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About Donkeys

Donkeys were first domesticated around 5,000 years ago as beasts of burden and companions, most likely in Egypt or Mesopotamia. There are about 41 million donkeys in the world today; China has the most with 11 million, followed by Pakistan, Ethiopia, and Mexico.

Donkeys vary considerably in size, depending on breed and management. The height at the withers ranges from 7.3 hands (31 inches or 79 cm) to 15.3 hands (63 inches or 160 cm), and they weigh from 80 to 480 kg (180 to 1,060 lb.). Working donkeys in the poorest countries have a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years; and in more prosperous countries, they may have a lifespan of 30 to 50 years.

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Breeds of Donkeys

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About Abyssinian DonkeysAbyssinian

Abyssinian donkeys are found throughout Ethiopia usually dry and mountainous areas. They are typically between 8.4 and 10 hands tall and weigh between 190-450 pounds. Their gestation period is 11-13 months and overall they typically have a lifespan of between 30-40 years. They are most often a slate-gray color but occasionally they are chestnut-brown. Anatolia Donkeys

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About African Wild Ass DonkeysAfrican Wild Ass

African wild asses or African wild donkey (Equus africanus) are a wild member of the horse family, Equidae. African wild asses are the ancestor of the domestic donkey.

They live in the deserts and other arid areas of the Horn of Africa, in Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. They formerly had a wider range north and west into Sudan, Egypt, and Libya. Their diet consists of grasses, bark, and leaves. Despite being primarily adapted for living in an arid climate, they are dependent on water, and when not receiving the needed moisture from vegetation, they must drink at least once every three days. However, they can survive on a surprisingly small amount of liquid, and have been reported to drink salty or brackish water.


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About Albanian DonkeysAlbanian

Locally Albanian Donkeys are referred to as "gomari". They are kept as pack animals or for farm work.

Donkeys have a long history in Albania, especially in coastal and hilly regions, and are believed to have migrated into the country originally from the Adriatic coast centuries ago with the development of trade connections between Persia, Egypt, and Greece. 

They evolved locally more by natural selection than focused breeding, and they continue to be useful in rural area where the conditions are harsh.

Their coat is grey, black, reddish, or "purple". Because of conditions in Albania, they are small (averaging 107 cm at the withers).

In 2013 there were roughly 55,000 Albanian donkey ...

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About Algerian DonkeysAlgerian

The Algerian Donkey, also known as the Algerian Ardi or the African Donkey, is a breed of donkey that is native to Algeria. They are a hardy breed that is well adapted to the harsh desert climate of North Africa. They are medium-sized animals, with males reaching an average height of around 12 hands (48 inches) at the shoulder and females reaching an average height of around 11 hands (44 inches). They have a short, thick coat that can be a variety of colors, including gray, black, and white. The Algerian Donkey is known for its strength and endurance and is used for a variety of purposes, including transportation, farming, and as a pack animal. They are also used for their milk, meat, and as a source of work for plowing and other farming ac ...

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About Amiatina DonkeysAmiatina

Amiatina donkies, or Asino dell''Amiata in atalian, are from donkeys from Tuscany in central Italy. They are particularly associated with Monte Amiata in the provinces of Siena and Grosseto, but they are distributed throughout Tuscany. There are also popular in Liguria and in Campania. They are one of the eight autochthonous donkey breeds of limited distribution recognized by the Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali, the Italian ministry of agriculture and forestry.  

They are grey-coated donkeys with special black and white stripes in the limbs and a scapular cross. Thanks to their slender and nimble shape, they could go up to steep and rough mountains. Neurotic and good-natured as well, these donkeys h ...

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About Anatolia DonkeysAnatolia

Anatolia Donkeys are also known as Brown Donkeys and are mainly found throughout Turkey. They are usually black and gray.

Anatolia Donkeys date back beyond the Ottoman Empire; they were used alongside mules and horses to transport goods along rivers, steep slopes, and rocky terrain. Most often they were used by peasants to transport goods before the roads and bridges were built. Today they are still extensively used in the East Anatolia Region and Northeastern part of Black Sea Coast in the more mountainous areas where the donkey’s surefootedness is essential.

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About Andalusian DonkeysAndalusian

The Andalusian, or Andaluz, donkey was used by the Spanish Military for stud and kept their bloodlines relatively pure over the years. Since the end of Franco’s reign, the need for a quality donkey has declined and their numbers followed. This species is endangered and threatened with extinction.

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About Asinara DonkeysAsinara

Asinara Donkeys are from the isle of Asinara, Italy, where a colony of around a hundred still live in the wild. They are small donkeys with a white coat, probably because of an incomplete albinism.

The Asinara donkey’s  ancestors may have been imported originally from Egypt by the Duke of Asinara in 1800. Evedently by the end of the 19th century some white-coated donkeys lived on the island, probably they were abandoned by the inhabitants that had moved to Stintino in 1885 when the island had become State Property.

Some other evidences refer that in more recent times there have appeared a few white coated examples. The breed is rustic and frugal.

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About Australian Teamster DonkeysAustralian Teamster

Australian ‘Teamster’ Donkeys evolved from Donkeys were mainly introduced into Australia in the nineteenth century, especially for use in the hot, dry, harsh interior of the continent. Donkeys in Australia had a mixture of blood from British as well as Nubian and Arabian strains, all of which were imported into the country in the early period of European settlement.

With the increasing use of mechanized transport, donkeys largely outlived their usefulness, and many were released, forming feral herds in outback areas.

When there was an upsurge in interest in donkeys in New Zealand around in the 1980’s, a number of these Australian feral animals were imported into this New Zealand, where they are generally just ...

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About Balearic DonkeysBalearic

The Balearic Donkey, also known as the Mallorquina, is a breed of donkey that is native to the Balearic Islands of Spain, which include Mallorca, Menorca, and Ibiza. They are a small to medium-sized breed, with males averaging around 11 hands (44 inches) at the shoulder and females averaging around 10 hands (40 inches) at the shoulder. They have a short, thick coat that can be a variety of colors, including gray, black, and brown. They are known for their strength and endurance, and are used for a variety of purposes, including transportation, farming, and as pack animals. They are also used for their milk and meat. The Balearic Donkey is considered to be a rare breed and conservation efforts are underway to protect the breed.

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About Balkan DonkeysBalkan

The Balkan donkey or mountain donkey ( Domaci balkanski magarac in Serbian), is a breed or group of breeds of domestic donkeys originating in the Balkan region. They are reported from Serbia and Montenegro.

A herd of about 120 Balkan donkeys in the Zasavica Reserve, Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia, are used to make the world''s most expensive cheese, pule cheese.

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About Barockesel/Austrian-Hungarian White  DonkeysBarockesel/Austrian-Hungarian White

Barockesel is a German word which means Baroque donkey in English. It is a breed of donkey that was developed in the Bavarian region of Germany. The breed is known for its small size and elegant appearance, with a refined head, long ears and a long, flowing mane and tail. They are typically between 8 and 10 hands (32-40 inches) high at the shoulder and come in a variety of colors, including gray, black, and brown. They are used mainly for riding and driving purposes, also for show and leisure activities. They are considered a rare breed and are protected by the German Donkey Breeders Association. They are known for their gentle and docile nature and are well suited for children and beginners.

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About Benderi DonkeysBenderi

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About Berry Grey (Âne Petit Gris du Berry) DonkeysBerry Grey (Âne Petit Gris du Berry)

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About Biyang DonkeysBiyang

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About Black DonkeysBlack

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About Bourbonnais Donkey (Âne du Bourbonnais) DonkeysBourbonnais Donkey (Âne du Bourbonnais)

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About Bourik DonkeysBourik

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About Brasil DonkeysBrasil

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About Bulgaro DonkeysBulgaro

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About Burro DonkeysBurro

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About Burro Criollo DonkeysBurro Criollo

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About Burro Kentucky DonkeysBurro Kentucky

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About Caninde DonkeysCaninde

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About Cardao DonkeysCardao

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About Castel Morrone donkey (Asino di Castel Morrone) DonkeysCastel Morrone donkey (Asino di Castel Morrone)

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About Catalan DonkeysCatalan

It’s roots have been traced back to Somalia but the Catalan Donkey has been adopted as the symbol of the Catalan people (perhaps in defiance of the Spanish national bull). Their numbers became critically low late in the 20th century, but breeding programs have saved them from extinction.

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About Chigetai DonkeysChigetai

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About China North DonkeysChina North

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About Cotentin DonkeysCotentin

The Cotentin donkey, or Ane du Cotentin, comes from Lower-Normandy and was once used to transport cow’s milk. Due to modernization of agriculture in the mid-20th century their numbers dwindled. Thanks to modern appreciation for the bloodlines & the creation of a breed registry in 1997 their numbers continue to grow.

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About Creole DonkeysCreole

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About Criolin DonkeysCriolin

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About Criollo DonkeysCriollo

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About Cyprus DonkeysCyprus

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About Dagestanskaya DonkeysDagestanskaya

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About Damascus DonkeysDamascus

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About Dezhou DonkeysDezhou

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About Dongolawl DonkeysDongolawl

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About Dwarf donkey of Graciosa (Burro de Graciosa) DonkeysDwarf donkey of Graciosa (Burro de Graciosa)

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About Egypt Baladi DonkeysEgypt Baladi

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About Encartaciones DonkeysEncartaciones

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About English / Irish DonkeysEnglish / Irish

Historically, the donkey was never used extensively in Britain – except in Ireland, where it became the principal draught animal for cottagers and smallholders throughout the country.

Eggs and butter, which were the chief produce of the widespread small farms, were brought to market weekly by a patient donkey harnessed to a small cart, usually driven by the farmer''s wife.

While some breeders refer to their donkeys as “Irish” and others as “English”, they are essentially the same breed and are grouped as English/Irish by the Donkey Society of New Zealand.

Since the early 1990’s, a number of these small donkeys have been imported into New Zealand, and they are now firmly established and are being bred ...

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About Etbai DonkeysEtbai

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About Ezel DonkeysEzel

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About Georgian DonkeysGeorgian

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About Green DonkeysGreen

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About Grey DonkeysGrey

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About Guangling DonkeysGuangling

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About Guanzhong DonkeysGuanzhong

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About Hamadan DonkeysHamadan

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About Hassawi DonkeysHassawi

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About Hinnies DonkeysHinnies

A hinnie or hinny is a domestic hybrid produced by a horse stallion (father) and a jenny donkey (mother). It is the opposite cross to the common mule, which is the product of a jack donkey (father)and a horse mare (mother). 

There are both male and female hinnies. A male hinny is properly called ahorse hinny, and a female hinny is properly called amare hinny. In England, a hinny is commonly called ajennet.

Hinnies in general are slightly smaller on average than mules. It is believed that as donkeys are generally smaller than horses, the growth potential of horse offspring is influenced by the size of the womb of the mother.

There is much debate over whether this is the only ...

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About Huaibei DonkeysHuaibei

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About Indian DonkeysIndian

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About Iranian DonkeysIranian

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About Istarski Magarac DonkeysIstarski Magarac

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About Italian DonkeysItalian

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About Jiami DonkeysJiami

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About Jinnan DonkeysJinnan

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About Jirnrna DonkeysJirnrna

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About Kakhetinskaya DonkeysKakhetinskaya

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About Kara-Kalpakskaya DonkeysKara-Kalpakskaya

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About Karakacan DonkeysKarakacan

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About Kashan DonkeysKashan

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About Kassala DonkeysKassala

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About Kazakhskaya DonkeysKazakhskaya

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About Kirgizskaya DonkeysKirgizskaya

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About Kulun DonkeysKulun

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About Large Standard DonkeysLarge Standard

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About Liangzhou DonkeysLiangzhou

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About Libyan DonkeysLibyan

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About Linxian DonkeysLinxian

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About Magyar Parlagi Szamár DonkeysMagyar Parlagi Szamár

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About Majorera DonkeysMajorera

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About Maltese DonkeysMaltese

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About Mammoth Jack Stock DonkeysMammoth Jack Stock

American Mammoth Jack Donkeys, or Asno Americana, are descended from multiple breeds of donkeys imported to the United States including Maltese, Poitou, Andalusian, Majorcan, and Catalonian donkeys.

The males are typically 14 hands tall and the females are about 13 hands. Mammoth Jacks have a draft horse-like build. They are a tall, sturdy, and reliable animal, and compared frequently to work horses.

Mammoth Jacks can be found in black, chestnut, spotted, dun, white, dapple gray, bay or palomino; however, chestnut is their most common color. 

They were used in America for farm work in the early 1900’s. One of the most well-known Mammouth Jacks in the 20th century was Jen-J ...

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About Mannar DonkeysMannar

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About Martina Franca DonkeysMartina Franca

Martina Franca Donkeys are large size donkeys (135-160cm high at the withers) are from Apulia, Italy. Most likely they were developed by crossbreeding local dark-coated donkeys with donkeys from Catalogna imported into the area at the beginning of the 16 century.

They have a quite lively temperament. They are well-adapted to difficult and rocky ground and are used as beasts of burden.

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About Mary DonkeysMary

Mary donkeys are large donkeys from the Ashkhaad and Mary regions of Turkmenia. There are both a large and small version of the Mary donkey. Large versions of the male Mary donkey are typically 119-120cm, and females are 116-118cm. Fully grown Mary donkeys often weigh around 650 pounds and can carry 150-275 pounds.

Mary Donkeys are closely related to the Iranian Hamadan donkeys whose descendants can also be found in Azerbaijan.

They are no longer widely used as pack animals, plus expeditions and mountain rescue parties require only a small number of animals, as a result today their numbers.

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About Maryisltaya DonkeysMaryisltaya

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About Masai DonkeysMasai

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About Masri DonkeysMasri

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About Merzifon DonkeysMerzifon

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About Meskhet-Dzhavakhetskaya DonkeysMeskhet-Dzhavakhetskaya

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About Miniature DonkeysMiniature

Miniature donkeys are smaller than the standard donkey and are thought to have originated in Sardinjan, the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. While not considered miniature by their country of origin, these donkeys were quite smaller than typical donkey. Miniature donkeys stand between 36 – 40 inches tall when full grown. In the early 1900’s seven miniature donkey s were brought to the United States by Robert Green. The first miniature donkey was born that same year and these animals were soon known as Miniature Donkeys or Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys.Green is known for saying that “Miniature donkeys possess the affectionate nature of a Newfoundland, the resignation of a cow, the durability of a mule, the courage o ...

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About Miranda donkey (Burro do Miranda) DonkeysMiranda donkey (Burro do Miranda)

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About Moldavian Local DonkeysMoldavian Local

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About Moroccan DonkeysMoroccan

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About Mules DonkeysMules

A mule is the offspring of a male donkey (Jack) and arnfemale horse (Mare). Mules can be lightweight, medium weight, or when producedrnfrom draft horse mares, of moderately heavy weight. Mules are more patient, hardy and long-lived than horses, and are less obstinate and more intelligent thanrndonkeys.

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About Muscat DonkeysMuscat

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About National Genatic DonkeysNational Genatic

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About Nordestina DonkeysNordestina

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About Norman donkey (Âne Normand) DonkeysNorman donkey (Âne Normand)

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About Ogaden DonkeysOgaden

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About Pantelleria DonkeysPantelleria

Pantelleria Donkeys are an ancient breed from Pantelleria island, Italy, where they were common until a few decades ago.

Pantelleria Donkeys are very strong, in the past the were used to carry extremely heavy loads around the paths of the island. They represented an important resource for the island and Trapani province. The hybrids (mules) were highly appreciated abroad, as well. Also at some time in the past speed races were organized on track and Pantelleria Donkeys was preferred to horses, as they were more suitable to be ridden on any kind of ground. Unfortunately they are now almost totally extinct.

They are very robust animals, with a fast and sure walk when descending rocky paths mainly, thanks to th ...

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About Pantesco DonkeysPantesco

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About Parlag DonkeysParlag

The Parlag is a Hungarian donkey that came to them via the Celts and Romans had a hand in shaping their lines. Like most of their brothers the lack of need was a determining factor in the decline of their numbers. Today their lines are kept alive by hobby breeders in central Hungary.

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About Paulista DonkeysPaulista

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About Pega DonkeysPega

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About Peruano DonkeysPeruano

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About Poitou DonkeysPoitou

Poitou Donkeys originates from the Poitou region of France, and they are most likely related to the Poitevin horses. It is thought that they were introduced in France by the Romans and may have been a wealth status symbol for French Nobility. They were also regarded as the finest and strongest donkeys in France, since they were as tall as large mules with legs and joints as large as most carriage horses.

Poitou donkeys are dark brown or black. They also have a white underbelly, nose, and rings around their eyes. They are well known for their distinctive coat that hangs in long cords. Their shaggy coat is called acadanette, and is actually long soft hair that tangles and mats easily. Breeders originally ...

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About Ponui DonkeysPonui

Ponui donkeys are New Zealand''s only feral donkey breed. The feral herd is established on Ponui Island in the Hauraki Gulf, east of Auckland. They are descendants of three animals imported from Australia in the 1880s by the Chamberlin family, who obtained title to the island in 1854.

Ponui donkeys are mostly light grey in color, with a darker dorsal stripe, and stand about ten hands (one meter) high.

In recent years a number have been brought to the mainland and rare breeds enthusiasts are currently trying to build up a viable, genetically pure population of these sturdily built and docile donkeys.

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About Primorsko Dinarski Magarac DonkeysPrimorsko Dinarski Magarac

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About Provence (Âne de Provence) DonkeysProvence (Âne de Provence)

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About Puttalam Buruwa DonkeysPuttalam Buruwa

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About Pyrenean (Âne des Pyrénées) DonkeysPyrenean (Âne des Pyrénées)

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About Qinghai DonkeysQinghai

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About Qinqyang DonkeysQinqyang

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About Qirmani DonkeysQirmani

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About Qubressy DonkeysQubressy

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About Ragusano DonkeysRagusano

Ragusano Donkeys originated in the area of Ragusa, Modica, Scicli S.Croce Camerina in Sicily. They are a new breed, officially recognized in 1953, when during selection studies the Horse Increase Institute of Catania (they keep the registry office) was able to fix a few characteristics. All the donkeys living in Sicily are to be traced back to the Pantelleria breed, especially those in the province of Trapani and to the usually called Sicilian breed, , present all over the island. The crossbreeding of the two above and with the Martina Franca breed, with blood mixing of Catalano donkey, after various crossings, produced some very good examples.

They are used as beasts of burden, draught, and mule producing. It’s mules w ...

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About Riffawi DonkeysRiffawi

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About Romainian DonkeysRomainian

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About Saidi DonkeysSaidi

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About Sardinian DonkeysSardinian

Sardinian Donkeys are, unsurprisingly, from Sardinia, Italy. They have been on the island for a very long time. They are lively and rustic and are used as beasts of burden and farm labor. They are highly appreciated in Italy and abroad. They a have a lively temperament and no special needs.

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About Sarvar DonkeysSarvar

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About Sennar DonkeysSennar

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About Shanbei DonkeysShanbei

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About Sibbianl DonkeysSibbianl

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About Sicilian Grey DonkeysSicilian Grey

Sicilian grey Donkeys, or the ‘Grey from Sicily’ are also commonly known as ‘Ferrante’. They are a very ancient breed. We have some news in Chicoli (1870) about two donkey breeds in Sicily: an ordinary working breed (Sicilian) of small size with an uneven coat and the lower parts of the body constantly white and the breed of Pantelleria, a saddle breed from upper-class stables. Later about the Sicilian donkey Mascheroni (1927) considers two subbreeds, the one from the eastern provinces (similar to the Apulian donkey – Martina Franca) and the other from the western provinces (similar to the Pantesco donkey), which is described with a totally grey coat, of small size, with proportions that are not as elegant or perfect as those o ...

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About Sjeverno Jadranski Magarac DonkeysSjeverno Jadranski Magarac

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About Somali DonkeysSomali

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About South-West Chinese DonkeysSouth-West Chinese

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About Sperki DonkeysSperki

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About Spotted DonkeysSpotted

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About Standard DonkeysStandard

It is believed that the first donkeys came to North America with Christopher Columbus in 1495. Donkeys were highly valued as sires for mules. Jacks, or the males were primarily used as pack animals and the Jennies were used for riding.

Donkeys were also used in Mexico after the conquest of the Aztecs in 1521. Mules were used in silver mines and for breeding mules.

Donkeys were used largely in the western United States during the nineteenth century during the gold rush as pack animals and for use in mines and ore-grinding mills; however, the introduction of railroads in the West ended the popular use of donkeys in the United States. Many donkeys were turned loose and became free roaming burros. 

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About Subei DonkeysSubei

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About Sudanese Pack DonkeysSudanese Pack

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About Syrian DonkeysSyrian

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About Syrian Wild Ass DonkeysSyrian Wild Ass

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About Tadzhikskaya DonkeysTadzhikskaya

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About Taihang DonkeysTaihang

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About Tibetan DonkeysTibetan

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About Toposa DonkeysToposa

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About Tswana DonkeysTswana

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About Tunisian DonkeysTunisian

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About Turkmenskaya DonkeysTurkmenskaya

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About Uzbekskaya DonkeysUzbekskaya

Uzbekskaya  - Donkeys Breeds

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About Viterbese (Grigio Viterbese) DonkeysViterbese (Grigio Viterbese)

Viterbese (Grigio Viterbese)  - Donkeys Breeds
There are no Donkey breeds that start with the letter W.

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About Xinjiang DonkeysXinjiang

Xinjiang  - Donkeys Breeds

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About Yangyuan DonkeysYangyuan

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About Yunnan DonkeysYunnan

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About Zamorano-Leones  DonkeysZamorano-Leones

Another Spanish donkey, the Zamorano-Leones donkey was bred to be robust for traveling and trade & later used to create large work mules. Their range has dwindled due to lack of necessity and they can now be found only in the Zamora and Leon provinces.

Zamorano-Leones   - Donkeys Breeds