The Bulldog Club of Philadelphia was founded in 1907. There were 100 members.
The monthly newsletter is called the Liberty Bull.
In 1912, it was the first Bulldog Club to become a member club of the American Kennel Club. The AKC recognizes the Bulldog Club of Philadelphia as the first and oldest Bulldog club based on its membership with the AKC.
Membership by a specialty club requires a delegate to the AKC. Donald Foote was AKC Delegate for many years. Elmer Bredt also served as AKC Delegate for several years. Lynn Smith is the Current Delegate.
In 1990, membership dues were raised to $10 for an individual and $12 for a two- member family.
For many years the club's specialty show was held in conjunction with the Philadelphia Kennel Club's all-breed show. It's Sprig show is now part of a four specialty cluster held with other Division I specialty clubs in April.