The red-gold hair of the Tamworth ensures that it is one of the most easily recognisable of the traditional pig breeds. A typical Tamworth has the longest snout of the present day domestic breeds. It has prick ears, giving it an alert appearance. The Tamworth is hardy, and can be kept in environments ranging from rough pasture to meadowland. The sows are excellent mothers, being milky, docile, and protective of their young.