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Congratulations Heather! 

Heather Wilton of Tobacco Creek Sheep in Carman, Manitoba has excelled at Agribition in 2014 with 7 Firsts, 3 Seconds, 2 Thirds, 2 Reserve Champions, 2 Grand Champions and Premium Breeder.   Congratulations Heather!  We are all very proud of you and happy for your success, your hard work and dedication has really paid off.

The Dorper Advantage 

The advantages & attributes of the Dorper are many. 
o other breed compares.

Low Maintenance / Easy Management

  • No shearing!
  • Extremely docile
  • Small vigorous lambs at birth = easy lambing
  • Well-muscled without the hassles of double-muscling
  • Low susceptibility to internal and external parasites


  • Early maturing lambs that can be ready for market at 12 weeks at around 40 kg
  • Excellent carcass with a dressing percentage of 50%+
  • Strong demand for Dorper and Dorper-cross lamb
  • Excellent demand for Dorper rams as terminal sires

Desirable Breeding Habits

  • Rams high in libido - High fertility and fecundity
  • Strong mothering and protective instincts
  • Excellent milk production throughout ewe’s lifetime
About Us 

The Canadian Dorper Sheep Association, is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the establishment of profitable Dorper breeding stock and a Dorper influenced (read: naturally shedding sheep) meat industry in Canada by providing member education, industry promotion, research and market expansion. 

These are the objectives of the CDSA as per our bylaws:

  • Promote Dorper Sheep in Canada
  • Provide assistance and information to producers relating to the care, breeding and history of the Dorper Sheep
  • Encourage and facilitate co-operation and support among Dorper owners
  • Encourage and facilitate the collection, compilation, preservation and publication of data, information and documents relating to Dorper Sheep
  • Provide information on Dorper Sheep to any interested persons.

 We hope that you enjoy your visit and will join this great association.

The Canadian Dorper Sheep Association (CDSA) wish to recognize the of the following charter  members for their contribution to the founding of  CDSA  

Tim & Jean Hamm, Grant & Bonnie McMillian, Don & Marline Michell

Don & Judy Normandeau, Adolph & Lorraine Radmacher

Ruby & Henry Solderberg, Gerald & Dorthy Stauber, Meg Thacker

Lyle & Hanny Webber, Rod Westman

Check back with us often – every effort is being made to keep our web site current and interesting with lots of information. 

Canadian Dorper Sheep Association and the CLRC/CSBA 

The CDSA is the governing body responsible for the breed standards and regulating the information and registry of Dorpers in Canada under the Canadian Sheep Breeders Association and the Canadian Livestock Registry.  We are the only Dorper Association recognized and the check-off from the registration process is paid directly to this association and not any other entity. Please see the meeting minutes attachments under Minutes at http://canadiandorper.net/meeting_minutes

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Dorper, the sheep of the future! 

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