In the light of the escalating measures being taken to prevent the spread of Covid19, the officers of the Association have taken the decision to postpone the AGM (which was scheduled for March 22nd) until we can see more clearly.
Update 16 March 2020
With regret, because of the situation with COVID19, it has been decided to postpone the Open Show due to take place on April 5th 2020 at Tomlinsons Dog Centre, Markfield Leicester. There are so many vulnerable people in the Association or closely linked with our members. We hope it may be possible to rearrange at a date later in the year if things get better.
Please let us know as to whether you want any cheques returned or whether you wish us to destroy them.
Welcome to the Belgian Shepherd Dog Association of Great Britain (BSDA of GB) website.
Through this site you will be able to find out more information about the breed, including advice about owning Belgians and health information. The website will also enable you to find out about upcoming BSDA of GB shows and events, through the 'Events' page. We will be posting results from the BSDA of GB shows on the 'Show Results' page.
If you can't find what you are looking for or have any questions about the breed, please contact us.
For the most up to date information, please find us on facebook.
The Association has always been concerned with all the four varieties of Belgian Shepherd Groenendael (long haired black), Tervueren (long haired, all shades of red , fawn and grey with black mask and overlay), Malinois (short haired, colour as Tervueren) and Laekenois (wirehaired, reddish fawn with black shading). The Association is involved in aspects of showing, working and also runs an active Breed Rescue Service looking after the welfare of all varieties. Offers of assistance and donations are always welcome.
Statement from the Belgian Shepherd Dog Inter Variety Breeding Commission
The Inter Variety Breeding Commission is once again working effectively. Future applicants must comply with the original criteria that were put in place with the agreement of the Belgian Shepherd Dog Association of Great Britain, the Northern Belgian Shepherd Dog Club and the Working Belgian Shepherd Dog Society, when the Commission first commenced working with the Kennel Club on this matter.
The following information must be included: -
- A letter from the breeder stating the reasons for wishing to carry out the mating.
- Copies of health test results for hips and eyes for both parents.
- Copies of pedigrees for both parents.
- A list of either show or working awards for both parents or previous offspring.
Breeders are advised to apply to the Commission well in advance of the planned mating in order to allow time for permission to be sought and obtained from the Kennel Club prior to the mating. Please send all information in a document that can easily be forwarded to Commission members. Lynda McNamara is now the secretary and applications, preferably as a portable document format (pdf) file, should be sent to her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that KC registration names of puppies from any approved mating will be distinguished by the addition of three asterisks for the first generation, the next generation will have two asterisks and the third generation one.
BSDA of GB Annual Awards
Annual Awards are awarded at the AGM in March/April and cover the
period January 1st - December 31st of the preceding year. They are a record of success
and historical importance to the breed - it is very interesting to look back on who has
won awards in the past.
Members are invited to submit claims for 2019 by to
Steve Rowe, 6 Brampton Close, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 0DY
or by email to
Points can be claimed
as indicated in the attached form - Please set out your results as
the example and do not forget to state the award claimed. Only Championship and Open
shows can be included (i.e. no Limited shows, including BSDA Limited Obedience).
Points can be claimed as indicated in the attached form - Please set out your results as the
example and do not forget to state the award claimed. Only Championship and Open shows
can be included (i.e. no Limited shows, including BSDA Limited Obedience).