The typical Valais Blacknose has a harmonious, robust and large-framed body, with wool of similar length and thickness all over its body, head and legs. It is believed that the breed dates back to the 15th century and is perfectly suited to the rugged mountainous region of Valais where it takes it's name.
They get their name from their beautiful black noses, and the black colouring extends up the face to the eyes and surrounds them. The ears are totally black and there are black markings on the fronts of their knees and on the hocks. These distinct markings, coupled with their remarkable horns, give them a striking (not to mention highly endearing) look.
They have been referred to as the "Cutest sheep in the world" - and who are we to argue!
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