The Canadian Galloway Association represents three breeds: Galloways, Belted Galloways, and White Galloways. All three breeds come in black, dun, or red color. Galloways were imported into Canada in 1853, Belted Galloways were imported around 1950, and White Galloways were imported in 1966.
A double coat of hair in the winter helps to reduce feed intake and therefore lower costs and helps produce flavourful meat, lean yet-well marbled without excessive external fat. The breed is naturally polled and will eliminate horns from the next calf crop. Feeding tests at Olds College in Olds, Alberta over the last 21 years have shown that Galloway steers had excellent feed conversion rates and produced excellent carcasses.