Our first organizational meeting was held in November of 1975, in Rosemary Logan’s home. Those present included: the Logan family, Dave and Judy Wilkerson, Denise Young, Tom and Regina Brown, Anne Slifka and Jackie and Henry Williamsen. The first Fun Match of the Bicentennial Bulldog Club of South Florida (as we were then titled) was held in the early part of 1976, in Fort Lauderdale with All-Breed Judge Michelle Billings officiating at her last match assignment. We then held two more Fun Matches and applied for B-Sanctioning with the American Kennel Club, which was granted. In 1978, we applied for membership with the Bulldog Club of America, Division VIII and were accepted.
In the fall of 1980, we hosted the first Division Specialty ever held south of Atlanta and we had majors! In those days it was not an easy proposition, as South Florida had a decided lack of bulldog exhibitors and it was customary to only find very few bulldogs entered at the local shows.
Due to the above lack of exhibitors in its membership roster, it took the club quite some time to complete the requirements for licensing, however, through the perseverance of its members this was finally accomplished and our Inaugural Specialty Show was held in March of 1990, with a record entry of 106 dogs.
From its inception the governing board of the Bulldog Club of South Florida has strived to promote the bulldog. We continue to have a very active, congenial membership who wholly participate in monthly club events. We welcome everyone. You need not show your dog to enjoy what the Club has to offer.