Although thousands of new species of animal are discovered every year, the majority are never going to make headlines, given that most vary in only very minor ways from existing species. But when fishermen discovered the mimic octopus off the beautiful Indonesian island of Sulawesi as recently as 1998, they really had uncovered something new. Or had they? In fact, there’s every chance that this creature had been spotted before, just not recognized, as it may have looked like an entirely different animal at the time.
Brindle pugs are sought-after by many pet owners for their unique coat. However, it can be a little difficult to find one because they are so unusual. In addition to this, some potential owners might be a little concerned that the brindle pug could be unhealthy because it doesn’t have a traditional pug coat. Below you’ll find more information about the brindle pug, such as if they’re purebred and common health concerns to watch out for.
The epitome of a dog whose bark is worse than its bite, the Chihuahua is best known for its tiny size and laughably aggressive attitude. Hardly ever a real danger, they fill the homes and hearts of many people. Some types exist outside the stereotypically tan-bodied Chihuahua seen on T.V. “Merle” is the term for a dappled coat pattern, typically made up of a range of 5 to 6 colors that can appear as small specks or large, heathered markings. Despite their diminutive size, Chihuahuas can be born with a merle coat and look stunningly unique.
1. Merle is a very interesting and exotic looking fur pattern present in some dogs breeds.
It is a pattern in the fur rather than a fur color. This pattern expresses itself as random dark patches of fur over a lighter solid or piebald coat. Merle is also known sometimes as “dapple”.
When it comes to choosing a dog, it can be overwhelming. There are so many breeds to choose from; how do you know which one is right for you and your family?
Well, if you’ve come to this article, you may have chosen a Boxer as the ideal dog for you. Boxers are a medium-sized dog that were originally bred to be guard dogs. Nowadays though, they make ideal family pets (as long as you can keep up with all that energy!).
So now you’ve decided on a Boxer, you’ll want to decide what type of Boxer you want. Generally, boxers have three main colors; white, fawn or brindle. Today, we’re going to be talking all about brindle Boxers.
The world is filled with unique dog breeds that are sought-after for their appearance and temperament. One of these is the brindle mastiff. This large dog features a beautiful coat and has an easy-going personality. Below you’ll discover more behind this breed and how you can find a reputable brindle mastiff breeder.
The Panda German Shepherd is a unique breed, not known very well unless one is involved in the line of work that encompasses German Shepherd breeding. Here are the answers to 10 questions about the Panda German Shepherd, also known as the Piebald German Shepherd.
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Honeypot ants were first discovered in 1881 by naturalist Henry Christopher McCook. They’re known for being living larders because they store food in special bodily compartments that are used to feed other ants in their colony. If you’re interested in learning more about this intriguing insect, keep reading. You’ll discover many fascinating facts about it, such as why they love honey and the unique way they keep food in their body.
While cows have been revered in many cultures throughout history, and remain so by Hindus – there’s a reason why we use the term “sacred cow”, after all – it’s fair to say that western cultures haven’t been as respectful. When we describe a human as “bovine” (meaning cow-like) we aren’t generally being kind, but accusing them of a particularly dull and witless nature. Most of us only ever see cows standing near motionless in fields and staring vacantly as they chew grass, and think that there can’t be much happening behind those big staring eyes.
Time for another round of animal death match – but this time we aren’t going to be pushing one of nature’s big beasts into battle, but choosing a smaller savage creature as our champion. 11 years ago, the Internet elevated the honey badger from little known curiosity to famously fearless folk hero thanks to a viral video entitled “The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger”. Popularizing the catchphrase “honey badger don’t care”, and showing the badger nonchalantly attacking cobras and even shrugging off what should have been a deadly bite, it’s now racked up almost 100 million views.
But is the honey badger really that fierce? Well, on fighting statistics alone it certainly doesn’t look all that terrifying.