Sarda Goats are from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, off the west coast of central Italy. They are raised
throughout the island, particularly in the provinces of Cagliari and Nuoro.
ancient breed that has been influenced by the Maltese
Sarda Goats are of medium
build, long-necked, and deep-chested. The does have well-developed udders. The
breed is particularly hardy and well-suited to being raised in a wild or
semi-wild state in tough conditions.
Sarda Goats are one of the
eight autochthonous Italian goat breeds for which a genealogical herdbook is
kept by the Associazione
Nazionale della Pastorizia, the Italian national
association of sheep- and goat-breeders.
herdbook was established in 1981.
In 1998 the total population of sarda Goats was 260,000, of
which 6577 were registered in the herdbook;
end of 2013 the registered population was increased to 11,121.