American History

of the breed.



Prior to 1995, there were no Kunekunes Pigs in America.


There are two recorded imports of Kunekune Pigs directly from New Zealand in or around 1995.  The breed was not promoted and very few breeding pigs found their way into the hands of potential breeders.

In 2005, Jim & Lori Enright imported Kunekune Pigs from England and were the first to promote the breed and to freely sell breeding stock in America. 








Since that time, there have been additional imports from the UK as well as directly from New Zealand to create availability of the most diverse genetics found anywhere in the world. The American Kunekune Breeders Association (DBA American Kunekune Pig Registry) honored all imports prior to 2012 with inclusion into the Foundation Herd Book.