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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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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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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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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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Butterflyfish

Type: Fish
Size: 3 to 6 in
Lifespan: 8 to 12 years
The Butterflyfish or Chaetodontidae is actually a group of around 115 subspecies that we will hopefully cover later. These fish are not so great for beginn...[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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Chiweenie

Type: Dog
Size: Small
Lifespan: 14 to 17 years
The Chiweenie is becoming increasingly popular with lovers of "designer" dog breeds. The Chiweenie is a mixed breed dog comprised of a Chihuahua and a Dach...[Read More]

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Clownfish

Type: Fish
Size: 3 to 4 in
Lifespan: 10 to 20 years
With its bright orange body with black and white stripes, the Clownfish may be one of the most recognizable breeds of fish out there. While this is the mos...[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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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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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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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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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 Shepherd

Type: Dog
Size: Large
Lifespan: 10 to 14 years
The German Shepherd Dog, or GSD, is one of the newer breeds of dogs, and traces its bloodlines back to around the turn of the 20th century. The German Shep...[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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Ghost Shrimp

Type: Fish
Size: .5 to 1.5
Lifespan: 1 to 1.5 years
The name "Ghost Shrimp" is very appropriate for these small invertebrates. Ghost shrimp are small, transparent shrimp that tend to walk on the bottom of th...[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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Gourami

Type: Fish
Size: 2 to 8 in
Lifespan: 3 to 5 years
This varies between subspecies and that variation can be extremely widespread. The typical gourami a hobbyist will put in an aquarium is a dwarf gourami si...[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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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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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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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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Mantis Shrimp

Type: Fish
Size: 2 to 14 in
Lifespan: 5 to 7 years
Mantis shrimp as a type of marine animal actual encompass several different species, hence the large variation in size. These are marine invertebrates that...[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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Norwegian Forest Cat

Type: Cat
Size: Large
Lifespan: 13 to 16 years
The Norwegian Forest Cat hails from Europe and has been around since about 1000 AD. This is a long-haired cat and is similar to the Maine Coon breed with l...[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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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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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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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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Triggerfish

Type: Fish
Size: 3 to 12 in
Lifespan: 15 to 22 years
Triggerfish are generally brightly colored and easily identified by their flat bodies, small pectoral fins, small eyes that are high on the head and their ...[Read More]

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Turkish Angora

Type: Cat
Size: Large
Lifespan: 14 to 19 years
The Turkish Angora is a breed of domestic cat and originated in Turkey. The breed has been around for at least four centuries, if not more, and is one of t...[Read More]

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Yorkie Poo

Type: Dog
Size: Toy - Medium
Lifespan: 14 to 16 years
The Yorkie Poo is a cross breed that combines the Yorkshire Terrier and the Poodle. They can range in size from small toy dogs to a small/medium dog much o...[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]