Pig & Pet Pig Breed Standard:
a) Head - In proportion to the body, short snout.
b) Ears - In proportion to the head.
c) Neck - Proportionately and evenly set on the
d) Shoulder - Blending with the rest of the body.
e) Chest - Well Sprung and not too deep, chest wide
between the front legs for
f) Belly - At least six or more sound and well spaced
teats, full but not flabby,
Boars testicles should be even in size and firmly set.
g) Back - Proportion to the body.
h) Sides - Proportion to the width of shoulders.
i) Legs - Of medium length, with good strong bone
j) Rump - Broad and full.
k) Feet - Strong, closed and even clevs.
l) Hair - Any hair length, but of fine quality.
m) Colour - Any colour is Acceptable.
a) Narrow and thin rump.
b) Raised rump.
c) Narrow and thin head.
d) Long and gangly legs.
e) Long and protruding tusks.
f) Skinny and underweight.
Standard of Excellence in Breeding:
Breeders of miniature pigs and pet pigs
that are members of the MPPPA (Inc), agree to the High
Excellence in Animal Husbandry by:
Keep their Breeding Pigs and Piglets in a clean and
healthy environment, in
accordance with the DPI and Local Councils.
Breeding Sows will be 12 months of age and over when
Breeding Sows will have only one litter of piglets per
Keep official certificates for personal records and
Keep all piglets/pigs up to date on all veterinary
treatment and care.
Piglets will be handled so they are friendly.
Piglets are to be fully weaned before being
Piglets are to be a minimum of 6 weeks of age to be
Male and Female piglets that are being sold as pets are
to be spayed (desexed)
before being sold/adopted/homed and are qualified for
k). Supply information to new owners of a pet pig on how to
feed, house, train
and the veterinary treatment and care requirements.
l). Offer ongoing
support to who adopts their piglets/pig