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Azawakh
2013-06-11 15:18:18

The Azawakh is a breed of sight hound dog that originated from Africa. This breed is thought to have been developed in the regions of Southern Algeria, Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso, by nomadic tribes including the Fula and the Tuareg peoples. This dog was bred for speed so it could hunt hares and other creatures and guard the camps of its people, but only highly fit dogs could adequately...

Braque Saint-Germain
2013-06-11 14:43:05

The Braque Saint-Germain, also known as the St. Germain Pointing Dog, is a breed of domestic hunting dog that originated from France in 1830. The first members of this breed were developed at the royal kennels of Compiègne, using a mixture of Continental and English pointer breeds. The breed received its name from Saint Germain en Laye, where it first became popular and where it was a favorite...

Bouvier des Flandres
2013-06-11 14:27:46

The Bouvier des Flandres, also known as the Toucheur de Boeuf  or Vuilbaard, is a domestic breed of herding dog that originated from Flanders and was once used for cattle driving, sheep herding, and other general farm duties. Its French name translates to “Cow Herder of Flanders.” The origin of this breed is credited to monks who resided in Flanders at the Ter Duinen monastery. It is...

Arabian Mau
2013-06-11 13:21:21

The Arabian Mau is a breed of domestic cat that originated from the Arabian Peninsula. This breed was developed by Petra Mueller, who sought to bring together the best traits of the desert cat, which is known as a landrace. The breed is known as a natural breed because of this ancestry, but is only accepted by the Germany based World Cat Federation (WCF). It first received its recognition as a...

York Chocolate
2013-06-11 13:15:07

The York chocolate cat, also known as the York, is a breed of domestic cat that originated in America in 1983 and is used as a show cat. It was developed by Janet Chiefari, who bred kittens that were descendants of Siamese cats. The York can be medium or large with a slightly long nose, a round head, and large round eyes that are gold or green in color. Its feet are sometimes tufted and it has...

Ukrainian Levkoy
2013-06-11 13:11:40

The Ukrainian Levkoy is a breed of domestic cat that was developed by Elena Biriukova in Ukraine between the years of 2000 and 2011. This cat was created by breeding Donskoy females, which are hairless, and Scottish Fold males, which have folded ears, although it is not certain whether Biriukova used cross breeding or outbreeding methods. Other breeds with hairless and folded ear traits were...

Cymric
2013-06-11 13:01:15

The Cymric is a domestic cat breed that is often considered to be a color variant or breed variant of the Manx cat, which shares many of its physical characteristics. This breed’s name is derived from the Welsh name for Wales, Cymru, although the cat has no association with that area. The Manx cat is said to have originated from the Isle of Man, although the longhaired Manx is sometimes said...

Western Grey Kangaroo Macropus fuliginosus
2013-06-07 13:51:35

The western grey kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus), also known as the red-faced kangaroo, sooty kangaroo, mallee kangaroo, or carno kangaroo, is a macropod that can be found in Southern Australia. Its range extends from the Murray–Darling Basin in New South Wales to western Victoria and to the south of Shark Bay, and also includes Queensland and coastal areas of Southern Australia. The western...

Three Sisters
2013-05-18 07:30:48

Three Sisters crop is a technique of gardening used primarily by Native Americans, but gardeners of any kind may also use this technique. These crops use three types of plants; in the Tewa tribe, they use four. The traditional seeds used are corn, beans, and squash. There are many benefits from this method, the first being the use of the corn stalks for the beans to grow on. The beans...

Mediterranean feather star Antedon mediterranea
2013-05-18 06:26:42

The Mediterranean feather star is a filter feeder that obtains food by straining suspended matter and food particles from water. The star has a stalk that has up to forty tendrils, (threadlike organs) which help the star cling to hard surfaces. The “body” of the star is called a calyx and is shaped like a small cup. This calyx is surrounded by feathery pinnules bearing arms. These arms are...