The UK Stabyhoun Association manages the introduction of the Stabyhoun to the UK and promotes careful and sensible breeding of these rare dogs. The UKSA does not have an interest in gaining breed recognition for Kennel Club dog shows. The focus of the club is instead to enable the breeding of as many healthy dogs as possible to preserve genetic diversity.

If you are interested in the breed and are thinking about applying for a puppy, let us know so that we can begin by introducing you to one nearby. This will hopefully help you and your family decide if a Stabyhoun is definitely the breed for you. CLICK HERE to request a visit.

If you have already met a Stabyhoun and have fallen in love, you can apply for a puppy HERE.


Helen Withey Hannah Woods

Helen Withey – Chairperson, Training and Behaviour  Advisor, Rescue Co-ordinator

Helen is a full time dog trainer and Kennel Club Accredited Instructor. She is a member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers and a Course Instructor. Aside from lecturing on canine Training and Behaviour levels 2 and 3, Helen works gun dogs as well as trains her dogs for Obedience, Agility and scent work.

She has bred 2 litters of Stabyhoun, and is passionate about helping breeders in raising litters. In 2021, the UKSA set up the Stabyhoun Rescue section of the club to care for any displaced Stabyhoun in the future, which Helen volunteered to run.

In 2021, Helen stepped up to be Chairperson of the UKSA.

Hannah Woods – Vice Chairperson, Head of the Breeding Advisory Committee & International Contact

Already an experienced breeder when she collected her first Stabyhoun from the Netherlands in 2013, Hannah has since successfully bred four litters of these wonderful puppies in the UK. She has a keen interest in genetics, and in promoting breeding for health and diversity to ensure the future of the breed. She owns 2 Stabyhoun, and co-owns another.

At the UKSA, Hannah plays a key role in advising owners of UK Stabyhoun on future matings with both local dogs and foreign studs, as well as constantly looking for ways we can improve our support to breeders.

In 2021, Hannah stepped up to be Vice Chairperson and International Contact for the UKSA.

Jane Moss

Jane Moss – Secretary, Waiting List Co-ordinator

Jane lives in the High Peak with her Stabyhoun, Aike, who was born in 2015 and Genesis, a Roan who was imported in 2020.

At the UKSA, Jane is responsible for the day to day administration of the UKSA, she also plays a key role in introducing people interested in the breed to their nearest available Stabyhoun as well as being the contact for anyone applying for a puppy.

Committee Members

Gosia Hazell – Treasurer & Head of the Events Committee

Gosia lives in Hampshire with her Stabyhoun, Tess. She is responsible in coordinating the UKSA events including our annual event Stabyfest. Gosia is also the face behind all the artistic materials created for the UKSA.

Kayliegh Scott – Breeding Advisor, UK Breeding Advisory Committee

Kayliegh lives in Devon with her Stabyhoun’s Briar and Tulla along with her Golden Retrievers. Kayliegh is an experienced breeder and is keen on promoting the health and diversity of the Stabyhoun.

The Team

Fiona Justice – Social Media Manager

Fiona and her Stabyhoun, Jazz, live in Lancashire.   She is responsible for keeping everyone informed on social media. She maintains the UKSA’s Facebook page, Instagram and YouTube.

Alicia Sacha – Events Coordinator, UK Events Committee

Alicia and her Stabyhoun Sander who was one of the puppies from the first UK litter, live in Berkshire.  She is a member of our very talented Events Committee and has been involved with the organisation since 2013.

Patty Wenusch-Berkenbosch – International Puppy Coordinator 

Nicky Jan – Wetterhoun contact, UK Events Committee 

Nicky owns the first imported Wetterhoun for the UKSA, Aafke and her big brother Bottas the Stabyhoun, they live in Dorset. Nicky is responsible for Wetterhoun enquiries, visits and applications. Nicky joined the Events Committee in 2023.

Suzanne Patrick – Litter Coach, Breeding Advisory Committee

Suzie is an IMDT Trainer living in Kent with her Stabyhoun Pi and Ice, and joined the Breeding Advisory Committee in 2023.

Her experiences in puppy raising for Guide dogs has helped create a passion for early socalisation in litters. She has a particular passion in mentoring breeders to produce the most well rounded and confident puppies. Suzie’s role in the UKSA centres around helping breeders implement Puppy Culture protocols in their raising of this special breed.