Smilyn Acres

Registered Miniature Donkeys and Gypsy Vanners in Alberta

Welcome to Smilyn Acres
Home of Miniature Donkeys and Gypsy Vanners

Smiley and Lynne Douglas
Pine Lake, Alberta, Canada


 About Smilyn Acres.

At Smilyn Acres we breed, raise, show and sell miniature donkeys with excellent conformation and dispositions.  We have most colours available.  Conformation and disposition are first and foremost; color is a bonus.  All our foals are imprinted at birth.  They are trained and love to be around people.  Our jennets are between the heights of 31" and 34".  Donkeys that are taller are great as performance donkeys, especially pulling carts.  Our donkeys have been shown at several NMDA shows and have done well.  

We began raising Gypsy Vanner horses in 2017.  We fell in love with this breed while attending the Calgary Stampede in 2014.  We were finally able to purchase one in 2016.  And one just wasn't enough.  Please check out our Gypsy Vanner page and For Sale page.

Please feel free to contact us.

All our pedigrees can be viewed on the Canadian Livestock Records webpage located at Canadian Livestock Records

Why Miniature Donkeys

Miniature donkeys provide hours of entertainment as pets, show animals or just fun to have around.  Miniature donkeys are very affectionate animals requiring little space and food but a great deal of affection!  They are a member of the equine family and therefore, require the same care as horses for example regular vaccinations, hoof care, shelter and deworming.  They can be trained in trail, halter, jumping and driving.

We hope you enjoy our website and our wonderful animals.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail or call us.  Visitors are always welcome.

Smiley and Lynne Douglas

Smilyn Acres

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