North American Wensleydale Sheep Association

Many sheep keepers are drawn to the Wensleydale for the unique qualities of it's curly, lustrous and silken fleece. Their fleece is prized by fiber artists all over the world.


Rare breed sheep are important to the genetic population preservation and research. We are using a breed up program to establish the Wensleydale breed here in North America.


Wensleydale sheep were bred to be dual purpose. Therefore you can keep them for their fiber, or use them for their meat. To preserve rare breeds you must eat lamb and wear wool. 

Rare Breed