The Alpines International Club was founded in 1958 to
develop, preserve and promote the Alpine Dairy Goat.
This non-profit club serves to connect all Alpine enthusiasts by
providing a forum through which they can share information, news and
ideas. Alpines International invites anyone with an interest in the
Alpine breed to become a member.
in the United States
The Alpine is a medium to large sized dairy goat with
upright ears and a medium to short hair coat. This breed can be seen
in an assortment of colors and color combinations. They are hardy
adaptable animals that can thrive in a variety of climates and
maintain good health and strong production. In America, we have two
subsets of Alpines; the French
Alpine and the
Today's Alpines are a versatile animal. Alpine
does make excellent milkers for both home and commercial dairies.
Alpines produce a high volume of milk. They have the ability to milk
through, meaning that they can produce over a period of one to three
years between freshenings. This produces valuable year round milk
and reduces breeding costs. Alpine milk has a high cheese yield
because of good butterfat and protein content. They are known
for being exceptionally hardy, curious, and friendly. The beauty and
intrigue of Alpine colors can make them appealing to many.
In 2019, ADGA registered a total of 6,153 Alpines.
Alpines continue be a breed of choice for many producers, from
backyard hobbyists, to show enthusiasts, to commercial dairymen.
Please visit the various pages on this website to view winners of
production awards, specialty shows, the All-American Program, Youth
winners and National Show Winners past and present.