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