History of the Oklahoma City Bulldog Club
In March of 1979 a group of Oklahoma Bulldog enthusiasts began meeting formally to exchange ideas and informaiton on showing, breeding and to discuss the care of Bulldog. They drew up a constitution, by-laws and elected officers to become a Bulldog Specialty Club for the Oklahoma City area. They held meetings at different member's homes each month and held yard sales and various fund raisers in an effort to raise necessary money.
The original officers were:
President, Frank Cobb
Vice President, Rod Berger
Secretary, Suzanne Brown
Treasurer, Lloyd Sayles
Directors, Walt Stammer, Jim Armstrong and Jack Brown
The Oklahoma City Bulldog Club applied to the American Kennel Club for approval to become sanctioned on February 7, 1980.
The club was granted approval to hold an informal "B" Match on February 12, 1984 at the Moore Community Center. The judge was CD Richardson of Sedgewick, Kansas. He judged an entry of 38 dogs.
In April of 1984, The Oklahoma City Bulldog Club received word it had been granted formal "A" Match status.The club's first "A" Match was held September 15, 1984. Mr Hinds Poth judged an entry of 44 dogs. The match secretary was Pat Franks.
The club's second "A" Match was held March 16, 1985, in the Moore Community Center. Chairman for the event was Bob Klopfenstein and Mr CD Carter judged.
The approval from the AKC to hold licensed specialty shows came in October of 1985 and the rest is history.
The club had a total of 86 members at this time and the officers were:
President, Jack Brown
Vice President, Bob Vincent
Treasurer, Jeanette Autry
Secretary, Frank Cobb
Directors, Ken Linthicum, Bob Klopfenstein and Rod Berger
Charter members were: Mr & Mrs. James Armstrong, Mr & Mrs Rod Berger, DR & Mrs Jack Brown, Mr & Mrs Kay Bunger, Mr & Mrs Frank Cobb, Mr & Mrs Jack Harrel, Mr & Mrs James Hammond, Bill & Pam Winblood, Mr & Mrs Lloyd Sayles, Mr & Mrs Walt Stammer, Rr & Mrs Blob Klopfenstein, Liddia Johnson, Janet Tudor, Eileen & Dannie Hoskins and Mr & Mrs Scott Smith.
President, Chuck Spears
Secretary, Don Bryson
Treasurer, Cindy Wilson
Director, Dan Bandy
Director, Carol Campbell