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    Important Notice
    The new pygmy goat society that has been recently set up has no connection whatsoever with the Pygmy Goat Club which remains, as it always has been since its foundation in 1982, the official body for the breed in Great Britain.  The Club manages the only recognized registration system for pedigree Pygmy Goats.

     All members are warmly invited to the
    11am on Sunday 24th October 2021
    The Malvern View Meeting Room, Bank House Hotel, Bransford, Worcester, WR6 5JB
    Tea and Coffee on arrival from 10.15am onwards
    Buffet Lunch £8 per head (no charge for children)
    Goat of The Year Presentations * Raffle
    PGC Items for Sale
    Donations of raffle prizes gratefully received.
    All our members wishing to attend please contact
    PGC Secretary Wendy Kinsey no later than 24th September 2021
    and those requiring lunch please contact Wendy ASAP.
    Tel: 01248 470 244
    Those wishing to stay at the hotel, please contact the hotel direct for reservations: 01886 833 551 or
    The Bank House Hotel is 3 miles outside of both Worcester and Malvern on the A4103 Hereford Road. The nearest Motorway is M5, J7 - 5 Miles.
    There is ample parking at the front of the Hotel.

    Thank you for your continued patience. The Breeders List is being finalised and it will be available again soon. We are currently replacing our Breeders List and so have removed the existing details. Would members who wish to be added to our new list please use the Breeders List Application form which is also available in the section of the menu marked “Forms”. Prospective buyers may like to contact their Area Advisor in the first instance, whilst we are making these changes. Their details can also be found under "Contacts". Thank you for your patience whilst we are making this adjustment.

    There are a number of vacancies for show organisers and stewards to start next year, 2022. We are looking for enthusiastic people to take on the running of the pygmy goat section at Frome show in September. This involves liaising with the show and taking entries to prepare a show schedule. Any help needed will be provided. Please contact me on if you are interested.

    Click here for Agricultural Show Dates !  The Scottish Smallholder Festival on 23rd October includes a class for pygmy goat kids and two classes for Junior Handlers. See 2021 Show results under the Shows menu.

    Pygmy Goat Buyers and Sellers - Coronavirus During the coronavirus pandemic there has been an increased demand for pygmy goats especially as they are increasingly portrayed as 'cute' or 'the new dog' and prices of puppies have soared. Despite the impression sometimes given in social media, especially in posts from the USA, pygmy goats are kept in a stable, barn or large shed and NOT kept inside homes. Pygmy goats are herd animals and at least two pygmy goats need to be kept together. Pygmy goats will be ready to leave their mother when they are no longer dependent on milk and are eating hay and other fibre, browse and hard feed, which is normally around 12-14 weeks of age. Pygmy goats are NOT bottle fed away from their mother except in rare circumstances as this can sadly result in distress, illness and death. In the UK all pets are covered by the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and pygmy goats are also covered by Livestock regulations and there are legal requirements in England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland e.g. CPH number, Herd Mark and Movement Licence.
    Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 a pet owner has a legal duty to ensure the welfare of their animal[s]. A pet's welfare needs include a proper diet, somewhere suitable to live, any need to be housed with, or apart from, other animals, allowing animals to express normal behaviour, free from pain, suffering, injury and disease.

    Beware Facebook SCAMS ! e.g. someone asking you to pay a deposit before you visit the breeder or seller to look at pygmy goats. Check the seller is located in the UK ! Look in the PGC Breeders' List to find a breeder in your area, read Guidelines for Buyers and contact the PGC Regional Advisors for your area. 

    There is a vacancy for the PGC Committee post of Treasurer.  The Treasurer role became vacant when Tim Bee was co-opted to the position of Editor. Would any member like to join the Committee as Treasurer ? If so please contact PGC Secretary Wendy Kinsey .

    Calling budding writers of ALL ages !  Tell us about your 'garden' goats or your herd in the club's quarterly magazine 'Pygmy Goat Notes'. See your goat story, experiences and tips in print. Send all designs, articles and advertisements to . The copy date for the next issue is 7th November 2021.

    Stock up with Pygmy Goat Club jewellery, ties, jackets, fleeces, polo shirts and hoodies ! We also have books and mugs in the Shop .




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    Pygmy Goat Keeping - by Pat Mercer, 2018.
     £8.00 + £2.00 p&p

    Available from :
    Mrs. W. Kinsey
    PGC Secretary
    Tel: 01248 470244


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Welcome to the official website of the Pygmy Goat Club of Great Britain. This is the main hub of information for anyone interested in the wonderful pygmy goat. Whether a pet keeper, breeder or exhibitor, this website aims to assist, educate and provide contact details for the PGC officers and advisors.  If you cannot find what you are looking for here, or have suggestions for improvements or additions please contact us - click here.

Featured Article

A Beginners Guide to Kidding

Assuming that you are a 'responsible' goat owner, you will have waited patiently until your female was at least 18 months old before mating her to your chosen male. Read More  >>>>

About The Club

The PGC was formed in 1982 to protect the interests and improve the status of pygmy goats in Great Britain. Membership offers the opportunity to:
  • Obtain and exchange information via the quarterly magazine “PYGMY GOAT NOTES", the PGC website and social media forums. 
  • Register herd names; enter Pygmy Goats in the PGC Pet Record; enter qualifying goats in the PGC Herd Book.
  • Attend PGC meetings and exhibit at shows.
  • Have a voice in the affairs of the PGC and take an active part in protecting and promoting Pygmy Goats in the United Kingdom


PGC Code of Conduct

As a member of the Pygmy Goat Club, I agree:
  • To abide by the rules of the Club.
  • To always behave ethically and present a positive image of the Club.
  • To consider the welfare of my goats and the best interests of the breed above any personal gain or profit.
  • To be honest in advertising and record-keeping/registration of stock.
  • To familiarize myself with the Pygmy Goat Breed Standard and to use it as a guide in breeding and evaluating pygmy goats.
Copyright of the PGC Logo is held by the PGC National Committee.  Use of the Logo by any person or organisation is not permitted without the written consent of the Committee.


A new data protection law is coming into force on 25th May. We want to make sure that you know what data we hold and how we use it. Below you will find a statement about what we’re doing to ensure that we comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations.

Information Collection
Previously you have supplied us with your contact details in order to subscribe as a member or members of the Pygmy Goat Club, to register goats in the Herd Book, to record goats in the Pet Record, to transfer the ownership of goats and to receive copies of our quarterly magazine ‘Pygmy Goat Notes’. The personal identification information you have supplied is:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • Holding Number
  • Date of Birth (Juniors Only)

The Pygmy Goat Club collects Date of Birth for under 16s to confirm Junior Membership status and Date of Birth is not saved on the database.

Members have the option to create an account by requesting a User Id to access the Members Login on the Pygmy Goat Club website and this is password protected.

We do not collect any personal information on visitors to our website who do not create an account with us.

The Pygmy Goat Club does not collect any non-business-related data or sensitive personal data from visitors to our website.

During shows and events, we may take photographs of the participants and their goats. We will be seeking permission from you to use these images.

Purpose and Use
The Pygmy Goat Club may process your information for direct mailing purposes in the legitimate interest of itself and members e.g. sending membership renewal reminders, communicating about a goat related issue e.g. Johnes disease, updating members in connection with a Pygmy Goat Club event, or making contact about a specific member query. Regional advisors may use the information to contact individuals regarding events within their region. The Pygmy Goat Club may use your photograph in printed publications including those produced for promotional purposes, on our respective websites and social media pages, in local newspapers and in television reports on media websites.

Time Frame
The Pygmy Goat Club endeavours to provide the most accurate information possible. Therefore, we seek to re-verify the accuracy of all of the information on an ongoing basis and we check contact details annually. We do this by requesting contact information at annual renewal. Data that is found to be inaccurate, out of date or not supplied is updated or removed from the database.

Access and Opt-Out Rights
With respect to the information the Pygmy Goat Club possesses about you, you have the rights of access, rectification, erasure, and restriction. You also have the right to object to processing. You may exercise any of these rights by contacting the Club’s Secretary at the addresses shown in the quarterly magazine ‘Pygmy Goat Notes’ or on the website . You may request access to the information we have about you. You may also request the correction, amendment, or deletion of any information about you that is inaccurate, and you may request for you information to be deleted. The Pygmy Goat Club will treat requests for access, correction, amendment, or deletion of information in accordance with its internal policies and applicable legal requirements. If you feel that we have not complied with your requests, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate supervisory authority.

Information Security
The Pygmy Goat Club maintains suitable safeguards, including reasonable physical, administrative and technical safeguards to protect its database from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

Changes to This Privacy Statement
The Pygmy Goat Club reserves the right to change this privacy statement and will publish a revised privacy policy that reflects such changes as required by law.

If you have any questions regarding this statement, please review our privacy policy at  or contact the Club’s Secretary at the addresses shown in the quarterly magazine ‘Pygmy Goat Notes’ or on the website .