Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder),
Bred animal myself
Florida, United States
Posted Oct 08, 2015
We started raising these pigs quite some time ago and have found it quite enjoyable. The breeding pair we got originally when they were still young and they we very easy to train. These two were docile and friendly from a young age and made an easy transition as they grew older. They are highly intelligent and very playful pigs, they even enjoy playing with our dogs and stealing their toys. One of the few problems we have with them was when they antagonize our dogs to play. Our boar was a big baby even when he got huge, we never had to worry about him being aggressive unless it was mating season. Most of the time though he would fall over and enjoyed having his belly rubbed or scratched behind his ears like a dog.
So I would suggest this breed for anyone looking for a friendly and more docile pig breed, or even a good meat pig to butcher. Though our pigs were very well behaved and trained easily they were also hands on from day one which is a must for most pig breeds in order to maintain a calm and even tempered pig.