Miniature Dairy Goat Association

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Shows can be a wonderful way to publicize your herd as well as get an unbiased evaluation of your animals.  It's also a lot of fun to get together with other Mini Dairy goat enthusiasts. 

With MDGA's Show program, you have a chance to earn permanent champion titles for your goats.  To earn a championship title (FCH), your goat must earn three CH legs, i.e. take GCH or Best in Show in a minimum of three MDGA shows under at least 2 different judges.  One leg may be a restricted leg i.e. a Jr. doe or dry doe. You can see the current finished champions at the links in the sidebar.
Want to know more about show titles and what they mean? Click here

For a list of shows, visit the News/Events page.

If you are interested in starting a show in your area, read on!


Regulations & Sanction Applications

  Download the Sanction Application here

After your show, you can fill out the Show Report Form online

For showing purposes all Miniature Dairy Goat breeds are judged using the MDGA dairy goat scoring systems and standards. Any qualified dairy goat judge or otherwise qualified person may be approved to judge an MDGA show.

In a Miniature Dairy Goat show, an animal that is over the maximum height will be severely faulted, but will not be disqualified. All Miniature Dairy Goats at or under the maximum height are allowed and should not be faulted or penalized regardless of their height, if within the approved range.

Judges may use their discretion and only need to measure Miniature Dairy Goats that appear to be near the maximum height. Goats that win CH or RCH will be measured when tattoos are checked for the sanction paperwork.

For competition in experimental shows, the Miniature Dairy Goat breeds will be judged for conformation/udders first and breed character second. Breed character will become more important when the individuals are accepted into the American and Purebred Herdbooks.

A sanction requirement for MDGA shows will be 8 animals with 2 exhibitors. A minimum of 3 animals must be in milk in an Open Doe Show.
A minimum 3 animals must be over 12 months old for an Open Buck Show.

The miniature dairy goat does not need be registered with MDGA to compete in a MDGA sanctioned experimental show as long as it is registered with one of the offical miniature dairy goat registries.  However, if a non MDGA registered goat wins a GCH leg in an experimental show, the leg will be presented to the RGCH - if it is MDGA registered.

A Miniature Dairy Goat owned by an MDGA member is considered registered with MDGA and will have an official win as long as the registration paperwork has been mailed to MDGA prior to the show date (provided the registration information is correct and the animal is accepted for registration).

All Miniature Dairy Goats that are shown in an experimental show, regardless of registry, will count toward the sanction numbers. The show secretary does not need to check the registration papers before a show unless the show committee requires it. All Miniature Dairy Goats may be shown whether they are registered with MDGA, TMGR or IDGR.

All Miniature Dairy Goats in an MDGA sanctioned American or Purebred ONLY show must be registered with MDGA.

Click here to see the official show rules

Click here to download a Sanction Application

Click here to go to Judges Scorecard

For MDGA show questions, contact:

Shelley Weber
10613 S 2058 PR SE
Kennewick, WA 99337
E-mail: Show Chairman

Also be sure to check out the Virtual show - especially if there aren't any shows in your area.

2008 NOTE: Most all the information on previous shows was lost due to server error. Many long hours have been spent compiling missing data.  Thanks to all those who have sent information and pictures.

There is still a lot of missing information as well as conflicting information It would be good to have the complete show results in order to have a thorough history of Miniature Dairy Goats.

Please send any information, comments, or suggestions to the Webmaster for the Miniature Dairy Goat Association.

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