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These all-American pups make great furry family members!
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Somali
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  • temperament: sociable, bold
  • coat length: long
  • colors: red / orange, blue / gray, cinnamon, fawn
  • patterns: solid
  • intelligence: high
  • good with: children, seniors, dogs, cats, families
  • other traits: easy to train, requires lots of grooming, friendly toward humans, friendly toward other pets, friendly toward strangers
Somali cats are far more than just the sum of their parts. This is a lively, beautiful, intelligent cat who revels in the company of humans and animals alike.
LaPerm
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  • temperament: sociable, affectionate
  • coat length: long, short
  • colors: chocolate / brown / sable, cinnamon, lavender / silver, fawn, blue / gray, black / ebony, cream / beige / tan, lilac, white, red / orange
  • patterns: bi-color, solid, tabby, calico / tri-color, color point
  • intelligence: high
  • good with: children, seniors, dogs, cats, families
  • other traits: hypoallergenic, easy to train, easy to groom, friendly toward other pets, friendly toward strangers, high prey drive, good for first-time pet owners, good lap cat, tolerates being picked up
LaPerm cats are known for their curly coats, friendly personalities, and loud and proud purring. Learn more about living with the loving LaPerm cat breed.
Peterbald
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  • temperament: sociable, affectionate
  • coat length: hairless, short
  • colors: white, black / ebony, red / orange, blue / gray, lavender / silver, fawn, lilac
  • patterns: solid, bi-color, tabby, color point
  • intelligence: medium
  • good with: children, seniors, dogs, cats, families
  • other traits: easy to groom, friendly toward humans, friendly toward other pets, friendly toward strangers, strong loyalty tendencies, good lap cat
Similar in size and appearance to the sphynx or Oriental shorthair, the Peterbald cat is a newer breed of Russian origin with a unique coat and devoted family disposition. Learn more about this (sometimes) hairless cat breed.
Though she’ll never love anything as much as her cat, these gifts come close.
Nebelung
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  • temperament: affectionate, shy
  • coat length: long
  • colors: blue / gray
  • patterns: solid
  • intelligence: medium
  • good with: seniors, cats, families
  • other traits: requires lots of grooming, friendly toward humans, good lap cat
Nebelungs are beautiful, loving, loyal cats who thrive on stability and routine. Learn more about living with nebelung cats and kittens.
Pixie-Bob
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  • temperament: sociable
  • coat length: long, short
  • colors: fawn, cinnamon, blue / gray, red / orange
  • patterns: tabby
  • intelligence: high
  • good with: children, families, cats, dogs, seniors
  • other traits: friendly toward humans, friendly toward other pets, high potential for weight gain, friendly toward strangers, easy to train
The Pixie-bob is a muscular, highly intelligent cat with a sweet and loyal personality that makes him a great family pet. Learn more about living with Pixie-bob cats and kittens.
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  • breed group: none
  • breed size: large (61-100 lbs.)
  • other traits: easy to train, cold weather tolerant, strong loyalty tendencies, good hiking companion
  • colors: black, blue, gray, white
  • patterns: brindle
  • coat length/texture: long, short, wiry
  • temperament: outgoing, playful
Originally bred for farm work and sheep herding, the Dutch shepherd is an active, intelligent, self-sufficient dog.
Lykoi
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  • temperament: sociable, affectionate
  • coat length: hairless, short
  • colors: black / ebony
  • patterns: solid, color point
  • intelligence: medium
  • good with: children, seniors, dogs, cats, families
  • other traits: easy to groom, requires lots of grooming, friendly toward humans, friendly toward other pets
With an undeniably odd werewolf-like appearance, Lykoi cats are warm, loving, amiable companions and devoted lap cats. Learn more about the Lykoi cat breed before you add one to the family.
Pixie-Bob
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  • temperament: sociable
  • coat length: long, short
  • colors: fawn, cinnamon, blue / gray, red / orange
  • patterns: tabby
  • intelligence: high
  • good with: children, families, cats, dogs, seniors
  • other traits: friendly toward humans, friendly toward other pets, high potential for weight gain, friendly toward strangers, easy to train
The Pixie-bob is a muscular, highly intelligent cat with a sweet and loyal personality that makes him a great family pet. Learn more about living with Pixie-bob cats and kittens.
  • breed group: none
  • breed size: large (61-100 lbs.)
  • other traits: easy to train, cold weather tolerant, strong loyalty tendencies, good hiking companion
  • colors: black, blue, gray, white
  • patterns: brindle
  • coat length/texture: long, short, wiry
  • temperament: outgoing, playful
Originally bred for farm work and sheep herding, the Dutch shepherd is an active, intelligent, self-sufficient dog.
Lykoi
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  • temperament: sociable, affectionate
  • coat length: hairless, short
  • colors: black / ebony
  • patterns: solid, color point
  • intelligence: medium
  • good with: children, seniors, dogs, cats, families
  • other traits: easy to groom, requires lots of grooming, friendly toward humans, friendly toward other pets
With an undeniably odd werewolf-like appearance, Lykoi cats are warm, loving, amiable companions and devoted lap cats. Learn more about the Lykoi cat breed before you add one to the family.
  • breed group: none
  • breed size: extra large (101 lbs. or more)
  • other traits: requires lots of grooming, high potential for weight gain, cold weather tolerant, strong loyalty tendencies
  • colors: black, gray, blue, cream, white, fawn, gold / yellow, brown / chocolate / liver
  • patterns: bicolor, brindle
  • coat length/texture: medium
  • temperament: willful, aloof, gentle
Big, calm, and courageous, the Pyrenean mastiff is a large dog originally bred to guard flocks of sheep from predators. Today, these dogs remain rare outside of their native Spain and are typically found on farms.