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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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She has been breeding goats for 40 years and has British Saanens, British Toggenburgs and British goats.
Dr Rafiq said Saanens have usually uniform white colour, is of large size,vitality, herd compatibility and have eager to please temperament.
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.
The herd - made up of Toggenburgs, Alpines, Saanens, Anglo-Nubians and crosses - now runs to 120 goats.
com> Award winning Alpines, Saanens & LaManchas.
My children and I prefer the Nigerians for many reasons and I know folks who would not trade their Nubians, Alpines, Saanens, Toggenburgs and La Manchas for anything.
Saanens, Alpines and Oberhasli are some of the more popular dairy goats.
White-skinned animals such as Saanens are more easily burned than other breeds.