Saanen goats are lovely pure white goat breed name for Saanen valley. Saanen goat origin from Switzerland and later these goats spread all across Europe and Asian countries. It iconic and most demanding dairy goat breed which are more beneficial for owners. Saanen goats were globally recognized in 1890 when thousand of animals transported in Europe for Saanen valley. Saanen goats become popular dairy goat in US.
Saanen goats are found in pure white and cream colors. Straight head, medium size ears, and attractive eyes with erect look nice. These highly adaptable, mellow tempered and pleasing goats widely bring in homes as home pets. Saanen goats are 34 to 36 inches tall and have maximum 135 to 200 pound weight. Some time colored goats born to Saanen parents which shares common characteristics but have color variations. Slight dished face Saanen goats with fine hairs have clam and affectionate nature.
Saanen goats are dairy breed that why have placid temper and easily handled. These goat need poplar handling at earlier ages otherwise they become shy and unruly. Saanen goats are naturally fun made pets and need some affection and care. Don’t push against its head which make them anxious. These goats basically clean domestic animal need less grooming.
Saanen goats live in cool and normal temperature. This breed do not feel well in sunny and hot environment yet sables are more comfortable in little hot and sunny environment. Provide proper shelter to your Saanen goats. Shades areas are more suitable for these goats.
Saanen goats love to eat shrubs, scrub, grass, flowers and weeds. As v are selective feeder eats more digestible part of plants, fruit skinks and peels.
Health and Care
Saanen goats are light colored breed that why skin cancer is major threat for these goats. Arthritic viral diseases also found in Saanen goats. Tetanus and pulpy kidney need proper vaccination in kid with them are four to six week older. Lice also effects goat heath protect goat by spraying anti lice products. Clean out their living areas regularly.
Saanen goats are dairy goat that why have approximately 15 to 20 year life span like other milky goats.