The French Bulldog Awareness Group' has provided a valuable tool of education for new and old owners, as we learn from one another with our experiences, this bond has made the club even stronger.
A Western Australian French Bulldog Club was created in 1998 when three breeders in Perth banded together to form a group of devoted people that would provide breed awareness to pet owners.
Founding members Sandra & Ken Winter (Britbull), Lynne Hudson (EarsRup), Rick & (the late) Nancy Gray (Dalrite) agreed they would develop a "social group" to provide knowledge and education to all French Bulldog owners, be it health or social issues. The new club also needed to be instrumental in public awareness about our breed, and provide aid to all Frenchies in need (and their owners) through a rescue service.
During this first meeting the name of the club was created, "The French Bulldog Awareness Group of Western Australia"
At the 1998 inaugural gathering a "Picnic in the Park", the committee were thrilled with the attendance of nearly 40 French Bulldogs and their families.
Today - The French Bulldog Awareness Group of W.A.(Inc) organise five functions per year - a "Picnic in the Park" plus a "Fun Day with Fancy Dress" with two "Casual Bulldog Walks" and "Lunch at the Pub". We fundraise at these gatherings through donations, raffles etc. (see below for dates).
Over the years ‘The Group' has grown in strength and currently mails out over 180 quarterly Newsletters to members for which we ask a minimum membership of $10.00 per year.
Communication with Frenchie owners and potential owners has always been our main aim.
‘The Group' has provided a valuable tool of education for new and old owners, as we learn from one another with our experiences, this bond has made the club even stronger.
One of the major advantages for breeders is to see progeny return each year to attend events that are organised; this has given extra insight into the direction of breeding programs.
Today's committee (Picture Below) is a mixture of old stalwarts of the breed and newer owners of Frenchies who have reinforced the "original beliefs" of this very special Group of French Bulldog Lovers.
ACTIVITIES WITH YOUR BULLDOG
Are you looking for more outings with your French Bulldog ?? Here are some dates for you to put into your diary to meet Frenchie Friends with the same interests.
You are invited for a CASUAL WALK with "The F. B. A. G. of W.A."
9th March 2014 - French & British Bulldog Walk
We are meeting at MATILDA BAY, HACKETT DRIVE, CRAWLEY @ 9am
Starting at the Matilda Bay Tearooms located approx halfway along the foreshore.
There is free parking along both sides of Hackett Drive
Please remember = dogs on leads at all times, clean up after your dog, and only bring your dog if fully vaccinated.
PUPPIES THAT HAVE NOT HAD THIER FULL COURSE OF VACCINATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED NOT TO ATTEND.
If heavy rain is forecasted the event will be cancelled.
Please bring fresh water & bowl for your Bulldog. We will be providing a shorter walk for Youngsters, the Elderly and those Bulldogs &/or Owners that are less energetic; the more enthusiastic can go a little further if they wish. You can bring Morning Tea & then stay to have a CHAT; but you may wish to fetch a chair or a blanket to sit on.
Within the area there is plenty of tree shade, public toilets and also BBQ's for those who would like to make a day of it.
More Upcoming Events 2014
June 15th - "Member's Lunch & Calendar Voting"
July 6th - Fun Day for Frenchies & British Bulldogs
August 24th - French & British Bulldog Walk and A.G.M.
September /October - PERTH ROYAL SHOW = One Day Only to see French Bulldogs @ Dog Pavillion
October 12th - Picnic in the Park
Make sure to save the dates in your diary. Venues and times to be confirmed at a later date.