Anglo Nubian

Breed Standard

Anglo Nubian

N Z Anglo Nubians


Diane Craw-McNally
4327 Highway 22
Naike, R D, Huntly
Phone 022 620 9345
NZ Anglo-Nubian Society

General Appearance
The ideal is a large framed exotic animal with a high, proud head carriage, majestic bearing and upright stance.  The goat should show the true attributes of sound dairy type, showing femininity in does and masculinity in males.  May carry more flesh than the other breeds.

Profile short.  Pronounced convex nasal bone.  Nostrils flat.  Muzzle well developed.  EYES - medium sized, set obliquely and wide apart, almond shaped.  EARS - long and pendulous, set low on head and wide and open.  Little or no ability to lift.  Longer than the nose when measured against it.  MOUTH - the teeth should meet the hard pad of the upper jaw, but an overshot jaw will not be penalised provided the teeth are not permanently visible.

Set high.  Long without tassels in does and well proportioned, strong without tassels in bucks.  A dewlap may be present in bucks and does.

Strong, may rise slightly in a straight line from behind the wither to the hips, but with no sign of weakness.

Withers high and well defined, blending firmly into shoulders which merge smoothly into body.  Chest wide and deep merging smoothly into body.  Good heart room and pronounced brisket.

Long, deep and capacious showing dairy wedging.  Proportionate to height.  Ribs well sprung.

Rump long, broad and strong.  May be slightly rounded when viewed from the rear.  Moderate slope acceptable when viewed from the side.  Width between thurls greater than width between hips.  Pin bones wide and prominent.  Tail short.

Forelegs straight without pronounced angle at the shoulder joint, squarely set below the animal.  Rear legs strong and set wide without pronounced angle at stifle and hock when viewed from the side, resulting in a distinctive gait.  Hocks well apart. Pasterns short, strong and upright.  Hooves sound and well shaped.

Showing good capacity, attached over a wide area.  High and wide at rear.  Front attachment extended well forward without pocket.  Floor of udder slightly cleft.  Texture silky not fleshy.  Skin colour dark.

Two.  Symmetrical, placed well apart and pointing slightly forward.  Well attached to lowest part of udder and should be clearly distinguishable from the udder.  Milk duct large enough to allow a strong jet of milk through.

Rudimentary teats (Bucks)
Two, set wide apart and  slightly to the fore and sides of the scrotum and not attached to the scrotum.

Well developed.  Evenly balanced.  Scrotum attached over a wide area, not unduly divided.

(Average at  withers) Does 81cm.  Bucks 94cm.


Short, fine and glossy. 

Coat any colour or combinations of colours.  Skin dark.

Lack of dairy quality.  Lack of milking capacity.  Lack of masculinity in bucks.  Lack of femininity in does.  Size differing substantially from average.   Short, stiff ears.  Straight facial profile.  Visible teeth.   Weak or narrow chest.  Shallow body.  Roach or sway back.   Steeply sloping rump.  Close or cow hocks, dropped pasterns.  Poor feet.  Splayed toes.  Fleshly, pendulous or unduly divided udder.  Pocket in udder.  Excessively large, bulbous, ill-defined, unbalanced or misshapen teats.  Divided, uneven or unduly pendulous scrotum.  Pronounced angulation at stifle and hock of rear leg when viewed from the side.

Wry face.  Grossly overshot or undershot lower jaw.  (Teeth must be visible in an overshot jaw at all times).  Erect ears.  Double or supernumerary teats.  Supernumerary orifices.  Cryptorchid or monorchid.  Intersex.  Full Swiss markings as for Alpine or Toggenburg.  Pink skinned body or udder.