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Akita Dog

Akita Dog

Akita Dog The Akita is a large breed of dog originating from the mountainous northern regions of Japan. There are two varieties of Akita: a Japanese strain, which is also known as the “Akita Inu” or “Japanese Akita”; and an American strain, also known as the “Akita” or “American Akita”. The Japanese strain comes in a small choice of colors, ...

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Beagle

Beagle

Beagle The Beagle is a breed of small to medium-sized dog. Beagle is a member of the hound group which is similar in appearance to the foxhound, but smaller with shorter legs and longer, softer ears. Beagles are scent hounds, developed primarily for tracking hare, rabbit, deer and other small game. They have a great sense of smell and tracking ...

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Guinea Pig Breeds

Guinea Pig Breeds

Guinea Pig Breeds There are many breeds of guinea pig or cavy which have been developed since its domestication ca. 5000 BC. Breeds vary widely in appearance and purpose, ranging from show breeds with long, flowing hair to those in use as model organisms by science. From ca. 1200 AD to the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire in 1532, ...

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Burmilla

Burmilla Cat

Burmilla The Burmilla is a breed of domestic cat which originated in the United Kingdom in 1981. It is a cross between the Chinchilla Persian and Burmese cats. Burmillas cats are medium-sized with muscular yet elegant bodies, tending to weigh between 3–6 kg. Their distinguishing feature is their sparkling silver coat and distinctive ‘make up’ lining the nose, lips and ...

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Dachshund

Dachshund

Dachshund The dachshund is a breed of dog and is a short-legged, long-bodied dog breed belonging to the hound family. The standard size dachshund was bred to scent, chase and flush out badgers and other burrow-dwelling animals, while the miniature dachshund was developed to hunt smaller prey such as rabbits. The name “dachshund” is of German origin and literally means ...

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Bichon Frisé

Bichon Frisé

Bichon Frisé A Bichon Frisé, meaning curly lap dog is a small breed of dog of the Bichon type. The Bichon Frise is a member of the Non-Sporting Group of dog breeds in the US and a member of the Toy Dog group in the UK. The Bichons are divided into four categories: the Bichon Maltese, the Bichon Bolognaise, the ...

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Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier The Airedale Terrier also know as Airedale, Bingley Terrier and Waterside Terrier, is a dog breed of the terrier type that originated in the valley (dale) of the river Aire, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is traditionally called the “King of Terriers” because it is the largest of the terrier breeds. In Britain this breed ...

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European Hamster

European Hamster

European Hamster The European hamster, also known as the Eurasian hamster, black-bellied hamster or common hamster is the only species of the genus Cricetus. It is native to a large range in Eurasia, extending from Belgium to the Altai mountains and Yenisey River in Russia. The animal is widely considered a farmland pest and has also been trapped for its ...

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Mongoose

Mongoose

Mongoose Mongoose is the popular English name for 29 of 34 species in the 14 genera of the family Herpestidae, which are small carnivorans that are native to southern Eurasia and mainland Africa. The other five species in the family are the four kusimanses in the genus Crossarchus and the only species in the genus Suricata: Suricata suricatta, commonly called ...

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New Guinea singing dog

New Guinea singing dog

New Guinea singing dog The New Guinea singing dog is a rare breed which does not bark. It is also known as the New Guinea dingo, Hallstrom dog, bush dingo, New Guinea wild dog and singer. It is a true wild dog once found throughout New Guinea. New Guinea singing dogs are named for their unique vocalization. Little is known ...

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