Questions tagged [breeds]

Many types of pets have different breeds. Use this tag for questions about specific breeds or breeds in general. Breed-identification questions are off-topic (see Meta) so do not use this tag for such questions.

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Will a 7 week old kitten stay long-haired? [duplicate]

I’m looking at getting a kitten, and in particular would love a medium/long-haired cat. I’ve been looking into ragdolls but since have seen this little cutie pop up (see photo). She’s the only one in ...
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What breed of goats make babbling noises and spits?

first video on YouTube. second video on YouTube Both of the above are babbling and spitting at people. Are they the same breeds? Are they north American breeds? What breed of goats are these? What ...
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Can i find an old german shepherd dog?

I read before something about an old german shepherd dog and that they don't exist anymore. Is that true?
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Is there a way to know definitively if a dog is hypoallergenic?

My partner and I have been looking at getting a new dog; our son has allergies, so we have been focusing on hypoallergenic puppies. We instantly fell in love with the Bernedoodle breed. The problem ...
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What would be a good breed of dog for a first time owner?

My wife and I just bought a new house and we're interested in getting a dog companion. Problem is that neither of us has had a dog before and we're a bit uncertain what would be a good choice. The ...
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I really want a guinea pig, but I think I am allergic to rabbits

I always wanted a Guinea Pig as a pet. One time I cared for a friend's rabbit while she was vacationing. I had a mild allergic reaction to it. So would I be allergic to Guinea Pig? From what I found ...
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Genetic diseases/conditions in Golden Retrievers

I'm not talking about conditions that the Golden Retriever is prone to develop in the future like cancer, but things like hip dysplasia that if the dog is guaranteed to inherit, may make it live in ...
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Hairloss in cat, which appears to be anomalous

I have a one-year-old, male, white Scottish Straight cat which is in good health, but has been losing hair for the past 6 months and still is. In my experience with other cats, in this case the amount ...
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Why the discrepancy in price and supply between Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers?

The reason I ask this question is that Golden Retriever's are booked until 2022 and they're much more expensive (3000$+) than Labrador Retrievers, which are comparatively MUCH cheaper (1500$ - ...
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German Shepherd - Australian Dingo mix puppy

Are German Shepherd - Australian Dingo puppies good around very young children? I know they are sometimes used as guard dogs but is it possible to train them to be more socializable and friendly?
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Is my kitten going to grow up to be massive?

It's no issue if he grows up to be big, I adore the little stray I took in. I found him four weeks ago and now he is 8 weeks old (according to the vets). The vets say that for his body he is a ...
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Did "Rough Collie" dogs (and maybe other dogs?) actually guard the farm when all the humans were away?

The rough collie's long coat has made the breed successful on northern Midwest farms as an able herder and guardian of the farm during the winter. The dog needs to be gradually acclimated to the cold ...
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anyone know what kind of breed my kitty looks like? [closed]

my girl Tippy was adopted from an animal shelter and i was wondering what she looked like. her dad is unknown but her mom was a short haired kitty that was all white but with two big black spots on ...
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I am thinking of getting myself a dog, is it a good idea?

I am thinking of getting a dog. I want to learn about some breeds of which dogs won't bark so much. Does anybody know about any non-barking breeds?
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Difference between small hamsters and larger hamsters?

After having several hamsters over the years, I've noticed that larger hamsters tend to be calmer while the smaller ones seem to be far more energetic and oftentimes more afraid of people. Why are ...
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Kelpie lookalike?

I like the look of the Australian kelpie and blue lacy breeds, however these dogs are working dogs and are not suited to family backyards. Is there a breed that somewhat looks like these but is a ...
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Dog DNA test from stool not swabs

Does anyone know of a dog dna test that can provide heritage details from stool samples instead of by mouth swab?
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Why do my cats play differently?

I play with both my cats using a wand with various toys on the end of a string (never hands), but they do so very differently. My Bengal likes to stalk the toy until it stops moving (usually just out ...
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How can I identify the breed of my cat

I just got a cat and I wonder what breed it is, how can I identify the breed of my cat?
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Confusion over the term pit bull/terrier

I understand that in a lot of people's minds, including my own, there is confusion over the term "pit bull". I've read the Wikipedia article on "Pit bull" and it explains that it's not a a dog breed, ...
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Does this look like a purebred German Shepherd? [closed]

I am planning to purchase a puppy today for my family and I am hoping the puppy is purebred; now the area where I live is based on the good ol boy network and I know some are just out to make a quick ...
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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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At what age do ginger cats start having black whiskers?

I have an adopted ginger tabby male cat who was found somewhere and his age was estimated by the shelter to be about 4 years old. You may notice that when your cat was young, their whiskers were ...
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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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I have two kittens and need an answer on determining hair length [duplicate]

I have two kittens. One we know will be long haired for sure. The other one I am not sure. Can anyone tell from these two pictures if she will be short- or medium-hair? We know she won't be long-hair.
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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 ...
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