Potbelly Pigs vs Other Miniature Pig Breeds?

It is not without reason that miniature pig breeds are all the craze lately. These mini pigs make great pets because they are friendly to humans and can be trained to use the potty and walk on a leash. They also consume less food compared to dogs, and require minimal attention since they can play with toys all day. They also make the cut in residences with restrictions on the size and weight of pets one can keep. 
 
If you are considering getting a miniature pig as your new pet, you would be in order to understand the different types available, and their similarities and differences so you can make the right choice. Most popular of these breeds is the potbelly, but it is important to see how it compares to other mini pigs. 
 
Differences and similarities 
The main difference between potbelly pigs and other miniature pigs is their size. The potbelly is slightly bigger and heavier than other miniature pig breeds. They weigh between 35 to 60 pounds with an average height of 16 to 18 inches. Other miniature breeds weigh much less, with some averaging only 25 pounds, and standing to a height of between 14 and 16 inches. 
 
Most mini pigs can easily be occupied by toys and you can leave them alone for long periods to attend to other matters. As for temperament, most are not likely to challenge authority but may require positive reinforcement to help them adapt to the home environment. 
 
Other mini pig breeds 
 
1. Ossabaw Island Hog: Found off the coast of Georgia, this breed display excellent temperament and intelligence. They have heavy coats with a wide variety of colors including blue, gray and red. Weighing between 40 and 200 pounds, they are 14 to 20 inches tall. 
 
2. Kune Breed: Characterized by short legs and round bodies, these little pigs have small tassels hanging from their lower jaws. Their colors range from brown, tan, white and black, white and gold. 
 
3. Juliana Breed: Weighing over 50 pounds when mature, they stand at a height of between 15 to 18 inches. They are extremely smart, loving and docile. Colors for this mini pig vary from silver, red and black. 
 
4. Yucatan Pig: Easy to socialize and handle, this mini pig is a favorite for labs since its organs closely resemble those of humans. Their main colors and silver and gray, and they achieve a height of 16 to 24 inches at maturity, weighing 150 to 200 pounds. 
 
Potbelly pigs are similar to other mini pigs, only that they are slightly taller and heavier.