Want to connect with other people who love the same breed as much as you do? We have plenty of opportunities to get involved in your local community thanks to AKC Breed Clubs located in every state and more than 450 AKC Rescue Network groups across the country. The first specialty club to represent this breed was the French Bulldog Club of America and fanciers gave a specialty show at the Waldorf-Astoria in NYC in 1898. It was the first specialty show to be held in such quarters. Receiving serious press coverage, Frenchies were thrust into vogue, reaching a peak in 1913 with an entry of 100 at the Westminster Kennel Club.