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Maximum height of 36” at the withers measured at 3 years has already been established by the Miniature Donkey Registry. A minimum height of 30” is strongly recommended by NMDA.


• The reproductive fitness of a Miniature Donkey may be compromised in individuals under 30" – see Reproductive Fitness section.

• Focus on breeding individuals under 30" through each generation enhances the possibility of dwarfism.

• Individuals under 30" - may adversely affect conformation and balance.

• Individuals under 30" may hinder their own ability to enter performance classes where strength is often emphasized, i.e. driving, jumping.