixed with the Olde English Bulldogge, a variety that was bred to resemble the original British Bulldogs of the 19th century.
Thanks to their Olde English Bulldog lineage, you will find that this breed tends to be a little more friendly than most Bulldogs.
The Olde Double Bully is an excellent choice of family dog, but they can also be fiercely loyal protectors, though they will not grow as large as some other guard dog breeds.
We are going to be taking a look at everything that you could want to know about this breed, from the puppies all the way to how they act when they’re older. Let’s get right into it.
Olde Double Bully Puppies – Before You Buy…
Unless you want to end up regretting an impulsive purchase, you should probably do your research before you see the puppies of any dog you’re looking to bring into your family.
Puppies can be notoriously hard to resist, so let’s see if there’s anything that stands out about Olde Double Bullies when they’re little.
What Price are Olde Double Bully Puppies?
The first thing that you will want to know before I progress any further is how much money you will be spending on these puppies.
Olde Double Bullies can be found for a similar price to many purebred Bulldogs with good lineages, but ones with a purer set of parents will typically sell for more.
The usual price range for the Olde Double Bully is usually somewhere between 500 to 1200 dollars, but the price can rise a few hundred dollars higher in exceptional cases.
Of course, the number of breeders in your area for this type of Bulldog will also considerably affect the pricing around you.
How to Find Reputable Olde Double Bully Breeders?
When looking for the best breeders of the Olde Double Bully, it helps to do some asking around in the local breeding community, as local breeders have a way of talking.
Not only will you be able to find out whether there are local breeders of these puppies, but you may also hear about the breeding conditions.
You always want to make sure that you are getting puppies that are raised humanely, so I would recommend making as many visits as are necessary to ensure that the conditions are proper.
The internet is an excellent resource for getting in touch with breeders in the first place, but you should still always visit.
3 Little-Known Facts About Olde Double Bully Puppies
- Though the Olde Double Bully may have an intimidating appearance, that couldn’t be any further from the truth. These dogs are some of the sweetest and most caring pets that you could ever hope for.
- While these dogs may look a little goofy due to their huge muscles and their squat physique, you will find that they are quite athletic! The Olde Double Bully is one of the faster dog breeds around
- Olde Double Bully puppies are incredibly energetic, but they tend to gradually slow as they get older. If you are looking to raise one of these dogs, be prepared for absolute chaos when they are younger.
Physical Traits of the Olde Double Bully
Of course, Bulldogs such as the Olde Double Bully wouldn’t have quite the reputation that they do if it wasn’t for their distinctive looks.
Due to their stubby snout and wrinkly face, many people tend to think that Olde Double Bullies can be intimidating, while others will find them adorable.
As with many Bulldog derivatives, you will find that the Olde Double Bully is a polarizing dog when it comes to looks.
Some people are in love with their squat, muscular physique, while others would prefer a leaner dog. In the end, whether or not you love the Olde Double Bully is entirely up to preference.
When it comes to the coat, there is a lot of variation in the Olde Double Bully, and it is highly dependent on the fur of the parents.
The most common color variation is sable with a cream patch on the chest, but black, darker browns, and even lighter colors are not unheard of in the Olde Double Bully.
How Big is a Full-Grown Olde Double Bully?
As with many Bulldog breeds, you will find that the Olde Double Bully can grow into a substantial breed, and there is quite a bit of variety depending on its lineage.
The weight of these dogs can vary from around 50 to 100 pounds, meaning that larger examples can make very imposing guard dogs.
Height can also vary rather significantly when it comes to the Olde Double Bully, with smaller examples being around 15 inches tall, and the larger ones top out at nearly 20 inches.
I can guarantee you that a potential intruder won’t want to mess with these dogs.
Don’t let the size of the Olde Double Bully fool you, as they are gentle giants with their owners and people with whom they are acquainted.
What is the Life Expectancy of the Olde Double Bully?
Unfortunately, the Olde Double Bully shares a typical flaw of most Bulldogs in its low life expectancy.
These dogs will typically live from 8 to 10 years, which is by no means an abysmal life expectancy, but it is lower than that of dogs that can grow to be larger, which is not very common.
Of course, there are always dogs that will outlast the projected lifespan, though that is rare in the case of Bulldogs like the Olde Double Bully.
Since Bulldogs are mainly the product of genetic manipulation, you will find that they are dangerously susceptible to genetic diseases that tend to result in early death.
Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the Olde Double Bully
As I have already mentioned, the Olde Double Bully’s behavior is not what you would expect from a glance.
While these dogs tend to look like fierce fighters, you will find that they are some of the sweetest pets you will ever own. Of course, an Olde Double Bully will fight if it comes down to life or death.
While these dogs tend to be highly energetic at a younger age, they will typically slow down as they get older, so you shouldn’t expect their reserves of energy to be endless.
As with most Bulldogs, it is recommended that you get them to socialize with other dogs from an early age so that they don’t grow mean.
Obedience training is recommended for most Bulldogs, and that is indeed the case with the Olde Double Bully, as some of them can have a rebellious streak.
These dogs tend to possess average intelligence, but they make up for it with exceptional loyalty that is nearly unmatched by any other breed.
The Olde Double Bully’s Diet
Being a relatively large dog, you will find that the Olde Double Bully should eat two cups of food per day spread out into two or three meals.
While Olde Double Bullies may suffer from a range of genetic issues, they are not susceptible to obesity, so you won’t have to worry about that.
I would recommend serving these dogs high-quality food as that can affect their lifespan and their quality of life.
While it can be pricey to provide a full diet of premium food for these dogs, I would recommend that at least one meal per day that consists of it
How Much Exercise Does an Olde Double Bully Need?
The Olde Double Bully will be a little more energetic than most Bulldogs, so you may have to take it out for a walk once or twice per day.
These dogs don’t tend to run around too much when they are indoors, so you will have to take them outside if you really want their energy levels to spike.
This moderate level of exercise should give your Olde Double Bully all of the exercise it needs.
Keep in mind that this dog is still a Bulldog descendant, so it shouldn’t be exercised in extreme temperatures due to its inherent breathing issues that are a result of its snout.
Olde Double Bully Health and Conditions
Unfortunately, the Olde Double Bully shares the genetic issues that are common to all Bulldogs, and there is not much that can be done to rectify these problems.
I recommend many preventive checkups over the year to ensure that no new issues develop in your dog.
- Hip Dysplasia
- Patellar Luxation
- Head tremors
- Brachycephalic syndrome
- Cherry eye
- Joint problems
My Final Thoughts on the Olde Double Bully
If you need a dog that is both sweet and ready to protect your family, there is nothing that can match a Bulldog, and the Olde Double Bully is one of my favorites.
While it still has to deal with the health issues prevalent in all Bulldogs, the Olde Double Bully is almost guaranteed to be a caring and loyal member of your family.
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- Olde Double Bully Puppies – Before You Buy…
- Physical Traits of the Olde Double Bully
- Intelligence, Temperament, and Personality Traits of the Olde Double Bully
- The Olde Double Bully’s Diet
- Olde Double Bully Health and Conditions
- My Final Thoughts on the Olde Double Bully