The ideals of our breeding are pursued according to these breed characteristics

The ‘Hutchison’ made available here was written and in particular illustrated in 1908 by J. Hay Hutchison. It shows the perfect Bulldog of then and now. The illustrations in particular explain very graphically how an English Bulldog has to look and which faults can occur. They make the seemingly complicated breed standard more understandable to the layperson.
Breed standard according to Hutchison


We are making the current breed standard available to you here as well.

Current breed standard


The most import breed characteristics are as follows:

  • Rose ears
  • Very dark eyes
  • Sour facial expression
  • Undershot jaw
  • Short nose
  • Colours: white, fallow, russet, brindle and white with or without coloured spots of these colours
  • Size up to approx. 40 cm, weight approx. 25 kg
  • Wheel back
  • Well-rounded ribs
  • Natural straight short tail approx. 9 to 15 cm
  • Rolling gait
  • Cat feet


The most frequent faults are:

  • Too much of an undershot jaw
  • Extreme type
  • Too large (weight more than 28 kg)
  • Flyaway or button ears
  • Straight back
  • Shallow rib cage
  • Legs too long or too short
  • High-set corkscrew tail

The natural straight short tail of approx. 9 to 15 cm is clearly visible here on Zaaba and Dona:

Clearly visible on Chianti: Rose ears, sour facial expression, undershot jaw, nose not too short, white colour with coloured spots:

The very dark eyes are clearly visible here on Fitness: