Pet Animals

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is the only breed recognized by the AKC that is named after a literary character.

Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdogs are one of the most successful breeds at obedience trials.

Korean Jindo

At the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Jindos marched in the opening ceremonies.


Their front legs are shorter than their back legs, giving them a unique, tilted physique.

Pharaoh Hound

The Pharaoh Hound can smile and it blushes when it's excited!

Bracco Italiano

The Bracco Italiano is considered the oldest European pointer. It was a popular hunting dog during the Renaissance, being bred by both the Medici and Gonzaga families.

Portuguese Podengo

The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is considered to be quite possibly the world’s smallest hunting dog.


Gerbils were named after jerboas, which are also rodents. Jerboas look like gerbils but are not closely related to them.

Guinea Pig

Communicate using chirps, squeaks and burbles!


One of the noisiest birds in the world!

Red Finch

Red finches can form flocks of over 100 birds.


Able to run as quickly backwards as forwards!

Gouldian Finch

The male Gouldian finch bobs its head and fluffs its feathers to court a female.

House Finch

The house finch can become redder depending on what it eats

Purple Finch

The intensity of the plumage can change based on what the bird eats


Parrotlets aren't the world's tiniest parrot — that would be the pygmy parrot of Australasia.