How to choose a pet

The 9 best pets for kids — and how to choose one

It’s an exciting time — your family is about to get bigger! Soon there will be somebody barking, meowing or even hopping around your house, keeping the kids company and making lots of memories. But before you get sucked into a flurry of new pet selfies, we’re here to ask... more

10 medium-sized dog breeds that are great for families

Nothing too big, nothing too small — so, you’ve decided that a medium-sized pooch may be the perfect fit for your family. How big are we talking? Medium-sized usually falls somewhere between 30 to 60 pounds. There are many breeds — not to mention mixed breeds — that could bring... more

10 large cat breeds: All the basics about big house cats

The bigger, the better — maybe that’s your mantra. If you’re considering a big house cat — large breeds like Maine Coons or Persians, for instance — it’s just a good idea to do your homework before bringing one home. There are physical attributes (hello, shedding fur!), personality traits (ever... more

Best family guard dogs: 7 top breeds

A pet can add a sense of security to any home. The simple idea of having another living, breathing thing in your house has a way of doing that. Some families want to go one step further and bring home a dog that can truly offer protection from unwanted people... more

10 fluffy cat breeds you'll never want to let go of

Who doesn't love a big ball of soft, fluffy fur purring in your lap? It's easy to develop a strong emotional attachment to fuzzy cats. For Jodell Raymond, managing editor of the Cat Fanciers' Association's (CFA) Cat Talk magazine, that connection runs deep: "The soft, fluffy... more

9 popular Japanese dog breeds to choose from

Japan is known for its reverence for animals, and dogs are no exception. Thanks to stories of great loyalty and heroism, many of the native breeds in Japan have been designated as national treasures. A few Japanese dog breeds, like the Akita and Shiba Inu, have grown popular across the... more

10 of the fastest dog breeds

Over the last few centuries, certain types of dogs have been bred for hunting and racing purposes. But many of these speedy breeds make great pets as well! Are you looking for an active, energetic canine who loves to run? Check out this list of 10 of the fastest dog breeds... more

What Breed Is My Cat?

Here's what you need to know if you want to find out what breed your cat is.Cats have many features that attract our attention. For some, it's the color of their coat, and for others it may be their irresistible whiskers and cute button noses. Some people... more