The Worlds Cutest Sheep Look Like Stuffed Animals
From corgis, to otters, social media is always ablaze with users discovering and sharing the cutest animals from around the world. If you’re a fan of lovable and fluffy fur babies, we think you’ll immediately fall head-over-heels for this extremely ʀᴀʀᴇ animal hailing all the way from Switzerland. Dubbed by animal fans across the globe as “the cutest sheep in the world,” meet one of the most adorable creatures on four legs – the Swiss Valais Blacknose sheep.
Sporting fluffy white wool and black furry faces, it’s not hard to see why the cutest sheep breed in the world award goes to the Valais Blacknose. Native to the mountainous state of Valais in Switzerland, these fluffy creatures have developed their thick fluffy coat to help them brave the ʜᴀʀsʜ Swiss winters. Their face, ears, knees, and feet are all black, all surrounded by thick curly wool. And as if that wasn’t enough, they also have spiral horns.
But it isn’t just their fluffy fur and mysterious black furry faces that have earned them their reputation, they are also very friendly and sociable with humans, unlike most other sheep breeds. Valais Blacknose sheep were originally raised for the wool, and quickly became a favorite; not only because of the amount of wool provided but also their mysterious looks and good temperament. In fact, it’s quite common for Blacknose sheep to be treated like one of the family among farmers in Switzerland, just like a beloved pet dog. They have become fashionable sheep and are in high demand globally. As mentioned, they make great pets due to their calm nature and friendly character. It is their appearance though, that truly sets them apart.
Since this type of sheep is extremely ʀᴀʀᴇ, one family of New Zealand farmers has joined a nationwide breeding program to import Swiss Valais Blacknose embryos from abroad to help make the cutest sheep on the planet go global!