Valais at Grateful Acres is a small farm in rural Berks County Pennsylvania. We are proud to one of the founding members of the Valais Blacknose International Sheep Breeders Association and Registry. In our breeding program we are striving to meet the Swiss Standard for the Valais Blacknose Sheep breed. We started our program with Scottish Blackface Sheep as our foundation stock and an F1 and F2 ewe that we were able to purchase. We breed using only use imported semen from top quality rams with Maximum Point genetics on both sides of their pedigree. By using only the best genetics, our flock will reach domestic purebred status by F4 for ewes and F5 for rams. Our Valais Blacknose sheep are watched over by our 2 Livestock Guardian Dogs, Ruger and Kimber. Ruger is a handsome, brindle Anatolian Shepherd. Kimber is a beautiful, black Turkish Boz Shepherd.