The British Alpaca Society


The British Alpaca Society (BAS) is the breed society that helps ensure the well-being of the alpacas we love, celebrates and promotes them and works to ensure they have a bright and long-lasting future in the UK.

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Find out interesting facts about alpacas and realise why they have become so popular throughout the globe.

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Alpaca Shows and Events

Find out what alpaca shows and events are happening in your area.

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Alpaca Education and Training

Take a look at what breeder and judge courses are taking place

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Alpaca Fibre

Explore why alpaca fibre is considered ‘The fibre of the Gods’.

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The British Alpaca Society

The British Alpaca Society (BAS) currently has 1500 members representing 45000 alpacas spread in various densities all over the UK. We have regional groups from west Wales to East Anglia and from Lands End to John O’Groats.

The BAS is a membership society dedicated to the welfare of alpacas and the education of their owners in the UK.

The BAS, via its regional groups, provides information, support and events for alpaca owners, breeders and all those interested in alpacas. The Society keeps its members up to date with all alpaca news and initiatives in the UK.

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Buying BAS Registered Alpacas? Protect your investments and check before you buy!

Click on the button, enter the ear-tag or full microchip number of the animal(s) you are buying to confirm the registration status, sex and year of birth. It is that simple The British Alpaca Society recommends that you only buy alpacas which have been registered or birth notified with the registry.

Shows and Events




Closing Date



National Alpaca Farm Open Days – 2nd/ 3rd September 2023

All over the UK

Closing Date:  



BAS 2024 National Halter Show and Champion of Champions Fleece Show

Telford International Centre

Closing Date:  04/02/2024



North Somerset Show 2023

BS48 1NF

Closing Date:  10/04/2023



Devon County Show 2023

Closing Date:  10/04/2023


Alpaca News & Notices

Art of Fibre – Alpaca Fibre Testing Clinics

Art of Fibre are pleased to announce further dates for our weekend Alpaca Fibre Testing Clinics in the UK. Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June 2023 – Fibre testing weekend and Skirting Workshop at...

South East Alpaca Group

South East Alpaca Group Hilary and Tony Monkcom have now taken over the running of the South East Alpaca group and would like to thank Vicki and Chris Agar for all they have done over the years. ...

Shows information 2023/2024

Make a note in your diary! (New information in red) Breeders considering entering more than one fleece show may need the organisers of one show to forward the fleece(s) to the next show the fle...

Yearbook 2023

2023 Yearbook is out  

Education and Training

The British Alpaca Society is keen to promote education and training for its members and the general public in all aspects of alpaca ownership and management.

Many BAS members offer courses for people interested in alpacas and alpaca fibre. Click below to see what’s on offer in your area.

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Join the British Alpaca Society today and become part of a national community, dedicated to all things alpaca. Membership offers knowledge, networking and support to help you protect your investment and work towards your own alpaca aspiration.

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