The Music City Bulldog Club was formed in the Nashville, Tennessee area in January 1978.Eleven people met to share various Bulldog problems with each other. Among them were Ed and Sue Johnson, Beverly Lawson, Sherman and Evelyne Steele and Jesse Smith.
This is not prime Bulldog country, so it was very hard to build a membership large enough to comply with the AKC's rules and regulations governing breed clubs.
The club meets regularly on the last Wednesday of the month and offers programs on conformation, health, obedience and conducts official club business. June usually brings a picnic and the December meeting becomes a Christmas party.
The club works with veterinarians and the Humane Society to place sheltered and unwanted Bulldogs into good homes. Over half of the members are breeders and exhibitors who have produced many champions over the years. Its members have also been active in other dog-related associations and events.
In June 1989 the AKC approved "B" match status for the club, followed in August 1991 with by "A" match status. By October of 1992, Music City Bulldog Club was approved by the AKC to hold license events. The first specialty show was held in September 1993. Doug Wilson was the judge.
In 1997, along with Smoky Mountains Bulldog Club, hosted the BCA National Specialty show at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Patti Payne was appointed Show Chairman, but she relocated and was replaced by Judy Russell, who was co-chairman of the show committee.