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Conley’s Olde English Bulldogges

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Bullies 4 The Brave

 

      Conley’s Olde English Bulldogges IOEBA registered Kennel was established in 2015 by Ruth and USN GSMC Christopher Conley “Chief”. Our story began innocent enough, I had wanted an Olde English Bulldogge even if most people had no idea what I was talking about or just thought I meant an English Bulldog. But being a career Naval family we had held off because we moved way too much to have a pup. So for our 24th wedding anniversary I surprised Chief with a road trip to Missouri that resulted in two puppys! One for him and one for me of course. He was surprised and definitely not sure how he’d like two pups in the house, but they quickly became our babies and won him over. Pumpkin Spice and Ginger Snap, sisters, quickly became part of our family. We were wrapped around their paws in no time at all. And there was no way around falling in love with their personality, intelligence and affectionate natures instantly.

      Only two short months after their arrival into our hearts tragedy struck our family. Our son, Alexander N. Conley, took his own life on February 7, 2016 he was 21 years old. Of course we were devastated as any parents would be. But through our grief we realized there had to be something we could do to bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention. Determined to help others in Alex’s situation we came to realize we had failed Alex, we could have done more. As a child when Alex was first diagnosed a doctor recommend a pet for just him. This he said the pet would help with his mental illness.  This recommendation lead us to get two emotional support rats, yes rats, and honestly looking back it did help him a lot. He had such a love for all animals. Unfortunately the military moved us once again and we could not take them along. I thought raising Alex I knew mental illness inside and out but man was I wrong. Alex tried to help as many people as he could that suffered from depression, anxiety, Bipolar disorder and more. He would always be there to talk to anyone that needed him, and he met many through Project Semicolon. 

      I had this crazy idea to continue what Alex tried to do by helping people with mental and physical disabilities. Alex was so proud of his father and oldest brothers military service. He would always say he wanted to be a doctor with a gun, he spent so much time in military hospitals that I just had to laugh. It was his dream when he was a little boy but he could never join. This idea nagged at me. I mean we had already registered the girls and formed a kennel name in 2015. We’d done so incase we wanted to show the girls and maybe have a litter one day. Could we really help people by providing them dogs bred and raised for health and temperament to be Emotional support or even Service Dogs? Without hesitation, only a few days after Alex’s passing, I looked at Chief and said we are starting a nonprofit in Alex’s memory! We are going to breed and giving away dogs and stop suicide through service animals! So not long after this we gained more family in the form of Alex’s Heart and Bella Blue, also sisters. Alex had been looking at puppies after we got ours, he was online when he found Alex’s Heart, she was beautiful and way to expensive! I told him no way, you work on the road and only come home for a few days at a time! I am not raising another puppy. If we were going to do this we were going to do it right. I purchased the puppy, naming her after him and he sister too. We started spending everyday reaching the breed, health, foods, whelping, everything we could find to be as knowledgeable as possible all the while training, raising and spoiling four puppies.

      Our mission is to breed healthy, intelligent bulldogges with excellent temperaments to help active duty military, veterans and first responder personnel suffering with PTSD, TIB or any issues they may need a Battle Buddy for. Why only active duty military, veterans and first responders? That is easy. Alex grew up a military kid, had wanted to join, but mostly because of his respect and admiration for those who serve. The first responders actually came in later. As time went by I realized that the first responders that came to my home that night had put to endure not only what they saw and heard from the family, but i had been horrible to them in my distraught state. I started looking into the suicide rates and I was shocked that everywhere you turn you hear about “The 22” but they aren’t the only heroes out there that need us.

      I was in need of a service dog about a year later. This is when Scooder’s Banana was discovered. Alex had many nicknames over the years but the one that stuck was Scooder. Alex was always joking about getting a yellow dog and naming him Banana, so this became his middle name. I remember when I saw baby Scooder thinking yep, he looks like a rotten Banana, he was perfect! He was just the Battle Buddy that I was needing.

      We are now proud to say that Conley’s Olde English Bulldogges is the kennel for Bullies 4 The Brave, a nonprofit providing everything from the puppy, starter pack, free hand delivery anywhere in the lower 48, self training help and even 24/7/365 lifetime service and support for the recipient and their Battle Buddy. Every litter produced gives 1 out of every 3 puppies to an active duty military member, veteran or first responder who would benefit from having an emotional support, therapy or service dog. The other 3 pups are sold to support funding the nonprofit including the free spay and neuter we provide for every Battle Buddy.

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Olde English Bulldogge History

 

 

 The Olde English Bulldogge originated in England between 1600 and 1700.  These were the early ancestors to many of the Bull breeds that exist today including the English Bulldog and the American Bulldog.  They were bred to participate in blood sports like bull baiting.  This so called sport, became quite popular in England through out the middle of the 18th Century.  Bull baiting primarily consisted of staking out a bull and allowing several Bulldogges to attack it.  A dog of great courage and agility was needed for bull baiting. This dog was of medium size; larger dogs were considered to be the result of mastiff crosses.

Around 1835, laws were passed in England prohibiting bull baiting and the Olde English Bulldogges main purpose of existence vanished.  Within a decade the numbers of bulldogs declined drastically almost to extinction.  Dog show fanciers eventually decided to reconstruct the breed, but wanted to tone down the aggressive temperament of the original Olde English Bulldogge.  They crossed the remnants of the existing stock with the pug and over the years that followed they developed the modern English Bulldog.  Unfortunately though, this modern dog is wrought with all kinds of genetic health problems.

  The modern Olde English Bulldogge is a reconstruction of the original Olde Bulldogge of the 17th and 18th century. Various genetic crosses have been used in carefully and thoughtfully planned breeding programs to obtain this goal.  The foundation of most of today’s Olde English Bulldogges can be traced to English Bulldog, American Bulldog, APBT and Mastiff.

These dogs  were used very selectively in various combinations to obtain the desired physical and mental traits of the original Olde English Bulldogge.  The result has been a good looking Bulldogge of great athletic ability that is much healthier and physically fit without most or all of the problems that plague today’s modern English Bulldogs.  The goal of all Olde English Bulldogge breeders should be to produce genetically healthier Bulldogges that are free breathers, free breeders, and free whelpers.

Description:

The perfect Olde English Bulldogge should be of medium height to large size with a large head and a very stout, muscular body. The disposition should be outgoing, loyal and courageous. The temperament is to be very stable and trustworthy. Most importantly the Olde English Bulldogge is a healthy dog with out many of the problems affecting the modern English Bulldogs. Males should be free breeders and females should be free whelpers. The Olde English Bulldogge should be devoid of all breathing problems.

 

Height: Males: 17 – 23 inches Females: 15 – 21 inches

 

Weight: 50 – 90 lbs.

 

Colors: Any color is acceptable.

 

Coat: Short

 

Temperament: Stable and trustworthy

 

Health Issues:

Very healthy; should not have many of the health problems of the English Bulldog, However,

The English bulldog was used to recreate the Olde English Bulldog breed and  every so often through the genes you can get an entropion eye, an eyelid that rolls under and irritates the eye, it is fixed with eye drops and if severe cases eye surgery.  However healthy they may be, common sense must be used on all pets involving activities given on extreme hot days. ALL  Dogs need shade and water in extreme hot weather as they can dehydrate fast if no shade or water is available.

 

 

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE  The Olde English Bulldogge standard and History 

WE DO NOT OVER WORK OUR DOGS, WE GIVE THEM A WELL BALANCED NON FATTY DIET WHILE GROWING THEIR FIRST 18 MONTHS BECAUSE OF HOW BULLYS GROW AND HOW FAST, WE DO NOT FEED CORN, SOY OR WHEAT IN THE DIET. WE STAY AWAY FROM CHICKEN BASED FOODS IN FEED. EXPERIENCE AND RESEARCH TELL US SALMON, LAMB, DUCK, BISON AND VENISON ARE BEST TO FEED. THIS IS WHAT WE WHAT WE RECOMMEND IN GRAIN FREE FOODS ONLY. THE FIRST YEAR OF A BULLDOGGES LIFE THEY SHOULD GET LIGHT EXERCISE AND LOTS OF LOVE!! OUR PUPPY’S GET 100% PURE GOATS MILK FROM OUR FAMILY GOATS NEVER COWS MILK DURING THE WEANING PROCESS. AFTER THE FIRST YEAR AND HALF OF GOOD CARE OUR DOGS CAN SWIM, JOG AND RUN. HOWEVER THE FIRST YEAR REMEMBER THIS IS A BULLDOGGE, NOT A LABRADOR SO PLEASE TAKE CAUTION IN ROUGH PLAY, JUMPING AND SPRINTING. ALTHOUGH THEY ARE MUCH HEALTHIER THAN AN ENGLISH BULLDOG, ITS STILL A BULLY BREED. THEY GROW MUCH DIFFERENTLY FROM OTHER BREEDS. PLEASE READ OUR GUARANTEE CAREFULLY. WE LOVE THIS BREED AND WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WE ARE COMMITTED TO HELPING YOU AND YOUR PUPPY FOR HIS OR HER LIFE TIME. WE ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS. WE LOVE OUR DOGS AND WANT YOU TO HAVE THE BEST EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE. THEY ARE PART OF OUR FAMILY AND SO ARE YOU.

THIS IS WHY EVERY OEB THAT IS PRODUCED BY CONLEY’S COMES WITH A BULLY BINDER OF INFORMATION, MICROCHIPPING AND MUCH MORE IN OUR PUPPY PACK.

Choose a Healthy Dog Food , How to Read the Label ,
The Dog Food Project – How does your Dog Food Brand compare?
STUDIES HAVE FOUND DIET CAN STOP THE DISEASE OF HIP DYSLPACIA   read more from. 
Cornell University and Baker Institute for Animal Health
Can the disease be prevented? ARTICLE From  Cornell University and Baker Institute for Animal Health  
The time of appearance and the rate of progression of hip dysplasia are influenced by the growth rate of individual dogs.What can be done to prevent hip dysplasia? from healthy pet. http://www.healthypet.com/

http://www.worldbulldoggealliance.com

                                   

 

 

 

Registry’s and Information

http://www.bulldoginformation.com/Olde-English-Bulldogge.html