We would like to make all PGC members aware that we are currently replacing our Breeders List, 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 now available here on this website 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 be found here or under "Contacts".
Thank you for your patience whilst we are making this adjustment.
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.
We recommend that you read our Guidelines for Buyers. The Pygmy Goat Club accepts no responsibility for any problems that may arise before, during, or after any sale or breeding.