About the British Dorset sheep. Same as here.
A great (British) blog on processing Dorset.
I use HOT water through all of my washes and rinses when washing Dorset. Unlike this blogger. But other than that, we wash the same way.
More from the same blogger.
The following is from http://www.joyofhandspinning.com/wool.shtml
• Spiral crimp
• Lofty, spongy, crisp
• 2 - 3 1/2 inches staple length
• Very resilient
• Difficult to spin for beginning handspinners
• Good shape retention
• Not well suited for felting
• Wear resistant
• Spin medium-thick yarn
• Blends well with long wool fiber, to add resilience