The Basset Hound breed was developed for hunting small game such as rabbits and is still used today in parts of the United States. When not on the trail of a rabbit, they are laid-back family friends who love children.
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is the oldest of the two breeds of corgi and is believed to have existed in Wales for over 3000 years.
Throughout history, people have used these dogs to bring livestock to market. They enjoy spending time with their families the most these days and are active, fun playmates for school-aged children.
Originally bred for keeping cattle, sheep and horses, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is an active and intelligent dog breed. Easy to train and eager to train, Pembrokes are great for kids and other pets, and you can find them in four different coat colors and markings.
Although they are purebred dogs, you can find them in shelters or rescue groups.
Small in size but large in temperament, the Yorkshire Terrier is a bold yet loving companion. The most popular breed of toy dog in the United States, the Yorkie has won many fans for its loyalty to its owners, its elegant appearance and its ability to live in an apartment.
Although they are purebred dogs, you can find them in shelters or rescue groups.
The Great Dane is a truly great breed of dog, large and noble, commonly referred to as the gentle giant or Apollo of the Dog. Apollo is the Greek god of the sun, the brightest light in the sky.
Great Danes have been around for a long time, and images of Danish dogs on artifacts date back thousands of years. Although this is a pure breed of dog, you can find them at shelters and rescue…
The Akita Chow is a mixed breed dog - a cross between the Akita and Chow Chow dog breeds. Large, independent and loyal, these puppies have inherited some of the best traits from both parents.
Akita chow can also be called chakita. Despite the unfortunate status of a designer breed, you can find these mixed breed puppies in shelters and special rescue facilities.
This still primitive dog breed, the Tibetan Mastiff, was bred many centuries ago in Tibet. Originally used as guard dogs for livestock and property, Tibetan Mastiffs can still fulfill this role, but they also enjoy life as family companions and show dogs.
Akita is a large and powerful Bree d dog with a noble and intimidating presence. They were originally used to guard the royal family and nobility in feudal Japan. These dogs also tracked and hunted wild boar, black bear, and sometimes deer.
Akita does not retreat in front of difficulties and is not afraid. Hence, they are fearless and loyal guardians of their families. However, they…
Akita Peet is a mixed breed dog - a cross between the Akita dog breeds and the American Pit Bull Terrier. Smart, caring and loyal, these puppies have inherited some of the best traits from both parents.
The Pit Akita is also sometimes called the Pit Akita or the Pit Bull Akita. Despite their unfortunate status as a designer breed, you can find these mixed breed dogs in shelters and…
Cystitis in cats is a fairly common bladder disorder. After the infection enters the body, the disease quickly becomes chronic, periodically exacerbating and causing severe discomfort to the cat. At the same time, outside exacerbations, the animal may not show anxiety and be no different from a healthy one.
The French Bulldog has a long history as a companion dog. Created in England as miniature bulldogs, they accompanied the English lacemakers to France, where they received their "French" nickname.
Although they were created in 19th century Britain as small, fast fighters, those days are long gone. A modern breed of dog, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a wonderful companion known for its courage, intelligence and love for children.
Despite their affectionate and playful nature, staffies do best with experienced pet parents who can socialize them early and keep up with constant…
Small, compact and hardy, hounds are active companions for both children and adults. Dogs of this breed are fun and cheerful, but as hounds, they can also be stubborn and require patient, creative training.
Their nose guides them through life, and they will never be happier than following an interesting scent. Originally, hounds were bred as hounds to track small game, mainly rabbits…
In fact, this is not a dog breed per se, the Maltipu is a popular cross between Maltese and Poodles, known for their cheerful and affectionate nature. Active and charming, they will fit into any home: an apartment or house, a family with children or single elderly people.
Dobermans appeared in Germany in the late 19th century, mainly bred as guard dogs. Their exact origins are unknown, but they are believed to be a mixture of many dog breeds, including the Rottweiler, Black and Tan Terrier, and the German Pinscher.
With its sleek coat, athletic build and regal appearance, this puppy looks like an aristocrat. They are very energetic and intelligent dogs…
Bichon Frize (pronounced Bichon Frize; plural Bichon Frize) is a cheerful, small breed of dog that loves mischief and gives a lot. With their black eyes and fluffy white fur, the Bichon looks almost like a child's toy.
The Jack Russell Terrier, also known as the Parson Russell Terrier, bred in England about 200 years ago to hunt foxes, is a lively, independent and intelligent little dog. They are adorable and affectionate, but they are also difficult to train and manage. For experienced dog parents only!
Finnish Spitz were originally bred to hunt a variety of small and large game, and then barked when they found something. Today they are considered "talkative" companions who will keep you informed about almost everything that happens in your environment.
Siamese cats are incredibly sociable, intelligent and eloquent - they will talk to anyone who wants to listen to them, and even those who don't. They also play well with other cats, dogs, and children. In fact, they do well in communication, so it would be a good idea to find a friend for them to hang out with throughout the day. While they are active and curious, they also like to curl up in…
The Norwegian Forest Cat is a gentle giant. They are big and athletic, so you may find that they sit on the highest point in your house and they don't hesitate to jump down. Norwegian Forest cats love their family but dislike visitors.
The Burmese cat loves to socialize with her people and other cats. Like her Siamese ancestors, she loves to talk, but she has a much softer and more pleasant voice.
She is energetic, curious and playful already in adulthood, loves interactive toys and learns new tricks. She loves to give and receive attention, so expect her to follow you, sit on your lap, and…
The Himalayan cat is a cute animal with a gentle disposition. She is affectionate but selective. While she enjoys lying in your lap and being a pet, she can be hidden from guests. A serene, quiet environment with little daily changes is best for Himmi.
She likes to be at home alone, she does not climb behind your curtains and does not jump on your counters. This…
Abyssinians are very intelligent and very curious. They love to explore and will not disregard any nook and cranny. They are sometimes called "Aby-grabbys" because they tend to take things that pique their interest. Playful Ebi loves jumping and climbing. Keep a variety of toys close at hand to keep her busy, including puzzle toys that challenge her intelligence.
The black-footed cat, or the small-spotted cat, is one of the smallest cat species in the world. Weighing 2-5 pounds and 14-20 inches long, they are the smallest felines in Africa. Despite their small size, they are quite tenacious and are known to defend themselves against jackals, which are eight times their size.
The German Spitz is one of the oldest European dog breeds. Attentive, energetic and loyal, these puppies have some of the best qualities of all breeds.
These adorable dogs can make excellent indoor dogs due to their small stature and are suitable for any type of home or family, although they tend to be quivering. If you want an energetic petard dog that will keep you on your toes, warn…
The Japanese Spitz is a small family companion with the heart of a large watchdog. This breed may look like American Eskimo dogs, White Pomeranians, or Little Samoyeds, but Japanese Spitz have their own lines and come from, as you might have guessed, Japan. Although the American Kennel Club does not recognize this breed, many other kennel clubs around the world accept them.
Originally bred to hunt and kill rats, this former Belgian street dog is a distinctive and unusual breed of dog. Despite the fact that the Brussels Griffon is small, they can hardly be pampered. Affectionate and lively, their intelligence, sense of humor and self-importance keep them one step ahead of their people, who adore their puppies anyway.
The British shorthair cat is a calm feline. She enjoys attachment, but does not feel the need and does not like to be carried. However, she will follow you from room to room out of curiosity. British Shorthair cats are not lap cats, but they like to snuggle up to their people on the couch.
Often referred to as the smiling cat of France, Chartres has a sweet smiling face. This sturdy, powerful cat has a distinctive blue coat with a taut, woolly undercoat. Historically known as beautiful mice with a strong hunting instinct, Chartres love to move. It is a slowly maturing breed that reaches adulthood in three to five years. A loving and affectionate companion, Chartres forges a…
They may have short legs, but Munchkin cats won't let them hold back. Although they cannot do large jumps like other breeds, they can do small jumps, climb and even squat to get a better view.