The Western Michigan Bulldog Club's first formal meeting was held Nov. 21, 1992 at the Eastern Avenue Hall – 506 Eastern Ave. NE, at Grand Rapids, Michigan.Mary McIntyre, Doris Leatherman, Teri McMahon were the founders of the club.
Charter members were Grace and Ray Kryger, Lynne Boshoven, Gordon and Phyllis Coller, Phil and Beth Handrick, Pat Host, Jody Silsby, Karen McNeil, Diane Black, Mary McIntyre, Teri McMahon, Kelly McIntyre, Mark VanNoord, Julie Enslow, Paul and Sarah Hreha, Daryl and Valerie Hoffmeyer, Eleanor Garrison, Renee Brandon, Joe Brandon, Toni Jones and Katherine and Ronald Cannell.
The first puppy match was held April 19, 1994. The first AKC-approved B-match was held Oct. 22, 1994, at Allendale, Michigan. Entry fees were just $5.00
The very first WMBC annual specialty show was held on May 2, 1997, at the Kalamazoo Kennel Club Building in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The entry was more than 100 Bulldogs with a $14 entry fee. The club also offered an Obedience Trial and Jr. Handling competition.
From the first day when the club formed there has always been a tremendous team effort. The success of the WMBC’s specialty shows continues to grow. The club’s specialty entry has pulled more than 100 Bulldogs every year for the last 10 years.