the club holds two akc sanctioned match shows with futurities each year, one in july and one in february. two licensed akc point shows are held annually: one in april as part of a four independent specialty show weekend and the second held in september as a designated specialty with the somerset hills kennel club show.
bcnj is a member of the bulldog club of america (bca), the parent club in the united states. there are eight divisions in bca. we are in division i, which is composed of bcnj, the bulldog club of philadelphia, the long island bulldog club, the lenape bulldog club, the lower susquehanna bulldog club, the bulldog club of connecticut, the bulldog club of new england, and the bulldog club of pittsburgh. information on bca division i can be found on the division web site.
bcnj is concerned with the education of pet owners and breeders alike. the club encourages responsible pet ownership, in part through programs at meetings and the gazette, our newsletter, which is sent to every member and through an active rescue program. each year we have social events, including a holiday party at which championship medals are awarded to members whose dogs have earned conformation or obedience titles, a spring auction of bulldog collectibles, and a covered dish dinner in june.
an applicant for membership must be sponsored by a member in good standing. after the application is read at two meetings, the candidate’s membership is voted on, with acceptance by majority vote. each new member is sent a packet which includes a copy of the constitution and by-laws, the manual of operations and a description of events held during the year.