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 (sä′nən, zä′-)
A dairy goat of a breed developed in Switzerland, having a short-haired white or cream-colored coat.

[After Saanen, a town of southwest Switzerland.]
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Goats Exotic-sounding breeds from Saanens to Toggenburgs will join alpine, Guernsey and Anglo Nubians.
D&E DAIRY GOATS Alpines, Saanens. Selling 200 plus head annually, breeding bucks and does available.
She has been breeding goats for 40 years and has British Saanens, British Toggenburgs and British goats.
In Ffermio next week Daloni Metcalfe visits the farm to meet Nigel and Rhian and see their herd - a mixture of British Saanens, Toggenburgs and Anglo-Nubians, which hey cross with British Alpines for productivity.
There will be classes for all the breeds of dairy goats - Saanens and British Saanens, Toggenburgs and British Toggenburgs, British Alpines, Golden and British Guernsey and other varieties - and a number of demonstrations relating to goat keeping will be staged during the weekend.
I have had milking Alpines and Saanens for five years.
<> Purebred Saanens. Homestead goats since 1982.
SAANENS. The all-white Saanen is another Swiss breed with a reputation for excellent production, and the breed is popular with commercial goat dairies.
The herd - made up of Toggenburgs, Alpines, Saanens, Anglo-Nubians and crosses - now runs to 120 goats.
There are more than 200 different goat breeds worldwide; six primary breeds dominate the dairy goat arena: Alpines, Oberhaslis, Saanens, Toggenburgs, LaManchas and Nubians.
<> Oberhasli & Saanens. Buck service.