Donkey Breed Society

donkey and carriage
Happy New Year to all donkey lovers. Please note that Membership Renewals are due on 1 February.
DBS - Donkey looking over a dry stone wall

Applying for an Equine Passport, only the 2016 application form will be accepted.

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Our Charity


The Donkey Breed Society will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, having been formed originally as the Donkey Show Society in 1967, it was renamed Donkey Breed Society  and granted charitable status in 1970.    The first Society President was Reginald Summerhays who was highly esteemed in the equine world.  To celebrate our Silver Jubilee in 1992 members of the Society took part in the Lord Mayor’s Show in the city of London and it is our intention to participate in the Lord Mayor’s Show again in 2017 for our Golden Jubilee.


Our aims are:-


• To preserve and improve the standard of Donkeys in general by breeding and to encourage the use, appreciation, well-being and protection of the Donkey by the general public and members of the society


• To promote public education in the various arts and sciences in connection with the donkey and the use, appreciation, care and management thereof


• To prevent cruelty to the Donkey and to help, including the option to provide financial assistance, and cooperate with people and societies who provide for the care and protection of the Donkey in need thereof by reason of sickness, maltreatment, neglect, lack of knowledge, poor circumstances or other similar causes


• To promote and finance research into matters relating to the Donkey and the publication of the results thereof



DBS - New years Day procession in London 2015
DBS - New years Day procession in London 2015
DBS - New years Day procession in London 2015
DBS - New years Day procession in London 2015

The Donkey Breed Society celebrated its  Silver Jubilee at the London Lord Mayor's Show in 1992 with a  'cake' mounted on a carriage.

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