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All are friendly, in-your-pocket, want-to-help-you-do-everything, docile donkeys (except Annie). Annie, although a very smart and sweet
donkey, takes a little time to warm up to you.
  • A Story about Annie.  When we had our roof repaired, the roofer wanted to see our donkeys. Upon walking him into the field,  Annie
    promptly posted herself between him and me.  As I talked about the donkeys, she moved gently against me and slowly nudged me
    further and further away from the visitor. It was quite noticeable to him and to me. Hmmm. She was PROTECTING ME. I still don't
    know against what or why, but it was truly amazing and something I would never have believed possible. Animals have another
    sense that people do not have. I trust it.

All but one of our donkeys range from 42 to 48 inches tall at the withers. Our mammoth is 53".
  • small standards = 36.01 - 40 "  (Miniatures are no larger than 36" and should not be used as her protectors.)
  • standards = 40.01-48"
  • large standard = 48.01 - 56"
  • mammoth = 54" up for jennets; mature by 6 years of age.

Standard-size donkeys are primarily used as guards for your herd of cows, goats, and yes, miniature donkeys. We have zero problems with
predators including dogs, bob cats, coyotes, snakes, fox, and raccoons on our property. Our miniature donkeys, goats and horses are safe.
  • As you take your Sunday afternoon drive, check the cow and horse fields for a pair of long-ears standing among them. Those
    ranchers and farmers know that good herd protection is not best achieved with hot wire.

Small standard and standard-sized donkeys are also excellent for:
  • companions to horses
  • protector of horses and their foals, protector of cow herds and miniature donkey herds
  • Note:  they protect better when they are in pairs
  • protectors against dogs, coyotes, snakes, other predators
  • cart-training
  • showing
  • breeding
  • loyal pets
  • life-long companions to humans

Very much like the miniature donkey breed, standard donkeys:
  • love human affection
  • love to work
  • are easy to handle
  • are easy to maintain
  • require few if any vet calls
  • need vaccinations just like their horse cousins
  • need pasture, mineral blocks, and clean, fresh water (can have small amounts of grain)
  • do not require big acreage (about 1 acre for a pair of donkeys)
  • require a donkey friend to be donkey happy
June
Two days old, a beauty
and SO sweet.
Crawls into your lap!
Duffy Only Weeks Old
June's older sister, smaller
than the billie goat!
Zena our mammoth has
legs like a telephone pole, with
her spotted foal, Longitude.
Both are sweet, gentle.
Friendly
after playing her role in
The Christmas Story
just down the road.
Walking Friendly
home after her starring
role about 1/2 mile away.
Information About Our Standard Herd
June DOB 6-07
Baby June
Born 6-10-07
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STANDARD-SIZE GUARD DONKEYS FOR SALE -- PROTECT YOUR FARM ANIMALS NATURALLY
Each Friendly and Beautiful
Families are highlighted in their own color
NAME
AGE
COLOR
HGT
SEX
WITH FOAL BY SIDE
PRICE
SPECIAL NOTES
Annie
SOLD
6 yo
4-14-01
Brown
42"
Jennet
A beautiful brown, sensitive, loving
donkey.  We will miss you Annie.
Sold
Personality plus! Protector of humans.
Bred to Bullseye for June foal
Gracie
Not for
Sale
1-08-01
Salt and
pepper
grey
44"
Jennet
Yes. 3-mo spotted jennet foal, Ziggy
2 yo brown jennet, Friendly
Mom with two foals.
Sold
Trained for riding. Very safe for
beginning riders or older adults.
Omega
out of
Friendly
Sold
4-21-10
Spotted --
grey, brwn
and white
36"
Jennet
Oh is she beautiful!  Spots everywhere
with a sweet, girly girl personality!
Friendly, friendly, friendly!
Sold
Sweet, affectionate, and flashy!
Friendly
out of Gracie
Not for sale
10-7-04
Brown
43"
Jennet
Brown "Christmas Story" donkey
Foal by side is Cloud Nine.  Cloud Nine
is also for sale.
Lease
for
Christmas
shows
The longest, softest ears on the planet!
Cloud Nine
out of Friendly
Spotted Jen out of
Friendly 6-20-09
8:05 a.m. White-
spotted beautiful!
6-20-09
White!

All white,
nothing
but white!
32"
Jennet
Foal
Excellent conformation. This sweet girl
stands out in a crowd. And she is a
crowd-pleaser.  Friendly as all get out!
Sold
Congratulations to Cloud's new owners,
the Leglar Family
Williston, Florida
Chocolot

SOLD
6-06-98
Chocolate
44"
Jennet
Chocolate Brown

Mom with spotted foal Sophia
Sold
Loves humans, personality plus.
Congratulations to the Carr Family
Micanopy, FL
Sophia
out of
Chocolot
SOLD
1-23-07
Spotted --
brown,
chocolate
and white
37"
Jennet
Totally amazing and beautiful.
Sold
Stocky jennet foal -- very flashy
chocolate, white, and brown spotts
Both  mother and baby are
exceptionally beautiful. People lovers.
Vanilla
Bean

Sold
8-09-02
Spotted
41"
Jennet
Yes. Duffy and June spotteds, both
carry the spotted gene. New baby girl,
December 20, 2008, Special - FRISCO
is her name! Spotted, chinchilla color.
Sold
Beautiful, quality jennet. Excellent
mother. Friendly to humans and always
breathtaking to look at. Conformation
plus!
Duffy
out of VB
SOLD
1.5 yo
1-12-05
Chamois
(light tan &
white)
BlazeFace
34"
Jennet
Foal
  Sold
Sweet, affectionate, and always there
for you.  A wonderful pet. Excellent
prospect for Christmas Parades -- cart
training. Lovely, poised jennet.
June out of VB
SOLD
Frisco spotted
born 12-20-08
6-10-7June

FRISCO
born
12-20-08
Chamois
with blaze
and spots
31"
Jennet
Foal
  Sold
So sweet ,she is much like a puppy
coming up for affectionate. Wants to
please. Dreamy eyes.
Wild Thing
Not For
Sale
DOB
5-21-04
Salt and
pepper
with dark
mane
42"
Jennet
Thunderbolt. Sold.
Sold
Gorgeous color. Beautiful head with
excellent conformation. Very trainable.
Excellent herd protector.
Thunder out of
WildThing
SOLD
Black Majic out
of WThing Black
Jack NLP
Not for Sale
May 1 2009
DOB
9-16-07
White with
frost.
32"
Jack
Foal
Stands out from a mile away. A beauty.
All white with frost -- like a cloud.
Sold
Stunning! This boy is a knock out.
Excellent conformation and herd sire  
choice. Will be as gentle as his daddy.  
Sweet -- wants to touch you all the time.
Zena the
Warrior
Princess
Mammoth
Not For Sale
3.5 yo
9-9-04
Brown
with tan
light points
52"
Jennet
Mammoth Jennet
Yes. Longitude
Spotted jennet foal, Longitude
Not for
Sale
MAMMOTH jennet, big-boned with legs
like telephone poles to match the frame
she will grow into. Brooding eyes.
Classic mammoth jennet,  excellent
mother.
THOR
out of Zena
Sold

6-21-10
Spotted --
tan, grey,
white
38"
Jack
Thor is a big boy with manners!  He
has gorgeous spots just like mom and
dad! Sweet, gentle and affectionate.
Sold
Flashy, soft, gentle, and tall, very tall.
Beautiful, sweet jennet just like her
mother -- will be big and gentle.
Bullseye
Herd Sire
Sold
5 yo
2-2-02
Spotted --
Flashy
41"
Jack
Unrelated to Annie, Gracie, Chocolot,
Vanilla Bean, Zena, and Friendly.  
Should not be bred to his offspring
(foals in first column, except Friendly).
Sold
Excellent, excellent jack in every way.  
Easy to manage, friendly, trustworthy,
and beautiful.
High producer of females and spots.
          Donkeys
Package Discount
$Inquire
$Inquire
All have excellent conformation and
wonderful, friendly dispositions.
PROTECT YOUR FARM ANIMALS NATURALLY

Donkeys instinctively protect calves, cows, kids, goats, minis, llamas, even chickens.

Guard donkeys will, at the very least, intimidate coyotes to keep off your property and if
encountered, kill them.  They also chase off or kill aggressive dogs and raccoons.
YOUR PROPERTY WILL BECOME SAFE FOR YOU AND YOURS but not the uninvited!
They blend in with your herd, always on duty!

We do not wish to sell any donkey to a home in which a donkey will be the only donkey, as they are
much happier with a donkey friend.
BEST FRIENDS FARM  M I N I A T U R E   DONKEYS
Farming for the fun of itsince 1998!
Jim and Frankie Lee
13903 Millhopper Road, Gainesville, FL
352-333-3819
www.bestfriendsfarm.com
Standard-Sized 41-48"
For
Sale
Guard Donkeys
Updated 5-23-13
Price Guide:  Standard donkeys are $450 each. Pairs are discounted, $750.  Some may be slightly more due to training.
Naturally protect your herd from coyotes and dogs. Ask about our new foals not listed here.
Not all of our standards are shown below. Please call us if you are in need of a herd protector donkey to keep your herd SAFE!