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Basset Hound

Basset Hound

The head is large, with a rounded skull and pronounced occiput. The plane of the muzzle is parallel to the top of the skull. The skin is loose-fitted and falls in folds on the head. The velvety ears are very long and should meet beyond the top of the nose. They should fold and not appear flat. The large teeth should meet in a scissors or level bite. The lips hand down with loose flews. The sad brown eyes should show prominent haw. The expression should be kindly without any harshness. The Basset has a very pronounced dewlap. His chest is very deep and extends in the front of the forelegs. The paws are big and the hindquarters are round. Dewclaws may be removed. The dog's movement should be deliberate, but not clumsy. Any game can be fun with the Basset as they enjoy family and owners, and will play games if they think it will benefit them like a treat or two. The coat is short, hard and shiny. There are no rules concerning ... 

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Cat Breed

American curl

American curl

A spontaneous mutation is responsible for this breed`s full crescent ear curl In 1981, in Lakewood, California, the Ruga`s welcomed a black, semi longhaired stray with curled ears into home and named her shalamith. At the end of the year, she gave birth to four kittens, two of which had inherited the curled ears of their mother. In 1983, Nancy kiester, a breeder and friend of the Ruga`s successfully showed shalamith and her offspring at a cat show in California. At the same time, she began selectively breeding this new breed. The mutation resulting in the ear curl is caused by a dominant gene that can be transmitted by one parent. Whether sporting long or short hair, the American Curl has beautiful ears accentuated by abundant interior furnishings. The cartilage is firm to the touch. There are three degrees of curl: slight, partial, and full crescent (the most coveted). The American Curl was recognized by T.I.C.A. in 1985, then by t... 

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