American and Purebred Mini-Toggenburg

The Mini-Toggenburg is known for it productivity and calm nature.  Its color is solid and varies from light fawn to dark chocolate with distinctive white markings.  There is no preference on color shades.  The distinctive white markings are; white trimmed ears with a dark area in the center; two white stripes down the face from above each eye to the muzzle; hind legs white from the hock to the hooves' forelegs white from the knees down with dark vertical stripes below the knee being acceptable; a white triangle on each side of the tail; white spot may be present at the root of the wattles or that area if no wattles are present.  Varying degrees of cream markings instead of pure white are acceptable, but not desirable.  The hair may be short or long but always soft and fine.
The face is straight or dished with dish being preferred.  The ears should be erect, small and facing forward.

Evaluation of Defects

Moderate Defects

Few white spots in hair of does

Serious Defects

Black in does
White Stomach on does
Large white spot (1 inch in any direction) on does
Few small white spots in hair of bucks


Tricolor or piebald
Black bucks
White stomach on bucks
Large white spot (1 inches in any direction) on bucks
Pendulous ears

Maximum height: Doe: 25 inches, Bucks: 27 inches


Examples of Correct Breed Character: