This web page, a chronicle of the decline of NAWBA, is increasingly out of date and obsolete.
NAWBA today is little more than a derelict ship floating on the sea of irrelevance, the officers mostly people nobody has ever heard of: been noplace, done nothing.
Think of this page like a newspaper archive, ancient history but
perhaps with some lessons relevant even today...
NAWBA Free Press
North American Working Bouvier Association
This is not an official NAWBA web site, even when it is the only NAWBA web site.
NAWBA Retrospective (Sept 2011)
The Fat Lady Sings !
After years of abuse and decline NAWBA just hit bottom.
NAWBA was founded in the nineteen eighties primarily as a national level organization to support serious working people, those engaged in the new to America protection sports such as Schutzhund and French Ring.
This year there will be no Ring trial, no Schutzhund trial. Basically, nothing more than the little old ladies afternoon play herding, some carting demos and I suppose the pathetic character test.
Oh yes, and the conformation show with a real live French judge.
What an irony, the working dog organization founded to break free from the grip of Mickey Mouse dog shows reduced to nothing but a pathetic Mickey Mouse dog show.
Charlie Price should be ashamed of himself. Sept 2007
In the end, the events foretold in this ten year old article
November, 2001: The long planned AWDF conformation show has been
cancelled, placing the future of the Federation in serious doubt. Prior to
the cancellation, the Catalog for the Beauty show in St. Louis had
confirmed that the Bouviers would have been allowed to masquerade
as working dogs on the basis of the Temperament test. Other breeds,
including the Doberman, also would have had similar requirements,
rendering the whole thing a farce..
Johnson Throws in the Towel Aug 2001
Is there a Bouvier field of Dreams in Virginia ?
In the spring of 1999, the NAWBA board invented a
So who are we going to see popping up as "Official
Rite of Passage