Pets - Photographs For Sale In Prints, Greeting Cards and PostersAn astonishing number of furry, scaly or creepy crawly critters have managed to work their way into our homes. What's the justification for this madness? The simple answer is: Pets makes us happy
Bloodhound - Governed by a world of scents
Bloodhounds are "the Clydesdales of the hound group", big, rambunctious, incredibly strong clowns, not exactly stars in the obedience ring. When a Bloodhound is on a trail, his head may drop, folds of skin cover his eyes, his ears sweep the ground - he is literally blind.
The Bloodhound is not a dog that one simply owns or belongs to; it is a breed that totally envelopes everyone who even casually becomes involved.
The Cat A Purrfect Carnivore
If we are asked to imagine a sophisticated hunting machine some of us will surely think of their beloved cat.
I wonder what this cat is thinking behind those china blue hypnotic eyes ...
Good Morning America
Roosters are nature's somewhat broken alarm clocks. They cock-a-doodle-do all day and all night. Although it doesn't seem like a small animal like this could make a lot of noise these beautifully plumed birds with a pompous strut and a hen house full of chickens, can be heard from a mile away when they crow at 5 or 6 am.
The stare - Border Collie at work
The Border Collie, a smart, intense workaholic, lives for order and values employment above all else. These dogs can cover as much as 100 miles in a day and get up the next morning doing it again.
Border Collies controls the sheep with what is known as "eye". While the dog's stare and focus is a major factor in his control of his livestock, it is only a part of the overall body language of the "eye": Head down, shoulders hunched, tail carried low, each foot is placed with careful attention. Each step is quiet, and careful, eyes always 'locked' on the sheep. The Border Collie's "eye" can stop livestock in its tracks, or force it to move away as the dog approaches and balances the stock between it and the shepherd.
The horse - God's gift to man
Scientists believe that the first known ancestor of the horse lived about 50 million years ago. This prehistoric horse is called Eohippus. Pliohippus was the first ancestor of the horse to have hoofs. It lived around 5 million years ago.
Today there are about 75 million horses in the world and over 350 different breeds of horses and ponies. The world's smallest horse is the Falabella which ranges from 38 x 76 cm tall. The smallest pony ever was a stallion named "Little Pumpkin" who was only 35 cm tall. The tallest horse recorded was a Shire called Samson. He stood 21.2 and a half hands (7 ft 2 inches). He is also recorded as the heaviest horse weighing 1524 kg (3360 lbs). The oldest ever horse lived to be 62.
The Beagle's soft brown eyes are probably his most appealing feature. One long gaze into the eyes and a potential owner is likely to become an actual owner, for the breed has mastered the trick of looking as if he doesn't have a friend in the world.
Beagles are wonderful in the right home, with the right person or family. They are gentle, incredibly tolerant and always ready to join in a game or an adventure.
China's latest craze - Dyeing pets
Just 10 years ago, dogs were still eaten in China's public restaurants and raised on farms for that purpose, and traditional Chinese medicine held that so-called "fragrant meat" from dogs could fortify one's health. Now, eating dog is viewed by many as an embarrassing reminder of a poorer time.
With more money to spend, Chinese pet owners have embraced dog-owning culture with a vengeance. Dogs are brought into restaurants, dressed up in ridiculous outfits and their coats are dyed. The trend demonstrates how quickly and dramatically attitudes toward pets — particularly dogs — have changed in many parts of Asia.
The special dyes for dogs are non toxic and not harmful to the animals, and this dog is unfazed by its new blue ears.
English Bulldog Spike is full of attitude and edge. He's tired of tiny tiaras and soppy stuff but prefers cool rocker style that sets him apart from the rest of the pack!
He's the punky pup. How cool is that?! Punk rock never dies!
Scottish Moo Coo - Scottish Highland cattle
Scottish Highland cattle are the oldest registered breed of cattle with a Herd Book being published in 1885. They lived for centuries in the rugged remote Scottish Highlands. The extremely harsh conditions created a process of natural selection, where only the fittest and most adaptable animals survived to carry on the breed.
Highlander cows will average 900-1200 pounds when mature. Bulls will average from 1500 to 2000 pounds. Unlike other breeds, they are slow maturing which makes their meat fine textured, succulent, exceptionally tender and of high flavour.
The British Royal family keeps a large herd of Highlands at Balmoral Castle, Scotland, and considers them their beef animal of choice. A rare opportunity for commoners to eat like royalty.
Sheltie Dog - A sweet-natured smart pet
Sheltie is short for Shetland Sheepdog, a herding breed that originates from the Shetland Islands off the northern tip of Scotland.
"What a cute miniature Collie!" "Look at the little Lassie!" "Is that a toy Collie?"
Every owner of a Shetland Sheepdog has heard and responded to countless comments such as these, but although Shelties bear a striking resemblance to Collies, they are a totally separate dog breed with differences in structure and temperament. And they are not a toy dogs.
A Sheltie is a loving, smart pet at just the right size!
Texas Longhorns - A genetic gold mine
The Texas Longhorn is a breed of cattle known for its characteristic horns, which can extend to 7 feet (2.1 m) tip to tip for steers and exceptional cows, and 36 to 80 inches (0.91 to 2.0 m) tip to tip for bulls.
The Texas Longhorn was fashioned entirely by nature right here in North America. It the sound end product of "survival of the fittest". A reservoir of unique genetic material, the Longhorn is literally an old source of new genes and may prove to be a real "genetic gold-mine" in the future of the beef industry.
Texas Longhorns with elite genetics can often fetch $40,000 or more at auction with the record of $170,000 in recent history for a cow.
Good ol' Snoopy
Beagle puppies are among the cutest critters on God's earth. Their cuteness has made them favorites of the pet store trade.
A healthy, well-adjusted, loving beagle is a winner in anyone's home. However, only puppy mills have what you want, when you want it, all the time. Don't buy from a puppy mill!!!