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.
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 >>>>
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.
Good News ! Baby pygmy goat stolen on 26th October 2021 from near Rockfield, Monmouth is back with her mother. Thank you to everyone who helped.
The new Breeders List is now live ! Would members who wish to be added to our new Breeders List please use the Breeders List Application form . This is also available in the section of the menu marked “Forms”. As well as looking at the Breeders List, if you are looking for stud services or you wish to buy goats, we recommend you also look at Guidelines for Buyers and contact your Area Advisor .
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 sections. This involves liaising with a show and taking entries to prepare a show schedule. Any help needed will be provided. Please contact Jill me on firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com . The copy date for the next issue is 7th November 2021.
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