The Alliance

The work of our Advisors is to maintain the function and integrity of the Karakul Shepherds Alliance, the Registry KSAR, and to preserve, protect and promote Karakul sheep.


Letty Klein, Senior Advisor
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Karakul Shepherd since 1982
National Wool Judge, Author of The Shepherds Rug
Regular Contributor to the Black Sheep Newsletter

Joe Schukar, Founder
Gibbon, Nebraska
Karakul Shepherd since 1989
Oral Historian, Bloodline Sleuth & Karakul Conservationist

Deborah Hunter, Founder & Registrar
Colville, Washington
Karakul Shepherd from 1987 to 1999, Michigan
Librarian & Historian

Babette Turk, Social Media Advisor
Aptos, California
Karakul Shepherd since 2017
Sheep Milker, Karakul Conservationist, FAMACHA Certified


Many thanks to our Founder Julia DeVlieg, Anakus Karakuls. She is now retired and celebrating the elegant beauty and intelligence of her Karakul sheep.

Page last updated October 2021

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