I was thinking of getting a pygmy goat as a pet. Do they make good ones? Are they general friendly? I know breeding males of the goat variety can be very smelling. What about a buck that was neutered (correct word?)? Without the hormones, do they become as smelly? Should I just stick with a doe? How much do they eat in comparison to full size goats? Could I house a pygmy in a dog house as we don't have a barn? We have this dog house: Thanks for any help. This would be a pet to run around the yard and actual play with like a little dog. We would have a fenced area around the dog house when we weren't home to be out with the goat. I had a pet goat as a child. She was so much more fun then the dogs. I was wanting to get one for my 7 yo daughter, but something of a smaller variety.