In the U.S., the majority of breeders are in the East, with herds throughout New England, the Midwest, and the Southeast. The breed is slowly moving westward and there are now a few herds scattered in the western states of California, Oregon and Texas, with registered animals in all continental U.S. states. The U.S. Belted Galloway Society website contains a listing of breeders by region.
There are a number of Belted Gallaway breeders throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK with a noticeable concentration in the breed’s home area of Dumfries and Galloway. The Belted Galloway Cattle Society holds its Annual General Meeting and Breed Society Show and Auction every October in Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway.
Belted Gallaways are also raised in Australia with herds found throughout the country, even in sub-tropical areas. A small number of Belted Galloway herds are present in New Zealand and Canada.