The Olde English Bulldogge is a muscular, medium sized dog of great strength, stability and athleticism. He is well balanced and proportioned, with no features exaggerated or standing out. He has the appearance of a dog capable of doing his original job, bull baiting. Confident, loyal, alert, and watchful. Younger dogs (under a year of age) are often energetic and sociable, or may appear a tad uncertain in novel situations. Well-socialized mature dogs (three years and older) may retain more self-composure and become impartial to friendly or neutral stranger interactions, so a lack of friendly behavior, even aloofness, toward strangers is not to be penalized. If the OEB perceives a threat to himself or his family, he will stand his ground.