French Bulldog Clubs in the United States

French Bulldogs are a fairly popular breed in the United States, and there are several organized groups that strive to promote the breed, in quality of breed, judging competitions and in personal ownership. There are a handful of regional clubs that Frenchie lovers can become part of, or get information from.

French Bulldog Club of America

The French Bulldog Club of America is the world’s oldest French Bulldog club, having been founded in 1897. They are an official club that promotes interests in all sorts of things related to French Bulldogs, such as competitions, breeding, judging and just owning and loving them.They hold National Specialty shows each year. Their website also has countless resources to educate people on French Bulldogs.

Click here for the membership requirements.

Southeast French Bulldog Club

The Southeast French Bulldog Club is stationed in Alabama and Tennessee, and is focused primarily in the Southeast, including Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virgina, West Virginia. Some members even live in the Midwest.

They are a non-profit organization, and new members are always welcome to join. They offer many fun services and activities for members. For instance, they hold a Regional Specialty & Sweepstakes and an Annual Meeting with rewards.  They also publish a monthly newsletter, the FRENCHIE ENQUIRER, with all sorts of information about the breed.

Central Arizona French Bulldog Club

This club is focused around encouraging and promoting the quality and perfection of pure-bred French Bulldogs. They also encourage the best behavior of French Bulldogs at dog shows, dog competitions and obedience trials. People can join if they show French Bulldogs, own them as pets or just love the breed!

Northern California French Bulldog Club

The NCFBC is there to promote the quality of the breed, as well as bring together French Bulldog enthusiasts. They also are connected with a Breeder Referral Program. Their meetings are mostly held throughout the Bay Area.

Click here for information on membership.

French Bulldog Fanciers of Southern California

The FBFSC offers a helpful FAQ section on their website for people interested in adopting a French Bulldog. They also organize a couple activities throughout the year. People who are interested in membership should check out their requirements.

The Chicago French Bulldog Meetup Club

This club does occasional Frenchie meet-ups around Chicago to connect different lovers of this breed. Sometimes they will hold meetings where owners can watch 15-20 French Bulldogs run around and socialize in a safe environment!

If this sounds interesting, click here to apply for group membership!

Upcoming Pet Events in Chicago

If you are going to be in Chicago during the next few weeks, there are a variety of huge pet shows, indoor dog play sessions and even a pet loss support group.

2010 IKC Cluster of Dog Shows

McCormick Place Lakeside

Chicago, Illinois

February 26-28

The Friday show is held by the Blackhawk Kennel Club (unbenched). Tickets for this event are $14 for adults, $10 for seniors, and free for children under 12.

The Saturday and Sunday shows are by the International Kennel Club of Chicago (benched).  This show costs $17 for adults, $10 for seniors, and free for children under 12. It will be one of the largest dog shows in America, with over 10,000 different dogs of 161 breeds. There will be benches for dog and their handlers, as well as many dog-related vendors. There will be special events and demonstrations throughout the event, including the Puppy Spectacular, Earth Dog, Canine Drill Team and Search & Rescue.

Click here for a breed judging schedule.

Indoor Dog Park at K9 Playtime

K9 Playtime

Chicago, Illinois

February 27

There will be an indoor play session at K9 Playtime from 9:00-11:00 AM, to avoid the winter frost. Dog owners are required to stay with their dogs during the play session. It costs $10, and you must sign a waiver to use these facilities.

Open Playtime

Barking Lot

Chicago, Illinois

February 27

If you miss the morning playtime session, there is another one at the Barking Lot from 4:00-6:00 PM. They have a 30,000 square foot playroom for your dog to romp around in, away from the cold! It costs $10, and you should call in advance: 773-583-0065. Dogs must be vaccinated to play here.

Pet Loss and Grief Support Group

The Anti-Cruelty Society

Chicago, Illinois

March 4, 18

The Anti-Cruelty Society is offering a pet loss group, so that pet owners can enjoy a comfortable environment to share their experiences. It is a place of honesty and warmth, and meetings are conducted by a licensed therapist, Connie Stuetzer. These sessions last from 6:00-7:30 PM on the first and third Thursdays of the month. They are free of charge, but you must pre-register by calling Tammie Bouschor at (312) 644-8338 ext. 344, or emailing her at [email protected]

ChicagoLand Family Pet Expo

Arlington Park Racecourse

Arlington Heights, Illinois

March 19-21

This will be a large expo that will feature all sorts of demonstrations, presentations and shopping for pet owners and lovers. There will be over 300 booths of pet products and services.  There will be pet toys and treats, toys, beds, treats, artwork, pet photography, pet therapy services, service dog groups, dog clothing and much more! There will also be a number of cat and dog contests and shows. Humans only.

The Friday (19th) show will go on from 11:00 AM-6:00 PM. The Saturday (20th) show will go on from 9:00 AM-8:00 PM. The Sunday (21st) show will go on from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 3-12; parking is $6.