Welcome to the official website of the American Goat Society!

The American Goat Society, Inc. was founded in 1935. In 1937, AGS merged with the International Dairy Goat Record Association, which had been established in 1925: so some of the pedigree records of AGS go back more than 80 years.

The American Goat Society has a long history of pioneering. It was the first organization to register purebred goats exclusively. It was first to supply two generations of pedigrees on the registration certificate. AGS brought the first national dairy goat show. It was first to provide training for goat judges. It was first to offer classification of dairy goats. Today, AGS continues to seek new ways to serve dairy goat enthusiasts.

AGS welcomes new members with open arms and we do accept for re-registration purebred animals based on their ADGA or CGS registrations. We welcome ADGA and CGS animals, both purebred and Americans, into our AGS sanctioned shows including the AGS National Show. We are proud of the fact that AGS offers some of the most reasonable rates to be found in any animal registry. We recognize that this society belongs to our members and both the board and the office staff work hard to provide our members with the respect and service they deserve.

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AGS Current News ...

 The office is working on mail received  06/30/24 and new memberships received 07/12/24 

  updated 07/12/24 



*Already registered with the website but need to renew your membership?  Just log into your account (remember your email you signed up with is your user ID) and click the renewal tab. 

THE AGS EMAIL ADDRESS TO SEND PAYPAL PAYMENTS TO IS: [email protected] (If you are renewing using paypal and are already current paypal will NOT take the $5 discount off your renewal.  Those extra funds will be placed into your AGS account! Please do not file a dispute resolution with PayPal, as this will just slow down the processing of your request.)





Our mailing adress is:

P.O. Box 63748
Pipe Creek, TX 78063


What you will receive as an AGS member:

In addition to reduced rates for services offered, you will receive the AGS members hand book, the annual member Roster as well as 4 issues of the Voice of AGS newsletter (also available electronically). A permanently reserved herd name and tattoo sequence is also available to members.

The AGS board of directors is made up of 9 elected members. This board works hard each year to make policy decisions for the organization based on input from committees and members.

  • Low cost registrations & memberships
  • Official DHIR program
  • Judges, Exhibitors and Directors Code of Ethics
  • Classification program
  • Affordable show sanctions
Learn more about this hard-working, committed organization that has been dedicated to preserving purebred herd books for nearly three quarters of a century.

If you need to request work from the AGS Office, you will find all the necessary forms on this page. They can be downloaded and saved to your computer for easy printing.

Information regarding Memberships, Registrations, DHI Testing, and Other Services can be found here. All listed fees are for members. Non-member fees are double, except where noted.

Visit this page to shop for AGS Merchanside, including apparel, signage & decals, books, and tools. Anyone can purchase all items, but members will receive discounted pricing on all listed products!

Purebred DAIRY GOAT Registry