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Buy donkey pictures and benefit the DBS

Message from Alan Pettifer: I’m an artist and because of my love of donkeys and the many commissions l receive to paint them, l’ve decided to set up a Donkeys Save Donkeys project whereas my paintings are reproduced in to high quality prints and £5 from each sale will be donated to one of the […]

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Covid-19 follow-up survey of UK equine owners

Please see below for details of a survey on equine (not just horse – I checked) owners which you might like to complete.  While it focuses on people keeping their equines on yards, there are interesting questions which relate to professionals that we use and whether Covid 19 has altered their practice, and also about […]

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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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