A very warm welcome to the Jacob Sheep Society website, whether you are an existing member or prospective new member, I hope you will find this site interesting, informative & even inspiring!

The Jacob Sheep breed is steeped in history with origins in the Middle East and is quite possibly the oldest sheep breed in the World, with historical references dating back to the Old Testament, Book of Genesis.

The breed has evolved considerably since these early origins and today has become well established in the United Kingdom and indeed in many other parts of the world.

The breed has enormous appeal because of its unique appearance and other qualities which help to attract the interest of sheep keepers – large and small.  Pedigree Breeding Flocks predominate with a thriving Show and Sales circuit, but this easily managed breed also attracts attention from Spinners and Knitters, commercial cross breeders, and paddock/orchard grazers!

As a breed Society we hope that this Website together with regular contributions on Social media and events around the country add even more to the appeal of the breed we also love so much, whether young or old(er!) established breeder or first tentative enquiry you can be assured of a warm welcome and many satisfying hours ahead.



We are looking for photo's for the new 2021 calendar. Have a look at your regional page for details.

New Regional Council Member for the Eastern Region Announced - More details here

Updated treasurers reports now available - More details here

Covid-19 info from the NSA added to your local regional page

Details of the first Virtual Three Counties Show are now available -More details here

Message from Chairman and President - Impact of the Coronavirus Regulations on the Jacob Sheep Society - More details here

Central Region Open Day has now been postponed - More details here

March 2020 Council Minutes added - Here

Scottish Region open day has now been cancelled due to the current coronavirus situation. More details here 

Details of the 51st AGM 2020 hosted by the Southern Region Added - Here

November 2019 Council Minutes Added - Here

Have a look at the entries for the 2020 photo competition here

Update and photos of the Central Region Autumn AGM added - Click Here

The Central region Summer Open Day details added

Updated - Have a look at the 2019 Local Shows Page

Updated Articles of Association now available click here

Tay-Sachs in Jacob Sheep - JSS Launches test for members - A JSS-funded voluntary test is now available for Members via Grassroots. Please visit the technical page for more information click here 

The Jacob Sheep Society 50th Anniversary Book

Written by Clive Richardson




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