Breed Spotlight

  • The Jack Russell Terrier

    Apr 17 2015

    Lifelearn Admin | Breed Spotlight

    This high energy breed is becoming more popular each year, both as pets and as famous TV personalities. “Eddie” on Frasier is a wire-haired Jack Russell who has brought a…

  • The Irish Wolfhound

    Apr 17 2015

    Lifelearn Admin | Breed Spotlight

    The Irish Wolfhound was originally a war dog, used to drag men out of chariots or off horseback, but was also used as a hunting hound and as a guard.…

  • The Chinese Crested

    Apr 17 2015

    Lifelearn Admin | Breed Spotlight

    The Chinese crested originated in Africa where they were called “African Hairless Terriers.” Chinese trading ships stopped along the shores of Africa on their routes, and brought the dogs onboard…

  • Golden Retriever

    Apr 17 2015

    Lifelearn Admin | Breed Spotlight

    The Golden Retriever originated in the 1800s by cross breeding a yellow flat coated Retriever with the now extinct Tweed Water Spaniel, then later crossed with a Bloodhound, Irish Setter,…

  • The Ragdoll

    Apr 17 2015

    Lifelearn Admin | Breed Spotlight

    In the early 1960’s a women in Riverside, California, by the name of Ann Baker created the Ragdoll by breeding what was belived to be a white female Persian-type cat…

  • Chihuahua

    Apr 17 2015

    Lifelearn Admin | Breed Spotlight

    The very smallest dog breed, the Chihuahua is ever vigilant and fleet of foot, with a spunky attitude. Compact with a terrier-like temperament, the Chihuahua has the appearance of a…

  • Great Dane

    Apr 17 2015

    Lifelearn Admin | Breed Spotlight

    The Great Dane is a very old breed, known as the “Apollo of all dogs”. Dogs resembling the Great Dane have appeared on Greek money dating back to 36 B.C.…

  • Abyssinian

    Apr 17 2015

    Lifelearn Admin | Breed Spotlight

    Many believe the Abyssinian to be direct descendant of the sacred cat of Egypt; however the exact origin of the breed is obscure. Certainly, there is a strong resemblance between…

  • Shiba Inu

    Apr 17 2015

    Lifelearn Admin | Breed Spotlight

    The Shiba has a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years. An ancient Asian breed, originally from China, it’s the smallest of the six Japanese Spitz-type. The Shiba Inu breed…

  • Russian Blue

    Apr 17 2015

    Lifelearn Admin | Breed Spotlight

    The Russian Blue cat’s Origins are left to stories and legends. A distinctive plush double coat sets this breed apart. Once called the “Archangel cat” or “Foreign Blue” they came…