The Toggenburg breed is one of the oldest and most established goat breeds. Originating in the Swiss canton of St. Gallen in the 1800s, the breed is named after one of the regions in the canton. The breed is mainly used for both milk and leather production, and has become popular for its gentle demeanor and efficient production of both milk and leather.

The Toggenburg breed stands at about 30 inches at the shoulder and has a straight profile when viewed from the side. They are typically tan in colour with white facial stripes, and white on the udder, belly, and inner thighs. The ears are upright and the horns are long, slender and twisted.

The breed is known to be hardy and easy to manage. They have good body condition, good mothering skills, and a high milk production rate. Their milk is high in butterfat and protein, making it a good choice for cheese and ice cream production. They also have good breeding longevity, with most does able to produce offspring until the age of 10 or 12.

The Toggenburg breed is also known for their docile, friendly temperaments. They are not particularly aggressive, and are easy to handle. They also tend to adapt to their living environment quickly, making them an easy choice for farmers looking for a reliable, easily managed goat breed.

The breed does require a healthy diet, however, in order to maintain their efficient milk and leather production. They should be given plenty of fresh, high-quality hay, as well as vitamins and minerals to ensure a healthy diet.

Overall, the Toggenburg breed is highly sought after for its combination of milk and leather production, as well as its gentle and easy going nature. They are an ideal choice for both commercial and smaller scale farms, offering quality milk and leather production with minimal effort.