Domestic Pigs

Scale illustration of an average domestic pig with dimensions for height and length compared to a female farmer

Domestic pigs, also referred to as swine or hogs, are stocky bodied hoofed animals that have developed for farming purposes as a subspecies of the wild boar. Raised around the world to provide valuable products for humans, domestic pigs are bred to be much larger than their ancestors in order to produce higher yields of meat (pork), lard, leather, glue, fertilizer, and samples for medical research. Naturally intelligent and social, domestic pigs are among the smartest of all domesticated animals and are often credited as being smarter than dogs. An average domestic pig has a height of 29” | 74 cm and an overall length of 53” | 135 cm.

Illustrations of a common domestic pig drawn from the side profile, front, and laying down positions

Domestic pigs, also referred to as swine or hogs, are stocky bodied hoofed animals that have developed for farming purposes as a subspecies of the wild boar. Raised around the world to provide valuable products for humans, domestic pigs are bred to be much larger than their ancestors in order to produce higher yields of meat (pork), lard, leather, glue, fertilizer, and samples for medical research. Naturally intelligent and social, domestic pigs are among the smartest of all domesticated animals and are often credited as being smarter than dogs. An average domestic pig has a height of 29” | 74 cm and an overall length of 53” | 135 cm.

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Height: 20”-38” | 51-97 cm
Length: 35”-71” | .9-1.8 m
Weight: 300-700 lb | 140-300 kg
Lifespan: 6-10 years (typical), 15-20 years (max)
Uses: Pork, lard, leather, glue, fertilizer, medicines
Scientific Name: Sus domesticus

Drawings include:
Domestic Pig side elevation (standing), side (female farmer), front, side (laying down)

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