Bella Ridge French Bulldogs


Photo from Neidig Collection 2001.  Baby Jack with Owner Jill Neidig.

Jack’s First Win as a Class Dog

The second day Jack was shown he won Winners Dog/2 points under Judge Ms. Betsey Leedy.

Jack's show career began at 7 months of age in St. Joseph, MO in January 2002.  He finished his requirements for his AKC championship in April 2002.  In September 2002 he was awarded an Award of Merit at the FBDCA Nationals.  His 2003 campaign as a special began at Westminster Kennel Club, February 10, 2003.  Although he was only campaigned 7 months due to a tragic ulceration of his cornea, he still ranked #4 Breed and #8 All Breed at the end of 2003.

Today Jack reigns King of our household.  He is a true survivor.  After his corneal ulceration that required 6 months to heal, he underwent extensive testing and treatment for allergies.  We were grateful when the “miracle drug” Atopica was introduced into the market for severe allergy management.  In 2004 Jack survived Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.  In 2006 he suffered a ruptured disc and underwent a laminectomy.  Despite extensive medical and surgical management he has endured significant neurological deficits but maintains his independence and mobility with dignity and determination.  Jack was our first French Bulldog and despite his many health issues, he remains the “love of our life” and the King!

First Best of Breed Win


Our gratitude to Judge Ms. Mary Schroeder for awarding Jack his first Best of Breed Win at St. Croix Kennel Club in Lake Elmo, MN on August 24, 2002.

FBDCA 2002 Nationals Award of Merit at Salt Lake City, Utah

Thank you Judge Mr. Norman Patton for this first major recognition of Jack.

2003 Westminster Kennel Club Award of Merit

We were thrilled when Judge Mr. J. Materna awarded Jack an Award of Merit at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club in New York City on February 10, 2003.

First Group 1 Win

Houston KC, Houston, TX on March 15, 2003 Our thanks to Judge Mr. William Usherwood for awarding Jack his first Group 1.

Best in Show Specialty Win

Judge Rodney Merry bestowed a Best in Show Specialty win for Jack at the French Bulldog Club of Dallas-Ft. Worth's Specialty, March 21, 2003.

Father - Son Specialty Wins

Jack’s son, “Hank”, CH. Pudgybull’s Our Gangs Lil Spanky, also took Winners Dog and Best of Winners that evening.

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