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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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Angelfish

Type: Fish
Size: 3 to 6 in
Lifespan: 5 to 15 years
Angelfish, scientifically known as Pterophyllum, are a member of the Cichlid family, though by appearance, they are different from many others in the famil...[Read More]

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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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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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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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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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Golden Cocker Retriever

Type: Dog
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 15 years
A lot of designer mixed breed dogs are finding increasing popularity these days. One such "designer" dog breed is the Golden Cocker Retriever. This breed o...[Read More]

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Golden Retriever

Type: Dog
Size: Medium to
Lifespan: 12 to 14 years
The Golden Retriever was originally bred as a hunting dog in Scotland. The earliest known Golden Retrievers were bred sometime in the 18th century as hunti...[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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Himalayan

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 15 to 19 years
The Himalayan is near identical to the Persian cat. This cat has beautiful blue eyes. Its coloring is different from the Persian, as it comes from the cros...[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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Labrador Retriever

Type: Dog
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 14 years
Since 1991, the Labrador Retriever has been listed by the American Kennel Club as the most popular breed of dog in the United States and several other coun...[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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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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Oscar

Type: Fish
Size: 5 to 18 in
Lifespan: 10 to 15 years
Oscars of all colors and patterns are from the same species Astronotus Ocellatus. They are part of the larger Cichlid family and are available in a number ...[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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Siberian Husky

Type: Dog
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 13 to 16 years
As its name implies, the Siberian Husky is a working dog that originated in Siberia. The Siberian Husky is descended from the "sled dog," one of the oldest...[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]