Official ARF website: Animal Research Foundation
BREED STANDARD FOR THE
BLUE BLOOD BULLDOG ©
by Lana Lou Lane
for clarity, by Al Walker, ARF Genealogist
BREEDS: “White English Bulldogs”
“Old Southern Bulldogs”
Is for “Guardian”, “Protector”, and “Family
powerfully built; agile and athletic for
size, and alert. Should
give impression of
nobility; thereby, the term “BLUE BLOOD”.
Large, flat across the skull, square, heavily muscled in males.
Square with heavily muscled jaws; length not to exceed 40%
of the skull, from “stop” to “end” of nose, being 2 to
in length, plus or minus a 1/4 inch.
Color: Black is the ideal color; however, “Gray”, or
Rose-ears, medium-size, to half-perked with forward roll, carried
close to the head.
Almond-shaped to round, medium sized.
Color: Brown is the ideal
color; however, “Glass” or “Marble” eyes will occur.
Thick, of medium length.
Short length, heavily muscled, and well tied in with the front
Wide and deep with a well sprung ribcage.
Straight; length equal to height at shoulders.
Optimum length; should reach the hocks in a relaxed position;
the back in an excited position. Final
1/3 of tail to have a
Straight and extremely thick-boned; toes well knuckled up
with thick pads. Dewclaws not removed.
HINDQUARTER: Hips narrower than shoulders; well musculared and in
proportion to the forequarters.
Short-to-medium length; fairly stiff to the touch, with soft
Any color and white. “Solid
colors” and “solid whites” not “Show
Stock”: High points: 40 to 60 percent “color”, and “white”.
points: Over 60 percent “color”, and “white”.
points: Under 40 percent “color”, and “white”.
Males: 22 - 25 inches at the withers, weighing 70 to 90 pounds.
Females: 20 – 23 inches at the withers, weighing 50 to 70
1 inch variation in height is allowed.
5 to 10 pounds in variation of weight is allowed.
The male’s height should not be less than 21, or greater than
inches, at the withers.
The female’s height should not be less than 19, or greater than
inches, at the withers.
The male’s body weight should not exceed 100 pounds, or be less
The female’s body
weight should not exceed 80 pounds, or be less than
However, there may be on rare occasions where a male may weigh in
at 110 pounds, and where a female may weigh in at 90 pounds. Therefore, these “Alapahas” can be bred back to a smaller
male, or female, to normalize the Breed Standard’s body weight in the
pups. But, to place the
larger “Alapahas” into a “Conformation” show-ring, they would
fail to meet the breed’s standard.
that would be disqualified to be shown in a “Conformation” show;
Deafness, as found in “white” or “almost white” dogs
Eyelids that are turned out
Testicles that have not descended
Dogs taller or shorter than the breed standard allows
Dogs heavier or lighter than the breed standard allows
All solid “colored” and all solid “whites”.