All registrations are subject to approval by the MDGA
Registrars. See below for registration guidelines.
Payment for paperwork
MUST be received in
order for the paperwork to be processed.
No paperwork will
be processed before payment is received.
Please DO NOT send any payment to the registrars’
personal email addresses.
If you must send a PayPal payment
without using MDGA’s PayPal system, please send the payment
Now you can register
Use this form
your miniature dairy goats (Experimental, American and
if you are selling an animal
with the intent that the buyer will register the goat with
Or You can use our
Fill Out &
Print Application and mail it in.
After you complete the application, give a printed, signed
copy to the buyer so that the buyer can mail it to MDGA.
Please be sure to send along
pictures and the registration and transfer fees.
(pictures and payment can be
made online instead of mailing, just make note to registrar)
We DO NOT register bucks out of NOA Grade, or
ADGA Experimental does.
on-line form if
you have purchased the animal
to be registered! You
must send in the original application for registration that
signed, and gave to you.
Please include both transfer and registration fees if you
received an MDGA registration application for the animal
when you purchased it.
a goat or goats,
it is wise to request a bill of sale
that includes all of the following:
the seller’s signature
the sale date
the name and registration number of each registered
goat purchased OR the name (if already named) and
both parents’ full names and registration numbers of each
unregistered goat purchased
This is especially important if you are buying
an animal or animals
without receiving the registration papers or application(s)
for registration on
the day that
you pick up the animal(s).
This is a safety precaution in case the
registration/transfer paperwork is lost in the mail or
If you pay the registration fee with PayPal, please also
include a copy of your PayPal receipt to expedite the
processing of your application.
information, even if the goat only has a microchip
will have the herdname of the owner if doe at time of
breeding, and tattoo of the farm they were born at.
Meanings of the registration number prefixes:
X = Experimental
AM = American
M = Purebred
ND = Nigerian Dwarf
Understanding Generations: A
first generation (F1) is either a cross between a registered
Dwarf (ND) and a registered standard-sized doe (one of the recognized
dairy breeds) OR a cross between a miniature dairy goat and
a standard-sized goat, or Nigerian Dwarf. Any of these
crosses result in a first-generation miniature dairy goat.
Breeding an F1 to another
F1 creates a second generation (F2). F2 x F2 = F3, and so
on. (Foundation animals [ND or standard breed] are
considered 0 generation in the mini dairy goat herd book.)
The generation of the kid is always one generation higher
than the lowest generation of a parent. For example, if you
breed an F3 to an F1, the kid is an F2. Even if you breed an
F6 to an F1, the kid will only be an F2.
For Mini Nubian, Mini Saanen/Mini Sable, and Mini
registration applications to:
Woodland, WA 98674
For Mini Alpine, Mini Guernsey, Mini LaMancha, Mini
and Nigerian Dwarf, send
registration applications to:
2058 PR SE
Kennewick, WA 99337
How to Fill Out the
page for detailed instructions on registering your
Attention breeders: When
breeder to use your buck, make sure to fill out a
that they can
register the kids.
you did not own the sire of the mini goat
that you are
registering at the time of service, you must include a Service
Memo with the goat's application.
In order for an animal to be registered with MDGA, the parents
must be registered with MDGA, TMGR, ADGA, AGS, CGS, or
NDGA. IDGR-registered goats are allowed
only if they are dairy goats. Boer,
Pygmy, Spanish, or other meat OR fiber breeds may not be
registered in the Miniature Dairy Goat Registry.
No unregistered or grade Nigerian Dwarves can be used in the
Mini breeding program.
At least two pictures of the animal(s) to be registered must
be submitted with the application or applications for
One picture should be of the
showing the breed character. (This
straight on for a Mini Nubian or from the top of the back of
the head for a Mini
The other picture should be a side view of the
preferably with a profile of the face for a Mini Nubian.
Otherwise, please include a profile shot of your Mini
Nubian’s face as well.
Not all animals that are registered with other registries
will be accepted for registration with MDGA,
may not be placed in
the same generation or herdbook that another registry would
place them in.
the complete rules
for registering with MDGA
to see if your
animal will qualify
for registration with MDGA.
Registering with MDGA.
Payment for paperwork MUST be received in order for the paperwork
to be processed; please