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Pit Bull

Pit Bull

“Pit Bull” is NOT a breed.  It is a generic term often used to describe all dogs with similar traits and characteristics often known by the public as Pit Bulls.  This article is addressed to owners of any “Pit Bull” type dog including American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers and Pit mixes.

Remember, that little is known about the background of rescue dogs.  Some may be game bred (from fighting lines), some may be registered show dogs, some may be Am. Staffs, some may look like APBT’s, but might be mixed with other breeds, etc.  Since there is no way to...


Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

Cool Facts About Hippos

  • The name Hippopotamus comes from the Ancient Greek ‘river horse’.
  • Hippos bask on the shoreline and secrete an oily red substance, which gave rise to the myth that they sweat blood. The liquid is actually a skin moistener and sunblock that may also provide protection against germs.
  • Hippos can’t swim or float! They walk or stand on surfaces below the water like sandbanks. Even so, they spend most of the day in water to protect their sensitive skin from the sun.
  • An adult...


Pug

Pug

Pugs often are described as a lot of dog in a small space. These sturdy, compact dogs are a part of the American Kennel Club’s Toy group, and are known as the clowns of the canine world because they have a great sense of humor and like to show off. Originally bred to be a lap dog, the Pug thrives on human companionship.

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability: 3
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    Cool Giraffe Facts

    Cool Giraffe Facts

    1. How tall is a giraffe?

      The giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world, standing at around 4-5 m high, and the tallest giraffes ever recorded have been up to 5.9 m. That’s over a meter higher than a double-decker bus.

      It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that such a large animal weighs quite a lot as well – up to 1900 kg, which is more than most cars!

    2. How do giraffes drink when they’re so tall?

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    French Bulldog

    French Bulldog

    The French Bulldog has enjoyed a long history as a companion dog. Created in England to be a miniature Bulldog, he accompanied English lacemakers to France, where he acquired his Frenchie moniker. Besides being a companion, he once served as an excellent ratter, but today his job focuses on being a fabulous family friend and show dog.

    Breed Characteristics:

    Adaptability: 3