Potbelly Pigs - This breed of pig has been
a favorite because of its captivating
appearance and tractable disposition.  The
appearance of the potbellied pig is a round
belly, swayed back, small erect ears and a
straight tail.
  

In the mid-1980s, Keith Connell of the
Bowmanville Zoo in Ontario imported breeding
potbellied pigs to Canada, which became the
foundation for the Potbellied Pig in North
America.  Because of customs laws, only their
offspring could be sold in the United States.  
US zoos were the main target for the piglets,
but private owners soon began purchasing
them as pets.  Up to five additional imports
were made in the following 10 years.  To track
the pedigrees, the potbellied Pig Registry
Service, Inc (PPRSI) was created to preserve
these bloodlines and establish a breed registry
in the United States.  this registry was
dissolved in the late 1990s.

The miniature Potbellied Pig Registry Service,
Inc. (MPPRSI) was established in 1993 to
provide a registry for those pigs who were
pedigreed in the PPRSI and met the breed
standard, when fully grown not being more
than 15 inches tall and weighing under 55
pounds.  All of the foundation pigs were dual
registered in PPRSI and MPPRSI.  
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