The club began publishing a monthly bulletin or newsletter for its members named “Bull Chips” and established a distinctive club logo early in its infancy. There were reportedly 110 dues paying members by 1969.
Some of the Buckeye Bulldog Club’s most notable breeders, exhibitors, judges and officers during the club’s long history included such former bulldog luminaries as Joe D. Laughlin, owner of Ch. Nugget My Ideal, the first BCA National Best of Breed winner during the reorganization of the BCA in 1949. Other officers, to name a few, included H. C. McElhenny, J. R. Lockett, Damon Guthery, S. William Laswell and Charles and Ruth Bain.
A prominent Bulldog judge, Dr. John A. Little, who resides in Bloomingburg, Ohio, was active in the club in its early years. He is the author of “The Bulldog Monograph 2002,” a highly authoritative analysis of the AKC and BCA approved Bulldog Standard of Excellence.
The Buckeye Bulldog Club is one of the oldest of four specialty clubs located in the state of Ohio. The others are the Bulldog Club of Greater Cleveland (1933), Cincinnati Bulldog Club (Reorganized 1970), and the Toledo Bulldog Club (1980).
Researched and provided by G. William Andree