The Bulldogger


Inside Each Issue

  • National Officers, Committees

  • Division Secretaries

  • Breed Ranking

  • Cover Dog

  • New Champions, Titles, Photos

  • Veterniarian's Corner

  • Commercial Advertisements

  • AKC Delegate’s Report

  • In Memoriam

  • Reports from all 8 divisions.

  • Division and Club News

  • BCA’s Specialty and Events Calendar

  • Message from the President

  • Official Business

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The Bulldogger is the Club’s  Premier Publication.  This  journal is published triannually for members and subscribers of the Bulldog Club of America.  The purpose of this journal is to further interest in the Bulldog breed, and to give recognition to individuals and events of interest.

Every Bulldog Club of America member receives The Bulldogger in the mail.  It is also mailed to all licensed Bulldog judges as an educational tool.

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2021 Bulldogger Copy DEADLINES!

*February 1,  May 1,  September 1.
* Our goal is to push this deadline up to January 1, 2021 as long as shows are held. We will make an official announcement in December.

Each Issue goes out 2 months after deadline.

TBD If interested in filling this position please contact Jeff Ryman


Assistant Editor:
Shawn Ashbaugh

Editor Emeritus:
Ray Knudson

Advisory Board:
Robert Newcomb
Link Newcomb
Senior Copy Editor:
Cathy Eke
Copy Editors:
Linda Young
Barb Morgan
Annette Nobles
Gail Harris
Michelle Muse

Amelia Averill
Stacey Gann
Becky Krumwied
Elizabeth Hugo-Milam
Lauren Quatrocchi
Bea Page

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Selection Committee:
The Bulldogger Cover Dog selection committee shall consist of 5 members:
• Current BCA President.
• Current AKC Delegate for the BCA.
• Current Bulldogger Editor.
• 2 additional members shall be longstanding BCA members who are
selected by the current BCA Executive Committee.

Submission Criteria:
• The deadline for all submissions is August 31. Submissions must be
mailed or emailed to Angela Ross, The Bulldogger editor.
• Each submission should include a photo of the dog and a list of
accomplishments for the committee to consider.

Cover Dog Criteria:
• The dog must be deceased.
• The owner must be a BCA past or present member.
• The dog or bitch must be an exemplary example of the breed by meeting
any of the following 4 categories:
a) Conformation – a BISS winner under a breeder judge.
b) Whelping Box – a Hall of Fame member, sire or dam.
c) AKC Performance Events – a dog that has met the eligibility criteria for
the BCA Hall of Fame for Companion Events OR has advanced-level
(beyond Novice) AKC titles or advanced titles from other organizations
that are formally recognized by AKC (through its Titles Recognition
Program) in at least 4 events OR must have been awarded an AKC
Versatile Companion Dog (VCD) title.
d) Miscellaneous – (A) a CH dog that has exhibited excellence in a variety
of the afore-mentioned categories.
(B) a dog that does not meet the cover dog criteria but has displayed
conspicuous gallantry or devotion to duty or service. (Must receive a
unanimous vote from the cover dog selection committee.)
• Conformation voting weight in no particular order:
a) BCA National wins
b) Best in Specialty Show wins
c) Best in Show wins
d) BCA accredited awards
• Whelping Box voting weight, in no particular order:
a) BCA National winning get
b) The win of record of get
• AKC Performance Events voting weight, in no particular order:
a) AKC recognized titles in order of achievement and difficulty.

Selection Process:
• The members of the Selection Committee shall meet during the BCA
nationals at the beginning of the week. The Selection Committee will
review each nominated dog, and a vote will follow. The 4 dogs with the
most votes will be awarded a cover on one of the upcoming year’s issues.
Ties will require further committee review, followed by a vote until 4 dogs
have been selected.
• The 4 cover dogs will be announced at the BCA banquet.
• A dog may be nominated yearly if they have not previously been awarded
a cover.
• Historical significance will be evaluated and considered when considering
dogs of different time periods.
• All decisions are final.

Exhibitor Advertising Rates

  • Color *Full Page $175 * Your ad will also appear on the BCA homepage scrolling marquee ( you can use ad or recent win photo)  and in the Digital Bulldogger (coming soon)!
  • B&W *Full Page $75
  • Color *Half Page n/a
  • B&W *Half Page $45
  • Extra Photo Color $50
  • Extra Photo B&W $10
  • Color *New Championship  $40 (B&W n/a)
*Includes one photograph.

Color covers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

  • Color *Full Page $175
  • Back Cover, $600
  • Inside Covers, $400

Payment should be made in advance on The Bulldogger storefront. Please click HERE.

Any questions, please contact:

The Bulldogger Editor

Commercial Advertising Rates

  • Color  *Full Page  $225
  • B&W  *Full Page  $100
  • Color *Half Page N/A
  • B&W *Half Page $70
  • Color *New Championship  $40 (B&W n/a)
*Includes one photograph.

Extra Photo
Color $50
B&W $10

Color covers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

  • Back Cover, $600
  • Inside Covers, $400

Payment should be made in advance on The Bulldogger storefront. Please click HERE.

Any questions, please contact:

The Bulldogger Editor

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