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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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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.

Content and Photo source: Agraria.org.

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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


Benderi donkeys are a unique breed of donkey known for their athletic abilities and energetic personalities. These donkeys are medium-sized, with a sturdy build and strong legs that allow them to run and play for hours on end. They have a smooth coat of fur that ranges in color from light brown to black, and a long, bushy mane that adds to their regal appearance.

One of the standout characteristics of Benderi donkeys is their intelligence. These donkeys are quick learners and enjoy solving puzzles and playing games. They are also very social animals, preferring to be around other donkeys or humans as much as possible. This combination of intelligence and social nature makes them great companions for children and families.

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


The Berry Grey is a breed of donkey known for its distinctive grey coat with berry-colored spots. This breed is known for its hardiness, intelligence, and gentle temperament, making it a popular choice for work on farms and ranches. They are also often used as therapy animals or as pets due to their gentle nature. Berry Greys are typically medium to large in size and can range from 12 to 14 hands in height. They have strong, sturdy legs and a muscular build, and are known for their ability to carry heavy loads over long distances. Overall, the Berry Grey is a versatile and reliable breed of donkey.

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About Biyang DonkeysBiyang


The Biyang donkey is a breed of donkey native to Biyang County in China. It is known for its small size, typically standing between 9 to 11 hands in height, and its distinctive black and white striped coat and large, floppy ears. Biyang donkeys are highly valued in their native region for their strength, intelligence, and endurance, and are often used for carrying heavy loads, plowing fields, and as pack animals. Despite their small size, they are capable of carrying heavy weights over long distances and are known for their reliability and versatility. Biyang donkeys are also known for their gentle and docile temperament, making them popular as pets and therapy animals. In recent years, the breed has gained popularity outside of China, and ...

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


The Bourbonnais donkey, also known as the Donkey of Bourbonnais, is a breed of donkey native to the region of Bourbonnais in central France. It is known for its medium size, typically standing between 12 to 14 hands in height, and its distinctive appearance, with a chestnut or bay coat color and black points on the legs, ears, and tail. Bourbonnais donkeys are highly valued for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are often used for carrying heavy loads, plowing fields, and as pack animals. They are also known for their gentle and docile temperament, making them popular as pets and therapy animals. The Bourbonnais donkey is considered to be an important part of the cultural and agricultural heritage of central France, and efforts ...

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About Bourik DonkeysBourik


The Bourik donkey, also known as the Haitian donkey, is a breed of donkey native to Haiti. It is known for its medium to large size, typically standing between 12 to 15 hands in height, and its distinctive appearance, with a range of coat colors including black, bay, chestnut, and gray. Bourik donkeys are highly valued for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are often used for carrying heavy loads, plowing fields, and as pack animals. They are also known for their gentle and docile temperament, making them popular as pets and therapy animals. Despite the challenges posed by poverty and limited resources in Haiti, the Bourik donkey remains an important part of the country''s cultural and agricultural heritage, and efforts are bei ...

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About Brasil DonkeysBrasil


The Brasil donkey, also known as the Brazilian donkey, is a breed of donkey native to Brazil. It is known for its medium to large size, typically standing between 14 to 16 hands in height, and its distinctive appearance, with a range of coat colors including black, bay, chestnut, and gray. Brasil donkeys are highly valued for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are often used for carrying heavy loads, plowing fields, and as pack animals. They are also known for their gentle and docile temperament, making them popular as pets and therapy animals. Despite the challenges posed by poverty and limited resources in Brazil, the Brasil donkey remains an important part of the country''s cultural and agricultural heritage, and efforts are ...

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About Bulgaro DonkeysBulgaro


The Bulgaro donkey, also known as the Bulgarian donkey, is a breed of donkey native to Bulgaria. It is known for its medium size, typically standing between 11 to 13 hands in height, and its distinctive appearance, with a range of coat colors including black, bay, chestnut, and gray. Bulgaro donkeys are highly valued for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are often used for carrying heavy loads, plowing fields, and as pack animals. They are also known for their gentle and docile temperament, making them popular as pets and therapy animals. Despite the challenges posed by poverty and limited resources in Bulgaria, the Bulgaro donkey remains an important part of the country''s cultural and agricultural heritage, and efforts are b ...

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About Burro DonkeysBurro


The Burro is a breed of donkey that is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. They are known for their small size, typically standing between 9 to 11 hands in height, and their hardiness and adaptability. Burros are tough animals that are well suited to life in harsh, arid environments, and are known for their ability to survive on minimal food and water. They have strong, sturdy legs and a muscular build, and are often used as pack animals for carrying supplies, equipment, and provisions in rough terrain. Burros are also known for their gentle and friendly disposition, making them popular as pets and as therapy animals. In recent years, the Burro has become increasingly popular as a recreational animal, and is often ...

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About Burro Criollo DonkeysBurro Criollo


The Burro Criollo, also known as the Criollo donkey, is a breed of donkey native to South America. It is known for its medium size, typically standing between 11 to 14 hands in height, and its distinctive appearance, with a range of coat colors including black, bay, chestnut, and gray. Burro Criollo donkeys are highly valued for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are often used for carrying heavy loads, plowing fields, and as pack animals. They are also known for their gentle and docile temperament, making them popular as pets and therapy animals. Despite the challenges posed by poverty and limited resources in some parts of South America, the Burro Criollo remains an important part of the region''s cultural and agricultural he ...

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About Burro Kentucky DonkeysBurro Kentucky


The Burro Kentucky, also known as the Kentucky Mountain Donkey or the Kentucky Donkey, is a breed of donkey native to the Appalachian region of the United States. It is known for its small to medium size, typically standing between 9 to 14 hands in height, and its distinctive appearance, with a range of coat colors including black, bay, chestnut, and gray. Burro Kentucky donkeys are highly valued for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are often used for carrying heavy loads, plowing fields, and as pack animals. They are also known for their gentle and docile temperament, making them popular as pets and therapy animals. Despite the challenges posed by limited resources and a declining population in some parts of the United State ...

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About Caninde DonkeysCaninde


The Canindé donkey, also known as the Brazilian Sport Donkey, is a breed of donkey native to Brazil. It is known for its small to medium size, typically standing between 10 to 14 hands in height, and its distinctive appearance, with a range of coat colors including black, bay, chestnut, and gray. Canindé donkeys are highly valued for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are often used for carrying heavy loads, plowing fields, and as pack animals. They are also known for their gentle and docile temperament, making them popular as pets and therapy animals. Despite the challenges posed by poverty and limited resources in Brazil, the Canindé donkey remains an important part of the country''s cultural and agricultural heritage, and ef ...

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About Cardao DonkeysCardao


The Cardão donkey, also known as the Cardeal Donkey, is a breed of donkey native to Portugal. It is known for its medium to large size, typically standing between 12 to 15 hands in height, and its distinctive appearance, with a range of coat colors including black, bay, chestnut, and gray. Cardão donkeys are highly valued for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are often used for carrying heavy loads, plowing fields, and as pack animals. They are also known for their gentle and docile temperament, making them popular as pets and therapy animals. Despite the challenges posed by limited resources and declining populations in some parts of Portugal, the Cardão donkey remains an important part of the country''s cultural and agricult ...

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


The Castel Morrone donkey is a breed of donkey native to the Castel Morrone region of Italy. It is known for its medium to large size, typically standing between 12 to 15 hands in height, and its distinctive appearance, with a range of coat colors including black, bay, chestnut, and gray. Castel Morrone donkeys are highly valued for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are often used for carrying heavy loads, plowing fields, and as pack animals. They are also known for their gentle and docile temperament, making them popular as pets and therapy animals. Despite the challenges posed by limited resources and declining populations in some parts of Italy, the Castel Morrone donkey remains an important part of the region''s cultural a ...

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About Catalan DonkeysCatalan


The Catalan donkey, also known as the Asno Catalan, is a breed of donkey native to Catalonia in northeastern Spain. It is known for its small to medium size, typically standing between 10 to 14 hands in height, and its distinctive appearance, with a range of coat colors including black, bay, chestnut, and gray. Catalan donkeys are highly valued for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are often used for carrying heavy loads, plowing fields, and as pack animals. They are also known for their gentle and docile temperament, making them popular as pets and therapy animals. Despite the challenges posed by limited resources and declining populations in some parts of Catalonia, the Catalan donkey remains an important part of the region' ...

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About Chigetai DonkeysChigetai


The Chigetai donkey, also known as the Mongolian Wild Ass, is a breed of wild donkey native to Mongolia. It is known for its medium to large size, typically standing between 12 to 15 hands in height, and its distinctive appearance, with a sandy brown or grayish-brown coat and a black mane and tail. Chigetai donkeys are highly valued for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are often used for carrying heavy loads, plowing fields, and as pack animals. They are also known for their gentle and docile temperament, making them popular as pets and therapy animals. Despite the challenges posed by limited resources and declining populations in some parts of Mongolia, the Chigetai donkey remains an important part of the region''s cultural ...

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About China North DonkeysChina North


The China North Donkey, also known as the Shandong donkey, is a breed of donkey native to the Shandong Province in northeastern China. It is known for its medium size, typically standing between 11 to 13 hands in height, and its distinctive appearance, with a range of coat colors including black, bay, chestnut, and gray. China North donkeys are highly valued for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are often used for carrying heavy loads, plowing fields, and as pack animals. They are also known for their gentle and docile temperament, making them popular as pets and therapy animals. Despite the challenges posed by limited resources and declining populations in some parts of Shandong Province, the China North donkey remains an imp ...

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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


The Creole donkey, also known as the "Florida Cracker Donkey," is a breed of donkey native to the southern United States, particularly Florida. It is known for its medium to small size, typically standing between 9 to 12 hands in height, and its distinctive appearance, with a range of coat colors including black, bay, chestnut, and gray. Creole donkeys are highly valued for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are often used for carrying heavy loads, plowing fields, and as pack animals. They are also known for their gentle and docile temperament, making them popular as pets and therapy animals. Despite the challenges posed by limited resources and declining populations in some parts of the southern United States, the Creole donke ...

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About Criollo DonkeysCriollo


The Criollo donkey, also known as the "American Wild Ass," is a breed of donkey native to the Americas, particularly Mexico and the southwestern United States. It is known for its small to medium size, typically standing between 10 to 13 hands in height, and its distinctive appearance, with a range of coat colors including black, bay, chestnut, and gray. Criollo donkeys are highly valued for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are often used for carrying heavy loads, plowing fields, and as pack animals. They are also known for their gentle and docile temperament, making them popular as pets and therapy animals. Despite the challenges posed by limited resources and declining populations in some parts of Mexico and the southwester ...

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About Cyprus DonkeysCyprus


Cyprus donkeys are from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. There are two principal strains: a large dark-coloured type with a pale belly, probably of European origin; and a small gray African type which represents about 20% of the total population, which in 2002 was estimated at 2200–2700.

The Cyprus donkey was an integral component of rural life from prehistoric times until the 20th century. Archimandrite Kyprianos in 1788 records that feral donkeys existed in the mountainous regions of Akamas and Karpasia.

Some hundreds of Cyprus donkeys live in a feral state on the Karpass Peninsula in the Turkish-controlled northern part of Cyprus. They were abandoned there by Greek Cypriot farmers during the Turkish invasion in 1 ...

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About Dagestanskaya DonkeysDagestanskaya


The Dagestanskaya donkey, also known as the Dagestan donkey or the Dagestan wild ass, is a breed of donkey found in the Dagestan region of Russia. They are known for their unique appearance, with a distinctive long, thick coat and large, rounded ears. This breed is considered to be one of the few remaining wild ass populations, and is believed to be one of the ancestral populations of domestic donkeys. The Dagestan donkey is relatively small, with a height ranging from 9 to 12 hands (36 to 48 inches) at the shoulder. They have a strong, athletic build and are known for their endurance and ability to carry heavy loads over rough terrain. They come in a variety of colors, including brown, black, grey, and white. The Dagestan donkey is highly ...

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About Damascus DonkeysDamascus


The Damascus donkey, also known as the Syrian donkey or the Damascene donkey, is a breed of donkey indigenous to the Middle East, particularly the region surrounding Damascus, Syria. This breed is known for its hardiness and ability to withstand harsh climates and rough terrain. They are typically medium to large in size, with a height ranging from 14 to 15 hands (56 to 60 inches) at the shoulder. Damascus donkeys are well-built with strong legs and a muscular build, making them well-suited for carrying heavy loads over long distances. They come in a variety of colors, including black, grey, brown, and white. The Damascus donkey has a gentle and intelligent personality, and is highly valued as a pack animal, riding donkey, and for use in ag ...

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About Dezhou DonkeysDezhou


The Dezhou donkey, also known as the Dezhou horse-donkey, is a breed of donkey indigenous to the Shandong province of China. They are known for their strength and durability, as well as their ability to carry heavy loads over long distances. Dezhou donkeys are medium-sized, with a height ranging from 13 to 14 hands (52 to 56 inches) at the shoulder. They have a muscular build and strong legs, and are known for their smooth gait and good temperaments. This breed comes in a variety of colors, including black, grey, brown, and white. The Dezhou donkey is highly valued in China for its use in agriculture, transportation, and as a source of meat and milk. Despite their importance to local communities, the Dezhou donkey population has declined in ...

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About Dongola DonkeysDongola


The Dongola donkey, also known as the Dongolawi donkey, is a breed of donkey found in the northern regions of Sudan, including the Dongola region for which it is named. Dongola donkeys are known for their strength and endurance, making them well-suited for life in hot and arid environments. They are typically medium to large in size, with a height ranging from 14 to 15 hands (56 to 60 inches) at the shoulder. Dongola donkeys have a muscular build and strong legs, and are known for their smooth gait and good temperaments. They come in a variety of colors, including black, grey, brown, and white. This breed is highly valued in the region for its use as a pack animal and for transportation. Despite their importance to local communities, the Do ...

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


The Dwarf Donkey of Graciosa is a breed of miniature donkey found on the island of Graciosa in the Azores, Portugal. They are known for their small size and gentle personalities, making them popular as pets and therapy animals. Dwarf Donkeys of Graciosa typically stand at a height of less than 36 inches (9 hands) at the shoulder. They have a compact, sturdy build and are known for their smooth gait and good temperaments. This breed comes in a variety of colors, including black, grey, brown, and white. The Dwarf Donkey of Graciosa is a highly valued breed, both for its unique size and appearance and for its gentle personality. Despite their popularity, the population of Dwarf Donkeys of Graciosa is small and facing threats from habitat loss ...

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About Egypt Baladi DonkeysEgypt Baladi


The Egypt Baladi donkey, also known as the Egyptian Baladi or simply the Baladi, is a breed of donkey found in Egypt. They are known for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are used for a variety of purposes, including transportation, agriculture, and as pack animals. Baladi donkeys are typically medium to large in size, with a height ranging from 14 to 15 hands (56 to 60 inches) at the shoulder. They have a muscular build and strong legs, and are known for their smooth gait and good temperaments. This breed comes in a variety of colors, including black, gray, brown, and white. The Baladi donkey is highly valued in Egypt for its versatility and ability to adapt to a wide range of environments and uses. Despite their importance t ...

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About Encartaciones DonkeysEncartaciones


The Encartaciones donkey, also known as the Encartado donkey, is a breed of donkey found in the Basque Country of northern Spain. They are known for their strength, versatility, and adaptability, and are used for a variety of purposes, including transportation, agriculture, and as pack animals. Encartaciones donkeys are typically medium to large in size, with a height ranging from 14 to 15 hands (56 to 60 inches) at the shoulder. They have a muscular build and strong legs, and are known for their smooth gait and good temperaments. This breed comes in a variety of colors, including black, grey, brown, and white. The Encartaciones donkey is highly valued in the Basque Country for its versatility and ability to adapt to a wide range of environ ...

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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


The Etbai donkey is a breed of donkey found in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. They are known for their strength and endurance, and are used for a variety of purposes, including transportation, agriculture, and as pack animals. Etbai donkeys are typically medium to large in size, with a height ranging from 14 to 15 hands (56 to 60 inches) at the shoulder. They have a muscular build and strong legs, and are known for their smooth gait and good temperaments. This breed comes in a variety of colors, including black, grey, brown, and white. The Etbai donkey is highly valued in Ethiopia for its strength and versatility, and is an important source of livelihood for many local communities. Despite its importance, the Etbai donkey population is faci ...

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About Ezel DonkeysEzel


The Ezel donkey, also known as the Belgian Draft Donkey, is a breed of donkey found in Belgium. They are known for their strength and versatility, and are used for a variety of purposes, including transportation, agriculture, and as pack animals. Ezel donkeys are typically large in size, with a height ranging from 15 to 16 hands (60 to 64 inches) at the shoulder. They have a muscular build and strong legs, and are known for their smooth gait and good temperaments. This breed comes in a variety of colors, including black, grey, brown, and white. The Ezel donkey is highly valued in Belgium for its strength and versatility, and is an important source of livelihood for many local communities. Despite its importance, the Ezel donkey population i ...

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About Georgian DonkeysGeorgian


The Georgian donkey is a breed of donkey found in the country of Georgia. They are known for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are used for a variety of purposes, including transportation, agriculture, and as pack animals. Georgian donkeys are typically medium to large in size, with a height ranging from 14 to 15 hands (56 to 60 inches) at the shoulder. They have a muscular build and strong legs, and are known for their smooth gait and good temperaments. This breed comes in a variety of colors, including black, grey, brown, and white. The Georgian donkey is highly valued in the country for its strength and versatility, and is an important source of livelihood for many local communities. Despite its importance, the Georgian don ...

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About Guanzhong DonkeysGuanzhong


The Guanzhong donkey, also known as the Guanzhong Small Eared Donkey, is a breed of donkey found in the Shaanxi province of China. They are known for their small size, compact build, and distinctive "small ear" appearance. Guanzhong donkeys are typically small in size, with a height ranging from 12 to 13 hands (48 to 52 inches) at the shoulder. They have a strong, muscular build, and are known for their smooth gait and good temperaments. This breed comes in a variety of colors, including black, grey, brown, and white. The Guanzhong donkey is highly valued in China for its small size, and is used for a variety of purposes, including transportation, agriculture, and as pack animals. Despite its importance, the Guanzhong donkey population is f ...

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About Hamadan DonkeysHamadan


The Hamadan donkey is a breed of donkey found in the Hamadan province of Iran. They are known for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are used for a variety of purposes, including transportation, agriculture, and as pack animals. Hamadan donkeys are typically medium to large in size, with a height ranging from 14 to 15 hands (56 to 60 inches) at the shoulder. They have a muscular build and strong legs, and are known for their smooth gait and good temperaments. This breed comes in a variety of colors, including black, grey, brown, and white. The Hamadan donkey is highly valued in Iran for its strength and versatility, and is an important source of livelihood for many local communities. Despite its importance, the Hamadan donkey p ...

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About Hassawi DonkeysHassawi


The Hassawi donkey is a breed of donkey found in the Al Hassa region of Saudi Arabia. They are known for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are used for a variety of purposes, including transportation, agriculture, and as pack animals. Hassawi donkeys are typically medium to large in size, with a height ranging from 14 to 15 hands (56 to 60 inches) at the shoulder. They have a muscular build and strong legs, and are known for their smooth gait and good temperaments. This breed comes in a variety of colors, including black, grey, brown, and white. The Hassawi donkey is highly valued in Saudi Arabia for its strength and versatility, and is an important source of livelihood for many local communities. Despite its importance, the H ...

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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


The Huaibei donkey, also known as the Huai Donkey, is a breed of donkey found in the Anhui province of China. They are known for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are used for a variety of purposes, including transportation, agriculture, and as pack animals. Huaibei donkeys are typically medium to large in size, with a height ranging from 14 to 15 hands (56 to 60 inches) at the shoulder. They have a muscular build and strong legs, and are known for their smooth gait and good temperaments. This breed comes in a variety of colors, including black, grey, brown, and white. The Huaibei donkey is highly valued in China for its strength and versatility, and is an important source of livelihood for many local communities. Despite its ...

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About Indian DonkeysIndian


The Indian donkey, also known as the Spotted or Indian Wild Ass, is a breed of donkey found in India. They are known for their strength, endurance, and versatility, and are used for a variety of purposes, including transportation, agriculture, and as pack animals. Indian donkeys are typically medium to large in size, with a height ranging from 14 to 15 hands (56 to 60 inches) at the shoulder. They have a muscular build and strong legs, and are known for their smooth gait and good temperaments. This breed comes in a variety of colors, including black, grey, brown, and white. Indian donkeys are also characterized by the presence of distinctive spots on their bodies, which set them apart from other breeds. The Indian donkey is highly valued in ...

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About Iranian DonkeysIranian


The Iranian donkey, also known as the Shazandan or the Azeri donkey, is a breed of donkey native to Iran. It is known for its strong and sturdy body, as well as its endurance and adaptability to various terrains and climates. These donkeys are medium-sized, typically standing between 13 to 15 hands high and weighing between 500 to 600 pounds. They have a distinctive appearance with long, thick, and shaggy fur that can come in a variety of colors, including grey, brown, and black. Iranian donkeys are hardworking and intelligent, making them useful for a variety of tasks such as plowing fields, carrying heavy loads, and serving as pack animals. Additionally, their meat and milk are considered to be of high quality. Overall, the Iranian donkey ...

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About Istarski Magarac DonkeysIstarski Magarac


The Istarski Magarac is a breed of donkey from the Istria region of Croatia. It is known for its distinctive appearance, with a long, slender neck and a muscular, athletic build. These donkeys typically stand between 13 to 14 hands high and weigh between 400 to 600 pounds. They come in a variety of colors, including grey, black, and brown. The Istarski Magarac is known for its strength and endurance, and it is commonly used for carrying heavy loads and plowing fields. Additionally, it is a highly intelligent breed with a calm and gentle temperament, making it well-suited for use as a working animal or for riding. Despite its traditional uses, the Istarski Magarac is also valued for its beauty and is considered an important part of Croatia'' ...

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About Italian DonkeysItalian


The Italian donkey, also known as the Asino Italiano, is a breed of donkey that originated in Italy. It is a small to medium-sized breed, typically standing between 9 to 14 hands high and weighing between 400 to 600 pounds. The Italian donkey is known for its distinctive appearance, with a strong, muscular body and a narrow, angular head. They come in a variety of colors, including grey, black, and brown. The breed is highly valued for its intelligence and gentle temperament, and it is commonly used for carrying heavy loads, plowing fields, and serving as a pack animal. In recent years, the Italian donkey has become popular for riding and as a companion animal, due to its calm and affectionate nature. Additionally, the breed is considered a ...

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About Jiami DonkeysJiami


The Jiami donkey is a breed of donkey native to the Jiami region of China. It is a medium-sized breed, typically standing between 12 to 14 hands high and weighing between 400 to 550 pounds. Jiami donkeys are known for their strong and sturdy bodies, as well as their hardworking and intelligent nature. They come in a variety of colors, including grey, black, and brown. The Jiami donkey is valued for its versatility and is used for a variety of tasks, including plowing fields, carrying heavy loads, and serving as a pack animal. Additionally, the breed is known for its adaptability to different terrains and climates, making it a popular choice for farmers in the region. The Jiami donkey is also considered to be an important part of China''s cu ...

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About Jinnan DonkeysJinnan


The Jinnan donkey is a breed of donkey native to the Jinnan region of China. It is a medium-sized breed, typically standing between 12 to 14 hands high and weighing between 400 to 550 pounds. The Jinnan donkey is known for its strong and sturdy body, as well as its hardworking and intelligent nature. They come in a variety of colors, including grey, black, and brown. The breed is highly valued for its versatility and is used for a variety of tasks, including plowing fields, carrying heavy loads, and serving as a pack animal. Additionally, the breed is known for its adaptability to different terrains and climates, making it a popular choice for farmers in the region. The Jinnan donkey is also considered to be an important part of China''s cu ...

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About Kakhetinskaya DonkeysKakhetinskaya


The Kakhetinskaya donkey is a breed of donkey native to the Kakheti region of Georgia. It is a medium-sized breed, typically standing between 13 to 14 hands high and weighing between 400 to 600 pounds. The Kakhetinskaya donkey is known for its strong and sturdy body, as well as its hardworking and intelligent nature. They come in a variety of colors, including grey, black, and brown. The breed is highly valued for its versatility and is used for a variety of tasks, including plowing fields, carrying heavy loads, and serving as a pack animal. Additionally, the breed is known for its adaptability to different terrains and climates, making it a popular choice for farmers in the region. The Kakhetinskaya donkey is also considered to be an impor ...

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About Kara-Kalpakskaya DonkeysKara-Kalpakskaya


The Kara-Kalpakskaya donkey is a breed of donkey native to the Kara-Kalpak region of Uzbekistan. It is a medium-sized breed, typically standing between 12 to 14 hands high and weighing between 400 to 550 pounds. The Kara-Kalpakskaya donkey is known for its strong and sturdy body, as well as its hardworking and intelligent nature. They come in a variety of colors, including grey, black, and brown. The breed is highly valued for its versatility and is used for a variety of tasks, including plowing fields, carrying heavy loads, and serving as a pack animal. Additionally, the breed is known for its adaptability to different terrains and climates, making it a popular choice for farmers in the region. The Kara-Kalpakskaya donkey is also considere ...

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About Karakacan DonkeysKarakacan


The Karakaçan donkey is a breed of donkey native to the Karakaçan region of Turkey. It is a medium-sized breed, typically standing between 12 to 14 hands high and weighing between 400 to 550 pounds. The Karakaçan donkey is known for its strong and sturdy body, as well as its hardworking and intelligent nature. They come in a variety of colors, including grey, black, and brown. The breed is highly valued for its versatility and is used for a variety of tasks, including plowing fields, carrying heavy loads, and serving as a pack animal. Additionally, the breed is known for its adaptability to different terrains and climates, making it a popular choice for farmers in the region. The Karakaçan donkey is also considered to be an important part o ...

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About Kashan DonkeysKashan


The Kashan donkey is a breed of donkey native to the Kashan region of Iran. It is a medium-sized breed, typically standing between 12 to 14 hands high and weighing between 400 to 550 pounds. The Kashan donkey is known for its strong and sturdy body, as well as its hardworking and intelligent nature. They come in a variety of colors, including grey, black, and brown. The breed is highly valued for its versatility and is used for a variety of tasks, including plowing fields, carrying heavy loads, and serving as a pack animal. Additionally, the breed is known for its adaptability to different terrains and climates, making it a popular choice for farmers in the region. The Kashan donkey is also considered to be an important part of Iran''s cult ...

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About Kassala DonkeysKassala


The Kassala donkey is a breed of donkey native to the Kassala region of Sudan. It is a medium-sized breed, typically standing between 12 to 14 hands high and weighing between 400 to 550 pounds. The Kassala donkey is known for its strong and sturdy body, as well as its hardworking and intelligent nature. They come in a variety of colors, including grey, black, and brown. The breed is highly valued for its versatility and is used for a variety of tasks, including plowing fields, carrying heavy loads, and serving as a pack animal. Additionally, the breed is known for its adaptability to different terrains and climates, making it a popular choice for farmers in the region. The Kassala donkey is also considered to be an important part of Sudan'' ...

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About Kazakhskaya DonkeysKazakhskaya


The Kazakhskaya donkey is a breed of donkey native to Kazakhstan. It is a medium-sized breed, typically standing between 12 to 14 hands high and weighing between 400 to 550 pounds. The Kazakhskaya donkey is known for its strong and sturdy body, as well as its hardworking and intelligent nature. They come in a variety of colors, including grey, black, and brown. The breed is highly valued for its versatility and is used for a variety of tasks, including plowing fields, carrying heavy loads, and serving as a pack animal. Additionally, the breed is known for its adaptability to different terrains and climates, making it a popular choice for farmers in the region. The Kazakhskaya donkey is also considered to be an important part of Kazakhstan'' ...

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About Kirgizskaya DonkeysKirgizskaya


The Kirgizskaya donkey is a breed of donkey native to Kyrgyzstan. It is a medium-sized breed, typically standing between 12 to 14 hands high and weighing between 400 to 550 pounds. The Kirgizskaya donkey is known for its strong and sturdy body, as well as its hardworking and intelligent nature. They come in a variety of colors, including grey, black, and brown. The breed is highly valued for its versatility and is used for a variety of tasks, including plowing fields, carrying heavy loads, and serving as a pack animal. Additionally, the breed is known for its adaptability to different terrains and climates, making it a popular choice for farmers in the region. The Kirgizskaya donkey is also considered to be an important part of Kyrgyzstan'' ...

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About Kulun DonkeysKulun


The Kulun donkey is a breed of donkey native to Mongolia. It is a medium-sized breed, typically standing between 12 to 14 hands high and weighing between 400 to 550 pounds. The Kulun donkey is known for its strong and sturdy body, as well as its hardworking and intelligent nature. They come in a variety of colors, including grey, black, and brown. The breed is highly valued for its versatility and is used for a variety of tasks, including plowing fields, carrying heavy loads, and serving as a pack animal. Additionally, the breed is known for its adaptability to different terrains and climates, making it a popular choice for farmers in the region. The Kulun donkey is also considered to be an important part of Mongolia''s cultural heritage, a ...

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About Large Standard DonkeysLarge Standard


The Large Standard donkey is a breed of donkey known for its large size and versatility. They typically stand between 14 to 16 hands high, making them one of the tallest breeds of donkey, and weigh between 800 to 1,200 pounds. The breed is known for its strong and sturdy body, making it suitable for heavy work such as plowing fields, carrying heavy loads, and serving as a pack animal. They also have a gentle and intelligent nature, making them popular for use as therapy and riding animals. The Large Standard donkey comes in a variety of colors, including grey, black, and brown, and is known for its distinctive long ears and broad forehead. They are considered to be one of the most versatile and reliable breeds of donkey, making them a popul ...

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About Liangzhou DonkeysLiangzhou


The Liangzhou donkey is a breed of donkey native to the Liangzhou region of China. It is a medium-sized breed, typically standing between 12 to 14 hands high and weighing between 400 to 550 pounds. The Liangzhou donkey is known for its strong and sturdy body, as well as its hardworking and intelligent nature. They come in a variety of colors, including grey, black, and brown. The breed is highly valued for its versatility and is used for a variety of tasks, including plowing fields, carrying heavy loads, and serving as a pack animal. Additionally, the breed is known for its adaptability to different terrains and climates, making it a popular choice for farmers in the region. The Liangzhou donkey is also considered to be an important part of ...

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About Libyan DonkeysLibyan


The Libyan donkey is a breed of donkey native to Libya. It is a medium-sized breed, typically standing between 12 to 14 hands high and weighing between 400 to 550 pounds. The Libyan donkey is known for its strong and sturdy body, as well as its hardworking and intelligent nature. They come in a variety of colors, including grey, black, and brown. The breed is highly valued for its versatility and is used for a variety of tasks, including plowing fields, carrying heavy loads, and serving as a pack animal. Additionally, the breed is known for its adaptability to different terrains and climates, making it a popular choice for farmers in the region. The Libyan donkey is also considered to be an important part of Libya''s cultural heritage, and ...

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About Magyar Parlagi Szamár DonkeysMagyar Parlagi Szamár


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About Majorera DonkeysMajorera


The Majorera is an endangered breed of small domestic donkey indigenous to the Canary Islands, the Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic off the coast of southern Morocco. There are approximately 200 of the donkeys; almost all are on the island of Fuerteventura, with a small number on Lanzarote. The name derives from Majorero, a demonym for the people of Fuerteventura. The Majorera is a small donkey of African origin, and is the only equine breed of the archipelago.

The Majorera was introduced to the Canaries at the time of the Spanish conquest in the fifteenth century. It is now present in all six municipalities of Fuerteventura, Antigua, Betancuria, La Oliva, Pájara, Puerto del Rosario and Tuineje; a small number are on Lanzarote ...

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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.

  Content and Photo Source: New Zealand Rare Breeds (http://www.rarebreeds.co.nz/).

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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)


Asino Viterbese is a breed of donkey from Lazio in central Italy. It is particularly associated with the town and province of Viterbo from which it takes its name, and with the Monti della Tolfa and the town of Allumiere in the province of Rome. In 2007 it was reported by the FAO as extinct. In 2012 it was added to the list of autochthonous donkey breeds of limited distribution recognised by the Ministero delle Politiche Agricole Alimentari e Forestali, the Italian ministry of agriculture and forestry. A total population of 153 head was reported in the same year.

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


Yunnan  - Donkeys Breeds

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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.

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