Jack Dempsey (Rocio octofasciata) is a popular species of cichlids named after an American heavyweight boxing champion of the 1920s who was renowned for his overpowering style of boxing. The species was one of the first cichlids to become established in the aquarium hobby. Distribution & Habitat
Overview The Rufous-sided Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) is a spectacular large, long-tailed, red-eyed sparrow is known as Red-Eyed Towhee, Joree, Ground Robin, Chewink, Bullfinch, and Rufous-sided towhee. Very active and curious, the Towhee has a loud, ringing, distinctive call sounding like "drink teeeee," with "teeeee" being higher than "drink."
History & Overview Originally working dogs, Akitas were used singly or in pairs to hunt large game. In the Akita region, Japan, Akita Matagis (medium-sized bear-hunting dogs) were used as fighting dogs. From 1868 Akita Matagis were crossed with Tosas and Mastiffs. Consequently, the size of this breed...
History & Overview The Shar-Pei originated in China over 2,000 years ago and was bred for hunting and dog fighting. Wrinkles over skull and withers, small ears and "hippopotamus" muzzle impart to the Shar-Pei a unique look. Shar-Pei is calm, independent, loyal and affectionate to his family.