The Nigerian Dwarf is a miniature goat of West African Origin. It's conformation is similar to that of the larger dairy goat breeds. The parts of the body are in balanced proportion. The nose is straight. The ears are upright. The coat is soft with short to medium hair. Any color or combination of colors is acceptable, though silver agouti (roan) is considered a moderate fault.
The ideal height of the Nigerian Dwarf Goat is 17" to 19", Maximum of 22.6" for Does(girls) and 19" to 20", Maximum of 23.6" for Bucks (boys).
The ideal weight is suggested to be about 75 pounds based on HES evaluation information.
Animals are disqualified from the show ring for being over-sized for the breed standard, curly coat,roman nose, and pendulous ears or evidence of myatonia. (This is associated with fainting goats.)