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The breed standard was updated in 2010 with the intention of representing the diversity of the Kunekune pig and encouraging its healthy features.

When judging Kunekunes in the show ring, it is our intention that points be awarded primarily to pigs who are healthy, fit and able to thrive in their natural environment.

Desirable traits:

The vision should be unobstructed, (except by forward inclined ears)

The snout, mouth and teeth should be suitable for foraging and grazing

The overall weight of the pig should be such that it is comfortable and able to run.

(1) HEAD: face broad and dished, a short to medium snout and teeth suitable for grazing 10 points.

(2) EARS: pricked or flopped, inclined forward 5 points

(3) TASSELS: two, well formed and well attached 10 points

(4) NECK: short to medium, jowl light to medium (in older animals) 5 points

(5) BODY: shoulders level and in proportion, chest moderately wide between the legs, and well rounded hams 10 points

(6) BACK: strong, level or slightly arched 10 points

(7) TAIL: a natural tail, set high 5 points

(8) LEGS: straight, well set, able to support the size. Pasterns short and springy. The ability to walk well with a good straight action. 10 points

(9) FEET: strong, closed and even, bearing in mind the age and size of the Kunekune 10 Points

(10) SKIN/HAIR: Healthy, coat may be any colour or texture 5 points

(11) SEXUAL CHARACTERISTICS: Female; a sow should have at least 10 evenly spaced teats Male; a boar should exhibit masculine characteristics and 10 evenly spaced teats 10 points

(12) TEMPERAMENT: placid natured 10 points