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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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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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Blenny

Type: Fish
Size: 1 to 5
Lifespan: 2 to 6 years
Blennies (blenniidae) are bottom dwellers that come in so many variations that there is undoubtedly one out there that can meet your tanks needs. Most are ...[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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Morkie

Type: Dog
Size: Toy
Lifespan: 14 to 16 years
A cross between the two popular toy breeds Maltese and Yorkshire Terrier, the Morkie is an excitable ball of fur. Most Morkies are friendly and very social...[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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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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Ropefish

Type: Fish
Size: 5 to 25 in
Lifespan: 5 to 20 years
The Ropefish, also known as the reedfish and the snakefish, is a very unique fish in that it can actually breathe air for an unknown length of time. Its no...[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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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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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]