How long to goats live on average?

Goats are popular pets in many parts of the world. It is estimated that there are around 450 million goats worldwide, and about 200 different breeds. If you take good care of goats they can become quite old. Some breeds are known to reach an older age than others, but in general we can say that a goat lives about 12 to 16 years long.



Average lifespan of popular goat breeds: Pygmy goat - between 13 and 18 years Dutch white goat - between 10 and 15 years Landrace goat – between 10 and 15 years.

How old was the oldest goat ever?

According to the Guinness book of world records, the oldest goat ever reached an age of 22 years and 5 months. The goat’s name was McGinty and he lived in England. It is quite possible that there is or has been an older goat in the world, however it is hard to find out since most people don’t keep track of their goats ages.

See besides average lifespan of a goat also:
Average Lifespan of a Cow
Average Lifespan of a Cat
Average Lifespan of a Dog
Average Lifespan of a Horse