This is a brown and white goat with Swiss markings and developed in the UK. A medium brown colour is the ideal, but lighter and darker colours are acceptable. Registered pure bred Toggenburgs can be used with British Toggenburgs and progeny can still be registered as British Toggenburgs. Slight fringes of long hair are allowed on an otherwise short and silky coat.
British Toggenburgs usually have sound dairy conformation as well as being strong and robust, having good longevity. The breed is one of the most popular breeds in the UK and is used in some commercial goat farms where cheese is a main product.
An average 24 hour yield of 4.54 Kg. at 3.69% butterfat and 2.72% protein was obtained by considering data from all British Toggenburgs entered in B.G.S. recognised milking trials in a recent year (600 performances).
See the Official British Toggenburg Society website: