With their thick, fluffy coats sheep are protected from the cold everywhere.
Sheep can see behind them without moving their heads.
Sheep have been used as productive livestock for centuries and provide meat, skin and wool. As herbivores and ruminants they are busy with either grazing or ruminating. As there are hundreds of breeds, there can be huge differences between these mammals with regard to coat and size. Sheep weigh between 45 and 180 kilos and can reach an age of between ten and twenty years. They compensate for their limited spatial vision with excellent hearing and a very sensitive sense of smell. In the herd, sheep usually follow the instructions of a shepherd, but they also have their own hierarchy.
- Binomial name: Ovis orientalis aries
- Global Home: Worldwide
- Primary Habitat: Domesticated
Dimensions: 3.54" × 1.38" × 2.56"
Competence and Experience - these two elements have been the basis of our company since we started as a supplier to the plastic industry. Friedrich Schleich founded the company in 1935. The now famous Schleich figurines first came to life in the 1950's.
The design of the Schleich products and the creation of the required tools are done in house, thus enabling us to control the initial vital steps of creating a new product. The production itself takes place at the company`s German headquarters and in a number of production facilities in foreign countries. Our products are marketed world wide.