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Has this pet adoption place miscategorized a xoloitzcuintle? [on hold]

I was interested in adopting this dog named "Bilko" for awhile, but ultimately gave up when I heard that she was extremely anxious around strangers. To the point she almost died just riding in the car ...
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What is a polite way to ask “What breed is your pet dog? Or what kind of mixture if he's a mixture?” [closed]

When someone tells me they have got a pet dog, I am always interested in what kind, whether that means which breed, or what overall group (terrier, sheepdog), or what mixture if he is a mixture. But ...
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Rottweiler vs Presa Canario vs Cane Corso vs Bull Mastiff: How to choose? [closed]

I am trying to figure out why a person would choose one of the breeds above over the others. Any way I look at it the Rottweiler looks like the better option for about any task I can think of - ...
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AKC Registered Bloodhound with one partially-white foot. Can she take Ivermectin-based heartworm medicine?

I have an AKC-registered Bloodhound with one front paw that is about half white. I mention her pedigree, because she doesn't have anything else in her, and I know that usually, when the admonition '...
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Are there any breeds of domestic cat that are bred primarily for their intelligence?

Are any breeds of domestic cat bred primarily for their intelligence? If so, which breed(s)? By "Intelligence", I mean problem solving ability. This would include such things as the cat attempting ...
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Malinois in an appartment with enough exercise: Feasible?

How feasible is it to have a Malinois in an apartment if given enough exercise? I am joking that my dog will be "exercise equipment" - I think that an hour of biking in the morning plus some training/...
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Husky puppy if I have cats: Yes or no?

I had two dogs, my ex stole them, now I am considering my legal options and also looking at buying two new dogs if things don't go my way. I have a kitten, I got her to keep me company till I get my ...
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Pet Insurance: with no pedigree for a street-rescued cat, is it necessary to disclose suspected but unconfirmed breed?

If one has a cat they're pretty sure is a Manx - he has a short tail - but rescued him from the side of the road, is it necessary to when signing him up for pet insurance to tell them the breed he ...
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Dog breed variations - can average weight be wrong?

My wife and I rescued a 25lb dog from a humane society who definitely had some papillon in him. However, the "average weight" according to a bunch of different websites of a papillon is 7.5-10 lbs... ...
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My pitbull Julia - The biting machine

She is 2 months old and has a tendency to bite every bit of a thing. We bought her calcium bones but that only keeps her busy for a short time. How to reduce her such type of behaviour. She has ...
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Do all female cats have longer fur around their abdomen rather than around the rest of their body?

My cat has regular short fur around her body but at her abdomen (more like at her bladder) she has longer fur, a family member told me it's because she is becoming a grown up by the days and the long ...
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Is it OK to adopt unknown breeds?

I thank you all in advance for your answers. I am a dog-lover and I'm going to adopt my first dog in a few weeks (I couldn't do so before because of lack of time and space) Now I'm wondering if is it ...
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My 12 week old puppy has had two focal seizures already. Should I return him to the breeder?

I bought a Shiloh Shepherd puppy from a reputable breeder, and brought him home on May 18th at 8 weeks, 4 days of age. Eight days ago, during the evening while he was laying down, he had a focal ...
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Do cats notice breeds?

In more detail, the question is whether and how much cats notice cat breeds in other cats. Including, perhaps, not strictly breed but factors such as ferality, or a handicap. This is something I ...
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Which type of hamster besides syrians are the least bitey?

I want to get some sort of small hamster (winter white, campbell's dwarf, robo, etc.) but I would like to know which kind is the least likely to be all nippy and such. I am not exactly sure which to ...
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What is the difference between a hair coat and a fur coat in dogs?

Listening to dog breeders talk about dogs, I sometimes hear them mentioning that a breed has a "hair coat" or a "fur coat". What are the differences between the two types of coat? Do they have ...