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About Toggenburg GoatsAbout Toggenburg Goats

Photo from NZ Dairy Goat Breeders Association
Photo from NZ Dairy Goat Breeders Association


Toggenburg Goats are a Swiss dairy goat from Toggenburg Valley of Switzerland. They are considered to be the oldest known dairy goat breed. They are medium size, sturdy, vigorous, and alert in appearance.   Toggenburg goat hair is short or medium in length, soft, fine, and lying flat. Its color is solid varying from light fawn to dark chocolate with no preference for any shade. They are also found with white ears with dark spot in middle; two white stripes down the face from above each eye to the muzzle; hind legs white from hocks to hooves; forelegs white from knees downward with a dark lien (band) below knee acceptable; a white triangle on either side of the tail; white spot may be present at root of wattles or in that area if no wattles are present. Varying degrees of cream markings instead of pure white are considered acceptable, but not desirable. They have erect ears that are carried forward. Their facial lines may be dished or straight, but never roman.  

Toggenburgs perform best in cooler conditions. They are noted for their excellent udder development and high milk production, and have an average fat test of 3.7 percent.

Toggenburgs are generally a friendly, quiet, and gentle breed, and are good as pets, although they are classed as dairy goats. They are often extremely curious and inquisitive animals.

Toggenburgs are arguably the hardiest of all goat breeds; crosses with meat goats (i.e. Kalahari red, Boer goats) can add better growth rates to their offspring, offering a milking line to the offspring of meat goats.



Toggenburg Goats Associations


The American Dairy Goat Association - www.adga.org


The National Toggenburg club - www.nationaltoggclub.org


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