Welcome to Highbury Miniature Donkeys, located in the heart of the Blackmore Vale, surrounded by beautiful Dorset Countryside. It is here that we enjoy raising and showing Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys.

Miniature donkeys are our passion, and our aim is to improve the breed. We have spent a number of years researching Miniature Donkeys, looking at basic genetic principles – confirmation and pedigree. We were lucky enough to spend some time during the summer of 2011 visiting a number of miniature donkey ranches in the USA giving us the opportunity to not only make some good friends, but to build on our existing knowledge. 
We know what we like to see in a donkey, but equally importantly, we know what we don't like to see in a donkey! Some confirmation faults matter more than others. There is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ donkey,  but it is important to know the strengths and weaknesses of your breeding stock. The goal is not to duplicate faults in both sire and dam – and to breed a better donkey than the two donkeys you are using to create it. 

Taking all this into consideration, we are very happy with the our small herd of Miniature Donkeys and feel we are able to move forward with our breeding program, breeding for confirmation and good disposition and what is exciting for us is our understanding of colour genetics and we look forward to throwing some colour into the mix !

Going forward our aim is to breed donkeys to retain within our herd, but we may occasionally have super little donkeys for sale, so please don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more about the wonderful world of miniature donkeys.

Rebecca and Simon


Hi Rebecca,
Thank you so much for showing us around today, it was a delight to see your wonderful donkeys....we thoroughly enjoyed it...it was a joy to see them in such an amazingly loving and beautiful environment.
I wish you all the best.
Sue x