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Chairman - Steve Bennett -

Secretary - Karin Hickson -

Tresurer - Anthony Johnson -

Committe Members:

Sally McKinlay - Breed Education Co-Ordinator -

Rosie Hall

Kyle Hall.

Tracy Cronin

Karl Cronin

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Why become a member?

Membership Advantages 

  • Twice yearly newsletter, keeping you up to date with the latest news and topical articles

  • An invitation to our Limit and Open show

  • Ability to gain the accolade of Top Dog/Bitch/Puppy and Crufts Awards

  • Fun Days with Dogs arranged UK wide

  • Discounts on EMDA merchandise

  • Access to EMDA social media

  • Access to the Members Only area of the website

  • Welcome Pack for all new members

  • Member Pin Badge

  • Meeting likeminded people!

Fees to join are as follows:

  • Joint : £15.00

  • Single : £10.00

  • Junior : £1.50

EMDA Open and Limit Show Schedule 2019 

How do I join the EMDA?

There are two ways to join the Estrela Mountain Dog Association. You can either download and print the application form and send it with a cheque to the address:

EMDA Secretary Karin Hickson.


Follow this link to download the application form.

Or join and pay online by filling in the application form and making payment via PayPal. Follow this link to apply online. 

Aims of the Club:

  • To adopt and preserve the Kennel Club Breed Standards by which Estrela Mountain Dogs shall be judged. 

  • To bring notice and education to the public highlighting the qualities and characteristics of the Estrela Mountain Dog.

More about  EMDA Membership

The Membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st. If subscriptions are not renewed by 14th February the member will automatically be removed from the Members List.

All fees should be paid in Sterling (GBP). Membership forms will not be accepted without the correct remittance. Membership acceptance is entirely at the discretion of the Committee of the EMDA. 

Please do not send cash in the post.
Make cheques out to "Estrela Mountain Dog Association"

Top Dog, Bitch, Puppy and Crufts Awards

For your dog to become eligible for the EMDA Top Dog/Bitch/Puppy/Crufts Awards, you must be a member of the EMDA for a minimum of 6 months with a dog over 12 months old and a minimum of 3 months for a dog under 12 months old.

At each Championship show entry, you will be able to gain 'points' towards these awards. Please find how you gain points here. (Link Coming Soon...)

At the end of the year, there is a Top Dog, Top Bitch and Top Puppy for every breed, this is often then published in the Dog Show Paper 'Our Dogs'. If your dog is Reserve Top Dog for example but the Top Dog of the year is not a member of the EMDA, the award will then go to your dog as the award is only eligible for members.

You will be able to keep the award for up to 12 months where it should be returned to a member of the committee in the condition it was received. Deposits will be taken for all awards.