Miniature donkeys are not simply ‘small’ donkeys but, in fact, are an entirely separate breed altogether, originating from Sicily and Sardinia.  Their affectionate nature makes them good-natured pets and their loyal and courageous temperament makes them excellent guardians for other livestock.

As such, while they do certainly seem to enjoy playing soccer and frolicking in their wooded paddock, our Mediterranean donkeys also protect our Nigerian Dwarf goats by keeping local predatory wildlife at bay.