Baby Goat Finds Unlikely New Mama in Family’s White German Shepherd

Shadow, an exquisite White German Shepherd, had a charming meeting with the family’s newest member, a newborn Pygmy Goat, and their immediate connection was heartening! Upon their introduction, Shadow welcomed the tiny goat with open paws, lavishing it with cuddles and tender kisses. Their bond was palpable, prompting the family to capture these precious moments on video to share with others. Observing their affectionate interaction is bound to brighten the day of anyone who watches!

Pygmy Goats, originating from Africa, were initially housed in zoos before gaining popularity as pets in households. The National Pygmy Goat Association has established strict standards regarding the breed’s characteristics. As reports, these goats must display specific color patterns and should not exceed a height of 2 feet (60 cm) from the base of the neck to the ground. Additionally, adult males are preferred to have a fuller coat of hair.

White German Shepherds, despite their distinctive coat color, belong to the same breed as traditional German Shepherds. The unique white coat is the outcome of a recessive gene, as stated on Wikipedia.

“In German Shepherds, the recessive gene for white coat hair was cast in the breed gene pool by the late 19th and early 20th-century breeding program that developed and expanded the German Shepherd Dog breed in Germany. A white herding dog named Greif was the grandfather of Horand von Grafrath, the dog acknowledged as the foundation of all contemporary German Shepherd bloodlines.”

Watch the amazing story by clicking on the video below!

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