Three additional options are: Sable, which is a Saanen of a different color; Nigerian Dwarf, a miniature dairy goat; and Kinder, a cross between Nubian and Nigerian Dwarf.
The Saanen is the most popular breed worldwide, often referred to as the Holstein of dairy goats.
The Sable is simply a Saanen of any color, or color pattern, except solid white or cream.
Sables are the same as Saanens in every way, except that they are colored and may not be white.
The LaMancha, Oberhasli, Saanen, and Nigerian Dwarf are breeds that tend to be more docile and willing to work for people.
Saanen breeders swear that their breed is so quiet that they make LaManchas look fussy.
I was looking to buy another goat when someone gave me this man's number who had Saanens
Toggenburgs and Saanens came originally from the Swiss Alps and French Alpine from nearby French Alps.
There are also a few British Alpines, British Saanens and British Toggenburgs.
The orphanage's herd is a mix of Nigerian dwarf goats, Nubians and Saanens