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Anne McCaig – in memoriam

It with much sadness that we advise members of the recent death of Anne McCaig.     Anne had been a member of the DBS for many many years.  She had served as a Society Council member, a Chairman and member of the Driving Committee, until recently had been the editor of the Driving pages in […]

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PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT DONKEY WELFARE IN UK ANNOUNCED The Donkey Breed Society and the founders of War Horse Memorial are delighted to announce a working partnership to further the cause of donkey welfare through a programme of education and support. The announcement comes today, on the first National Animal Day, Sunday August 23, 2020, which […]

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Purple poppy purchase possible

       Amber (4) a DBS Northern Junior and her donkey Missy celebrating National Animal Day HUMANS AND DONKEYS WEAR YOUR PURPLE POPPIES WITH PRIDE! The founders of War Horse Memorial have kindly given us purple pin badges, the official emblem for National Animal Day, and poppies for our donkeys, to support our valued […]

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The Boris Challenge: donkeys and their humans keep active in lockdown

The Boris Challenge: donkeys and their humans keep active in lockdown When lockdown was announced it soon became apparent that most of the shows and donkey get-togethers for the foreseeable future were going to be cancelled. Continuing The Donkey Breed Society’s firm belief that  “an active donkey is a happy donkey”, the Eastern Region of […]

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Online show has 745 entries!

Donkey Show entries top 745! Run in aid of The Donkey Breed Society, a donkey show like no other attracted 745 entries across 20 classes recently.  The two biggest classes received 85 and 83 entries – just imagine that happening at a showground near you! There were 5 in hand (conformation) classes, 4 for donkeys […]

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Mandatory microchipping – retrospective if passported before 1/7/09

Mandatory Microchipping of all Horses, Donkey and Mules Owners will need to retrospectively microchip any equine born before 30th June 2009 and not already microchipped.  This should be done by a vet, and the detail added to their Passport Document. A copy of the microchip registration or a completed copy of the Retrospective Microchip Declaration […]

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News and photos of Paddy Clark’s funeral

Our chairman was honoured to be asked to take her stallion, Tin, to carry Paddy on her last journey from her home to the church service for her funeral. Paddy knew Tin well and had driven him (to this trolley) in the Lord Mayor’s Show in 2017. Attendance at the funeral was limited due to […]

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Paddy Clark

We are very saddened to report that Paddy Clark passed away on Friday 2 July peacefully at home.  Paddy was such an inspiration to so many people in the donkey world and was such a kind and warm person.  She will be much missed by many DBS members.

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Online Donkey Breed Society Supporter Fun Show

Online Donkey Breed Society Supporter Fun Show This is a fun online show – with gorgeous rosettes – to raise funds for the Donkey Breed Society as well as to give everyone in the UK / Europe a chance to enter with their donkeys, mules and hinnies!  You need to join a Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/769864803756608/ […]

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