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English Setters

English Setters

English Setters are quiet indoors, but outside they love to run and play with other dogs and people. A daily run, off-leash play in a fenced area, or an energetic hike through a nearby park or wilderness area will be just this English breed's cup of tea. English Setters are beautiful, elegant, slim setter with a unique speckled coat. The specking may be more or less heavy and the markings may be of any size. Like many sporting dogs, the English Setter is divided into two types. Those bred for the field have less feathering--long fringes of hair, usually on the legs, belly, and tail--and their coat is not as abundant. They are somewhat smaller than English Setters bred for the show ring.  The long hair is flat, silky and a bit wavy. The coat comes in white with blue, lemon, orange, or brown speckling. Some dogs are tri-color (blue, white & brown). The head is long, with a pronounced frontal stop. The muzzle is approxima... 

Old English Sheepdog
Old English Sheepdog

Cat Breed

Exotic Shorthair

Exotic Shorthair

This feisty ball of fluff takes time to grow up In the United States, around 1960, breeders crossed the American Shorthair with the Persian in order to improve the American’s coat color and make it heavier. Thus were born shorthaired Persian, dubbed Exotic Shorthairs and recognized by the C.F.A. in 1966. During the breeding program, crosses were also made with the Russian Blue and the Burmese. Since 1987, the only allowable outcross breed is the Persian. The F.I.Fe. recognized the Exotic Shorthair in 1986. Very common in the United States, Exotic Shorthairs are conquering Europe. Characteristics The Exotic Shorthair is a tranquil cat but a bit livelier than the Persian. Curious, playful, and even-tempered, it is friendly to other cats and to dogs. Easygoing and quiet, as it rarely meows, it does not like being left alone. It is affectionate and needs the tender presence of its owner. This st... 

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