Midland Bulldogs Breed Standard
Should favour the look of the Bulldog of circa 1890. Possessing no exaggeration of features that could impede movement and breathing.
A medium size, smooth coated dog with a solid but active countenance.
Large headed, broad muzzled with a short face, broad in chest rather short in body with hindquarters some what higher being not as heavy as foreparts.
Although fierce and formidable in appearance, must possess a steady, loyal and dependable nature, being bold without aggression, with a proud air of nothing to prove.
Should be large with circumference being equal to or slightly larger than the shoulder height. Cheeks rounded and extended sideways beyond the eyes. Muzzle broad with slight turn up of under jaw. Length from stop to tip of nose no shorter than 1″ but no greater than 2″ . Nostrils large and open black and Dudley acceptable. Flews broad and hanging over jaw at sides. Bite undershot. Wry mouth Disqualification. Eyes from front, set wide apart neither bulging or sunken and on no account should haw be visible.
Rose preferred, button or Tulip not carried erect or cropped.
Thick strong and arched possessing length with skin forming dewlaps on each side.
Chest broad, deep with well sprung ribs, compact and short coupled but still flexible. Slightly narrowing at the loins. Abdomen should be tucked up, roach back desired but only slight.
Forelegs muscular, straight and wide apart. Elbows slightly away from ribs. Pasterns straight and strong. Hind legs powerfully muscled, with well let down hocks, a distinct turn of stifle. Feet round and compact.
Either straight, kinked or screw rather short in length ideally not hanging below the hocks and not carried above the back.An inverted tail is a disqualification.
Short and soft.
Preference for shades of brindle, white/pied, red, fawn and fallow either solid or with white markings. All other colours acceptable.
Free flowing with plenty of drive, should walk its width.
Males: 16-19inch 50-70lbs
Females: 15-18inch 40-60lbs
Size not to be sacrificed for balance.
A dog without 2 testicles