This month's Countryside has a neat article on goat personalities. The author says there are no hard and fast rules and many exceptions, so this is in no way a criticism of her good article and to be fair I'v heard others say how mean or agrressive Alpines can be as well. I have three purebred Alpines and one 75% Aloine 25% Nubian and only one of them is mean. The others are sweet, quiet, and affectionate. My favorite goat, Grace s the sweetest goat and she has been the impetus for me etting more Alpines. The one I say is mean, Napster, was sold at an auction and I bought her from the buyer after he bred her. Her background before me is a complete mystery. She's hard to catch and I have to wait until she kids to vaccinate her. She's an excellent mother and an extremely easy keeper though so the personality is not an issue. I wouldn't even call her aggressive; she's mean but she doesn't go looking for trouble, which is what I would call aggressive. Do your Alpines fit the description of aggressive? On another note the only puirebred Nubian I've had was the singlemost annoying goat I've ever known. She was so needy , bossy to the other goats and LOUD. That might have been due to being a bottle fed 4H goat prior to me buying her, dunno, but it cured me of Nubians for life.