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Grand Noir du Berry Donkey

Country of Origin: France

Grand Noir du Berry Donkey

Image from La gueuse


The original origins of this breed are speculated but unknown. However, today the Grand Noir du Berry comes from the French area of Berry and were used for working fields & vineyards as well as general transportation. These donkeys were selectively bred robust enough to meet the specific needs of the people of Berry.

In 1986 there developed concern about preserving the folk traditions of the area, and a fair was created to celebrate those traditions and the animals who were instrumental in making them happen. By 1994 the breed was officially recognized


Average height 13.1 – 14.2 hands

Traditional Colors

Bay or black with mealy / pangare gene but without leg stripes


Pack animal

Helpful Links

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French Grand Noir du Berry Donkey Association


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