Considering there were about 500 Friesian registered in the sixties, the breed is now very widespread. 50,000 Friesian are registered with the KFPS in the Netherlands. Close to 20,000 are now found outside the Netherlands, in Europe, North America, Chile, Columbia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Japan, China, South Africa and of course Australia and NZ. The KFPS has 14,000 members worldwide. It is the second biggest studbook in the Netherlands.