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The Canadian Goat Society(CGS) was incorporated on August 3rd, 1917 and is governed by the Animal Pedigree Act. CGS is dedicated to maintaining the integrity of its herdbooks, providing accurate evaluation programs for performance and type, and promoting the responsible and humane treatment of goats. It is managed by a Board of Directors elected from 6 Districts across Canada.

The Canadian Goat Society maintains the Herd books for nine purebred breeds of goats and a Special Registry for upgraded animals as specified under the animal pedigree act, which are: Alpine, Angora, La Mancha, Nigerian Dwarf, Nubian, Oberhasli, Pygmy, Saanen and Toggenburg.

CGS conducts programs and services to allow breeders to evaluate their goat’s performance. These include a Classification Program, Judges Licensing Program, Milk Recording Programs, Sanctioned Shows, Semen Collection, a Master Breeder Award and publication of its own Quarterly magazine.

The CGS uses the services of the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation (CLRC) for registration papers. If you wish to become a CGS Member or register your purebred goats, you may use CLRC online service or contact CLRC toll free at 1-877-833-7110. Complete information can be found on the CLRC website.

Latest CGS News

2022 Tattoo Letter 'K'

The tattoo letter for animals born in 2022 is ‘K’. For more information: LINK

Project to Improve and Integrate Genetic Improvement Services

The Sheep and Goat Industries Launch a Collaborative Project For Improving and Integrating Genetic Improvement Services in Canada. Read more…

CNGF Winter Update

The Canadian National Goat Federation has provided a winter update, summarizing their activities in 2021. LINK