Breed Articles - PawNation

breed .

Portuguese Water Dogs

Portuguese Water Dogs are lovable pets and increasingly popular amongst families. In fact, first dog Bo Obama is a Portie. Having a Portuguese Water Dog around is a ton of fun, as they love to play and be active. These beautiful and graceful dogs are perfect family pets. Get to know this adorable breed a bit…

Mary-Lynn, Flickr Name: Korat Appearance: Similar in appearance to the Russian blue, the blue British shorthair, and the Chartreux, the Korat is a distinct type of cat that shares its coloring with those breeds, according to Russian Blues. Korats have strong-built, stocky bodies, with hind legs slightly longer than their front legs, and oval-shaped paws. The breed features a heart-shaped head with large, high-set ears, and large, luminous green eyes. History: According to Korat World, Korats were first written about in 1350. They are one of the oldest breeds of cats and are indigenous to Thailand. However, they no longer exist in Thailand due to interbreeding with American cats during the...

Calhoun Abbott, Flickr Name: Devon Rex Appearance: The Devon rex is a strange looking cat that, like all rexes, has a genetic mutation affecting its hair. The result is a cat with short, soft, curly hair that rests in waves across its body. According to the Rex Cat Club, the breed's whiskers are curled as well, and can often be so short and curled that they seem to not be there at all. In fact, because of the diversity among Devons in terms of coat length, some Devons actually don't have whiskers, and others are almost completely bald. The Devon has large ears, large eyes, a tiny, wedge-shaped skull, and an upturned nose. They have long, slender legs that stand high at the hip, and in...

Siddhis Havana Browns The Havana brown is a cat that, like its name says, is a deep, chocolate brown, similar in appearance to a sable Burmese, but with a deeper, more mahogany coat. Like many breeds, Havana browns are of average size, height, and musculature. They should have green eyes, apple shaped heads, and large ears. Of course, their coat is their biggest distinguishing characteristic, and although there are other brown cats, none have the rich, homogenous luster of the Havana brown. According to Wikipedia, the origins of the Havana brown are hard to pin down, but it seems to have first shown up as a man-made breed in late nineteenth century England. Most likely, it was born from a...

Flickr/The Cats Love Bombays come in two types: British and American. British Bombays are black Burmese cats and nothing more. However, the American Bombay is a typical example of modern, forced hybridization. Rather than spontaneous mutation, American Bombays (which will from here on out be referred to just as Bombays) were bred when Nikki Horner of Louisville, Ky. decided she wanted to make a breed of consistently black cats to give a black-panther-like appearance. She started by breeding a black American shorthair with a black Burmese. Bombays are muscular cats with round, wide heads and short muzzles, but not a flattened look. Their eyes are usually brown or green and should be similar...

Buggs puppy. StephRSmith/Flickr First came puggles and labradoodles. Then, inexplicably, the goldendoodles. (Can anyone explain how that second 'd' in 'goldendoodle' makes sense?) But if you were afraid that the world had exhausted its ability to deliver new, ridiculous names for mixed-breed dogs, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Buggs have arrived on the scene. Buggs, in case you aren't yet up to speed, are Boston-terrier/pug mixes. While buggs (along with puggles and the like) are just fancy names for crossbreed mutts, we can't deny that they're really freakin' adorable. Some buggs have an undeniably pug-like pucker, while others have obvious terrier tendencies. None of them,...