United Kingdom Belgian Shepherd Working Dog Association


Welcome to our website here you will find information on the Belgian Shepherd working dog, our events, trials and our membership. You can also apply for your working books through us which is approved & recognised by the FMBB and FCI.

 We are the only organisation in the UK that can supply you with approved and recognised FMBB UKBSWDA work books.

We want to further promote the sport of IPO in the UK. The UK KC does not recognise IPO, meaning under other IPO working organisations in the UK they have to go through an organisation that does not even recognise their hard work and commitment. Here at the UKBSWDA we recognise this hard work and commitment and is why we went to great lengths to become an approved FMBB member organisation where we can now hold trials and supply you with the only recognised FMBB Belgian Shepherd workbook in the UK a first for the UK. 

Come onboard we look forward to welcoming you to our growing organisation, the future ahead and the further promotion of the Belgian Shepherd.


We are a new organisation recently accepted to the FMBB but that does not mean we are inexperienced. We compete with our dogs and have access to some of the most respected FCI judges and helpers in the world. All our IPO trials are built around a friendly yet competitive atmosphere, we welcome new branches and trainers to come on board as long as they meet the required UKBSWDA criteria.

The UKBSWDA promotes the working abilities of the Belgian Shepherd we can put you in contact with various clubs that compete in IPO - Security Work- Scent Work - Agility and put you in touch with various organisations and trainers that can help you gain nationally recognised handler & dog qualifications ranging from GPSDH L2-L3, Explosive Detection, Cadaver Work, Search & Rescue, Drug Detection etc.

We can put you in touch with breeders in Europe and the UK that breed purely for health-confirmation and working ability.

Please see our applications page for your membership and workbook application forms  http://www.ukbswda.co.uk/membership .

Our workbooks are recognised and approved by the FMBB and FCI.