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Cats | February 24, 2013

America’s Gentle Giant: The Maine Coon

History of the Maine Coon The Maine Coon Cat is a native American longhaired cat and was first recognized as a specific breed in Maine where it was named the […]

Cats | February 18, 2013

Thinking About Getting Your Own Cat

Choosing a Cat Should I get a cat from a shelter or a breeder? Choosing the right cat for you is the smartest way to choose a cat. Many of […]

Dogs | February 11, 2013

Your Dog’s Skin and Coat

The Essentials of a Dog’s Healthy Coat What a dog looks like on the outside is likely an indication of what is going on in the inside. If a dog’s […]

Cats | February 4, 2013

The Persian Cat

The Persian cat is probably the most popular of all cat breeds. Purebred Persians are common all over the world as pets, and are prominent participants in every cat show. In […]

Dogs | January 28, 2013

What to Look for When Researching a Dog Groomer

Do Your Research Finding a dog groomer is not much different from choosing a preschool teacher. You want someone who is kind, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and easy to communicate with. But […]

Dogs | January 21, 2013

The Dignified Chow Chow

History The Chow Chow is a member of the spitz family; it has been native to China for thousands of years. The two most distinctive features of the Chow dogs […]

Dogs | January 14, 2013

America’s Darling: The Yorkshire Terrier

History and Origin As Scottish weavers migrated from Scotland to England in the mid 19th century, they brought along various terriers used to hunt rats. Over time, these terriers were […]

Dogs | December 30, 2012

The Origin of Dogs

[Excerpted from About.com Science Corner] As far as paleontologists can tell, the very first carnivorous mammals evolved during the late Cretaceous period, about 75 million years ago. However, it’s more likely […]

Dogs | December 24, 2012

The History of the Rottweiler

The exact ancestry of the Rottweiler is not well known. Most ipistorians believe that this breed descends from drover dogs used by the Romans to move livestock many centuries ago. […]