AMERICAN TEESWATER SHEEP
Welcome to the American Teeswater Sheep Association website. We are dedicated
to the establishment and promotion of The American Teeswater sheep. This breed is
a uniquely lustrous, large, long wool breed. It’s unique facial markings and long, soft,
purled locks are trademark characteristics that set this regal breed apart. The
Teeswater is intelligent and alert, and yet is also among the most docile of breeds.
The wool is soft and supple to handle and retains its superior curl and luster after
washing. The luster remains after spinning giving the finished product a pearly sheen.
Traditionally a dual purpose breed, Teeswaters provide a superior fleece and are
renowned for their ability to pass on size, prolificy and carcass quality. The
Teeswater has been bred for almost two hundred years in the UK, originating in the
County of Durham, England. Like all longwool sheep in Northern England they were
influenced by Bakewells activities in the 18th century.