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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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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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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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English Bulldog

Type: Dog
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 10 to 13 years
The English Bulldog, typically just known by the name "Bulldog," is a medium-sized, muscular dog that originated in the 16th century. While this dog was or...[Read More]

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Fancy Goldfish

Type: Fish
Size: 2 to 8
Lifespan: 8 to 12 years
The beautiful and graceful fancy goldfish include many different sub-breeds of fish. These sub-breeds include all different colors and patterns including o...[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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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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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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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]