Black Alpine Pig:



Alpine Network Pro Patrimonio Montano (PatriMont)


Mountain farming
Breed advantages
Recent discoveries
Rescue Project
Show Farms



Other projects of
Pro Patrimonio Montano:

dwarf cattle

Ciuta sheep

Tyrolean chicken


Welcome to the project for
the Conservation of the
Black and spotted Alpine pig



Only by chance last black Valtellina pigs (also called black Grison pigs) were found in 2013 in an Italian educational farm (fattoria ditattica). With these alone we could not have continued to breed because of inbreeding. But with targeted search tours to remote areas two other relict populations of black and spotted Alpin pigs were found, namely the Pied Samolaco and the spotted South Tyrolean pigs.

Dedicated breeders from the South Tyrol and Switzerland have rebuilt the breed in Italy, which is now expanding again in the neighboring countries. Read on for more about this last pigs of the Alps and the up to now successful project.