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Highly Productive Dairy Goat Which Is Distributed In More Than Eighty Countries Worldwide

The Saanennis a Swiss breed of domestic goat. It takes its name from the Saanental in the Bernese Oberland, in the southern part of the Canton of Bern, in western Switzerland.

It is a highly productive dairy goat and is distributed in more than eighty countries worldwide.

The Saanen originates in the historic region of Saanen (French: Comté de Gessenay) and in the neighbouring Simmental, both in the Bernese Oberland, in the southern part of the Canton of Bern, in western Switzerland.

Because of its high productivity, the Saanen has since the nineteenth century been exported to many countries of the world.

The Saanen is reported from more than eighty countries. The total world population is reported to be over 900,000 head.Of these, some 14,000 are in Switzerland.

The Saanen is the largest breed of Swiss goat.It has white skin and a short white coat; some small pigmented areas may be tolerated.

It may be horned or hornless, and tassels may be present. The profile may be straight or somewhat concave; the ears are erect and point upwards and forwards.

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