We intend to raise chickens for eggs and rabbits for meat, but I would really like some pet goats. I have no interest at this point in goat milk or goat meat. I would like to know, in your experience, what goat breeds are most friendly, most hardy, and make overall great pets? They may be in a field with a donkey. I think just about all goat breeds are cute in one way or another, so I'm not really concerned with which are cutest. Size isn't really important to me either; I can go with full sized goats or pygmy goats. The field will be at least an acre with a barn that stays cool in the summer and has two large access points (which would make it difficult for a guarding queen to keep the rest of the heard out), but I only want a small animal herd with two to six goats. The field is mostly just grass, but we have a lot of underbrush and prickles in the woods that I know many goat breeds love to munch on and I am considering expanding the fence into the woods some so they have regular access to some of that stuff they love and I intend to add either large rock piles or some sort of crate and bridge system for them to climb on. I would like them to be friendly with my four kiddos currently ranging in age from five to nine, as well (perhaps a non-horned breed, maybe, or one not as prone to butting?). So, what breeds do you think would be happiest and hardiest for us?