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
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
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:
10613 S 2058 PR SE
Kennewick, WA 99337
Also be sure to check out the
Virtual show - especially if there aren't any shows
in your area.