Bulldog Club of America

South Florida Bulldog Club

 

 

President Henry Martinez
Vice-President Janice Socher

Secretary

 

 

Andy Diaz
4693 Betelnut Street
Boca Raton, FL 33428
561-445-4525

Treasurer Miriam Martinez

Board of Directors

 

Karen Giza

Bernie Giza

 

 

          The first meeting of what is now named the Bulldog Club of South Florida was held in November 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 club was originally named the Bicentennial Bulldog Club of South Florida. Its first fun match at Fort Lauderdale was held in early 1976, the bicentennial year of the United States. All-breed judge Michelle Billings judged her final match in this assignment.

          The BCSF held two more fun matches and applied to the AKC to hold a "B" match which was granted. In 1978, the club applied to become a member of Bulldog Club of America, Division VIII. and the application was accepted.

          In the fall of 1980, the club hosted the first BCA Division specialty show ever held south of Atlanta, and the show drew major championship points. In those days that was not an easy proposition, as South Florida had a decided lack of bulldog exhibitors. It was not unusual to find very few bulldogs entered at the local shows.

          Due to lack of dogs being entered by members of the club, it took the club quite some time to complete AKC requirements to hold licensed shows. However, through the perseverance of its members this was finally accomplished. The club's inaugural specialty show was held in March 1990 with a record entry of 106 dogs.

          Current membership is approximately 50 active members.

          From its inception the governing board of the Bulldog Club of South Florida has promoted the bulldog. It continues to have a very active, congenial members who participate in monthly club events. Members do not have to show dogs to enjoy what the club has to offer.