Goat Breeds Saanen


Saanen doe.


Saanen does. Photo wikimedia CC 3.0


Saanen buck.

The Saanen goat originated in the Saanen valley in the south of Canton Berne, Switzerland. In 1893, several thousand head were taken out of the valley and spread throughout Europe. Between 1904 and the 1930s, approximately 150 Saanens were imported into the United States from Switzerland.

Saanen does are heavy producers of milk and usually yield 3 percent to …