The Chaparral Bulldog Club was founded in New Mexico in 1964 by Ancil Morton. Occasionally you can still find offspring of Mr. Morton's line of breeding in New Mexico.The club held its first AKC-licensed specialty show on May 9, 1969, with a total of 25 Bulldogs. The club's membership has fluctuated many times with a few of the old timers from the 1970s still residing in New Mexico.
The minutes of the early years lists members Ancil and Nedra Morton, Wilma Cox, Bill and Sally Cleland, Ken and Charlene Johnson, John Williams, LeRoy Rodgers and Shirley Polson.
The Chaparral Bulldog Club is dedicated to educating Bulldoggers throughout the state. The club has relied on its newsletter for contact, but the Internet is also available.
The club covers more than 100,000 square miles of desert and mountains. For m-any years the officers have driven 500 miles round-trip to attend meetings.