List of donkey breeds

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The domestic donkey is one of the world's most widespread equines and is kept for a variety of purposes.


Breed name English name Country Notes Image
Abkhazskaya Russian Federation
Abyssinian Donkey Ethiopia
Asino Albino Albino Donkey Italy see Asinara donkey, Sardinia
Algerian Algeria
American Spotted Donkey American Spotted Donkey USA see Spotted Donkey
American Mammoth Jack American Mammoth Jack USA Also called "Mammoth Jackstock" or "Mammoth donkey"; developed from a blend of Maltese, Poitou, Andalusian, Majorcan, and Catalonian breeds[1]
Anatolian Turkey
Âne Africain Central African Republic, Chad
Âne de Provence Provence donkey France Provence Ane de provence SDA2010.JPG
Âne des Pyrénées Pyrenean donkey France Aquitaine, Midi Pyrénées, Languedoc Roussillon; also called Gascon; similar to Catalonian but smaller[2] Ane des pyrenees SDA2010.JPG
Âne du Bourbonnais Bourbonnais Donkey France Anes bourbonnais SDA2010.JPG
Âne du Cotentin Cotentin Donkey France Ane cotentin lulu.jpg
Âne du Gourma Mali
Âne du Miankala Mali
Âne du plateau Dogon Mali
Âne du Sahel Mall
Âne du Yatenga Mali
Âne Grand Noir du Berry Berry Black France former province of Berry; derived from Catalonian[3] Grand noir du berry SDA2010.JPG
Âne locale Madagascar
Âne Normand Normand Donkey France Ane normand02 SDA2011.jpg
Âne Petit Gris du Berry Berry Grey France extinct
Ânes Togo
Âne wallon Belgium
Anger Iran
Armyanskaya Armenia
Asin Niger
Asino dell’Asinara Asinara donkey Italy critically endangered; indigenous to the Isola dell'Asinara, Sardinia Asinello bianco sardegna asinara 3593693026 750d1054eb o.jpg
Asino Argentato di Sologno Italy
Asino Baio Lucano Italy
Asino dell’Amiata Italy Monte Amiata, province of Grosseto, Tuscany
Asino dell'Irpinia Italy extinct; provinces of Benevento and Avellino
Asino di Martina Franca Italy Martina Franca and neighbouring areas in south-east Murgia, in the provinces of Bari, Taranto and Brindisi in Puglia
Asino di Sant'Alberto Italy extinct; provinces of Forlì and Cesena
Asino di Castel Morrone Italy probably extinct; around Castel Morrone in the Province of Caserta (Campania)
Asino Emiliano Italy extinct
Asino Grigio Siciliano Italy Sicily
Asino Pantesco or Asino di Pantelleria Italy from the island of Pantelleria, Sicily
Asino Pugliese Italy Puglia; regional variants include the Asino delle Marche, Asino della Basilicata and Asino Leccese
Asino Ragusano Italy from Ragusa in Sicily, and neighbouring areas
Asino Romagnolo Italy from Emilia–Romagna
Asino Sardo Italy from Sardinia
Asino Sardo Grigio Crociato Italy from Sardinia
Crio|in Cuba
Asno Chile
Asno Americana Cuba
Asno Andaluz Andalusian donkey Spain Alboxmonachilmotril 039.jpg
Asno Balear Spain
Asno Criollo Venezuela
Asno de las Encartaciones Spain-Basque Country
Ass Pakistan
Australian Donkey Australia
Barockesel Austrian-Hungarian white Donkey Austria
Azerbaidzhanskaya Azerbaijan
Baudet de Poitou France the Poitou Donkey breed was developed for the sole purpose of producing mules. It is a large donkey breed with a very long shaggy coat and no dorsal stripe Baudet du Poitou 1.JPG
Benderi Iran
Biyang China
Black Jordan
Bourik Haiti
Brasil Venezuela
Bulgaro Venezuela
Burro Burro Mexico,
small donkey of Mexico and the USA seen in both domesticated and feral states; some feral burros in the western United States are protected by federal law[4] Wild Burros.jpg
Burro Criollo El Salvador
Burro de Graciosa Dwarf donkey of Graciosa Portugal Endangered, 90 left[citation needed]
Burro do Miranda Miranda donkey Portugal Endangered status Burro de miranda.jpg
Burro Kentucky El Salvador, Honduras
Caninde Brazil
Cardao I Brazil
Cariovilli Italy extinct; province of L'Aquila in Abruzzo
Castelmorrone Italy extinct or near-extinct; province of Caserta in Campania
Catalana Catalan donkey Spain Donkey Catalan race.jpg
Chigetai Kazakhstan
China North China
Comune Albania
Creole Guyana
Criollo Peru
Cyprus donkey Cyprus
Dagestanskaya Russian Federation
Damascus Israel, Syrian Arab Republic
Dezhou China
Domaci balkanski magarac Serbia
Dongolawl Sudan
Donkey Afghanistan
Donkey Ireland
Donkey Saint Kitts and Nevis
Donkey Uganda
Egypt Baladi Egypt
Egyptian Egypt
English Donkey Australia
Etbai Sudan
Ezel Netherlands
Georgian Ass Georgia
Grand Noir de Berry, see Berry Black -
Green Barbados
Grey Suriname
Grigio Viterbese Italy extinct; province of Viterbo in Lazio[5][6]
Guangling China
Guanzhong China
Hamadan Iran, Russian Federation
Hassawi Egypt
Hmar Malti Maltese donkey Malta
Huaibei China
Indian India
Indian Wild Ass India
Iranian Iran
Iranian Onager Iran
lrish Donkey Australia
lstarski rnagarac Croatia
Italian Serbia
Jack Norteamericano Venezuela
Jiami China
Jirnrna Ethiopia
Jinnan China
Kakhetinskaya Russian Federation
Karakaçan Turkey
Kara-Kalpakskaya Uzbekistan
Kashan Iran
Kassala Eritrea
Kazakhskaya Kazakhstan
Khulan Mongolia
Kiang India
Kirgizskaya Kyrgyzstan
Kulan Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan
Kulun I China
Liangzhou China
Libyan Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Linxian China
Majorcan donkey
Majorera Spain
Mammoth Jack Stock United States of America see American Mammoth Jack
Mannar Sri Lanka
Maryisltaya Turkmenistan
Masai Kenya, Tanzania
Masri Egypt
Merzifon I Turkey
Meskhet-Dzhavakhetskaya Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan
Miniature United States of America or Miniature Mediterranean Donkey
Moldavian Local Moldova, Republic of
Moroccan Morocco
Mula Venezuela
Muscat Tanzania
National Genatic Yemen
Native of North Africa Mali, Mauritania, Senegal
Nordestina Brazil
Nubian wild Ass Ethiopia
Ogaden Ethiopia
Paulista Brazil
Pega Brazil
Peruano Venezuela
Poitevin France see Baudet de Poitou
Primorsko dinarski magarac Croatia
Puttalam Buruwa Sri Lanka
Qinghai China
Qinqyang China
Qirmani Yemen
Qubressy Jordan
Romanian Ass Romania
Saidi Egypt
Sennar Ethiopia
Shanbei China
Sibbianl Yemen
Sjeverno jadranski magarac Croatia
Somali Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia, Yemen
Somali Wild Ass Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia
South-west Chlna
Spotted United States of America
Standard United States of America
Subei China
Sudanese Pack Sudan
Syrian Israel, Syrian Arab Republic
Syrian Wild Ass Syrian Arab Republic
Tadzhikskaya Tajikistan
Taihang China
Tibetan China, Nepal
Toposa Sudan
Tswana Botswana
Tunisian Tunisia
Turkmenskaya Turkmenistan
Uzbekskaya Uzbekistan
Xinjiang China
Yangyuan China
Yunnan China
Zamorano-Leonés Spain


  1. ^ "Breed Characteristics". American Mammoth Jackstock Registry. Retrieved June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Âne des Pyrénées" (in French). Haras Nationaux. Retrieved June 2011. "Pyrenean donkey" 
  3. ^ Bataille, Laetitia (2008). Races équines de France (in French). Paris: Éd. France agricole. ISBN 978-2-85557-154-6. "Equine breeds of France" 
  4. ^ Porter, Valerie (ed.); Ian Lauder Mason (2002). Mason's world dictionary of livestock breeds, types, and varieties (5th ed.). Wallingford: CABI. ISBN 0-85199-430-X. 
  5. ^ Waltraud Kugler, Hans-Peter Grunenfelder, Elli Broxham (2008). Donkey Breeds in Europe: Inventory, Description, Need for Action, Conservation; Report 2007/2008. St. Gallen, Switzerland: Monitoring Institute for Rare Breeds and Seeds in Europe. 
  6. ^ "DAD-IS - Domestic Animal Diversity Information System". Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Retrieved June 2011.