Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys are a separate breed of donkey originating from the islands of Sardinia and Sicily.
Now almost extinct in their native land, these diminutive little animals are a popular pet in the USA, especially in the southern states.
Approximately 700 have been imported into the UK from North America and are fast becoming very popular here in Great Britain.
The most common colour is grey dun with chocolate highlights. Other colours include brown, black, slate grey, sorrel, spotted, piebald, skewbald and cream.
The Miniature Donkey Stud book of the UK is the only register created solely for the Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys in this country and was opened several years ago to ensure the purity of this special breed of donkey in Great Britain.