UCA: ENGLISH BANTAM BULLDOGGE
The English Bantam Bulldogge is a multi-generational small bulldog breed developed in the
1970's by the longtime recognized bulldog breeder Mr. V. Heath of
The Heath family successfully raised English Bulldogs and Olde English
Bulldogges for 60 years and in the early 1970's began to develop a bulldog that possessed a smaller compact stature yet maintained
the traditional "bully" characteristics and temperament qualities while breeding away from the health issues that
plagued many of the modern bulldog breeds.
English Bantam Bulldogges are appreciated and praised for their compact
solid stature, low body weight (between 20 to 40 pounds), improved health characteristics over the traditional English Bulldog
and rambunctious out going personalities.
The English Bantam Bulldogge is extremely rare.
Unlike many of today's so called "Mini Bulldogs" that are based on unhealthy runts or genetically inferior foundation
breeding stock, the English Bantam Bulldogge has been carefully, thoughtfully and selectively bred thru years of dedication and stringent breeding
practices to develop and set the breed's type while maintaining it's smaller physique.
Only healthy exceptional
examples of the original foundation bull breeds were used in the primary development of the English Bantam Bulldogge breed.
Bantam Bulldogge are active, healthy and have an outgoing
character. Most English Bantam Bulldogges posses a clownish personality and enjoy being the center of family attention.
is between 10 and 14 years.
The United Canine Association was the first registry to recognize and record
the registration of the English Bantam Bulldogge.
Breed Standard: English Bantam Bulldogge
Bantam Bulldogge is what many "Toy Bulldogs" phenotypically looked like in the early 1800’s when the Bulldog
that had been used in previous centuries for bull and bear baiting had been bred down in size to a small bulldog weighing
between 20lbs - 40lbs.
The perfect English Bantam Bulldogge should be of short to medium height with a square-looking head and a strong, muscular body. The disposition should be friendly,
brave, and loyal. The temperament is to be steady and dependable.
Males should be free breeders and
females should free whelp as a rule. The English Bantam Bulldogge should not have the same breathing or activity limitations
of some modern bull breeds.
Large and square compared to the body with a nice, furrow (rope) over the nose.
Fault: Head too small in proportion to the body.
Broad, deep and short.
The bite is undershot.
too long, scissor or even bite.
Wide apart and of moderate size. Any color is acceptable, however, odd eyes (one dark, one blue or light) should be considered non preferred. Lacking pigment around the
eyes is undesirable.
Wide and broad. The nose should have nice open nostrils.
Nose all colors acceptable. The nose should be a solid
color. Lacking pigment should be considered non preferred.
Fault: Completely pink nose (a small amount is acceptable).
Short and very muscular.
Long or weedy appearing neck.
Well sprung (rounded) ribs with deep, wide chest.
Fault: Too narrow in the chest.
Short with a slight rise from the shoulders
to the rump ideal, with a level back being acceptable.
Fault: Excessive sway-back.
Forelegs should be wide apart and strong,
neither bowed out or turned in.
Fault: Bowed or turned out resulting in poor movement
Round and coming from strong pasterns.
Fault: Splayed feet or being down in the
Males: 10 - 16 inches at the shoulder. Females: 9 -15 inches at the shoulder.
Between 18 - 39 pounds. Weight over 40 lbs. up to 45 lbs. allowed in breeding stock or pets, but will
be penalized in the show ring.
Any color is acceptable. The coat should be short, glossy and
stiff to the touch.
Short set high, natural or cropped. If natural, semi-prick or rose are preferred. Prick or flat, wide ears
are non preferred. Upright ears are allowed if natural.
Should be natural, with a short screw or straight tail being