The Old Tyme Bulldog is a well-proportioned medium-sized dog with very muscular shoulders and hindquarters. It has straight well-boned forelegs that are set far apart, a short back, a shortened muzzle, slightly longer snouts than the English Bulldog’s, and strong undershot jaws for efficient biting. Its chest is broad and deep with sprung ribs. Acceptable coat colours include brindle, black, pied variations, blue, and slate grey. Proud, confident and fearless, this dog breed showcases an athletic physique that projects an image of grace and power.
This bulldog loves to be groomed (except for nail trimming) and enjoys baths. Since it has smooth and shiny coats being a short coat, has low grooming needs. To keep its coats in top condition, it only requires a weekly brush and wipe over with a chamois cloth. One significant indication of an Old Tyme Bulldog's health is reflected through its coats. You should check for bare spots, scabs and other skin problems. Also check between toes, wrinkles and tail for cysts or inflammation. If you notice anything not normal, make sure to have it checked by a professional vet right away.
Although not everyone can afford to go to a professional grooming centre, it is important to know the basics of grooming an Old Tyme Bulldog and avoid potential health problems.