Baby Goat Thinks German Shepherd Is Her Mama

Shadow, a beautiful White German Shepherd, had an adorable encounter with the family’s latest addition, a newborn Pygmy Goat, and their instant connection was heartwarming! From the moment they met, Shadow embraced the little goat as if it were her own, showering it with cuddles and affectionate kisses. The bond between them was evident, and the family couldn’t resist capturing the precious moments on video for everyone to enjoy.
Witnessing their affectionate interaction is sure to bring smiles to the faces of all who watch it!
 
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Pygmy Goats, native to Africa, initially found their way to zoos before becoming popular as household pets. The National Pygmy Goat Association enforces stringent standards for the breed’s characteristics. As reported by Time.com, these goats are required to exhibit particular color patterns and must not exceed a height of 2 feet (60 cm) from the neck’s base to the ground. In the case of adult males, a fuller coat of hair is highly desirable.
White German Shepherds, despite their distinct coat color, belong to the same breed as the traditional German Shepherd. The unique white coat is the result of a recessive gene. According to 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.”
 
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