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American Miniature Mediterranean Donkey

Country of Origin: USA

American Miniature Mediterranean Donkey

Image from Clovercrest


This is the smallest of the donkey breeds and they are known for their incredible strength and willing attitude.

American Miniature Mediterranean Donkey

Image from Clovercrest


The American Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys originated in southern Europe on the small islands of Sardinia & Sicily. In the 18th century they were primarily used indoors for grinding grain and as pack animals for mountain shepherds.

The breed was introduced to the US in 1929 when the first imports were received by Robert Green on his stud farm in New Jersey.

“Miniature Donkeys possess the affectionate nature of a Newfoundland, the resignation of a cow, the durability of a mule, the courage of a tiger, and the intellectual capability only slightly inferior to man’s.” – Robert Green

Today these tiny animals are almost extinct in their native lands, luckily they have become popular pets in the states where their numbers continue to grow.


Under 36″ high


Compact & well proportioned

Traditional Colors

Grey dun w/chocolate highlights is most commonly found
black | sorrel | pinto | creme


Kind & easy going
Affectionate & intelligent

American Miniature Mediterranean Donkey

Image from Clovercrest


Mainly pets & show animals

Helpful Links

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Miniature Donkey Association
National Miniature Donkey Association

Where to Buy

Carinya Park
Joy Miniature Donkeys
Best Friends Farm

American Miniature Mediterranean Donkey Studs

Clovercrest Miniature Donkey Stud
Carinya Park Stud


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