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Breed Profiles

PetCulture's library of popular cat & dog breeds in Australia. 

Learn about their history, traits, exercise requirements & personality. The more you know about your fur baby the more you can love and care for them. 

Dalmatian

Dalmatian

Dalmatians came from a region in central Europe known as Dalmatia, which is Croatia today. They were known as Coach dogs for their role in guarding co...

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Bulldog

Bulldog

Bred in 13th Century England, the Bulldogs ancestors were originally bred for a horrendous “sport” known as bullbaiting where dogs would fight against...

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Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested

The Chinese Crested has mysterious origins. It’s unclear exactly where they came from however the prevailing theory is that much larger African hairle...

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Collies Rough and Smooth

Collies Rough and Smooth

Arguably the most famous dog of all time, the stories of Lassie the Rough Collie have entertained people since a very early short story was written by...

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Welsh Corgis

Welsh Corgis

Corgis have been herding cattle in Wales for at least 1,000 years! From neighbouring farming regions, Pembrokeshire, and Cardiganshire, the two Corgi ...

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Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

Instantly recognisable in pop culture due to the popular “Doge” meme and more recently the cryptocurrency “Dogecoin”, the Shiba Inu is the smallest of...

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Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhound

The Irish Wolfhound is often referred to as a “gentle giant” due to their calm and affable nature. These former medieval game hunters are model canine...

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Chow Chow

Chow Chow

A Chinese breed, hailing from the country’s cold northern region, the Chow Chow was originally bred as a multi-purpose working dog. The Chow Chow is a...

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Bull Terriers

Bull Terriers

With a downfaced, egg-shaped head, Bull Terriers have a unique and endearing appearance, matched with an affectionate and mischievous nature. The Mini...

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Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff

The Bullmastiff was developed in the 1800’s in England by cross breeding Old English Mastiffs and Old English Bulldogs. They were bred as guard dogs a...

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American Bobtail

American Bobtail

The American Bobtail cat, named after their distinctive short tail, was developed in the 1960’s when an American couple bred their domestic cat with a...

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Pixie-Bob Cat

Pixie-Bob Cat

The Pixie-Bob breed arose in the mid 1980’s after a woman in Washington USA, Carol Ann Brewer adopted a large cat with a bobbed tail that was allegedl...

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Great Dane

Great Dane

Despite their imposing size and appearance, the Great Dane is a gentle giant with an easy-going disposition. Originally bred as hunting dogs in German...

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Samoyed

Samoyed

Samoyeds are an ancient breed of Spitz dog famous for their luxurious white fluffy coat and “smiling” faces. Independent-minded yet eager to please, a...

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Black Russian Terrier

Black Russian Terrier

A custom bred working dog, the Russian Terrier is known for being a calm and intelligent companion.The Black Russian Terrier (BRT) is a big dog with a...

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