The Milwaukee Bulldog Club, Inc was organized in 1959 by a group of Bulldog enthusiasts interested in breeding, showing and owning English Bulldogs as pets.
The organization encourages and promotes the breeding of pure-bred Bulldogs only to the standard approved by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and The Bulldog Club of America, Inc. They do all in their power to protect and advance the interest of the Bulldog by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog shows. They conduct AKC licensed specialty shows and sanctioned puppy matches under the rules of the American Kennel Club.
The club urges members and breeders to accept the AKC/BCA Standard of the Bulldog breed as the only standard of excellence by which Bulldogs shall be judged.
The original Milwaukee Bulldog group held their first sanctioned match on June 14, 1964. Then in 1967 the Milwaukee Bulldog Club was incorporated by the State of Wisconsin. The first AKC licensed MBC specialty show was held on June 14, 1969. The judge was the renowned Detroit area Bulldog Breeder-Judge Dr. Edward Vardon. He awarded Best of Breed to Ch. Cherokee Morgan owned by Cody Sickle of New York. That same year, on August 9, 1969, Marie Andree of Indiana judged the BCA Division II Puppy Match hosted by the Milwaukee club.
In 1971 the Milwaukee Bulldog Club initiated a long-time relationship with the Waukesha Kennel Club. Every year since, the MBC has held their annual specialty show in conjunction with the Waukesha club's all-breed show the last weekend in July. In recent years the MBC has participated as part of the Combined Specialty Clubs of Greater Milwaukee with their specialties on Friday of that weekend. In 1982 the Burlington, WI Kennel Club joined the Waukesha Club weekend of shows creating a circuit of four all-breed shows and the Friday specialty shows referred to as "Wonderful Wisconsin Weekend."
In 2011 the club moved the show to an air conditioned, indoor facility and partnered with the Kettle Moraine Kennel Club. The date was moved to the first weekend in July. This group of shows hosts 3 shows in total, with the specialty show kicking things off Friday night. As always, the MBC makes an effort to support Bulldog breeder-judges for all shows. With few exceptions, all shows have drawn major entries in the past.
The annual MBC Puppy Match and Picnic has become a major part of the July specialty weekend. Through the years this event has been held at the home of various members. It is not uncommon for 200 people to show up on the July Saturday afternoon for the picnic and to watch 25-50 puppies parading around the ring.