The Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Breeders’ Association is constantly working to bring more value to its members. The main objective of the Association is to monitor and record the long history of the breed and preserve their genetic heritage, as well as encouraging and supporting breeders in showing and selling their stock. The Association strives to promote Wensleydale sheep through dedicated breed classes, events and sales and keeps members up to date with advancements in the breed via newsletters, social media and website updates

Join the Association

Find out more information about joining the Association, including the benefits it has to offer its members, how to join and membership fees

Regional Representatives

The Association has breed representatives throughout the UK that you can contact to find more information about keeping wensleydales in your area. Representatives will be happy to discuss your stock, breeding objectives and generally impart valuable advice (from many years of experience!) if you so desire it

Annual Breed Census

The Wensleydale Longwool Sheep Breeders’ Association asks members to fill in a Census every year in order to more accurately monitor the national flock of Wensleydales and their status as a RBST recognised rare breed. Don’t forget to fill in yours!


Are you an existing member looking to register lambs or add a ram to the Breeding Ram List? Or do you want to find out more about registering Black or White Wensleydales? Please visit the Registrations page to download a form

Junior Members

The Association loves to celebrate the achievements of the next generation of Wensleydale breeders in Young Handler competitions, as well as display their latest masterpieces in their illustrative gallery

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