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List of goat breeds

This is a list of goat breeds. There are many recognized breeds of domestic goat (Capra aegagrus hircus). Goat breeds (especially dairy goats) are some of the oldest defined animal breeds for which breed standards and production records have been kept. Selective breeding of goats generally focuses on improving production of fiber, meat, dairy products or goatskin. Breeds are generally classified based on their primary use, though there are several breeds which are considered dual- or multi-purpose goats, so there is some crossover between lists.


Name Picture Alternate Name Origin Purpose References
Alpine --- French Alps Milk
Altai Mountain --- --- Altai Republic Fiber
American Lamancha 85px Lamancha, LaMancha Oregon Milk
Anatolian Black Goat --- --- Turkey Fiber, Milk
Anglo-Nubian Nubian Great Britain Milk
Angora --- Central Anatolia Region Fiber
Appenzell Goat --- Switzerland Milk
Arapawa --- Arapawa Island ---
Argentata of Etna --- --- Sicily Milk
Auckland Island --- --- Auckland Island Meat [1]
Australian Cashmere 85px --- Australia Fiber
Australian Miniature --- --- Australia ---
Bagot --- --- Rhone ---
Banatian White --- --- Banat ---
Barbari --- --- India and Pakistan Meat
Beetal --- --- Punjab region Meat, Milk
Belgian Fawn --- --- Belgium Milk
Benadir --- --- Southern Somalia Meat, Milk
Bhuj --- --- Northeastern Brazil Meat, Milk
Bilberry --- Waterford ---
Bionda dell'Adamello --- Blond Adamellan Lombardy Milk
Black Bengal --- Bangladesh Reproduction, Meat, Skin
Boer --- South Africa Meat, Reproduction
Booted --- --- Switzerland Meat, Milk
British Alpine --- --- England Milk
Brown Shorthair --- --- Czech Republic Milk
Canary Island --- --- Canary Islands Milk
Canindé --- --- Northeastern Brazil Meat
Carpathian --- --- Southeast Europe Meat, Milk
Chyangra --- Nepal (High mountains) Himalayas Wool, meat
Chamois Colored Chamoisee Switzerland Meat, Milk
Changthangi Pashmina Tibet Fiber, Meat
Chappar --- --- Sindh Meat
Charnequeira --- --- Portugal Meat, Milk
Chengde Polled --- --- Northern Hebei Fiber, Meat
Chengdu Brown --- --- Sichuan Meat, Milk
Chigu --- --- India Fiber, Meat
Chué --- --- Northeastern Brazil Meat
Corsican --- --- Corsica Milk
Daera Din Panah --- --- Pakistan Milk
Damani --- --- Pakistan Milk
Damascus --- Aleppo, Baladi, Chami, Damascene, Halep, Shami Syria Milk
Danish Landrace --- --- Denmark Milk
Don --- --- Don River Milk, Skin, Fiber
Duan --- --- Guangxi Meat
Dutch Landrace --- Netherlands Milk
Dutch Toggenburg --- --- Netherlands Milk
Erzgebirge --- Saxony Milk
Fainting Myotonic United States Meat
Finnish Landrace --- Finland Milk
Garganica --- --- Gargano Milk, Skin
Girgentana --- Northern Afghanistan, Balochistan, and Kashmir Milk
Göingeget --- --- Sweden ---
Golden Guernsey --- Guernsey Milk
Grisons Striped --- --- Switzerland Milk
Guddi --- --- Himalayas --- [2]
Hailun --- --- Heilongjiang Milk
Haimen --- --- Zhejiang Meat
Hasi --- --- Northeastern Albania Meat, Milk
Hejazi --- --- Arabian Peninsula Meat
Hexi Cashmere --- --- Northern Gansu Fiber
Hongtong --- --- Hongdong County Milk
Huaipi --- --- Henan Meat
Huaitoutala --- --- Qinghai Animal fiber
Hungarian Improved --- --- Hungary Milk
Icelandic Settlement Norway Pet
Irish --- Ireland Meat, Milk
Jamnapari --- Jamunapari Indian subcontinent Meat, Milk
Jining Grey --- --- Shandong Fiber, Skin
Jonica --- --- Province of Taranto Milk
Kaghani --- --- Hazara Meat
Kalahari Red --- South Africa Meat
Kalbian --- Australian Meat
Kamori --- --- Sindh Milk
Kinder --- United States Meat, Milk
Kiko --- --- New Zealand Meat
Korean Black Goat --- --- Korea Meat
Kri-kri Cretan, Agrimi, or Cretan Ibex Eastern Mediterranean Meat
La Mancha --- --- La Mancha Meat, Milk
Loashan --- --- Shandong Milk
Majorera --- Fuerteventura Canary Islands Milk
Maltese --- --- Malta Milk
Massif Central --- --- France Milk, Meat
Messinese Nebrodi Province of Messina Milk [3]
Mini Oberhasli Oberian, Miniature Oberhasli --- Milk
Mountain Goat Moxotó Northeastern Brazil Meat
Murcia-Granada --- Murciano Granadina Southeastern Spain Milk
Murciana --- Murcian, Murcien, Murciene, Royal Murciana Murcia Meat, Milk
Nachi --- --- Punjab region Meat
Nigerian Dwarf --- West Africa Milk
Nigora goat --- United States Fiber, Milk [4]
Norwegian --- --- Norway Meat, Milk
Oberhasli Swiss Alpine Oberhasli Milk
Orobica --- --- Bergamo Alps Milk
Peacock --- --- Switzerland Milk
Philippine --- --- Philippines Meat
Poitou --- Western France Milk
Pygmy --- Cameroon Meat, Milk, Pet
Pygora --- Oregon City Fiber
Pyrenean --- France and Spain Meat, Milk
Qinshan --- --- Jining Skin
Red Boer --- --- South Africa Meat, Pet
Red Mediterranean --- --- Syria Milk [5]
Repartida --- --- Northeastern Brazil Meat
Rove --- France Meat
Russian White --- --- Russia Milk
Saanen --- Saanen Milk
Sable Saanen --- --- United States Milk
Sahelian --- --- West Africa Goatskin, Meat, Milk
San Clemente Island --- San Clemente Island ---
Sarda --- --- Sardinia Milk
Swedish Landrace --- --- Northern Sweden Milk
Somali --- Somalia, Djibouti and northeastern Kenya Milk, Meat, Skin
Spanish Brush, scrub Spain Meat
Stiefelgeiss --- St. Gallen Meat
Surati --- --- Maharashtra ---
Tauernsheck --- Austria Milk
Thuringian --- Thuringia Milk
Toggenburg --- Toggenburg Milk
Uzbek Black --- --- Uzbekistan Fiber
Valais Blackneck --- Southern Switzerland Meat, Milk
Verata --- --- Vera Meat, Milk
West African Dwarf --- West and Central Africa ---
White Shorthaired --- --- Czech Republic Milk
Xinjiang --- --- Xinjiang Fiber, Meat, Milk
Xuhai --- --- Jiangsu Meat
Yemen Mountain --- --- Yemen ---
Zalawadi --- Tara bakari Gujarat Fiber, Meat, Milk
Zhiwulin Black --- --- Shaanxi Fiber, Meat
Zhongwei --- --- China Fiber, Skin

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