A dairy breed, Saanens are relatively calm and do well in cool climates.
PHOTO: NATIONAL SAANEN BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
Oberhaslis, like this kid, are a Swiss dairy breed.
OBERHASLI BREEDERS OF AMERICA
Angoras are considered a fiber breed. Their soft, fine hair is highly prized by hand spinners.
FLICKR/TIM GREEN AKA ATOACH
Alpines are a dairy breed, and can also make great pack goats.
The African Pygmy makes an excellent milk or meat goat.
Nubians are an energetic dairy or meat breed, with floppy ears and a tolerance for hot weather.