We would like to introduce you to the Bulldog.
That is the official registered name with the American Kennel Club.
The Bulldog is NOT the French Bulldog, who is also registered with the
Kennel Club. It is NOT the American Bulldog,
the Olde English Bulldog, the Victorian Bulldog, the Game American Bulldog,
nor the Miniature Bulldog. It is also NOT a member of that group known
as “Pit Bulldogs”. *
This is our Breed: a massive, gentle companion dog
who is quiet, dignified, and intelligent. He is not quarrelsome, although
when pushed, he is supremely courageous and knows no fear or defeat.
While he adapts easily to his environment, he needs and demands affection
which he repays with boundless devotion. He is not what is usually described
as a “one man dog”. His big heart and loving nature will
make room for anyone who shows him kindness.
Their needs are simple: good quality food, daily light
exercise, plenty of fresh water, a warm place in the winter and a cool
place in the summer.
The Bulldog Club of Utah is a non-profit organization
dedicated to the improvement and protection of the breed in Utah by
educating owners and the public about our dogs. The club urges members
and breeders to accept the standard of the Bulldog
as approved by the American
Kennel Club and the Bulldog Club
of America, to practice responsible dog ownership, and to
recognize they are the stewards of our breed.
The Bulldog Club of Utah was actually established
in 2002. However, the work had begun several years earlier when a
number of like minded individuals first got together in 1998 and began
to discuss the idea of a Bulldog club in Utah.
In September of 2001, at the Beehive Cluster, the group held a luncheon
and raffle to benefit Bulldog Rescue throughout
the state of Utah. They had a weekend retreat in the mountains for the
dogs and their owners. By December 2001, there
was enough interest for the founders to contact the American Kennel
Club and see what needed to be done to become a
licensed Specialty Club. Officers were selected and the long list of
requirements was finally met in December 2005 when
the AKC granted the Bulldog Club of Utah license status.
Since its inception, the Bulldog Club of Utah has held 6 Specialty Shows,
some public education programs, picnics, parties,
and costume parades. We hosted a Canine Good Citizen Test, took our
dogs to long term care facilities and participated
in the first ever "Pet Expo" and showed the crowds what it's
like to kiss a Bullie. We have a wealth of information about
Bulldogs to share: health concerns, training (or lack of it), support
for both old and new owners.
What started out as a wish has become reality. We are the Bulldog Club
We have add a new page on our Website called "In
Memoriam" this is dedicated to the members of our family that
Please be aware of where you purchase you puppy check [here]
for more details.
BCU Fundraiser for the rescue: If you are looking for items for you
dog click [here]
or go to http://www.helpingudders.com
and when you check out put "MOOLAH" so that we can get credit
for your purchase.
* With thanks to the Bulldog Club of Denver, the above is paraphrased
from their Bulletin dated April 1971.