breeds

Know what to expect from your pet with our breed breakdown; information about each breed's appearance, health, life span, personality and more.

  • Anita T.
    Published 2 months ago
    Pitbull

    Pitbull

    I am currently looking after a pitbull on occasion. A case of a person, with good intentions adopting a puppy from family litter and then realising there isn’t the time available to raise the dog.
  • Hey Mac
    Published 2 months ago
    My type of pet😊🐭

    My type of pet😊🐭

    when most people go to get a pet they want like a cat or a dog the normal cute adorable pets, some might even want a bird, and there is nothing wrong with that! cats, dogs, and birds are all cute, but I don’t think that those are my type of pets. My type of pet would actually be a rat or a mouse, I know a rat! Most of you are probably thinking eww or gross but rats are stupidly intelligent and if you spend enough time and work into it they are very easy to train! I know someone who potty trained there rat and my rat, April is trained to come to me when I call her. She gets plenty of free time and she’s super friendly and good with other people. So next time someone says something about having a strang animal as a pet, think about all the pros to it and not just the cons cause they might have a really really cool animal!! Like April for example April is super super friendly and she’s really good with people she’s very playful and friendly! Let’s go over all the good things about her now. Trust me when I tell you, there’s a lot of them. One of the reasons they would make a good pet is when people go “eww a rodent” and say they are dirty Pet rats are just as clean as any other animal. They actually spend more time a day cleaning themselves than cats do! They are rodents, so they do have a slight "musky" smell, but all animals have a scent to them. Rats are very clean animals. That’s only one reason why they are good pets! The Rat assistance and teaching society states that Some rats are more intelligent than dogs! They can be trained to do a number of tricks recognize their name and come when called and some as I said earlier will even use a litter box! Recent studies have shown that rats can feel the same emotions as humans such as empathy helpfulness and even loneliness which is why it is so important for rats to have either an owner that plays with them daily and constantly or another rat companion with them. Rats would also make a great first pet for small children between the ages of nine and up rats are one of the few cats that are great for children unlike other pocket pets such as hamsters rats rarely bite the only time they will bite is if they feel highly threatened or scared by a person or animal. Rats love their sleep but they also love humans if they are in a nap and they are enjoying that now they will wake up to be handled by humans because they love people and they love being played with in socializing with humans. Rats are great pets for children and not only will the children get attached to them but you will too! Rats are smart and pathetic and they form lifelong bonds With each other and their owners. Fun fact, did you know even some celebrities like rats and there’s also a temple dedicated to them! Rats are smart friendly and like to cuddle making them great companions for families and kids! Caring for a pet rat isn’t that complicated you just have to make sure that you have the right cage accessories and toys for your pet. Pet rats also live up to 2 to 3 years because they are hidden from wild and with access to nonstop food and water so these are long lasting pets for your children and even some adults love their rats! If you were to get a rat make sure to keep it in an area of your house where there’s not too much sunlight bright areas of sunlight can cause stress and harm to their eyes. Another fun thing about rats is they love to climb so if you get a rat make sure to have large areas for it to climb. Rats are more active at night because they are nocturnal creatures and this is when they normally go hunting but this could be easily fixed as when you get a route you are to train your rat to sleep during night and stay awake during daytime. This is my type of pet I hope you enjoyed my story this is all based on true events in true facts. I hope you enjoyed my story have a good day!
  • Jade Pulman
    Published 11 months ago
    The Best Dog Breeds for Your Family

    The Best Dog Breeds for Your Family

    Finding the right dog for your family can be a fun and exciting thing to do. It is important to research the different types of dog breeds that will be best for your family. There are many resources online that will help you research the differences between different dog breeds. You need to make sure that you aren’t just choosing a dog breed simply because they are cute. Bringing a new dog into your home is like adding a new member into your family. Do what you can to learn about the different dog breeds before you make your final decision.
  • Betty Glauder
    Published about a year ago
    Understanding Genetics for Dog Breeders

    Understanding Genetics for Dog Breeders

    Here I shall give only a brief outline of the history of research in genetics. To begin with, the dog goes far back into antiquity. Just where or when he first originated it would be impossible to say, but we do know that he is frequently mentioned in the Scriptures.
  • Cato Conroy
    Published about a year ago
    17 Extinct Dog Breeds You Never Knew Existed

    17 Extinct Dog Breeds You Never Knew Existed

    I'll admit it. I'm a history buff, and part of my love of history includes a desire to learn about all the little differences that people took for granted back in the day. Small things, like learning what foods people went without or what now-forgotten books people read, make up a huge part of my reading time.
  • Hannah Johnson
    Published about a year ago
    5 of My Favorite Dog Breeds

    5 of My Favorite Dog Breeds

    For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to work with animals in one way or another. Currently, I am a senior pre-veterinary student at the University of Connecticut, so clearly the medicine aspect won out. However, animal behavior was a close second. I really enjoy learning the personalities of different animals, and the best ways to react to and train them. Dogs and the differences between their breeds especially interest me, because every breed has some significant differences to learn about. These differences make them best suited for different types of families, and it's best to do your diligent research before deciding on an animal to add to your family.
  • Joseph D. N. Kendrick
    Published 2 years ago
    10 Most Expensive Cat Breeds on Earth

    10 Most Expensive Cat Breeds on Earth

    The vast majority of cat owners have, what are known as Domestic Shorthairs or Domestic Longhairs. These names aren't breeds, per se, but rather a designation that the cats are descendants from many different breeds. In the United States, these mixed cats make up 95 percent of the cat population. This article is about that remaining 5 percent of cats, purebred and pedigreed, that are recognized by organizations like the International Cat Association as distinct breeds. Unsurprisingly, these represent not only some of the most popular cat breeds in the United States, but also the most expensive cat breeds on Earth.
  • Miranda Kelly
    Published 2 years ago
    Pug Life

    Pug Life

    When I first decided to adopt a fur baby I wasn’t really overly fussy about breeds. I was more than happy to rescue an animal from the humane society. But my boyfriend of the time, really wanted a Pug. A male, fawn pug. So that’s what we went with. I tried to do some research on the breed beforehand but I found the information that was out there wasn’t entirely accurate. Here’s a brief list of things to know before picking a Pug:
  • James E.
    Published 2 years ago
    Pitbulls

    Pitbulls

    Pitbulls are one of the most misunderstood breed of dogs in America. They get a bad rap and are often mistreated in many ways. PETA even states that they are the most abused breed of dogs they come across. The abuse ranges from being left outside year round as a guard dog, no interaction and no warmth during the harsh months, to being used to fight other dogs for money. It is truly disgusting what some people do to these poor creatures.
  • Kylie Hartwig
    Published 2 years ago
    What Is It Like to Own a Boxer?

    What Is It Like to Own a Boxer?

    Let’s face it, most of the world’s population owns a dog or two; big, small, athletes, or even couch potatoes. However long you’ve had these furry friends, and however much you think you know about them, nothing, and I do mean nothing, can ever prepare you to own... *DUN DUNN DUNNN* a BOXER! The dreaded smooshy face, mile long drool, and wiggles when you come back into their sight after five seconds is enough to scare anyone away. Yet, despite these fearful creatures, they will be the best dog you will ever own, and also your best friend. However, along with being your best buddy, they also come with a few “always” to ensure their happiness. Here are five “always" to help you survive these boxing beasts:
  • Savannah White
    Published 2 years ago
    What Are the American Cow Breeds?

    What Are the American Cow Breeds?

    Settle down children, it's time to learn about two of the most interesting American cow breeds.
  • Eris
    Published 2 years ago
    Common Health Problems of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

    Common Health Problems of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

    These little angels are absolute puppy perfection—except for a few health problems. Cavaliers are wonderful, sweet, smart, and loving companions who can be the breed for anyone and everyone. The only downside to this beautiful breed is their common health problems. Although most are not fatal, some can be life-threatening. Here, we will cover the most commonly encountered health problems of this European-born breed. This list begins with the least serious issues and works its way up to the more serious and possibly fatal issues that need to be addressed.