The tough, spirited Toggenburg is one of the most low-maintenance dairy goats—and one of the most challenging.
Although best known for “fainting” when startled, the Tennessee Fainting Goat is more than just a novelty.
Sweet and spunky, the lovable Pygmy goat endears itself to all who know it.
The Nubian goat is typically thought of as an African breed. In reality, it traces back to late 1800s England. As the British Empire expanded to new regions, ships brought back native bucks from many environments. Many of these bucks were large, hardy animals that promised to improve British dairy goats. In particular, bucks from…… Continue reading Nubian
Goats of dwarfish proportions were once widespread across much of Africa, their historic home being a large swath stretching from the Atlantic coast inland as far as modern Sudan and almost spanning from 20°N to 20°S latitude. These miniature goats varied by region, some being stocky, cobby little animals and others proportioned like true dairy…… Continue reading Nigerian Dwarf
As its name suggests, the LaMancha does have ancestors from Spain, but it was developed entirely in the United States. Its story begins with the arrival of the conquistadors. The conquistadors and the missionaries who accompanied them always brought along livestock for food. Goats were usually among the herds and flocks, thanks to their versatility;…… Continue reading LaMancha
Exactly what the title suggests—an introduction, concise and clear enough for a reader with no prior experience with animals.
Not only is the English Shepherd an excellent watchdog and guardian of livestock, he can herd just about anything.
Despite years of breeding for conformation, the herding instinct still lies dormant in some Collies.
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