Description of the ideal temperament of an Olde English Bulldogge copied from various OEB breed standards:
The ideal Olde English Bulldogge is a loyal, courageous dog of medium size with a large powerful head and stout muscular body.
Disposition should be outgoing and happy. While a watchful nature may be expected at home, human aggression without provocation is a disqualifying fault.
They are, first and foremost, excellent companions, while also possessing the drive, temperament and agility to perform in numerous working venues as well as being service dogs.
The disposition of the Olde English Bulldogge is confident, friendly and alert. An OEB should be an animated and expressive dog, both in and out of the show ring.
The ideal Piney Grove pup:
Loyalty. Courage. Confidence. Intelligence. Eagerness to please. Drive. Versatility. Stability. Playfulness.
I strive to consistently produce dogs of a certain temperament. If you are involved in breeding animals for long enough, you come to understand that temperament is a highly genetic factor. The Gallant line of dogs, which are the foundation for pretty much every breeding I do, are the perfect family dogs, in my opinion. My Piney Grove dogs have been the perfect addition to the Gallant line. Georgia, Peaches, June Carter Memphis, Memphis Girl... they have all fulfilled what I envision for my dogs. As I go about my day, they are silent, impressive looking guardians who follow my every step. They watch my movements with ears perked and eyes alert, and their movements are in perfect syncronicity with mine. They are serious and restrained. All it takes is a lift of the hand for me to tell them to go out the door or jump on the bed. They do not even need a verbal command to know what it is they are supposed to do next, and this is all accomplished without structured, formal training. It is a natural state of things. They anticipate their owner's needs and work to fulfill those wishes. But, they are always ready to have fun. They are the type of dog that can lay inside all winter on the couch, being lazy, and not being destructive just because they are understimulated, but when spring comes, they are ready to get to work at playing hard. They are perfectly respectful of children, and show utter and complete submission to the little ones. But at the same time, they will let out a warning bark if and jump to attention if they hear a strange noise outside of the house. They never bark neurotically, but easily go on alert if need be. My mail man would never have to worry about entering my yard, but if a thief came in the night and tried to harm our family, our dogs would be great allies. So that I'm fair, I will detail the more difficult aspects of their temperaments. My dogs must be socialized to small animals and other dogs throughout their early lives so that they behave properly when they are adults. Their protective instincts make them the type of dog that will likely make a strange animal sorry for entering your yard, unless they have been trained to reign it in. But, all in all, I find them to be, the ideal family dog.