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The Little Farming Company

Exceptional Pygmy Goats   |   Pedigree Cameroon Sheep

All Trained as Therapy Animals & Perfect Pets.


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You can accomplish by kindness what you cannot by force.  Pubilius Syrus


Our Pygmy goats & Cameroon sheep are incredibly special.

"We bought two wonderful pygmy goats from The Little Farming Company to join our family. They are completely heavenly - kind, curious, amazingly biddable and huge fun.  They trusted us from day one. They play with our sheep, children and dogs and are very much part of our family every day.

We can't imagine life without our 'Little' goats now. Thank you Little Farming Company for rearing the best pygmy goats in the world."     Caroline JD.

"We have had the pleasure of dealing with The Little Farming Company for two years. We bought our two Pygmy Goats - Doris & Mary from them as trained Therapy goats. We have now bought their trained Therapy Cameroon Sheep - Basil, Fred & George. Thanks to Tanya's wealth of knowledge and support, we here at Woodstock Therapy Community have now got wonderful additions to our service, which helps adults with enduring mental health issues & learning disabilities. These goats & sheep help our clients gain confidence and skills working with animals in a therapeutic environment. 

Without Tanya and the boys hard work and schooling of her animals, this would not be possible. So from all of us here we would like to thank The Little Farming Company for all their time and continued support. Keep up the good work.

Billie W. - Woodstock Therapeutic Community.


Kind & Loyal


Goats seem to get rather a mixed press. Many people believe them to be naughty and tricky. They are in fact intelligent and kind. Rather like a dog, if they are trained well and are given a stimulating environment and are treated with kindness and given attention, they will be loyal and affectionate pets that are endearing to have around.


Our Pygmy Goats are very different. They are special from the moment they are born.

They are weaned at around 12 weeks into small groups and then start 'Goat School' - which lasts several weeks. 

They will join you when they graduate.


  • We spend hours with them every day - giving them confidence to learn and training them up to be your perfect pet goats.

  • They learn to come when called and not for a treat - so they don't look for food.

  • Walk calmly on a lead.

  • Have their hooves trimmed.

  • Sit on your lap.

  • Do a few tricks.

  • They are not fearful of dogs, sheep, horses, poultry etc.

  • We train many of them to become Therapy & Yoga Goats. 

  • Our goats are all trained with kindness and not because they want a treat.

Please note that our goats do NOT have horns.

Our pedigree Cameroon sheep are possibly the best of bred sheep in the UK and are a great addition to any smallholding or farm.

We train our sheep as therapy animals & pets. 

  • We breed the best Cameroon Sheep in the UK and own one of the best Rams in Europe.

  • We carefully breed & produce this gentle & elegant breed of sheep to be perfect additions as pets.

  • Cameroon sheep are a HAIR breed of sheep and thus do not have wool - so no shearing required = NO fly strike.

  • They don't really smell like sheep as they do not have lanolin in their coat (so will need access to a shelter all year round).

  • Ours are handled from birth, so love human company (but stay with their mums in the flock).

  • Small breed - up to about 35-45kg.

  • They are disease resistant.

  • They love to play and will also sit for hours being stroked. (please note this is only characteristic of our home bred animals, Cameroon sheep are naturally wary sheep).

  • Easy to keep and keep your grass and weeds down - they love docks, brambles, dandelions etc.

  • We train our sheep to come to you in the field - So no need for a sheep dog! (sorry Shep!)

  • The female sheep are a polled breed (meaning the females do not grow horns - the entire males will grow a magnificent pair of horns, but unless you want a breeding male, we castrate all our ram lambs.

  • Our sheep are affectionate and enjoy the company of humans and other animals.

  • Dry poo - like rabbit droppings.

  • Our sheep just love hugs and attention.


Why our Pygmy Goats & Cameroon Sheep make the best pets for you.

  • Our trained goats & sheep have been specifically reared as pets and for animal assisted therapy.

  • Our goats & sheep are easy to keep as they are well trained.

  • Both the sheep and goats have dry poo droppings – like a rabbit. 

  • Our goats and sheep are kind, gentle animals for children and adults.

  • Cameroon sheep do not need shearing.

  • Sheep are grazers / Goats are browsers. We keep ours together so our paddocks look great.

  • Goats & sheep make excellent outdoor pets - esp if you are at work and cant't have dogs. They must live in minimum of 2 in a herd. Sheep must also live in a small flock (3 or more).

  • Goats do like a fun play area (advice given) and our sheep love small low platforms to play on as well.

  • Sheep are happy in any well fenced field. 

  • Our goats like to sit on your lap! Our sheep are also love to hang out with us.


And now for some random facts:

  • A goat will look you in the eye. Our Cameroon sheep will also look you in the eye!

  • They both have one stomach with 4 sections (not 4 stomachs as many people think).

  • Goats have 60 Chromosomes / Sheep have 54.

  • Goats were one of the first animals to be tamed and domesticated by humans over 10,000 years ago. 

Thank you to Sally Blair for allowing us to use many of her beautiful images she has taken.   

See images & videos on Instagram


We are based in the South West.

Please email us for a chat: 

Or call: 07879 636 343

We operate a waiting list for all our goats & sheep




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