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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Plecostomus

Type: Fish
Size: 4 to 24
Lifespan: 5 to 15 years
Also known as a "suckermouth", plecos are algae eaters and can do a very good job of keeping a tank reasonably clean of algae. You will want to make sure y...[Read More]

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Russian Blue

Type: Cat
Size: Medium
Lifespan: 12 to 16 years
The Russian Blue cat, as its name suggests, hails from Russia. The cat was brought to other areas of the world in the 1860s. The Russian Blue cat is highly...[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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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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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]