As anyone who has ever seen crufts on TV will know, every breed of dog falls into a different group depending on their original job description or, in other words, what they were originally bred to do. Anyone searching for their perfect dog should start by looking at the breeds in these following groups to find their ideal dog:
- Working dogs
- Patrol dogs
- Toy dog
- Utility Dog
Rabbits are small mammals in the family leporidae of the order lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. There are 8 different genera in the family classified as rabbits, including the European rabbit, cottontail rabbit and the amami rabbit.
There are many other species of rabbit, and these, along with pikas and hares, make up the order lagomorpha.
The male is called a buck and the female is called a doe; a young rabbit is a kitten or a kit.
Generous, willing and patient, horses have served people well for thousands of years. We have ridden them, driven them, use them to pull heavy loads and to plough our fields. There are many different types of horses:
- Heavy horses
- Carriage horses
- Cob horses
- Working hunting horses
- Polo horses
- Show horses
Dolphins are marine mammals that are closely related to whales and porpoises. There are almost forty species of dolphin in 17 genera. They vary in size from 1.2m and 40kg, up to 9.5m and tons. They are found worldwide, mostly in the shallower seas of the continental shelves, and are carnivores, mostly eating fish and squid. The family Delphinidae is the largest in the cetaceans order, and evolved relatively recently, about 10 million years ago, during the Miocene. Dolphins are among the most intelligent animals, and their often friendly appearance and seemingly playful attitude have made them popular in human culture. They love in and out of the water and have races with each other in the water.
Find out what lurks in the depths as you dare to step inside the sea!
Just when you
Thought it was
Safe to back in
Torpedo shaped with a pointy snout, the great white is the only shark that can hold it’s head up out of the water. It can seek prey at the water’s surface and then attack from underneath, swimming at speeds up to 6km per hour; 8.5 times faster than an Olympic swimmer.