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Abyssinian

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
The Abyssinian originated in Egypt several centuries ago. It was first brought to America sometime in the nineteenth century, according to many cat experts...[Read More]

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American Shorthair

Type: Cat
Size: Large
Lifespan: 15 to 20 years
The American Shorthair cat has a large, trim, lithe body that was developed for hunting and other activities to help American settlers when they came to th...[Read More]

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Boxer

Type: Dog
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 11 to 13 years
The Boxer is a medium-sized breed of dog that is comprised of a stocky, muscular build. Boxers usually range in size from 50 to 70 pounds. The dog was firs...[Read More]

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British Shorthair

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 15 to 20 years
The British Shorthair originated in Britain and has become the most popular cat in the UK to date, even surpassing the Persian, which held this distinction...[Read More]

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Burmese

Type: Cat
Size: Small
Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
The Burmese cat hails from Thailand. The cat lived solely in Thailand until the eighteenth century invasion of Thailand. The Burmese cat is known for its g...[Read More]

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Type: Dog
Size: Small
Lifespan: 10 to 14 years
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is one of the smallest breeds of spaniels. This dog hails from the United Kingdom, and was first bred in the late 17th or...[Read More]

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Cockapoo

Type: Dog
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 14 to 18 years
The Cockapoo is a cross breed of the Poodle and the Cocker Spaniel. These are very friendly, affectionate dogs that adapt well to nearly any situation. Whi...[Read More]

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Doberman Pinscher

Type: Dog
Size: Large
Lifespan: 11 to 13 years
The Doberman Pinscher, commonly called "Doberman" is a large breed of dog that was first bred in Germany in the late 19th century. The Doberman as we know ...[Read More]

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Egyptian Mau

Type: Cat
Size: Small to Medium
Lifespan: 15 to 20 years
he Egyptian Mau is an extremely rare breed of cat. This cat is highly intelligent and very athletic. The Egyptian Mau is a very fast runner and has actuall...[Read More]

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Exotic Shorthair

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 14 years
The Exotic Shorthair breed of cat is a variation of the Persian cat, which hails from Persia. As a result, this cat shares many of the same characteristics...[Read More]

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German Shorthaired Pointer

Type: Dog
Size: Medium to
Lifespan: 13 to 15 years
As its name suggests, the German Shorthaired Pointer, or GSP, hails from Germany. This dog is believed to have originated sometime in the 19th century. Thi...[Read More]

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Great Dane

Type: Dog
Size: Large
Lifespan: 7 to 9 years
The Great Dane hails from Germany and is a very large breed of dog. This dog is also known as a German Mastiff in many circles, but is also affectionately ...[Read More]

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Labradoodle

Type: Dog
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 13 to 15 years
An unlikely cross between the Labrador Retriever and the Poodle, the Labradoodle is a friendly and affectionate dog that makes a great member of the family...[Read More]

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Maine Coon

Type: Cat
Size: Large
Lifespan: 12 to 16 years
The Maine Coon cat hails from the United States, and is recognized as the oldest breed of domestic cat. The Maine Coon is known for its very large size, hu...[Read More]

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Manx

Type: Cat
Size: Small to Medium
Lifespan: 10 to 15 years
The Manx was recognized as a separate breed sometime in the 1800s. This cat is know for its lack of a tail, or teeny, stubby tail if it has one at all. The...[Read More]

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Miniature Schnauzer

Type: Dog
Size: Small
Lifespan: 13 to 16 years
The Miniature Schnauzer is believed to be a cross between the Standard Schnauzer and the Poodle. This dog was first bred in Germany in the middle of the 19...[Read More]

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Pomeranian

Type: Dog
Size: Small
Lifespan: 12 to 16 years
The Pomeranian, also called "Pom," is a small breed of dog that is part of the Spitz family. This dog was originally bred in Pomerania, which is now part o...[Read More]

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Poodle

Type: Dog
Size: Small to
Lifespan: 13 to 16 years
The Poodle breed originated in Germany. There are three different types of poodles, to include the Standard Poodle, the Miniature Poodle and the Toy Poodle...[Read More]

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Ragdoll

Type: Cat
Size: Large
Lifespan: 15 to 20 years
The Ragdoll is a large breed of cat with a long, fluffy coat. This cat is very docile and loving and got its name because it tends to go limp like a ragdol...[Read More]

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Russian Blue

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 16 years
The Russian Blue cat, as its name suggests, hails from Russia. The cat was brought to other areas of the world in the 1860s. The Russian Blue cat is highly...[Read More]

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Shih Tzu

Type: Dog
Size: Small
Lifespan: 12 to 16 years
The Shih Tzu is a small dog, typically weighing between eight and 16 pounds when fully grown. This breed of dog is recognized by its long, silky double coa...[Read More]

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Siamese

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 15 to 21 years
The Siamese breed of cat hails from Thailand and is estimated to have originated in the 14th century. The Siamese is the first recognized breed of Oriental...[Read More]

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Sphynx

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 15 to 20 years
The Sphynx cat was first bred into existence in the 1960s and is still a work in progress for breeders. This cat is know for its lack of a coat. While many...[Read More]

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Yorkshire Terrier

Type: Dog
Size: Small
Lifespan: 14 to 17 years
Yorkshire Terriers, commonly known as "Yorkies," were first bred in England in the 19th century from several unknown breeds of small terriers that were bro...[Read More]