It all started for us in 2009 when our oldest son came home from college for Christmas break with a Olde English Bulldogge (CHIEF). At first I thought “WHAT THE HECK HAVE YOU DONE” There is no way a 22 year old College student can raise a dog, nor did he have any idea of the depth of commitment this would entail. Little did I know how much Chief would mean to him. Not only did Chief become Jared’s best friend and companion but he became a major part of our lives as well.
In 2010 and 2011 Renee and I lost our two Golden Retrievers due to old age and cancer. We had no desire to get back into dog breeding again, we raised and bred our Golden Retrievers for over 10 years. However, after taking care of Chief whenever Jared was gone for duty in the Military we found that having an Olde English Bulldogge was nothing like having any other dog. The affection, discipline and great nature of Chief was something special. It wasn’t long before we decided to get back into the dog ownership world.
We decided to buy our first Olde English Bulldogge from Friendship Kennels. Our first OEB was Addie, she’s a very affectionate, loving and loyal companion. However it didn’t take long after we purchased Addie that we felt she needed a sister to grow up with. So we went out searching for a companion for her. It only took a couple weeks for us to locate a beautiful seal and white very bullish puppy. We immediately acquiring Sadie from Freeds Kennels in the fall of 2012.
Our dogs are not kennel dogs, they are Family raised in our home with daily love, care, affection and interaction with us. They are vet checked, and fed a balanced diet of IAMS food only. They are taken out on our 4 acre parcel daily for exercise and time to play with each other. Should you decide to make one of our puppies a part of your home we invite you to come and visit our dogs anytime so you can see for yourself our Bullies are well balanced and Family raised, you won’t find a row of kennels at our place. We will only be doing 2 or 3 breeding’s a year, because these are our pets. We are are doing this in an effort to provide great quality dogs for a few select owners who have the right morals, values and commitment in raising one of the best family dogs available. As you know these dogs are not cheap, quality dogs never are. Understand you are getting an OEB that is Vet checked with high agility, without the typical problems associated with their bulldog cousins the English Bulldogge i.e. agility, strength, skin infections, breathing problems, hips, breeding, and whelping. You can view a comparison of the English vs the Olde English Bulldogge in the “Breed History” tab.
We understand you have many choices and breeders to choose from when making the big decision to purchase an Olde English Bulldoggee. Your decision needs to be made after careful consideration and research to ensure you are purchasing a good quality dog with a great pedigree and temperament. Whether you decide to purchase from us or another breeder you need to first ensure you have total trust in the breeder you’re working with. So, I’d like to let you know who you are dealing with. I served in the US Army over 20+ years retiring in April 2005 from “The Old Guard” at Arlington National Cemetery. My time in the military taught me many things of which I pride myself in applying in my daily life, I’m referring the Army Values, Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. My wife and I have instilled those values in our two boys who have both followed my footsteps into the Military. I now work at an Army Installation in Wisconsin as the Director of an agency who’s sole mission is to server our Soldiers, Retiree’s, Family Members and Veterans. I also work with the Families and Veterans all over Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota to ensure no one is left behind or missing out on earned benefits and services.
My wife of 30 plus years has been by my side step by step over the years, Renee works as a senior HR Specialist for the civilian personnel office on a military installation as well in Wisconsin. She grew up on a 15 acre horse farm in NE Iowa with several horses, dogs, cats and such. She’s a big animal lover and has a deep love of raising our bulldogges. She’s been the rock in the family keeping things together over the years through deployments, schools, training’s and so on. We moved 8 times over the 20 years and were separated for 4.5 years of the 20 due to military duty. We don’t ask for any special favors, accolades, or praise we volunteered to do it and we would do it again, nuff said about that.
The third member of HermDawg Bullies is our eldest son Jared, he’s 29 and a Captain, in the Wisconsin ARNG he’s the one to started this whole thing as I stated above back in 2009. He has a deep knowledge and understanding of OEB’s and has committed himself to ensuring only the best for our dogs. Once our youngest son (Dylan) graduated from college this past winter we hoped to introduce him to his first OEB as well, however his current commitment with work and the Military has limited his time and as we all know having a pet is a major commitment which can’t be taken lightly. We are like most American’s, we simply get up every day and go to work, as we know you do as well, you work hard for your money and purchasing an OEB is a big decision, that’s why we treat others with respect and dignity, as well we expect the same in return. Should you decide to buy a dog from HermDawg Bullies, just know we have your 6 (we got your back). We don’t want to just sell you a beautiful OEB, we want to gain a friend, and customer for life. We are committed to ensuring the integrity of the breeds standard is kept to the highest standard possible. We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about your story and why you’d like to purchase an OEB.
We here at HDB are proud supporters of our Military and will always continue to find organizations in need of support, we have donated puppies in the past to become Service Dog’s with Custom Canines out of Madison, WI. Talon, (left) is from Chief and Addie’s litter born on 15 June 2015 and Nova (right) is from Chief and Sadie’s first litter which were born on 16 December 2014. All of HermDawg Bullies are registered with IOEBA http://www.ioeba.net
We have also donated to the local Freedom Honor Flights to send our Veterans to Washington D.C. to view the many monuments. Here is a link to our donation; http://www.freedomhonorflight.org/sparta-mans-puppies-helping-veterans/
During our Sadie and Chief litter (Sept 2017) we were hit by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, HDB was proud to support the Hurricane relief efforts by donating two pallet’s of water.