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DOGS

40 Popular Dog Breeds
(Height and weight details are approximate)


Airedale Terrier

From: Yorkshire, England
Originally Used for: Hunting
Height: 59cm at shoulder
Weight: 22kg
Coat: Mostly tan coloured, wiry and requires plenty of grooming

Alaskan Malamute
From: Alaska
Originally Used for: Sled work
Height: 60cm at shoulder
Weight: 37kg
Coat: Short, oily and dense under-coat with long, coarse overcoat

American Cocker Spaniel
From: Spain
Originally Used for: Bird-hunting
Height: 36cm at shoulder
Weight: 14kg
Coat: long and curly, feathered hair

Basset Hound

Basset Hound
From: France
Originally Used for: Hunting
Height: 36cm at shoulder
Weight: 24kg
Coat: Short and smooth in many colours

Georgeous Beagle enjoying the outdoors

Beagle
Originally Used for: Rabbit hunting
Height: 36cm at shoulder
Weight: 15kg
Coat: Short black/white/tan hairs

Bichon Frise (a.k.a Tenerife dog)
From: Spain and France
Originally Used by: Circuses
Height: 27cm at shoulder
Weight: 4,5kg
Coat: Dense, soft hair with some outer coarse curls.

Bloodhound (a.k.a St. Hubert's Hound)
From: Belgium
Originally Used for: Hunting and scent tracking (such as police work)
Height: 62cm at shoulder
Weight: 38kg
Coat: Brown, black, white and reddish short and smooth hairs.

A highly intelligent Border Collie

Border Collie
From: British Isles
Originally Used for: Farm work (rounding up sheep)
Height: 60cm at shoulder
Weight:
Coat: Black and white long hairs

Boston Terrier
From: Boston, USA
Originally Used for: Hunting
Height and Weight: 3 sizes
Coat: Shiny, short hairs.

Boxer

Boxer
From: Germany
Originally Used for: Guard work
Height: 58cm at shoulder
Weight: 29kg
Coat: Brown and white short hairs.

Bulldog

Bulldog (a.k.a English bulldog)
From: Great Britain
Originally Used for: fighting
Height: 34cm at shoulder
Weight: 24kg
Coat: Smooth

Collie

Collie
From: Scotland
Originally Used for: Various work such as fire and avalanche rescuing, handicap-assistance, sheep-rounding and more
Height: 58cm at shoulder
Weight: 30kg
Coat: Soft black/brown/white hairs.

Chihuahua

Chihuahua
From: Mexico
Originally Used for: companionship
Height: 19cm at shoulder
Weight: 2kg
Coat: shiny and short tan/white/chestnut hairs.

Dachshund
From: Germany
Originally Used for: hunting
Height: 23cm at shoulder
Weight: 10kg (miniature breeds are 5kg)
Coat: smooth and slightly curly or short- and wire-haired.

Dalmatian

Dalmatian is a large, distinctive dog that has white fur with black or tan spots
From: Croatia
Originally Used for: carriage work.
Height: 58cm at shoulder
Weight: 24kg
Coat: White with black or tan spots.

Dhole (a.k.a red dog of Asia)
From: Southern Asia
Originally Used for: Hunting
Length:90cm plus 42cm long tail
Coat: reddish-brown coat

Natural hunters - the Dingo

Dingo
From: Australia
Originally Used for: Hunting
Length: 90cm
Coat: Short tan-coloured hairs.

Doberman Pinscher
From: Germany
Originally Used for: Guide work, watch- and police dog, pet and more.
Height: 68cm at shoulder
Weight: 34kg
Coat: short and black/brown

German Shepherd
From: Germany
Originally Used for: farm and guide work, police and rescue work and more.
Height: 59cm tall
Weight: 42kg
Coat: longer hairs in colour range of rust/tan, white/cream or black.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever
From: Scotland
Originally Used for: retrieve work
Height: 60cm tall
Weight: 32kg
Coat: water-repellent, flat/wavy brown to cream hairs.

Great Dane moment

Great Dane
Originally Used for: hunting
Height: 80cm at shoulder
Weight: 53kg
Coat: Short, dense hairs in black, brown or patched.

Greyhound
From: Middle East
Originally Used for: hunting
Height: 74cm at shoulder
Weight: 30kg
Coat: flat, smooth brown hair

Husky,
Siberian
From: East Siberia
Originally Used for: herding reindeer
Height: 60cm at shoulder
Weight: 25kg
Coat: insulating hairs of which the undercoat is short and oily and the overcoat long and thick.

Irish setter
From: Ireland
Originally Used for: retrieving and pointing
Height: 66cm at shoulder
Weight: 30kg
Coat: long, soft hairs in dark or golden brown

Jack Russell terrier
From: England
Originally Used for: hunting
Height: 34cm at shoulder
Weight: 7,5kg
Coat: White flat hairs with black/brown patches.

Labradors love the water

Labrador Retriever
From: Newfoundland
Originally Used for: fishing, guide and rescue work, as a fantastic pet
Height: 55cm at shoulder
Weight: 29kg
Coat: Flat, water-proof fur in yellow, black or deep brown.

Lhasa Apso
From: Tibet
Originally Used for: watchdog and police work
Height: 27cm at shoulder
Weight: 6,5kg
Coat: long hairs of brown, tan or white, beard, moustache and fringe.

Mastiff

Mastiff (a.k.a Old English Mastiff)
From: Great Britain
Originally Used for: guard work
Height: 74cm at shoulder
Weight: 84kg
Coat: dark brown/tan/mixed short hairs.

Miniature Schnauzer
From: Germany
Originally Used for: hunting
Height: 35cm at shoulder
Weight: 6,5kg
Coat: black and grey or plain black dense, wiry hairs.

Old English Sheepdog
From: Great Britain
Originally Used for: herding sheep
Height: 60cm at shoulder
Weight: 40kg
Coat: long thick hairs of white or grey.

Pekingese
From: China
Originally Used for: companionship
Height: 22cm at shoulder
Weight: 5kg
Coat: long soft hairs of various colours

Pomeranian
From: Germany
Originally Used for: sled work
Height: 27cm at shoulder
Weight: 2,5kg
Coat: a soft undercoat and long, wiry overcoat.

Poodles have style!

Poodle (a.k.a barbone or caniche)
From: France
Originally Used for: Retrieve work
Height: 37cm at height (the miniature version measuring at 35cm and the toy poodle will be about 25cm at shoulder)
Weight: 30kg
Coat: soft white or black tightly curled coat

Pug
From: China
Originally Used for: Companionship
Height: 27cm at shoulder
Weight: 7kg
Coat: Black/fawn/silver soft hairs

Rottweiler

Rottweiler
From: Germany
Originally Used for herding and guarding
Height: 66cm at shoulder
Weight: 46kg
Coat: dense, flat hairs of black with tan markings.

Scottish Terrier (a.k.a Scotty and the Aberdeen Terrier)
From: Great Britain
Originally Used for: hunting
Height: 37cm at shoulder
Weight: 9,5kg
Coat: dense first coat and an outer coat of rough black/cream or reddish hairs.

St. Bernard

St. Bernard
From: Switzerland
Originally Used for: rescue work
Height: 65cm at shoulder
Weight: 55 88kg
Coat: long or short hairs of reddish, brownish or whitish colouring.

West Highland White Terrier
From: Scotland
Originally Used for: hunting rodents
Height: 27cm at shoulder
Weight: 8,5kg
Coat: dense, white hairs

Whippet
From: Great Britain
Originally Used for: racing and rodent hunting
Height: 48cm at shoulder
Weight: 12kg
Coat: smooth white- and tan hairs

Yorkshire Terrier
From: England
Originally Used for: rodent hunting
Height: 22cm at shoulder
Weight: 2,5kg
Coat: long soft metal-coloured with tan chest and facial hairs

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CATS

10 Popular Cat Breeds

Abyssinian

Abyssinian
Coat: original and ticked, short hair
Character: agile and dynamic

American shorthair

American shorthair
Coat: short hair
Character: independent

Birman (or Burma)
Coat: long soft hair and white socks
Character: gentle and devoted

Burmese beauty

Burmese
Coat: short and shiny
Character: loving and playful

Exotic
Coat: short hair
Character: gentle

Maine coon enjoying the sun

Maine coon
Coat: long hair
Character: gentle

Oriental
Coat: highly coloured and marked long/short hair
Character: friendly and chatty

Persian
Coat: long fur
Character: gentle

Scottish fold
Coat: long and short hair breeds
Character: relaxed and friendly

Siamese falling asleep

Siamese
Coat: short hair
Character: friendly

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RABBITS

Rabbits make great companions and cute pets.

These small mammals and ground dwellers are naturally found all over the world from desert to wetland, forest or tropical zones.

Diet: Herbivorous foods such as leafs, grass and forbs, pellets, carrots and leafy vegetables.
Pet Housing: pen or cage with or without litter box. Toys and entertainment can include balls, tunnels and shelves.
Reproduction: many litters of up to 7 babies annually.

Bunnies around the world include:
Amami Rabbit/Ryukyu Rabbit
Bushman Rabbit
Sumatran Striped Rabbit, Annamite Striped Rabbit, Nesolagus timminsi
Volcano Rabbit,
Pygmy Rabbit
Forest Rabbit
Dice's Cottontail
Brush Rabbit
San Jose Brush Rabbit
Swamp Rabbit
Marsh Rabbit
Eastern Cottontail
New England Cottontail
Mountain Cottontail
Desert Cottontail
Omilteme Cottontail
Mexican Cottontail
Tres Marias Rabbit
European Rabbit
Central African Rabbit