Dorperschafe - Vollblutschafe

Breed Aims

The exterior rating sheet contains the following points


1. Agreement (described by the symbol "B")


Strongly and long, with large eyes, which are far opened and harmoniously placed at the head. Strong nose, strong, well formed muzzle portion with well trained chops are ideal. In order to reach in the type (T) the maximum score, the muzzle must be perfect. Tooth position like also muzzle placement must be perfect. Animals with lower jaw are not accepted. The lower jaw may be 3mm shorter than the upper muzzle. The seat of the ears must agree with remaining head conditions. A trained horn basis or small horns is ideally, strongly minted horns are unwanted, but permits nevertheless. In all other respects the head should be covered with fine black wool. The head should be dry and point out no fat beginnings.

Front spar and neck

The neck should be by middle length and be well connected with the head and body. Shoulders should be firmly, broad and strong. The shoulders must be well connected with the front body. The chest should be as far as possible. Front legs must be strongly, straight and well placed. The chains must be strongly and the claws shouldn't spread too wide. Animals with X-legs as well as animals with too soft chains must be excluded from the description and receive no honor. Animals with loose shoulders like also curved legs and incorrect course have to be designated as incorrect.

Central hand

The ideal is a long animal with deeper, well curved rib. The back must be long and the center hand should have the "form of a barrel". 

Rear hand

A long and spar, far rear hand is ideal. The internal and outside muscle must be with adult animals very pronouncedly and full fleshy. Hind legs must be strong and well placed and exhibit strong chains. Animals with incorrect chains must be excluded from the linear description and receive no honor. X-legs are also not certified. 

Udder and sexual organs

A well formed udder and an error free outside sexual organs are important for a female dorper. The ballbag of the rams shouldn't be to long, the testicles should be both of the same size and not to small. Rams, that incorrect testicles exhibit are excluded from the description. 

General impression

The sheep should be symmetrical and well proportionated. Calm temper and energetic, attentive features are ideal. 

2. Size and stature (described by the symbol "G")

An animal with adapted weight for the appropriate age is ideal. Expressed large, like also extremely small animals are unwanted.

3. Fat distribution (described by the symbol "D")

Fat is unwanted in each body place. A regular, thin fat layer distributed over the whole battle body as well as between the muscles, is ideal. The animal must be strongly and beefily at the sale.

4. Color (described by the symbol "P")

A white sheep with black head and neck is ideal. Isolated ones black marks at bodies and legs are permitted, but an holistic white, as well as a predominantly black sheep is unwanted. Brown hair, those the eyes frames as well as a white colouring under the tail beginning and white claws is unwanted.


White sheep with completely black head or with completely black head and neck.
A continuous (free of white marks) colouring on the head and at the neck is necessary. 


No complete black head and neck, draw white marks at the Nals. 
White mark at the back of the head, which does not cross the horn beginnings toward the nose. 
A few small marks to the underline
A black mark under the tail beginning which does not exceed a diameter of 10 cm. 


Black coloration coherently at head, neck to under the knees of the forelegs. Loose one marks at forelegs above the knees, as well as at the front quarter of the animal. Loose one marks at the frontlegs below the knees, as well as to the underline. Animals, which are black in the front quarter, as well as continuously black forelegs exhibit. Few small, black marks to the underline and also on the remaining body. Black one marks only on the underline, which do not exceed a diameter of 10cm. The black mark under the tail beginning may expand up to the underline, presupposed it is no further marks since the underline. In this case the mark may reach a size of 20 cm. White one marks in the black coloration at head and neck. The eye portion should exhibit however on both sides completely black and no white places. The ears should be black to 50% at least. Around a dotting P3 to reach a minimum colouring of 50% at the desired places, i.e. head as well as neck must be present. The Hodensack should besides be completely white. No colouring is with the Dorpern an error. Such animals never reach P3. Any signs of brown colouring around eyes and neck permit also no P3 to dotting.


Black and white colouring, which are not specified under P3 and P4. 


Completely black or white sheep. Sheep in other colors than black or white and sheep with a third color beneath black-and-white colouring. Sheep with one or two blue eyes. 

5. Hairiness (described by the symbol "H")

A short hair and light wool is great. Wool should be more pronouncedly present at the front quarter, the underline should bee free of wool. Too much wool or hair is unwanted, and excluding wool or hair is an error. A mane can occur, however it's a disqualification criterion.

6. Type (described by the symbol "T")

Heavyweightily at this point agreement, size and fat distribution as whole are evaluated. Color and hairiness play here a secondary role.