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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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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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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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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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French Bulldog

Type: Dog
Size: Small
Lifespan: 11 to 12 years
The French Bulldog is a small breed of dog that, contrary to its name, was originally bred in England and then France during the early 1800s. Most dog expe...[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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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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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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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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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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Scottish Fold

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 10 to 15 years
The Scottish Fold is a medium sized breed of cat and hails from Scotland, as its name suggests. The cat got its name from the way its ears fold down. The m...[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]