Membership has its privileges! ADSBS members enjoy reduced fees, a quarterly magazine, free listing on this Web site, an annual member's meeting and banquet, and participation in the running of the organization. Educational events are held at least annually, covering topics including flock health, government regulations, nutrition, showing and fitting, and Dorper breed standards.

Registering your sheep with the ADSBS entitles you to participate in shows and sales held by the ADSBS and local affiliated organizations. The fees collected by the registry cover national promotion of the breed as well as the member benefits listed above.

The ADSBS maintains working relationships with Dorper breeders in Canada, Mexico, Australia, and South Africa. The organization is a non-profit corporation with the goal of promoting Dorper and White Dorper Sheep, working to establish them as a significant element of the sheep industry in the United States.


The American Dorper Sheep Breeders’ Society was organized in December of 1995. In October of 1996 the first event was held in Cameron, Texas with attendees from Mexico, Canada, South Africa and several regions of the United States. The first business meeting was held and a board of directors was elected. By December 1996, the organizational by-laws were formalized and the Society was incorporated.

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American Dorper Sheep Breeders' Society
PO Box 259
Hallsville, MO 65255-0259
Telephone: 573-696-2550
Fax: 573-696-2030

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