List of Italian donkey breeds

This is a list of some of the breeds of ass or donkey considered in Italy to be wholly or partly of Italian origin. Some may have complex or obscure histories, so inclusion here does not necessarily imply that a breed is predominantly or exclusively Italian.[1][2][3]

Principal breeds

Minor and extinct breeds


  1. Razze Asini: Razze italiane minori (in Italian). Accessed September 2013.
  2. Breed data sheet: Italy, Ass. Domestic Animal Diversity Information System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Accessed September 2013.
  3. Daniele Bigi, Alessio Zanon (2008). Atlante delle razze autoctone: Bovini, equini, ovicaprini, suini allevati in Italia (in Italian). Milan: Edagricole. ISBN 9788850652594.
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