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Beagle

Type: Dog
Size: Small to
Lifespan: 14 to 16 years
The Beagle hails from the hound family. This dog is known for its short, stocky legs and long, soft, floppy ears. While the Beagle does come in solid color...[Read More]

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Bengal

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 16 years
The Bengal is a domestic breed of cat that has a very distinctive coat that resembles the coats of larger cats found in the wild, such as the leopard and t...[Read More]

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Birman

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 16 years
The Birman cat has the singular distinction of being known as the "Sacred Cat of Burma." This cat is highly recognized by its white gloves on each paw. The...[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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Chihuahua

Type: Dog
Size: Small
Lifespan: 15 to 20 years
The Chihuahua is a small breed of dog that is believed to hail from Mexico. The origins of the dog are not clear, but some dog experts believe the Chihuahu...[Read More]

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Dachshund

Type: Dog
Size: Small
Lifespan: 15 to 17 years
The Dachshund, or "Doxie," is a small breed of hound that originated in Germany prior to the 18th century. The Dachshund as we know it today was bred prima...[Read More]

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Maltipoo

Type: Dog
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
The Maltipoo is one of the most adorable "designer breed" dogs around. This little guy is a combination of a Poodle and a Maltese. Depending upon which typ...[Read More]

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Oriental Shorthair

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 10 to 15 years
The Oriental Shorthair is a domestic breed of cat that is derived from the Siamese cat and shares a lot of the same characteristics. The Oriental Shorthair...[Read More]

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Persian

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
The Persian breed of cat hails from Persia, which was once a part of the country that is now known as Iran. This breed of cat was first recognized as a sep...[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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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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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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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]