Donkeys are supposed to have great intelligence and are very sensitive and bond very well with humans. They also live for an average of 35 years and are easy to care for.
In my research, I've come across "guard donkeys" a few times and how great donkeys can be. It's seems donkeys are very protective of their territory and will protect other animals they have bonded with. While other animals will turn and run at the sight of a predator, donkeys will stay and fight, standing on their back legs and kicking with their front.
They are great protection against foxes, coyotes and bob cats, and will even bay loudly at human tresspassers.
I've read that to gain a horse's respect, you just need to prove you can be a leader. But to gain a donkey's respect, you have to earn its trust.
Anyone here ever had a donkey or know anything about them?