Landschaf sheep are a cross
between German and Dutch heath sheep and a marsh sheep. Since 1934, they have
been bred in the northern German Emsland area, especially in the county of
Bentheim. The highly endangered, frugal Landschaf is used for landscape
preservation. It is the largest of the German heath and moor sheep with long
legs and hard hoofs.
They have a slender, long head,
Roman nose, small ears, no horns, long and woolly tail. They are white, but
dark pigmentation is permitted around the eyes, on the ears and on its legs.
Fleece weight is 3-4 kg (6.6-8.8 lbs), with a fiber diameter of 34-40 microns.