Cassowary Life

Cassowary Life

The cassowary is a large species of flightless bird that is found natively in the forests of Papua New Guinea and surrounding islands. The cassowary is closely related to other large flightless birds, including emus and ostriches, and is the third tallest and second heaviest bird in the world behind these two. The cassowary inhabits … Read more

Appenzeller Dog Life

Appenzeller

The Appenzeller Sennenhund also called the Appenzeller, is a colorful and energetic dog that was originally bred for herding livestock. In fact, the American Kennel Club classifies them as herding dogs. They are bright and loving canines with a strong instinct to protect their territory. Speaking the Swiss word Appenzeller is easy because it sounds … Read more

Anatolian Shepherd Dog Life

Anatolian Shepherd

Anatolian Shepherd is a great guard dog, with males weighing up to 150 pounds and females weighing up to 120. The dog dates back to at least 2000 BC when it was bred to guard herds and protect them from wolves and other predators. This is a dog that can be frightening even when not … Read more

American Eskimo Dog Life

American Eskimo

American Eskimo Dog, Despite the name, this breed is by no means associated with the Inuit. Instead, it was bred from the German Spitz in the 19th century by immigrants who settled in the Midwest. Although originally developed as a farm dog, this breed became a popular performer in circuses and touring shows. After the … Read more

American Bulldog Life

American Bulldog

Although the exact origins of the American Bulldog are still not entirely clear, it is believed that they stemmed from the English Bulldogs who arrived in North America with European settlers. Despite the great variety within the breed today, the American Bulldog is believed to be the most typical example of the original 17th and … Read more

Alpine Dachsbracke Life

Alpine Dachsbracke

Take a look at the Alpine Dachsbracke and you might think you’re looking at a dachshund. This breed is a cross between a Dachshund and a Black and Tan Austrian Hound. It originated in Austria in the mid 19th century. This breed was a favorite of the Austrian royal families. They were bred to track … Read more

Alaskan Malamute Life

Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan malamute is a member of the spitz family of dog breeds and was bred by the Inuit to pull their sleds. They look similar to the Siberian Husky, but when next to each other, the giant fluffy Malamute makes the Husky turn pale. This breed is friendly, intelligent, and full of energy, making … Read more

Airedale Terrier Life

Airedale Terrier

Unlike many other domestic dog species, the origins of the Airedale Terrier are well known. This breed was created 150 years ago by working-class farmers in a valley in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Crossed by a Welsh Terrier and Otter Hound, the Airedale Terrier quickly became the Terrier of choice and was officially recognized … Read more

African Forest Elephant Life

African Forest Elephant

The African forest elephant is one of two elephant subspecies on the African continent. Until recently, scientists thought they were the same species. But a later study revealed enough variation to warrant the status of a subspecies. African forest elephants are slightly smaller than African elephants, but they are still one of the largest animals … Read more

Afghan Hound Life

Afghan Hound

The Afghan Hound is believed to be one of the oldest domestic dog breeds, with the earliest records of the Afghan Hound dating back to 4000 BC. C. The quick and agile nature of this dog has made them excellent small game hunters in their native Afghanistan, most commonly hunters of deer, goats, gazelles, and … Read more