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  • Miniature pig


    Miniature pig (also micro-pig, teacup pig, etc.) is a term that is used to refer to small breeds of domestic pig, such as Pot-bellied pigs, Göttingen minipigs, Juliana pigs, Choctaw Hogs, or Kunekune (and specimens derived by cross-breeding with these). Notable features of most miniature pigs distinguishing them from other pigs may be defined by their possession of small, perked-back ears, a potbelly, sway back, chubby figure, rounded head, short snout, legs, and neck, and a short tail with thick hair at the end. Typically, most breeds of mini pigs will range from the minimum weight of to .

  • Joy MiniPig


    Joy MiniPig is a local celebrity, who is internationally famous as the Spokes-Pig for the historic Capitol II Theatre in Newton, Iowa.

  • Göttingen minipig


    A young Göttingen minipig The Göttingen minipig (also known as the Göttinger or Goettingen minipig) is a breed of small swine. The Göttingen minipig is the smallest domestic pig breed known in the world; as an adult, it weighs around . Beside being known for its exceptionally small size, the Göttigen minipig is known for its docile nature and very clean and well-characterized health status. Development of this breed began in the late 1960s at the Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics (Institut für Tierzucht und Haustiergenetik) at the University of Göttingen, Germany, by crossbreeding the Minnesota minipig, the Vietnamese pot-bellied pig, and the German Landrace pig. Göttingen minipigs are highly favored as pets, however, the breed was specifically developed for biomedical research. Today, it is extensively bred at four separate locations globally.

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