We welcome anyone interested in the working abilities of the Belgian Malinois, along with those who own other Belgian breeds. We also encourage anyone interested in participating in the sport of IPO, regardless of breed, to belong to the AWMA. If you have a breed that is not represented by a breed organization in the AWDF, you can get your scorebook through us and have your dog's breed listed on the scorebook. You can join the AWMA and help support the formation of a local club. Or you can join to show your support for an organization that believes in including everyone for the betterment of the sport.
Memberhip with the American Working Malinois Association runs from June 1 to June 1, per the AWMA by-laws.
Per the AWMA by-Laws, renewal notices will be sent by mail starting May 1.
Renewal notices may not have been received due to a change of address or illegible handwriting on the membership application. If you are not receiving your renewal notices, please contact the membership chair via e-mail to verify the reason why.
Memberships typically go out every 4-6 weeks but can go out faster or slower due to competitions or other life events. If you need your membership faster, there is a $50.00 fee to rush the application in 2 weeks or less. Please indicate on the outside of the envelope and we will try to accomodate as best we can but keep in mind this is a volunteer-based organization.
If you are submitting a paypal, please use zooza.com. Memberships sent directly to our paypal are NOT incorporated into our database. If you do not want to pay the zooza fee, you must submit via regular mail by check.
E-mail is the best method of contact due to being on the West Coast and working a full time job. If ***absolutely*** necessary, you may contact the Membership Chair via phone at 909-556-4212 but it again may take a few days to respond.
No. Membership applications need to go to the membership chair and scorebooks need to go to the Secretary. Simply put "pending" on your scorebook application and the Secretary will contact the Membership Chair for the number when it is available. Membership applications sent to the Secretary may be delayed or lost in the process, so please be sure you are submitting your paperwork to the proper place.
Yes, all entrants to the AWMA National Championship MUST have a current membership prior to the close of entries. Entrants who wait until the last minute may not get their applications processed in time so please enter well in advance of the championships. The AWMA Championship is held every year between September/December so be sure to submit well in advance so there are no problems entering.
Yes, you will be required to provide your membership number on the entry form and we verify membership before your entry will be accepted. Again, do not wait until the last minute to obtain or renew your membership. The AWDF Championship is held in the spring and the date will vary.
The AWMA is an organization devoted entirely to the working characteristics of the Belgian Malinois breed. We have low yearly membership dues and all the monies from membership dues help expand programs that directly benefit the working Belgian Malinois. For example, in addition to covering the general expenditures of running the organization, monies are donated every year to help the FCI team members, FMBB team members, the host club for the National Championship, trophy sponsorships for other large competitions, etc. By joining the American Working Malinois Association you will be supporting the growth and recognition of the working Belgian Malinois in the United States.
Donate to the AWMA
Make a donation to the AWMA:
- FMBB World TEAM
- NATIONALS FUND
- GENERAL FUND