American Pit Bull Terrier vs Olde English Bulldogge

Compare the American Pit Bull Terrier to the Olde English Bulldogge. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between American Pit Bull Terriers and Olde English Bulldogges.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Olde English Bulldogge and the American Pit Bull Terrier are good for new owners, but the Olde English Bulldogge is a slightly better choice.
  • Children - Both the American Pit Bull Terrier and Olde English Bulldogge are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both breeds have low maintenance coats, but the American Pit Bull Terrier is easier to groom.
  • Barking - The American Pit Bull Terrier has an above-average tendency to bark, while the Olde English Bulldogge is an average barker.
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American Pit Bull Terrier vs Olde English Bulldogge
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Breed NameAmerican Pit Bull TerrierOlde English Bulldogge
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan12-14 yrs.10-12 yrs.
Height17-20 in.16-20 in.
Weight30-90 lb50-80 lb
IntelligenceAverageHigh
History
Origin CountryUnited KingdomUnited States
Origin Year1898 AD1971 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyPoorBelow Average
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Aggressive
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Aggressive
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Stubborn
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹45°F to 85°F50°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsOftenOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMedium-HighMedium
Exercise RequiredMedium-HighMedium
Top Running Speed30 mph18 mph
StrengthVery HighVery High
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowLow
SheddingHighLow-Medium
DanderMediumLow
Drool AmountNone-LowMedium-High

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameAmerican Pit Bull TerrierOlde English Bulldogge
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaYesYes
Family/PackNoYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientYesYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionAverageHigh
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageBelow Average
ChasingAverageBelow Average
Follow CommandsAverageBelow Average
FightingHighAverage
GuardingAverageHigh
HerdingAverageVery Low
HuntingBelow AverageAverage
ProtectionHighHigh
Remove VerminAverageBelow Average
SleddingAverageVery Low
WatchAverageHigh
Health Comparison
Breed NameAmerican Pit Bull TerrierOlde English Bulldogge
Lifespan
Lifespan12-14 yrs.10-12 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Demodectic MangeYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
Skin AllergiesYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameAmerican Pit Bull TerrierOlde English Bulldogge
Coat
FurYesYes
Coat Type
Single CoatYesYes
Smooth CoatNoYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesYes
RoughNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
Black & TanYesNo
Black & WhiteYesNo
BlueYesNo
Blue, White, & TanYesNo
ChocolateYesNo
Chocolate & TanYesNo
FawnYesYes
Fawn & WhiteYesNo
Light FawnYesNo
WhiteYesYes
Brindle BlackNoYes
Brindle FawnNoYes
Brindle RedNoYes
Brindle&whiteNoYes
Fawn PiedNoYes
GreyNoYes
RedNoYes
Red PiedNoYes
White PiedNoYes
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