Local specialty clubs exist within each Division. However, they are not administratively a part of BCA. These local member clubs conduct events within their territory. Shows, matches and companion events are approved by BCA and the AKC. Other events such as educational programs, and rescue activities do not require BCA or AKC approval. BCA maintains a working relationaship with a separate non-profit affiliated organization, the Bulldog Club of America Rescue Network, to coordinate breed rescue activities throughout the US.
Each club elects its own officers, determines its own rules and is not run by BCA. They can provide local information to people in the area and are a good supplemental source of information about the breed and any questions you may have after you have reviewed the information BCA provides. Joining a local club makes you a member of that club, but not a member of BCA. To become a member of BCA, Click Join BCA.
Local Clubs may become members of the Bulldog Club of America, just as any individual may. They have to be recognized by the AKC and apply to their Division for membership. They have the same voting rights as an individual member - one vote on any issue on which members may vote. However, each local member clubs may nominate a person for each Division office, if they choose to.
Click on your State in the map below to go to a list of Local Clubs in your area. If no clubs are listed for the state you are in, you can look in adjacent states or contact the Secretary of the Division, whose contact information can be found by opening the page for the Division your State is in.