News  of Karakul Sheep & Shepherds

January 2017, Letter Introducing The Alliance, from Julia DeVlieg and Deborah Hunter

January/February 2017, PRESS RELEASE: New Karakul Shepherds Alliance: Looking For Karakul Breeders in sheep! magazine, The Voice of the Independent Flockmasters

December 2016, a one-page article Karakul Sheep: Their American History, was the inside back cover of The Shepherd magazine in their feature “Focus: Karakuls”

December 2016, two articles were the back pages of The Shepherd magazine in their feature “Focus: Karakuls”; the first Pine Lane Farm Karakuls, by Letty Klein; the second American Karakul Sheep, by Deborah Y. Hunter and Julia DeVlieg

Fall 2016, PRESS RELEASE: Karakul Shepherds Alliance in the Black Sheep Newsletter, proceeded by Letty Klein’s introduction of the Alliance in her front page article Michigan Shepherding (with COLOR photos)

Karakul sheep have a unique place in American culinary history. Karakuls were nominated in Slow Food USA – Ark of Taste

Summer 2015, Remembering Myrtle Dow in the Black Sheep Newsletter  (currently waiting for BSN copyright permission to post article 3/26/17, email me for a personal copy)

June 18, 2015–The American Karakul circle of breeders lost a valued friend. Read a bit about Myrtle Dow’s life before she became a shepherd of Black Pines Sheep. Below is a small collection of photos from the 1st Karakul Gathering in Estes Park, Colorado, June 1993, with Myrtle doing what she did best in the world of Natural Colored and Karakul sheep.


Roy & Myrtle Dow 1993

Roy & Myrtle Dow 1993


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