The Dartmoor Shepherd Greyface Longwool Dartmoor Rug

From £195.00
This sheepskin is from The Dartmoor Shepherd’s Greyface Dartmoor flock. These sheepskins boast a naturally loose curl and long shaggy fleece. Greyface Dartmoor rugs are The Dartmoor Shepherd’s most unique rug and tend to have more of a natural clotted cream colouring. All Dartmoor Shepherd rugs are one of a kind, no two sheepskins are…
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This sheepskin is from The Dartmoor Shepherd’s Greyface Dartmoor flock. These sheepskins boast a naturally loose curl and long shaggy fleece. Greyface Dartmoor rugs are The Dartmoor Shepherd’s most unique rug and tend to have more of a natural clotted cream colouring. All Dartmoor Shepherd rugs are one of a kind, no two sheepskins are ever the same, as they vary in length, texture and degree of curl. These rare, native sheep have been bred to withstand the wild Dartmoor landscape and therefore their sheepskins are immensely durable.

They generally last up to 10 times longer than other British and imported sheepskin rugs. Traditionally used by the Royal Household Cavalry under their saddles as numnahs the Dartmoor breeds were chosen for their extreme luxury and durability. Their sheepskins are expertly tanned in Britain’s oldest tannery, located on the edge of Dartmoor.

Size: No less than 85cm – 55cm.

Native Dartmoor Sheep

All The Dartmoor Shepherd’s products begin on Dartmoor with their own flocks of native Dartmoor sheep. They farm the three traditional Dartmoor longwool breeds; The Whiteface Dartmoor, The Greyface Dartmoor and The Devon and Cornwall Longwool. Sadly they are now all rare breeds as they were bred for a time when wool was profitable and lambs were given the time they needed to mature and grow naturally at a slow pace.

Today the textile industry is flooded with the demand for synthetic fibers and the meat industry is pressured by fast returns, our ancient breeds have found themselves somewhat redundant in the modern farming world.

However, as first generation shepherds Lewis and Flora saw that although their sheep couldn’t compete with modern breeds in many ways, they do still have something to offer that is far superior; their sheepskins.

About the Dartmoor shepherds sheepskins

Traditionally used by The Royal Household Cavalry under their saddles as numnahs the three Dartmoor breeds were chosen for their luxurious quality and extreme durability. With each sheepskin typically lasting the cavalry 5 times as long as any other sheep breed.

Their sheep are not only Dartmoor breeds but they live on Dartmoor, grazing it’s ancient pastures and enduring it’s rugged landscape and dramatic weather conditions, making their sheepskins as hardy and durable as possible.

When you buy a Dartmoor Shepherd product you are buying direct from the shepherds. All their sheepskins are a bi-product of slow grown, pasture fed hogget/lamb. Their sheep never leave Dartmoor throughout the entire process from lambing right through to the tanning of the rugs. By working closely with Britain’s oldest tannery based on the edge of the moor, less than 20 miles from where the sheep graze they produce a truly superior product.

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55 × 85 cm
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