Goat Breed Profile

Courtesy Oberhasli Breeders of America/ Denise Ludwig


Known as the Swiss Alpine until 1987 when the name was changed to Oberhasli, this breed was developed in Switzerland as a dairy goat. They are known for their distinct coloration of reddish brown with black points and a dorsal stripe, though some are born all black. A small breed called the Mini Oberhasli is the result of crossing Nigerian Dwarf goats with Oberhasli.

Height: 28 to 30 inches

Weight: 120 to 150 pounds

Urban Uses: Oberhasli are bred as dairy goats.

Second Thoughts: Oberhasli does tend to be dominant when kept in a mixed-breed herd.

Breed Association: Oberhasli Breeders of America, American Dairy Goat Association

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