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648 Nanaimo River Road            Nanaimo, BC            Canada  V9X1E2            250-753-2035
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Welcome to Dogwood Ridge Farms

We're So Glad You Stopped By!

Dogwood Ridge Farms is located on mid-Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We are a small farm with one of the few purebred Toggenburg herds on Vancouver Island.

We bought our first purebred Toggenburg dairy goats, Cornerstone E.J. Harriet Fay, and Willow (an unregistered purebred Toggenburg) in 1998. The following year, 1999, we bought our first fully registered purebred Toggenburg, our sweet Wynngate N.A. Buttercup out of Cornerstone E.J. Billyanne. As we wanted to keep our numbers small and concentrate on the purity of the blood lines, we sold Willow and her recorded grades in 2002.

This site is dedicated to the perpetuation of the Toggenburg breed of dairy goats.
We are deeply devoted to maintaining purebred lines.

We really love these goats!

They are very good milkers, yielding a gallon of milk each day, and they make excellent pets. They have more character than most farm animals, and they are a great choice for a 4H project.

We bottle feed all our kids to make absolutely sure they are getting the best in nutrition, and a healthy, disease-free start.

Our lives have been enriched in so many ways from our experiences with these animals. Please take a look around our site to see why.

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About Toggenburg Dairy Goats

Did You Know?

The Toggenburg is a Swiss dairy goat from Toggenburg Valley of Switzerland at Obertoggenburg. They are also credited as being the oldest known dairy goat breed.

This breed is medium size, sturdy, vigorous, and alert in appearance. Slightly smaller than the other Alpine breeds, the does weight at least 120lb/55kg. The hair is short or medium in length, soft, fine, and lying flat. Its color is solid varying from light fawn to dark chocolate with no preference for any shade. Distinct white markings include white ears with dark spot in middle; two white stripes down the face.

Toggenburgs perform best in cooler conditions. They are noted for their excellent udder development and high milk production, and their milk has an average fat test of 3.7 percent.