Mr. Cook was a member of the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Club. He suggested that Mrs. Kennedy take an active role in the club, and her primary focus should be to motivate the membership in hosting an annual specialty show.
The first specialty of the Bulldog Club of Pittsburgh was held in conjunction with the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Club in April 1967 at the Civic Arena.
The AKC had previously approved the specialty show and also approved Mr. Reginald Sparks of Ontario, Canada. as its judge. Many well known breeders and exhibitors of the day attended. The club has had a specialty every year since its inception.
During the past few years, the club has been holding back-to-back specialties on the last weekend in March.
The membership of the Bulldog Club of Pittsburgh has approximately 35 members Meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday, except during summer months. Contact the club secretary for membership applications.
Submitted by Mark Kennedy on April 26, 2005.