The goat that started it all – she died having hiked several thousand miles across 5 different states. RIP.
Goat society is a competitive matriarchy, so it takes a tough woman to climb to the top of the heap and stay there. You need big horns, and an even bigger attitude.
Keen on keeping the pack string together, bringing Dogo along means no one, goat or human, will get left behind and everyone will keep up. A terrible temper when it comes to dogs, she will attack any dog that threatens the pack string or her humans and is always the first to go on alert at any signs of trouble. With an uncanny knowledge for the dangers of bogs, swamps, and rivers she demonstrates the value of using forest raised experienced goats in a pack string. Just don’t expect her to walk on a leash for more than a few feet! This baby wants her freedom but will still stay on your heels most of the time.
Interestingly, she has a terrible habit of sticking her head through any nearby fencing so she often sports an “idiot stick” on the trail to prevent her from doing so and getting stuck.
Model Year: 2010
Adult Height: 28 1/2 inches at the withers
Adult Weight: 104 pounds
Breed: Alpine x Nubian
Source: A herd of Alpines and Nubians running loose in a New York state forest.
Position in the pack string: Boss Doe
Packing Locations for This Goat: Shindagin Hollow State Forest; High Peaks Region – Adirondacks; Buttermilk Falls State Forest; Robert H. Treman State Forest; Umstead State Forest; Danby State Forest; Cornell University Campus; Ithaca, NY; Dupont State Forest; Connecticut Hill State Game Lands; American Tobacco Trail; Finger Lakes Trail sections; Hammond Hill State Forest; Fingerlakes National Forest; Watkins Glen State Forest; Sugar Hill State Forest; Texas Hollow State Forest; F.E.N.C.E. – Landrum, SC; Sampson State Park; Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge; Howland Island Wildlife Management Area; Chimney Bluffs State Park; Cornell Gardens; Monkeys Run Trail in Ithaca, NY; Pisgah National Forest; Jim Schug Trail in Dryden, NY, Dupont State Forest