The Society

 

Dutch Spotted Sheep UK (DSSUK) is the official, DEFRA approved Breed Society in the UK.

 

The Society was formed in 2016 with its inaugural meeting help on 4th September 2016, to bring together like-minded owners, breeders and enthusiasts and to provide a professionally run body to provide registrations, a flock book and to promote the sheep through education, shows and events. Within 12 months DSSUK was given charitable status as a CIO, and follows the guidelines set by the Charities Commission. 

 

The original importer is acknowledged to be Mr C Maguire from Lancashire. 

 

The Sheep

 

The Dutch Spotted Sheep originates from Holland where the breed can be traced back to before WW1.  The purpose of this hardy breed was originally to graze the dykes in Holland helping with their maintenance.  There are over 1000 breeders, the majority of whom are in Holland, but there are known flocks in Germany, France, Spain and now the UK.

 

Main Traits 

  • Thrive on a grass-based system producing a quality meaty carcase 
  • Light boned with a large framework
  • High killing out percentage, lean meat and a unique taste  
  • Easy lambing with lambs getting up quickly to suck
  • High yielding with plentiful milk 
  • Good mouths and excellent hard feet 
  • Mature weight     Females   75kg - 95kg        Males    115kg - 135kg 
  • Easy to handle with an inquisitive nature

DSSUK

Tynefield House

Bridge Lane

Penrith

CA11 8HY

 

Email: office@dutchspottedsheep.co.uk

 

Tel. 07958 540 749
9am-5pm only, i
f no reply, please text

 

or 07712 655 740
9am - 5pm only, if no reply, leave a message

 

 

All fees paid to DSSUK must be paid in Pounds Sterling.

 

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