Welcome to Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset Sheep
The Dorset Horn Sheep Breeders' Association was established in 1891 for "the encouragement of the breeding of Dorset Horn Sheep at home and abroad and the maintenance of the purity of the breed".
During the late 1950's hornless Dorset sheep, developed in Australia, were introduced to the UK and rapidly grew in popularity. By 1974 there were more Poll Dorsets registered than Dorset Horns and in recognition of this the Association's name was changed in 1981 to the Dorset Horn and Poll Dorset Sheep Breeders' Association.
“Unfortunately there has been another major flood in the breed society office. I am in the process of trying to set up a call diversion system to a mobile phone, so please bear with us if you are trying to call the office. If you are able to email it is probably a better way to contact me at the moment.
Also all the annual returns and AGM information were ready to be posted out, but they got wet, so all have to be done again, so there will be a little delay on you receiving these”.