In the 1800s, and right up to World War 2, goats and dogs were used for pulling carts in Europe, Britain and North America. Heavy duty dog and goat carts were used for delivering milk and other goods, and lightweight versions were used for children and teenagers. Wicker bodies, popular in France, provided a lighter cart weight, meaning domestic animals could be used as well as large pet dogs.
Early 1900s Goat Cart
(Dog Cart or Hand Cart)
Carts to be pulled by either goats, dogs or by hand were common in Europe and Britain in the latter part of the 18th century and early 1900s.
Compare the American version, below, which was a small four-wheeled wagon (in this case, a Studebaker Junior wagon).