The Cheviot Hills, from which this breed of sheep gets its name, form the border line between England and Scotland. The Cheviot Sheep Society was formed in 1890 and is one of the oldest sheep societies in existence.
South Country Cheviot
The South Country Cheviot is a white faced hill sheep from the Scottish Borders. The Cheviot ewe can be found up to 3000 feet and is expected to live off the hill throughout the year.
The ewe has fine hard white hair on her face, over the crown and on her legs which should have a fine, flat quality bone. The fleece should be dense and firm with no kemp or coloured hair. The rams can have horns.