It is not only the name that is a similarity between Canterbury and Canterbury Bulldogs it is the strength, core values and heritage of both brands. The Bulldogs won their first premiership in just their fourth season (1938). At the time it made them the quickest club (barring the founding clubs) to win a premiership after admission to the competition, a record which was only recently beaten in 1999 by the Melbourne Storm. Canterbury have managed only 1 Premier since the NRL started in 1988, however in 2012 they won the minor premier and also came runner up to the major premier. Canterbury are looking forward to a strong and successful partnership with the Bulldogs, and are hoping for more NRL successes in the future.