There is a new kind of sheep taking a foothold in the world and it looks just like a fuzzy stuffed animal! The Valais Blacknose sheep is the epitome of all sheep; they are best known for their insanely soft fleece and having very sweet and cuddly personalities. The Blacknose sheep has lived in under the radar since the fifteenth century, enjoying a calm and mountainous life on small farms dotted through Switzerland and parts of Germany. It was not until recently that the breed began to spread throughout the world. With how adorable and friendly they are, it is not hard to see why!
Prided for its excellent quality wool, the Blacknose sheep would make for one adorable house pet!
There is even a U.S. based farm that will sell you one!
Located in Alabama, The Teton Valais Blacknose Sheep Company has a large sheep sale every spring.
They are known for raising the best and highest quality sheep around.
Could you imagine raising one of their adorable baby Blacknose sheep?
This one is only a few weeks old!
Their curly and plush fleece would make for the ultimate cuddle buddy!
With stark black faces and pure white bodies, this beautiful animal is truly unique.
The Valais Blacknose sheep is known for being extremely docile and packing a lot of personality.
They are supposedly very easy to raise and get along great with children.
What is not to love about these giant teddy bears, could you find a more adorable pet?
Historically, the Valais Blacknose sheep was raised on small mountainous farms in the Canton of Valais, Switzerland.
Home to the world famous Matterhorn mountain!
Due to their low maintenance and high quality meat and fleece, the Blacknose sheep was a perfect fit in this climate.
Even though they have been spoiled in the Swiss alps for the past 600 years, they thrive in nearly any environment.
Living on nearly every continent today, the Blacknose sheep now has its largest populations in the United States and New Zealand.
This global spread has been fueled by a desire for their luscious and desirable wool.
It is very versatile and prided in its high quality, small, light curling.
Imagine how soft of a blanket your pet sheep could grow for you!
More info: Teton Valais Blacknose
I have to admit, this is certainly the most adorable sheep I have ever seen. Unfortunately, the Teton Valais Blacknose Sheep Company does not have a standardized price list for purchasing a Blacknose sheep; there are too many variables involved. However, if you are interested in purchasing a Blacknose sheep you can contact the Teton Valais Blacknose Sheep Company on Facebook. The Swiss have a saying “make friends with a Valais and you have a friend for life!”