The Nigerian Dwarf is a miniature dairy goat that originated in west Africa.  They are small in size, with bucks being no taller than 23 1/2 inches and does no taller than 22 1/2 inches at the withers, and they have gentle & friendly personalities. Their conformation resembles that of standard goats and they come in a wide variety of colors. Because of their size they don't need as much space as standard goats.  They are perfect for the small farm that wants milk production and/or companion animals.