L'Lass Miniature Donkeys is a venture started by sisters of Scottish heritage, Shanna and Kim. The idea was born in 2010 and Shanna's family farm (Jones Hereford Ranch) soon welcomed a modest herd of five donkeys from established breeder, Sue Winsor of Hooves Etc. While Shanna hosts the donkeys, sister Kim has become training & showing partner.
"Lass" is the Scottish term for young girl, and L'Lass is an abbreviation for "Little Lass," which is also a perfect description of the small female donkeys.
In 2011 they added two geldings to the herd who have sinced been trained for trail & jumping classes as well as driving. The original herd came with a breeding agreement, so they summered in 2011 with some well-known jacks at Cooke Livestock (Sharon & Grant Cooke) and Windy P'ass'tures (Judith & Dennis Flundra). The herd has been added to with jennet purchases from Flundra's & Cooke's as well as the purchase of two jacks from Cookes.
The sisters annually breed about half the jennet herd as to maintain the same foaling range and be able to have the proper amount of time to spend with the new foal crop. It is important to them to have the foals properly socialized and well started on halter work before they go to their new homes.
Shanna & Kim have been showing annually in Red Deer at the Miniature Donkey Extravaganza since 2012. Since 2014, they have also added the Calgary Stampede Miniature Donkey Showcase to their annual outings. Long Ears Days has also been added to their annual show circuit as of 2019. They are happy to share their enthusiasm for these delightful donkeys. As of summer of 2021, Shanna has now gone solo with the herd at L'Lass. Jones' farm is only 15 minutes from the Calgary Airport and coffee is always on!
Hudson & Milton doing their first gig as "BEER BURROS" at a local wedding 2019
Bardot & Thea 2020
Nico in canola field 2020
L'LASS MINIATURE DONKEYS
283132 TWP RD 262
ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, ALBERTA
RAISING QUALITY MINIATURE DONKEYS SINCE 2010
NEW JUNIOR HERDSIRE HAS ARRIVED FROM SHADEY LANE FARMS
"SHADEYLANE INDY SPECIAL"