What is Valais Black-nosed Sheep? Can I have a pet Valais Black-nosed Sheep?


The Valais black-nosed sheep is a breed of meat goat bred in the Valais region of Switzerland. It is a type of glacier goat that lives on steep, rugged mountain slopes, and its most distinctive features are its black face, black ears, black knees and limbs, and its fur is snow-white and fluffy in locks. The local people breed black-nosed sheep mainly for meat and wool collection.

Although the goat has been documented as early as 1400, it was not until 1962 that this robust, docile goat was officially recognized as a separate species. Each goat weighs about 80 to 100 kg and can produce 4 kg of wool a year.

In the past decade, the animals' adorable looks have propelled them into prominence. And now they're proliferating, purely as a pet.

The breed has spread to Europe, the UK, and the US, and the first Valais Blacknose Sheep reached New Zealand and Australia in 2021.

In fact, Valais Blacknose sheep have become quite fashionable and are in high demand. They make wonderful pets due to their friendly disposition and calm nature. But, of course, it's their appearance that really sets them apart. Their distinctive black faces are set off by the white curls of their wool. Aside from their face, they also have black ears, knees, hocks, and feet. To top things off, both males and females have spiral horns.


Why are the Valais Blacknose sheep given the title as the cutest sheep in the world?

The Valais Blacknose sheeps strikingly dark patches of fur combined with their soft, white, curly wool give them an adorable look. Moreover, they are incredibly docile. What’s not to like? The rams, as well as the ewes, both have curly horns. Like all other sheep, they are excellent climbers and can be found in the Swiss alpine mountains in the summertime.


How much is a Valais Blacknose sheep?

Valais Blacknose sheep can sell from $2,000 upwards, depending on the level of bloodline purity.

Valais Blacknose are herd animals and do best in a purchase of two or more if prospective owners do not already have companion sheep.

All in all, Valais Blacknose sheep is very rare and expensive.


If you would like to own a Valais Blacknose sheep, you can order our Valais Blacknose Sheep Plush Toy as a replacement. Our plush Valais Blacknose Sheep are so soft, cute and cuddly that we can hardly stand it!

Check more details: Stuffed Valais Blacknose Sheep Plush Toy 

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