The Donkey All Breeds Society of Australia Inc. has evolved from what was originally the 'English Donkey Society of Australia Inc.', which was founded in 1976. Since that time it has grown to encompass all Donkey Breeds of Australia, in order to cater for the growing interest in this wonderful animal, the preservation of Australia's heritage breed, and the promotion of the integrity of imported Donkey breeds imported to Australia. More on the history of D.A.B.S.A can be found here.
The main focus of the Society is to preserve the different breeds and types of Donkeys and Mules in Australia by maintaining accurate registries and stud books for each breed and type, and also to promote the qualities of these versatile and personable animals. Individual registries are maintained for each breed/type of Donkey, enabling histories to be traced, more informed breeding, and to support the future integrity of each breed. More on the registries and the benefits of registration can be found here.
D.A.B.S.A aims to sponsor an array of Donkey events and activities, and to lobby for the inclusion of Donkey events at equine venues.
Of course we all hope to also share the joy of Donkey ownership through our organisation. New members are always welcome, whether they be current Donkey owners, or simply Donkey lovers who would like some involvement in the Society or to gain some knowledge.
Membership is open to Donkey lovers, owners, and breeders who are interested in the promotion and preservation of the different breeds and types of Donkeys and Mules in Australia, and the maintainance of an Australian based Studbook relevant to the development and documentation of the Donkey population in our country. You can find more information re membership here.