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Border Collie

An athletic-looking and graceful dog,

The Border Collie has a hard, muscular frame and grows from19 to 22 inches in males, and 18 to 21 inches in bitches. This breed Comes in many colors, and all are accepted by the AKC except for all white. The rest - solid color, merle, sable, bi-color and tri-color, are judged equally.


Serious and driven about his job, the Australian Shepherd was

bred to herd livestock. This is a very alert and intelligent

breed who shows total devotion to his owner, along with a love

of work.


Size: The preferred height for males is 20-23 inches, females

18-21 inches. The Australian Shepherd is slightly longer than

tall. They reach an average weight of 35 to 70 pounds; females

are usually at the lighter end. This breed has a known "

workaholism" ethic, able to steer sheep and direct herds by

nipping at their heels, while practically crawling on his belly.

Yet they are also very handsone dogs, with beautiful blue eyes that stand out.

The Cockers

The smallest dog in the Sporting Group, the Cocker Spaniel adapts

easily to a small apartment, yet will love a big open space where

he can run. His coat makes regular grooming essential and may

need the help of a professional. This dog loves people, and makes

an excellent companion for both the elderly and children.


The American Cocker Spaniel is affectionate and the most popular

of all American-born breeds. He descends from the working English

Cocker Spaniel. Legend has it that the first spaniel arrived in

the United States in 1620 with the Pilgrims on the Mayflower.


Originally classified as a variety of Cocker Spaniel, the Field

Spaniel received its own recognition for show purposes in1892.

Unfortunately, breeding for the showring led to a great

deterioration in the breed's working ability. By the end

of WWII, it was almost extinct, but by 1969 numbers had safely


The Toggs.


Toggenburgs have been called "the career girls" and "the business

girls" of the goat world, "the standard breed," and the "swiss

deer." They are all these and more. Eminently

versatile--dairyman's standby, steady family producer, and a

favorite for "grading up" unpedigreed goats--the utilitarian

Toggenburg also stars in the role of the show girl. It is truly

and all around goat. Before choosing a breed, investigate and

study the records of THE TOGGENBURG BREED unexcelled for

dependability, economy, hardiness, appearance, and personality.


Originating in the Toggenburg Valley in the Swiss Canton of St.

Gall, the Toggenburg has been called the "oldest and purest breed in Switzerland." Imported into England in 1884, it became the first seperate breed officially recognized into that country. It was also one of the first two breeds of dairy goats established in the USA. In 1893 four were imported from England and in 1906 sixteen were brought directly from Switzerland. In the intervals between embargoes on imports because of hoof-and-mouth disease, over 200 more were imported from Switzerland (141 in 1906-06, 54 in 1920-21, and a few in the 1930's.) These Toggenburg importations were more numerous than those of any other breed; the foundation stock of Swiss Toggenburgs were large enough not to hamper American breeders during quarantines. All our purebreds derive from these imports.

The British Toggenburg was established by crossing Swiss

purebreds with native British stock. A few British Toggenburgs

have been recently brought to the USA. American Toggenburgs are

similarly developed by mating grade goats to purebreds until the

offspring is at least 7/8 pure, with three or more generations of

continuous recorded ancestory. More Toggenburgs than any other

breed have completed long-term Advanced Register tests.


Steady Production. It is characteristic of Toggenburgs to hold up

in production in the last half of their lactations. No breed is

more regular or consistent. Butterfat content is high enough for

all normal needs and well suited to invalids and infants.

Long Lactation. They are persistent milkers. One of the earliest

Toggenburg herds (El Chivar's) was bred to freshen every two

years, and many Toggs have official lactations of 20 months or


Superior Udders. High, globular, well attached, their udders are

less subject to injury than the long hung, pendulous type. Note

how often Toggs win "Best Udder" awards at shows where all breeds


Ruggedness. "Toggs can take it." They are adaptable to all

climates from Alaska to the Caribbean. Easy kidders and good

mothers, they need minimum medical care. Fine foragers, they also

do well in confinement. "The long and trouble-free life" of the

Toggenburg has been noted by many who have handled all breeds.

Ability to Transmit. Due to long establishment as a breed, they

excel in transmitting physical type and production. In Great

Britain they are deemed "the most suitable" for improving scrubs,

and the USDA chose them for prepotency in grading up experiments.Milk Flavor. Results of the National Goat Milk Scoring Contests

demonstrate that Toggenburg Milk ranks high for flavor.

Exclusively Toggenburg herds have scored in the top brackets.

Attractive Appearance. Brown (ranging from light gray or

fawn to dark chocolate) with symmetrical white trim and facial

stripes, their uniform is neat and practical. Color and poise

give them a deer-like appearance. Their dairy conformation is

excellent, with straight bakcs and unusual freedome from "cow hocks."

Personality. Uniform in appearance, they are individual in

character, and as a breed, alert, vivacious, intelligent, and


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