Martina Franca Donkeys are large size donkeys (135-160cm high at the withers) are from Apulia, Italy. Most likely they were developed by crossbreeding local dark-coated donkeys with donkeys from Catalogna imported into the area at the beginning of the 16 century.
They have a quite lively temperament. They are well-adapted to difficult and rocky ground and are used as beasts of burden.
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