White Polled Heath are hardy and frugal sheep from the northernrnGerman counties of Diepholz, Nienburg, and Rotenburg. They are white,rndual-coated, graceful landrace with a small frame. They have a slender head withrnsmall ears that stick out to the side. Both sexes are hornless and havernlight-colored, hard hoofs. They mature slowly.
rnrnTheir numbers have dwindled. Their decline started when ranchersrnno longer paid shepherds to take their flocks grazing on the moors. It took therninvolvement of nature protectors and breeders to save them from extinction.