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This is a list of domestic sheep breeds. Domestic sheep (Ovis aries) are partially derived from mouflon (Ovis orientalis) stock, and have diverged sufficiently to be considered a different species.
Comprehensive list of domestic sheep breeds Sorted alphabetically.

A

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Acıpayam --- --- Turkey Meat, wool
Adal --- --- Ethiopia Meat
Africana ---Desilva|Fitch|1995c}} Colombia Meat
Alai --- --- Kyrgyzstan Meat, wool
Alcarreña --- --- Spain Meat
Algarve Churro --- --- PortugalDAD-IS|2009a}}
Alpines Steinschaf --- --- Germany Meat, wool, vegetation management
Altay --- --- ChinaDAD-IS|2009c}}
Ancon ---Gidney|2007}} United States ---
Apennine 85pxDesilva|Fitch|1995h}} Italy Meat
Arabi --- --- Iran, Iraq Meat
Afghan ArabiArabi subtype --- --- Afghanistan Meat
Algerian Arab ---Desilva|Fitch|1995k}} AlgeriaDAD-IS|2009d}}
Arapawa Island 85px --- New ZealandDAD-IS|2009e}}
Armenian Semicoarsewool ---Desilva|Fitch|1995m}} Armenia Meat, milk
Askanian 85pxDesilva|Fitch|1995n}} Ukraine Wool
Assaf --- --- Israel Meat, milk
Aussiedown --- --- Australia MeatAustraliaSheep breed compendium, Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX), 2010 Meat
Awassi Desilva|Fitch|1995o}} Syro-Arabian desert Milk

B

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Balkhi --- --- PakistanDAD-IS|2009f}}
Baluchi ---Desilva|Fitch|1995q}} Afghanistan, Iran, PakistanDAD-IS|2009g}}
Barbados Blackbelly sheep --- CaribbeanDAD-IS|2009h}}
Bardoka --- --- Serbia Meat, milk, research, wool
Basco-Béarnais Desilva|Fitch|1995s}} Spain Milk
Beltex --- --- Belgium Meat
Bentheimer Landschaf 85pxDesilva|Fitch|1995t}} Germany Vegetation management
Bergamasca ---Desilva|Fitch|1995u}} ItalySchoenian|2009c}}
Berichon du Cher --- --- France Meat
Beulah Speckled Face --- --- WalesJones|2006b}}
Bibrik --- ---Desilva|Fitch|1995v}} Meat
Biellese ---Desilva|Fitch|1995w}} Italy Meat
Bizet --- ---DAD-IS|2009j}} Meat
Blackhead Persian Kruger|2009}} South Africa Meat
Bleu du Maine Desilva|Fitch|1995x}} FranceDAD-IS|2009k}}
Bluefaced Leicester --- United KingdomDAD-IS|2009l}}
Bond --- Australia Wool
Border Leicester --- England Meat
Boreray ---Desilva|Fitch|1995z}} ScotlandDAD-IS|2009o}}
Bovska --- --- Slovenia Milk
Braunes Bergschaf ---Desilva|Fitch|1995ab}} GermanyDAD-IS|2009p}}
Brazilian Somali ---Desilva|Fitch|1995ac}} SomaliaSchoenian|2009f}}
Brillenschaf 85pxDesilva|Fitch|1995ad}} SloveniaSchoenian|2009g}}
British Milk sheep --- ---Desilva|Fitch|1995ae}} Milk
Bündner Oberland ---DAD-IS|2009q}} Switzerland Vegetation management

C

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
California Red --- ---Simmons|2001a}} Meat, wool
California Variegated Mutant CVM, Romeldale/CVM United States Wool
Cameroon sheep DAD-IS|2009r}} West AfricaSchoenian|2009h}}
Campanian Barbary --- ---Desilva|Fitch|1995af}} Meat, milk
Canadian Arcott --- ---CA-GOV|2007a}} Meat
Castlemilk Moorit DAD-IS|2009s}}Desilva|Fitch|1995ag}} Hobby
Charmoise --- ---Schoenian|2009i}}DAD-IS|2009t}}
Charollais ---Desilva|Fitch|1995ah}} Meat
Cheviot ---Desilva|Fitch|1995ai}} Meat, wool
Border CheviotCheviot subtype ---Schoenian|2009j}} United Kingdom Meat
Brecknock Hill Cheviot ---Desilva|Fitch|1995aj}} WalesDAD-IS|2009u}}
North Country Cheviot --- ---Desilva|Fitch|1995ak}} Meat
Chios --- --- Island of ChiosDesilva|Fitch|1995al}}
Cholistani --- ---Desilva|Fitch|1995am}}DAD-IS|2009w}}
Churra DAD-IS|2009x}}Desilva|Fitch|1995an}}Mendel|2005}}
Cikta --- --- Hungary Meat
Cine Capari --- ---DAD-IS|2009z}} ---
Clun Forest ---Desilva|Fitch|1995ao}} Meat, milk, wool
Coburger Fuchsschaf ---Desilva|Fitch|1995ap}} Germany Vegetation management
Columbia --- United StatesDesilva|Fitch|1995aq}}
Comeback --- ---Desilva|Fitch|1995ar}} Meat, wool
Comisana ---Desilva|Fitch|1995as}} Italy Milk
Coolalee ---Wyndham|1990a}} Meat
Coopworth ---Desilva|Fitch|1995at}} Meat, wool
Cormo ---Desilva|Fitch|1995au}} Wool
Corriedale ---Desilva|Fitch|1995av}} Meat, wool
Cotswold ---RBST|2008a}} Meat, wool
Criollo ---DAD-IS|2009aa}} Central America Meat
Curkana --- --- Romania Milk, Wool

D

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Dala Fur sheep --- --- Sweden ---
Dalesbred 85px ---Desilva|Fitch|1995ax}}Heritage|2010a}}
Dagliç --- ---Desilva|Fitch|1995ay}} Meat, milk
Damani --- ---Desilva|Fitch|1995az}} Meat, wool
Damara --- --- Namibia Meat
Danish Landrace 85pxNorthSheD|2010b}} Denmark Wool
Debouillet --- --- United StatesDAD-IS|2009ab}}
Derbyshire Gritstone --- ---Schoenian|2009k}} Meat
Deutsches Bergschaf ---Desilva|Fitch|1995bb}} GermanySchoenian|2009l}}
Devon Closewool --- ---TheSheepTrust|2010a}}DAD-IS|2009ac}}
Devon Longwoolled ---Desilva|Fitch|1995bc}} United Kingdom Meat, wool
Dohne Merino ---Schoenian|2009m}} South Africa Meat, wool
Dorper ---Desilva|Fitch|1995bd}} Meat
Dorset AWEX|2010b}} United States Meat
Dorset Down 85px ---Schoenian|2009n}} Meat
Drysdale ---Desilva|Fitch|1995be}} Wool

E

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Easycare --- ---Schoenian|2009o}} Meat
East Friesian Berger|2010a}} Germany Milk
Elliottdale --- --- Tasmania Wool
English Leicester Desilva|Fitch|1995bg}} England Meat
Estonian Ruhnu --- Eesti maalammas Estonia Meat, wool
Exmoor Horn --- Exmoor Meat

F

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Fabrianese --- --- Italy Meat, milk
Faroes 85px --- Faroe Islands Meat, wool
Fat-tailed sheep (group of breeds) 85px --- Africa, Middle east, Near East, Pakistan, Northern India, Western China, Mongolia Meat
Finnsheep 85px Finnish Landrace Finland Meat
Flanders Milk sheep --- --- --- ---
French Alpine sheep --- --- --- ---
Friesian Milk sheep --- --- --- ---
Fuglestad --- --- --- ---

G

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Galway --- --- Ireland Meat
Ganjia --- --- --- ---
Gansu Alpine Fine-wool --- --- --- ---
Gentile di Puglia --- --- --- ---
Geschecktes Bergschaf --- --- --- ---
Ghezel Red karaman, Gezel North West of Iran, Southern Azerbaijan Meat, wool
Gotland Gotland pelt Sweden Meat
Gökçeada --- --- --- ---
Greyface Dartmoor --- United Kingdom Meat
Grey Troender --- Grå trøndersau Norway Wool
Gromark 85px --- Australia Meat, wool
Groningen Milk sheep --- --- --- ---
Gulf Coast Native --- --- --- ---
Guirra --- ---Schoenian|2010}} Meat
Gute --- Sweden Genetic conservation

H

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Hampshire Hampshire Down United Kingdom Meat
Han --- --- --- ---
Langzhou Large-tail HanHan subtype --- --- --- ---
Small-tail Han --- --- --- ---
Hanzhong --- --- China ---
Harnai --- --- ---
Hasht Nagri --- --- --- ---
Hazaragie --- --- --- ---
Hebridean St Kilda sheep Scotland Vegetation management
Heidschnucke Family of sheep including
Germany Meat, vegetation management, wool
Graue gehörnte HeidschnuckeHeidschnucke subtype Grey Horned Heath Germany Meat, vegetation management, wool
Moorschnucke 85px White Polled Heath Germany Meat, vegetation management, wool
Weiße gehörnte Heidschnucke --- White Horned Heath Germany Meat, vegetation management, wool
Herdwick --- England Meat
Herik --- --- --- ---
Hill Radnor --- --- Wales Meat
Hog Island --- United States Wool
Hu --- --- --- ---

I

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Icelandic sheep --- Iceland Meat, milk, wool
Inner Mongolian wool --- --- --- ---
Île-de-France --- Dishley Merino France Meat
Iranian Red sheep --- Oriental Mouflon Iran Meat
Istrian milk --- --- --- ---

J

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Jacob --- United Kingdom Hide, meat, pet, wool
Jezerskosolcavska --- --- --- ---
Juraschaf --- --- --- ---

K

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Kachhi --- --- --- ---
Kajli --- --- --- ---
Kamakuyruk --- --- --- ---
Karakul --- Central Asia Hides, meat, milk, wool
Karayaka 85px --- Turkey Meat, milk, wool
Katahdin --- --- United States Meat
Kempen Heath --- --- Netherlands ---
Kerry Hill --- Wales Meat
Kivircik --- --- --- ---
Kooka --- --- Pakistan Milk
Krainer Steinschaf --- --- --- ---
Karagouniko --- --- --- ---

L

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Lacaune --- France Milk
Landais --- --- --- ---
Langhe --- --- --- ---
Lati --- --- --- ---
Latxa 85px --- Spain Milk
Leineschaf --- --- --- ---
Lincoln Lincoln Longwool England Meat, wool
Lithuanian Black-headed --- --- Lithuania Meat, wool
Llanwenog --- --- Wales Meat
Lleyn --- Wales Meat
Lohi --- --- Pakistan Wool
Lonk --- Improved Haslingden England Meat, wool
Luzein sheep --- --- --- ---

M

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Maltese --- --- Malta ---
Manchega --- --- --- ---
Manech --- --- --- ---
Manx Loaghtan Loaghtyn, Loghtan Isle of Man Wool
Masai --- --- --- ---
Massese sheep --- --- --- ---
Meatmaster 85px --- South Africa Meat
Mehraban --- --- Iran Meat
Merinizzata Italiana --- --- --- ---
Merino --- Spain Meat, wool
Argentine MerinoMerino subtype --- --- --- ---
Arles Merino --- --- --- ---
Booroola Merino --- --- Australia Research, wool
Delaine Merino --- --- United States Wool
Fonthill Merino --- --- --- ---
Karacabey Merino --- --- --- ---
Medium-wool Merino --- --- --- ---
Merinofleischschaf --- --- --- ---
Merinolandschaf --- --- --- ---
Merino Longwool --- --- --- ---
Poll Merino --- Australia Meat, wool
South African Merino --- --- --- ---
South African Meat Merino SAMM South Africa Meat, wool
Strong Wool Merino --- --- --- ---
Ming Black --- --- --- ---
Moghani --- --- --- ---
Montadale --- --- United States Meat, wool
Morada Nova --- Brazilian Woolless Brazil Meat
Moles --- --- --- ---

N

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Najdi Nejdi Saudi Arabia Meat, hobby
Navajo-Churro sheep --- United States Wool
Newfoundland --- Newfoundland Local Canada ---
Nellore --- --- --- ---
Nolana sheep --- --- --- ---
Norfolk Horn Blackface Norfolk Horned, Norfolk Horned, Old Norfolk, Old Norfolk Horned United Kingdom Meat
North Ronaldsay Orkney Scotland Wool
Northern European short-tailed sheep (group of breeds) --- British Isles, Scandinavia, Germany, Russia Meat, milk, wool
Norwegian Fur --- --- --- ---

O

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Ossimi --- --- --- ---
Ouessant Ushant, Breton Island Dwarf France Hobby, wool
Oula --- --- --- ---
Oxford
85px
Oxford Down United Kingdom Meat

P

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Pag Island --- --- --- ---
Pagliarola --- --- --- ---
Panama --- --- United States Meat
Pedi Sheep --- --- --- ---
Pelibüey Cubano Rojo Caribbean, Mexico, South America Meat
Perendale --- --- New Zealand Meat
Pinzirita --- --- --- ---
Pitt Island --- --- Chatham Islands, New Zealand Wool
Polwarth --- --- Australia Meat, wool
Polypay --- --- United States Meat, wool
Portland --- --- England Meat
Priangan --- Garut Indonesia Ram fighting, meat
Polish Heath --- --- --- ---
Poll Dorset --- Australia Meat
Pomeranian Coarsewool Sheep Pomeranian Sheep, Rauhwolliges Pommersches Landschaf Germany Meat, vegetation management

Q

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Qashqai --- --- --- ---
Qiaoke --- --- --- ---
Qinghai Black Tibetan --- --- --- ---
Qinghai Semifinewool --- --- --- ---
Quadrella --- --- --- ---
Quanglin Large-Tail --- --- --- ---

R

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Rabo Largo --- --- --- ---
Racka Ovce cápová, Cápovice Hungary Meat, milk, wool
Rahmany sheep --- El-rahmani Egypt Meat, Milk, Wool
Rambouillet Rambouillet Merino, French Merino France Meat, wool
Rasa Aragonesa --- --- Aragón Meat
Red Engadine --- --- --- ---
Red Karaman --- --- --- ---
Red Maasai --- --- East Africa Meat
Rhoen sheep --- --- --- ---
Rideau Arcott --- --- Canada ---
Romanov --- --- Russia Meat
Romeldale Romeldale/CVM United States Meat, wool
Romney sheep Romney Marsh United Kingdom Meat
Roslag --- Roslagsfår Sweden Meat, wool
Rouge de l'Ouest Tête rouge du Maine France Meat
Rouge de Roussillon --- --- --- ---
Rough Fell 85px --- United Kingdom Meat
Royal White --- --- United States Meat
Ruda --- --- Albania, Croatia Wool
Rya --- Ryafår, Swedish Carpet Wool Sheep Sweden Wool
Ryeland --- United Kingdom Meat
Rygja --- --- --- ---

S

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Sahel-type --- --- --- ---
Sakiz --- Çesme Turkey Wool
Sargin Turkmenistan
Santa Cruz 85px --- United States Wool
Sardinian --- Italy Milk
Šar Mountain --- --- Serbia, Macedonia Meat, Milk, Wool
Schoonebeker --- --- --- ---
Schwarzköpfiges Fleischschaf --- --- --- ---
Schwarzes Bergschaf --- --- --- ---
Scottish Blackface Blackfaced Highland, Kerry, Linton, Scotch Blackface, Scotch Horn, Scottish Highland, Scottish Mountain Scotland Meat
Scottish Dunface Scottish Tanface, Old Scottish Short-wool Scotland (extinct)Ryder, M.L. 1983. Sheep and Man. Duckworth, London; quoted in Stefan Adalsteinsson, 2000, 1000 Years of Sheep in Shetland. Meat, wool
Shetland --- Shetland Islands Meat, wool
Shropshire --- United Kingdom Meat
Sicilian Barbary --- --- --- ---
Skuddeskudden Landscape grazing, felting, meat
Soay --- Scotland Meat
Somali Berbera Blackhead Somalia Meat
Sopravissana --- --- --- ---
South Devon --- --- --- ---
South Dorset --- --- --- ---
South Hampshire --- --- --- ---
Southdown --- United Kingdom Meat
South Wales Mountain --- --- --- ---
Spælsau Old Norwegian Short Tail Landrace Norway Meat
Spiegel --- --- --- ---
St. Croix Virgin Island white Virgin Islands Meat
Steigar --- --- --- ---
Steinschaf --- --- --- ---
Suffolk --- United Kingdom Meat
Sumavska --- --- Czech Republic Meat, milk, wool
Swaledale --- United Kingdom Meat, wool
Swedish Fur sheep --- --- --- ---
Swifter --- --- --- ---
Schweizer Schwarzbraunes Bergschaf --- --- --- ---
Schweizer Alpenschaf --- --- --- ---

T

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Taleshi --- --- Iran Meat
Tan --- --- --- ---
Targhee --- --- United States Wool
Tautra --- --- --- ---
Teeswater --- --- United Kingdom Meat
Texel --- Netherlands Meat
Thalli --- --- --- ---
Tiroler Steinschaf --- --- --- ---
Touabire --- --- --- ---
Tsurcana --- --- --- ---
Tukidale --- --- --- ---
Tunis Tunisian Barbary Tunisia Meat
Tuj --- --- --- ---
Türkgeldi --- --- --- ---

U

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Uda --- --- --- ---

V

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Valachian Sheep --- Native Wallachian sheep Czech Republic Meat, milk, wool
Valachian Improved Sheep --- --- Czech Republic Meat, milk, wool
Valais Blacknose Wallis Blacknose, Walliser Schwarznaseschaf, Blacknosed Swiss, Visp, Visperschaf Switzerland Meat
Van Rooy --- Van Rooy White Persian South Africa Meat
Vendéen --- --- France Meat

W

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Waldschaf --- --- --- ---
Wallis Country --- --- --- ---
Waziri --- --- Pakistan Meat, wool
Weißes Bergschaf --- --- --- ---
Weißköpfiges Fleischschaf --- --- --- ---
Welsh Hill Speckled Face --- --- --- ---
Welsh Mountain sheep --- Wales Meat
Badger Face Welsh MountainWelsh Mountain subtype Badger Faced Welsh Mountain, Welsh Badger-faced Wales Meat
Balwen Welsh Mountain sheep 85px --- Wales Meat
Black Welsh Mountain sheep --- Wales Meat
South Wales Mountain --- --- --- ---
Wensleydale --- England Meat
West African Dwarf --- --- Southwest to Central Africa Meat
White Horned Heath --- --- --- ---
White Karaman --- --- --- ---
White Suffolk --- --- Australia Meat
Whiteface Dartmoor --- --- United Kingdom Meat
Whitefaced Woodland 85px Penistone sheep England Meat
Wiltipoll --- Australia Meat
Wiltshire Horn --- United Kingdom Meat

X

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Xalda --- --- --- ---
Xaxi Ardia --- --- --- ---
Xinjiang Finewool --- --- --- ---

Y

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Yankasa --- --- --- ---
Yemeni --- --- --- ---
Yemen White --- --- --- ---
Yiecheng --- --- --- ---
Yoroo --- --- --- ---
Yunnan Semifinewool --- --- --- ---

Z

NamePictureAlternate NameOriginPurpose
Zackel --- --- --- ---
Zaghawa --- --- --- ---
Zaian --- --- --- ---
Zaïre Long-Legged --- --- --- ---
Zakynthos --- --- --- ---
Zeeland Milk --- --- --- ---
Zel --- --- --- ---
Zelazna --- Zeleznienska Poland Meat
Zemmour --- --- --- ---
Zeta Yellow --- --- --- ---
Zlatusha --- --- --- ---
Zoulay --- --- --- ---
Zwartbles --- Netherlands Meat, milk

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