Tuesday, 31 January 2012

50 Fun Facts about Tigers

Grr...

Tigers. You love them. You respect them. You Fear them. Now it's time you get to know them... Without further ado, here are fifty fun facts about tigers.

Fun Facts about Tigers in the waterPhoto: B_Cool

Roar!

  • Tigers can reach up to 11ft (3.3m) in length
  • They are the heaviest cats in the wild, weighing up to 660lbs (300kg)
  • A tigers canines (sharp teeth) can reach up to 4 inches long
  • Tigers have a lifespan of 10-15 yrs in the wild and up to 20 yrs in captivity
  • A very adaptable predator, the tiger is native to various habitats, from the Siberian forests to open grasslands and even tropical swamps
  • The tiger is a solitary hunter

TigergebissPhoto: artmechanic

Aww...

  • Three of the nine subspecies of the modern tiger are now extinct
  • The remaining six are all classified as endangered species
  • The name 'tiger' is taken from the Greek word tigris, a derivative of the Persian word for arrow, referring to the animals great speed
  • Though tigers rarely form groups, when they do the proper name is a 'streak' of tigers

A_tiger_in_Pilibhit_Tiger_ReservePhoto: Mayankkatiyar

  • The current range of the tiger is only 7% of what it used to be
  • Of all the big cats, only the tiger and jaguar are strong swimmers
  • They can swim up to 4 miles, and have been observed dragging their prey across lakes

Hello.

  • Compared to lions, tigers tend to prefer areas of denser vegetation, better suiting their camouflage and solo hunting style
  • The oldest known tiger like cat is the Panthera palaeosinesis which lived about 2 million years ago
  • The oldest fossils of true tigers are dated at about 1.6-1.8 million years old

Panthera_tigris_sumatran_subspecies.img_assist_customPhoto: Monika Betley

Thirsty?

  • Most tigers have over 100 stripes
  • Like a human's fingerprints, the patterns on tigers are unique to each animal and can be used to identify individuals
  • The striped pattern is also found on the skin of a tiger, thus if one were to be shaved it's unique camouflage pattern would remain
  • Like other big cats, tigers have a white spot on the back of their ears called an ocelli
  • A female tiger is called a tigress

Panthera_tigris_amoyensisPhoto: Taragui

Not cool...

  • Tigresses are smaller than their male counterparts
  • White tigers have blue eyes (others have yellow)
  • All tigers have round pupils
  • A tiger's nightvision is 6 times stronger than those of a human
  • The South China Tiger is one of the top ten most endangered creatures in the world with not a single one being sighted between 1983 and 2007
  • With only 56 known South China Tigers in captivity (all derived from only a group of six original tigers) the genetic diversity required to maintain the subspecies may no longer exist, making it doomed to extinction
  • The three extinct subspecies of tigers were all wiped out in the 20th century

Panthera_tigris_balicaPhoto: Unknown

NOT albino.

  • A white tiger will only be produced when both parents carry the rare recessive gene
  • The gene for white tigers has been calculated to occur in only one out of every 10,000 births
  • White tigers are not albinos, as they have pigmentation on their dark stripes, blue eyes and pink noses
  • All white tigers are at least part Bengal

Singapore_Zoo_Tigers.img_assist_customPhoto: nachoman-au

Strawberry fields forever...

  • The golden tabby or strawberry tiger is the only other verified color variation amongst tigers (also only found in tigers which are at least part Bengal)
  • Golden tabby tigers have much thicker fur and very faint orange stripes
  • Golden tabby tigers can carry the recessive gene for white tigers and when two such tigers are mated can produce a white stripeless cub

Golden tigerPhoto: Dave Pape

You're sitting in my spot.

  • A male tiger's territory can be five times greater than it's female counterparts
  • Though tigers tend to avoid one another, both male and female tigers have been observed sharing their kills in the wild
  • Territory disputes between male tigers are often settled by displays of intimidation rather than physical aggression
  • A subordinate tiger will give up territory to a dominant tiger by rolling on to it's back, displaying it's belly in a submissive posture
  • A male will sometimes tolerate a subordinate within it's range so long as it does not live in too close quarters

Tigers_playing_at_Pilibhit_Tiger_Reserve_areaPhoto: Mayankkatiyar

Yum.

  • Forms of marking territory include spraying urine and anal secretions and marking trails with scat (feces)
  • Though tigers preferred prey includes wild boar, deer and buffalo, they have been observed preying on leopards, pythons, bears and crocodiles as well
  • Many old or injured tigers, as well as healthy tigers in some regions have been known to be man-eaters
  • Tigers will also eat vegetation for dietary fiber, with the fruit of the Slow Match Tree being a favorite
  • Like most cats, the tiger is an ambush predator
  • Tigers kill by locking their jaws around the neck of their prey until it dies of strangulation

Blesbuck.img_assist_customPhoto: Save China's Tiger

  • Tigers can reach speeds of up to 35-40 mph (49-65 kmph)
  • A tiger can leap a distance of up to 10m
  • A tiger's litter usually consists of 3-4 cubs
  • The captive population of tigers in the US rivals the population of wild tigers in the entire world.

Sources: 1, 2

Monday, 30 January 2012

Solar Storms Trigger Northern Lights

Northern lights dance over the Lyngan Alps in a picture taken Tuesday night near Tromsø, Norway. The brilliant auroras were triggered by a coronal mass ejection, or CME, that hit our planet Tuesday morning. A CME is a cloud of superheated gas and charged particles hurled off the sun.

Arctic Auroras

Arctic Auroras

On Monday, space-weather scientists reported that an especially strong solar flare had erupted from an active region on the sun, followed by the huge CME that came barreling toward our planet. The burst of activity triggered the strongest solar storm experienced since October 2003, according to experts at NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, Colorado.

Aurora Storm

Aurora Storm

Green auroras hang like storm clouds in the skies near Tromsø, Norway, on Wednesday.

This week's solar storm was strong enough to cause sporadic radio blackouts in high-latitude regions, spurring some airlines to reroute polar flights. Still, the storm is considered to be moderate and isn't expected to cause major disturbances to ground- or space-based equipment, experts said.

Aurora Hunting

Aurora Hunting

A multicolored blade of light seems poised to strike over a snowy forest in Ivalo, Finland, on January 22. Late last week a NASA satellite witnessed a solar flare and CME from a different active region on the sun. That solar event triggered a round of auroras over the weekend, including the display captured above.

"At approximately 19:00 hrs the night sky over our Guest house was illuminated by the most spectacular display of Northern Lights, which lasted for several hours," photographer Andy Keen wrote on Spaceweather.com.

"The temperatures plummeted to a chilly -25 degrees Centigrade [-13 degrees Fahrenheit]—cold enough to make our lenses freeze and turn our camera bodies white."

Aurora Trek

Aurora Trek

A snowmobiler stops to admire the northern lights in Finnish Lapland on January 24.

Improved computer models and a fleet of sun-watching satellites are helping space-weather experts better predict when CMEs will strike Earth—which also allows for more precise aurora forecasts.

"We went out with snowmobiles to wait for the incoming storm," photographer Antti Pietikäinen wrote on Spaceweather.com. "Show started slowly, and after 15 minutes the landscape was green!"

Aurora on Ice

Aurora on Ice

Northern lights flow over the snow-dusted mountains near Tromsø, Norway, on January 21. The stitched panorama picture also shows the auroras reflected in smooth ice, which is "normally ... covered by snow in winter time," according to photographer Thilo Bubek.

Ghostly Glow

Ghostly Glow

Curtains of auroras shimmer over the snow covered forests of Norilsk, Russia, on January 22.

Although auroras are most common closer to the Poles, strong geomagnetic storms can trigger the light shows in lower latitudes. (See aurora pictures: "Rare Northern Lights Seen in U.S. South.")

For instance, during the biggest solar storm on record—the 1859 Carrington Event—northern lights were reported as far south as Cuba and Hawaii, while southern lights were seen as far north as Santiago, Chile.

Green Lantern

Green Lantern

Bright green auroras light up the night sky in a picture taken near Tromsø, Norway, on January 21.

The colors of auroras depend on the types of gases in Earth's atmosphere being affected by a solar storm. In most cases, auroral lights come from oxygen being "excited"—given extra electrical energy—during the collisions of gas atoms with solar particles. The charged-up oxygen releases the extra energy as green light.

Wings of Lights

Wings of Lights

Bright auroras seem to spread like wings over the mountains outside of Tromsø, Norway, on January 22.

"This was amazing," photographer Bjørn Jørgensen wrote on Spaceweather.com. "It was a wonderful experience to see these stunning auroras."

Abisko Auroras

Abisko Auroras

Participants in a photo expedition work to capture the northern lights in Sweden's Abisko National Park on January 24.

"The auroras began as we were eating dinner and continued into the very early hours of the morning," expedition leader Chad Blakley told Spaceweather.com. "Words can not describe the excitement we shared and the sights we saw."

Iceland Auroras

Iceland Auroras

Green auroras flow over snow-covered gravestones on January 22 at Thingvellir, a historic site in southern Iceland, where the country's first parliament was established.

Seeing a Solar Flare

Seeing a Solar Flare

A composite picture from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the January 19 solar flare erupting from the sun. The picture includes data from multiple wavelengths of ultraviolet light, to represent the different layers of the sun's turbulent atmosphere.

Aurora Ahoy

Aurora Ahoy

A blanket of green hangs over the coast of Bø in northern Norway in a picture taken January 6.

In general, auroras have been ramping up over the past year as the sun has approached what's known as solar maximum, a period of more intense activity in our star's natural 11-year cycle.

Scientists predict the sun will reach solar max in 2013, and that we'll continue to see more frequent and intense flares, CMEs, and other eruptions that—when aimed at Earth—might not only supercharge auroras but could also carry risks for airplanes, satellites, and the power grid.

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Thursday, 26 January 2012

"White" Albino-like Penguin Found in Antarctica

Rare white penguin spotted in Antarctica: In a sea of atramentous and white penguins waddling on Antarctica’s Aitcho Islands, National Geographic Explorers spotted an acutely rare, about all-white Chinstrap penguin this week.

This rare all-white Chinstrap penguin stands out against his friends as he takes his morning waddle around Antarctica.

The unusual bird was photographed by naturalist David Stephens during a nature expedition to the Aitcho Islands. Chinstrap penguins' normal black-and-white colouring provides them with camouflage while they dive for fish.

This rare all-white Chinstrap penguin stands out against his friends as he takes his morning waddle around AntarcticaThis rare all-white Chinstrap penguin stands out against his friends as he takes his morning waddle around Antarctica

The penguin was spotted during a nature expedition to  AntarcticaAll white: The penguin was spotted during a nature expedition to Antarctica

The condition known as leucism only occurs in around 1 in 146,000 penguinsRare: The condition known as leucism only occurs in around 1 in 146,000 penguins

The condition which causes the whiteness is known as leucism. It differs from albinism which is a total lack of skin pigment.

Mr Stephen, who works aboard Lindblad Expeditions' National Geographic Explorer ship, wrote in the daily expedition report: 'At the water’s edge stood a leucistic Chinstrap.

'This bird was whitish, but not quite an albino. Instead, it had pigmented eyes and a washed-out version of a Chinstrap’s normal pattern.

'Many wondered about this unusual bird’s chances of success. While odd coloration may make fishing a bit more difficult, leucistic birds are regularly found breeding normally.'

Chinstrap penguins' black and white colouring camouflages them when they dive for fishBlending in: Chinstrap penguins' black and white colouring camouflages them when they dive for fish

The unusual bird was photographed by naturalist David Stephen who works aboard Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Explorer shipThe unusual bird was photographed by naturalist David Stephen who works aboard Lindblad Expeditions National Geographic Explorer ship

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Dyan deNapoli, a penguin expert and author of 'The Great Penguin Rescue, said the rate of leucism in Chinstrap penguins is about 1 in 146,000.

He added: 'It is a fairly rare phenomenon. When I was in Antarctica, I never saw one, and I saw a lot of penguins.'

Lindblad Expeditions is a travel company which works in partnership with National Geographic, providing trips to both poles.

Spokeswoman Patty Disken-Cahill said: 'Expedition photography is a big component of our expeditions.

'The photography that comes out of our ships is pretty spectacular.'

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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

14 The Most Creative Natural Leather Snake

The idea of 'scales' often brings to mind images of slimy, unpleasant creatures that creep, crawl and slither. Certainly, we humans would hate to think of our own skin as scaly. But have you ever considered the idea that the hard, horned skin of reptiles might actually be aesthetically appealing? If you have, you're in good company: experts believe that the vivid patterning found on snakes inspired early art, not to mention the tessellated mosaics that feature in Islamic art. And then there are those for whom reptile scales have an effect akin to looking at a 'magic eye painting,' conjuring up pictures of landscapes, and – through the symmetry of their patterns and bold colors – more abstract forms of art, too. Here we bring together a stunning array of images that show the often-overlooked beauty that can be found in the scales of snakes, lizards and crocodiles.

Abstract design from snakeskin close-up image from BigstockPhoto: Abstract design from snakeskin close-up image from Bigstock

Hills, depressions, impact craters and volcanoes are features we might associate with a lunar landscape. The surface of the moon is the ultimate foreign terrain, and yet look how it is almost replicated in these alligator scales. Known as 'scutes', alligator scales go deeper than the outer epidermis of snakes and lizards, forming a kind of armor for the animal. Unlike the scales of snake skin, alligator scales do not overlap. Beautiful to look at – a gator's skin might not feel that smooth to the touch (not that we'd dare to test the theory...).

Morven HoustonPhoto: Morven Houston

Scales are made of keratin, the same substance that makes up our fingernails and hair. In the animal world, scales are part of what distinguishes reptiles (and, of course, fish) from other animals. Birds also boast scales on their feet but, unlike with these incredible examples, scales are arguably the least remarkable feature of our feathered friends.

Close-Up On A Colorful Reptile Skin image from BigstockPhoto: Close-Up On A Colorful Reptile Skin image from Bigstock

Scales in both snakes and lizards take a variety of forms – tubercular, platelike and overlapping – but often have an incredible symmetry, as we can see in these images. The scale itself can also take different forms – like the intricate diamond shapes adorning the back of this albino python.

Dominic CotaocoPhoto: Dominic Cotaoco

Snakes' scales serve as protection for the body, a way of retaining moisture, and as an aid to movement – particularly the scales on their stomachs, which are designed to grip surfaces while the creature's muscles push it forward. The scales on this corn snake (or red rat snake, as it is sometimes known) look like they have been tipped with tiny eyes.

Close-up of corn snakeskin or red rat snakeskin, Pantherophis guttattus image from BigstockPhoto: Close-up of corn snakeskin or red rat snakeskin, Pantherophis guttattus image from Bigstock

Both snakes and lizards moult or shed their skin. This is for two main reasons: to replace old and worn skin and to get rid of pesky parasites like mites and ticks. While older snakes tend to only moult once or twice a year, still-growing youngsters will shed more often – sometimes as many as four times annually.

2 Close-up of corn snakeskin or red rat snakeskin, Pantherophis guttattus image from BigstockPhoto: Close-up of corn snakeskin or red rat snakeskin, Pantherophis guttattus image from Bigstock

The combination of rusty orange and baby blue on a sweater would probably make for a real eyesore, but somehow, in nature, colors never seem to clash. This Tokay gecko is an attractive animal indeed. Something which might undermine its appeal, however, is a rather disgusting habit common to many geckos. After or during the moulting process, a gecko will often eat its old skin. We're sure it's a useful strategy for covering one's tracks in the wild, but the thought still makes us rather queasy!

close-up on a colorful reptile skinPhoto: close-up on a colorful reptile skin

Rather than moulting in flakes, like some lizards, snakes shed their skin all in one go. This is because snake scales aren't separate, but extensions of the epidermis, so the process is akin to losing an entire layer of skin. While this has been likened to turning a sock inside out, it could also be thought of as the snake leaving behind a ghostly shell of its former self (anyone who has seen an empty snakeskin can surely testify that it's a rather creepy sight!).

Joaquim MelloPhoto: Joaquim Mello

The gorgeous colors and patterning on this chameleon certainly suggest that Mother Nature is the best abstract artist in the world. The dramatically shaded Furcifer pardalis, or panther chameleon, comes from Madagascar. We wonder what kind of psychedelic backdrop this guy was trying to camouflage itself against when this shot was taken!

detail on the Chameleon Furcifer Pardalis's skin in front of a white background image from BigstockPhoto: detail on the Chameleon Furcifer Pardalis's skin in front of a white background image from Bigstock

It's hard to believe that this bumpy terrain is actually the skin of an animal. This intriguing image is of a reptile, and shows how diverse their scales can be. Despite the little mounds on this critter's back, the pattern is still wonderfully symmetrical and well-ordered.

Photo neistridlarPhoto: neistridlar

As this picture shows, reptile scales don't need to be colorful to be beautiful. The simple but eye-catching pattern in browns and blacks has an impact all of its own. The picture was taken in London Zoo, but we also wouldn't be surprised if you told us it was a close-up of a woman's handbag. In light of patterns such as these, it's easy to understand why the controversial trade in snakeskin is still popular in the fashion world.

Morven Houston 01Photo: Morven Houston

Here we have another rocky landscape, this time in deep pink. It belongs to a panther chameleon, and this close-up shows off the intricacy of the creature's bumpy scales to perfection. It's interesting to note that the color-change chameleons are so famous for is used mostly for social reasons and not camouflage. For example, when two male panther chameleons are squaring up to each other, they will change color and puff themselves up in an attempt to assert their supremacy. The loser of this posturing battle will signal his retreat by returning to dull, darker colors.

madfish1cPhoto: madfish1c

The thick green scutes on this crocodile make it look as though an eccentric tailor has carefully covered it in buttons. While the animal is not generally known for its good looks, crocodile skin has – for better or worse – been recognised for its beauty, and is still used in many countries to manufacture purses and shoes.

Crocodile texture image from BigstockPhoto: Crocodile texture image from Bigstock

Interestingly, the scales of snakes like this tree python are themselves effectively transparent, with the color emanating from the skin beneath. Luckily for us, the combination of possible colors and patterns to be found on reptile skins appears almost limitless, so that each case can be considered a unique and miniature work of art.

Extreme Closeup Of A Green Tree Python's Scales (macro) image from BigstockPhoto: Extreme Closeup Of A Green Tree Python's Scales (macro) image from Bigstock

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

The Cutest Hybrid Dogs

Hybrid Dogs, Designer Dogs, Mixed Breed Dogs, Mutts there are a lot of names for these puppy dogs, but I just call them cute puppies. This is a list of the cutest hybrid dogs (with the pictures to prove it) some of the cutest dog breeds come from mixing breeds. Sometimes it's to get the best temperament--as evident by the Doodle breed which has become the top choice for service dogs, or just to get a really cute dog. Who doesn't love a puppy? They're cute, they're cuddly, and they can be designer. This list complied the cutest dogs that were completely created by man. That's right, man took wolves, domesticated them and eventually turned them into tiny little fluff balls that can't fend for themselves...but they're really cute! So be warned these puppy pics will have you baby-talking to your computer screen in a seconds flat!

Maltipoo

Maltipoo

This is a cross between a Maltese and Poodle they are friendly dogs, with a lot of spunk. They are highly intelligent and make great house pets. They range in size from 9-20 pounds and can be anywhere from 12-24 inches. They are not recognized by the AKC so there's not much technical information on them.

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Puggle

Puggle

The Puggle, this is mix of a beagle and pug...both the Pug and Beagle are somewhat difficult to train so while this breed is cute, it's also difficult. Their weight: 15 — 30 lbs (7-14kg), with a height if roughly 10” — 15” and a lifespan up to 16 yrs. This dog has a pretty even temperament. He’s active, has a great personality and is easy on the eye. Friendly with other dogs and people, the Pug in him is laid back, easy-going and a terrific family pet. The Beagle in him wants to hunt and track prey but is also a fine family pet. However, puggles are talkative breeds and are prone to separation anxiety. So if you plan to be out, make sure you're neighbors are understanding.

Puggle hybrid

American Bandogge Mastiff

American Bandogge Mastiff

This dog is recognized by the AKC and according to them: The Bandogge is an extremely intelligent dog. Confident and very docile. Like all mastiffs, they should have an owner who is capable of staying dominant over the dog. They are not usually recommended as a good choice for first time dog owners, because they need someone who truly understands canine instinct and how to properly communicate what it is you want from him. Although not bred as fighting dogs, if they are with a passive owner, who does not know how to communicate aggression is not acceptable, they may become dog aggressive.

These large animals have a life expectancy of about 10 years and have a weight of 100 -140 pounds (45-63 kg.) and a height of 25-29 inches (63-73 cm.) Females tend to be smaller.

St. Berdoodle

St. Berdoodle

Poodles are an excellent breed to mix with because it turns any dog into a hypoallergenic pet. They also have one of the highest intelligence ratings and wonderful temperaments. This mix is a Poodle and St. Bernard, another hybrid dog not recognized by the AKC so there's no technical information but both breeds have excellent temperaments, so you really can't go wrong.

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Doodles

Doodles

Doodles are Golden Retrievers or Labradors that usually have been bred with Standard Poodles and resemble Muppets. The size of the Doodle depends on its parentage. Breeders often offer a range including Standard, Medium and Miniature. A general rule of thumb is to add both the parents weights together and divide by 2 to get an average adult weight on the puppies. Within any litter there may be puppies that fall above or below the projected adult weights. Some Standard sized have grown to over 100 pounds.

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Standard - a Dood that is predicted to be 45 lbs or more at adulthood.
Medium - predicted to be 30-45 lbs at adulthood.
Miniature - predicted to be 15-30 lbs at adulthood.
They are hypoallergenic, and seem to get the best of both breeds. Their temperament is loyal, intelligent, and kind. They have become the top breed for children and therapy dogs.

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Wolfdogs

Wolfdogs

According to wolfhybrid.org:
Wolf Hybrid Dogs are beautiful animals that possess high level of intelligence. There are a number of sub-species of wolves which are bred with other dogs as pets, such as Arctic Tundra Wolves, Alaskan

Interior Wolves, British Colombian Timber Wolves and Eastern Timber Wolves. They are usually referred to as Wolf Dogs and are a cross between the wild wolf and any type of domestic dog. They weigh about 100 lbs and are tall around 26 inches. Their color varies from shades of black to white and gray. Wolf dogs must be raised by their owner to make a compatible friend. They develop a very strong bond with their owners, but require a lot of attention. Wolf babies grow much faster than dog puppies and must be fed a soy-free dog food since they can not properly digest soy. They are very smart, strong and have high endurance levels. It is recommended that they should be kept in pairs since they are pack animals. Wolf hybrid must have containment area since they are not allowed to run unsupervised. They can live up to 17 years and possess long limbs and strong muscles.

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Dogo Argentinos

Dogo Argentinos

This dog is huge, according to Wikipedia their height can be anywhere from 23 ½ to 26 inches inches for females and 24 to 27 inches for males, measured at the withers.

Their weight is anywhere from 80 to 100 pounds. They are a large, white, muscular dog that was developed in Argentina primarily for the purpose of big-game hunting, including wild boar and puma; the breeder, Antonio Nores Martinez, also wanted a dog that would exhibit steadfast bravery and willingly protect its human companion to the death. It was first bred in 1928, from the Cordoba Fighting Dog along with a wide array of other breeds including, but not limited to,the Great Pyrenees, Irish Wolfhound, Boxer, Great Dane, and Pointer.

The Dogo Argentino was specifically bred to be fierce hunters, but then to go home to the hunters families and be gentle with the family. Dogo Argentinos are protective of what they perceive as their territory and will guard it against any intruder. They get along with other dogs as long as they have been properly socialized, but will usually not tolerate another dog trying to assert dominance over them, therefore they might not coexist peacefully with another dominant breed of dog. The dogo has a life expectancy of nine (9) to fifteen (15) years.

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EngAm Bulldog

EngAm Bulldog

If you love Bulldog's this is the breed for you. This is yet another breed that no technical information is known about, but it's an American Bulldog bred with an English Bulldog...it's all bulldog all day.

Bulldogs are described by the AKC as weighing about 50 pounds; and have a temperament of kind, resolute and courageous (not vicious or aggressive), and demeanor should be pacific and dignified.

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Corgi Dalmatian Hybrid

Corgi Dalmatian Hybrid

This little cutey is a cross between a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Dalmatian. There are many adorable corgi hybrids but this one made the list for it's mix of two very distinctive looks.

This little guy has the body of a Corgi which is a long frame and a height of about 10-12 inches with a weight of 25-30 pounds, Corgi's temperaments are highly intelligent, loyal, able and willing to please their owners. Corgis are extremely active and are good with children so long as the dog sees humans as above him in the pack order. Protective and sturdy, they make fine guards, and excellent show and obedience dogs. They are wary of strangers but are fine if trained young. This is all according to the AKC.

Dalmatians are described as fun-loving, people-oriented Dalmatian who thrive in a family environment. They are a high-energy breed and require daily exercise on leash or within a fenced area. The breed's short coat sheds almost year round, but regular brushing helps minimize the shedding. Desirable height at the withers is between 19 and 23 inches and weight between 50-70 pounds.

Which means this adorable little guy is going to have a lot of energy!

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Frug

Frug

A Frug is a French Bulldog Pug mix. Not much is known about this new breed, and temperament is unsure, according to breeders of this smoosh faced pup you need to read up on both the french bulldog and pug and be prepared for a combination of the two. But even if it had the worst temperament, this little face would make you forgive anything it ever did wrong, plus they're tiny little pups, how much damage could it do?

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