The Olde English Bulldogge began as a re-creation of the British Regency-period “bull-baiter”, and was developed by David Leavitt of Coatesville, Pennsylvania in the 1970s. The Olde English Bulldogge is a muscular, medium-sized dog of great strength, stability and athleticism. It is well-balanced and -proportioned with no exaggerated features. It has the appearance of a dog capable of doing its original job of bull baiting. A selection from the Olde English Bulldogge breed is recognized by the United Kennel Club as of January 2014. David Leavitt continues to develop the original breed under the name Leavitt Bulldog.