The Canadian Goat Society recognizes the achievements of individual animals and breeders by conferring Awards.
*P: Awarded to a doe that has met the standards of milk and/or butterfat production for its age category, on Official DHAS/DHI or Group Supervised Test
*M: Awarded to a doe on the basis of a One Day Test, 24 hours of milk production, with milk weight, butterfat content, and stage of lactation taken into account
*S: Awarded to the son of a *S sire and a *M or *P dam
+S: Awarded to a buck that has had five tested milking daughters (from at least 2 dams) meeting the standards for *M or *P status, each daughter has to have at least 3.25 butterfat
+*S: Awarded to the son of a *S sire and a *M or *P dam that has had five tested milking daughters (from at least 2 dams) meeting the standards for *M or *P status, each daughter has to have at least 3.25 butterfat
CH: Designation awarded to an animal that has achieved 3 full legs or 2 full legs and 1 restricted leg under at least 2 different judges
GCH: Designation awarded to a doe that has achieved her CH status as above, and also earned a *P or *M, or a *S buck that has achieved his CH status.
The following Special Awards are published in the Quarterly and Master Breeder awards are presented at the annual meeting.
- Select Doe:
- Awarded to a dairy doe that has met or exceeded criteria based on a system where points must be earned in all of three categories: show, milk production and type classification
- Select Sire:
- Awarded to a buck that has five daughters, from at least two dams, which meet the criteria for Select Doe status
- Select Brood Doe:
- Awarded to a dairy doe that has three offspring which meet the criteria for and have been awarded Select Doe or Select Buck status
- Master Breeder:
- Awarded to a CGS member who have bred at least six animals, bucks or does, that have been officially designated as “Select.” The title of Master Breeder is awarded to breeders who have committed themselves to achieving the highest standards in their breeding program, based on an overall goal towards excellence for type and production in dairy goats.
Click for the CGS Awards Program Guide.
Contact the CGS Office or a CGS Director for more information about Awards.