Mini Pig Breeder Awards – AMPA Gold Star Breeders

The American Mini Pig Association ennoblement program recognizes excellence in breeding, rescue assistance, and education. AMPA Registered Breeders must complete specific requirements to earn Gold Star Breeder ranking and APMPA  Breeder Rewards. Become a Registered Breeder to participate.

Please note: inclusion on this list of awards does not indicate current AMPA Membership. For a list of current AMPA Registered Breeders that are held to the highest standards, please visit the AMPA Breeders Map


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Sharp’s Little Pig Town


2018 AMPA Gold Star Breeders

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2017 AMPA Gold Star Breeders 

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Charming Mini Pigs

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This Little Piggy

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Pig Pen Hill Mini Pigs

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Three Little Pigs 

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Sharp’s Little Pig Town


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Honey I Shrunk The Pigs


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Northwest Mini Pigs


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Indiana Mini Pigs


Silver Star Breeders

Southern Stumps American Mini Pigs


Bronze Star Breeders  

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2017 Breeder Awards 


Excellence in Owner Education 

Pre-education and continued education of your pig owners is the basis of a successful, forever placement.  Setting up and maintaining an owners group for your pigs is recommended to keep them in touch and inspired to learn.  The requirements for earning this yearly award is to actively educate and submit screenshots of educational efforts including screenshots of educational emails, messages, or posts in their owners group.    


Completion of Continuing Education 

Breeders attending and participating in continuing education opportunities will receive the award for completion of CE.  This award requires taking part in researching and writing articles for the AMPA, attending at least 75% of the scheduled conference calls, and continued participation in the AMPA Breeders Facebook group.   


Outstanding Community Ambassador 

Excellence in educating within your community is earned by attending 2 or more events a year.  These may be local farm events, visiting schools, libraries, or hosting educational events at your farm.    


Outstanding Breeder Mentor 

Mentoring and encouraging new or experienced breeders to follow the code of ethics and become an AMPA member. Participation in the AMPA Breeder Buddy program provides eligibility for this award.  


Rescue Ambassador Award 

Awarded to those breeders whom do their part to aid in rescue efforts in the mini pig community by donating, fostering, cross promoting pigs, assisting in transport for pigs in need. Offering foster, spay/neuter, and placement of pigs in their community.    


Future Categories:  

Outstanding Conformation 

Therapy Pet Prep

People’s Choice Award/Rave Reviews

Excellence in Socialization