|Country of origin Italy|
Face color white
|Wool color white|
|Weight Male: 60 kg
Female: 45–50 kg|
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Campione di saltasassi
The Saltasassi is a breed of upland sheep from the provinces of Verbano Cusio Ossola and Novara in the northern part of Piemonte, in north-west Italy. It is one of the forty-two autochthonous local sheep breeds of limited distribution for which a herdbook is kept by the Associazione Nazionale della Pastorizia, the Italian national association of sheep-breeders.
The population in 1983 was estimated at 2500. In 2013 the total number for the breed was not recorded; in 2012 it was 37. A study conducted by the region of Piemonte in 2000 found the Saltasassi to be virtually extinct.