Karagouniko sheep are one of the best known and most numerous indigenous sheep breeds. Karagouniko sheep were mentioned in the mid 20th century as a typical representative of plains autochthonous Greek breeds descending from the Zackel group.

Morphological traits

The Karagouniko is a long and thin tailed, coarse-wooled, tall sheep.

Productivity traits


The status of the breed is considered “Not at risk” (2019).


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