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"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." ~ Abraham Lincoln "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat" ~ Warren Eckstein

Koolie dog

The Koolie is an Australian dog breed that was used as a herding dog which has existed in Australia since the early 1800s. The Koolie is a medium-sized dog and you will find it in varying coat type and colors. Koolie are generally recognized by their marled coat pattern and they are typically slightly resemble a cross between a Border Collie and a Kelpie - dogs with whom they share Collie bloodline ancestry.

The Koolie is believed to be descended from the same Collie types that were brought to Australia for the kennels of Thomas S. Hall (an originator of the Australian Cattle Dog breed) while others believe that they could be direct descendants of Hall’s dogs.

The Koolie Club of Australia defines this breed based on its ability to work than on its looks or its conformation. Unlike the JRT Club of America, most Koolie breeders refer to this dog as a breed rather than as a type, and assert that it “breeds true”

Graziers, stockmen and dairy farmers across Australia have typically selected dog breeds which have the abilities required for their working needs. The temperament found in a Koolie is one example of why this breed is so much sought dog breed. The best dog worker has a combination of working skills as well as bonding temperament. Someone who doesn’t know the Koolie dog breed very well may find the Koolie as a shy, reserved or even a timid animal. In reality the Koolies can also adapt in diverse situations and they are also intelligent animals. Experienced handlers know well that Koolies need guidance instead of merely being pushed and given praise instead of assigning blame. Koolies are very useful in varied roles such as in work situations, sporting activities, loyal service or just for companionship. Known to be patient, temperate, dedicated, with a strong drive for willingness and devotion, the Koolie is not naturally aggressive but can demonstrate dominance, an untiring enthusiasm to work, and an admirable hardiness when the job or circumstance requires.

Due to its good qualities Koolies are much sought-after in rural Australia, and interest is now being shown in America and Germany. Koolies have a reputation for being upright workers with a good eye, who can easily shift their focus from holding the group to casting around a flock or gathering breakaways. They are not known for having “sticky eyes” (focusing on the sheep in front only). Unlike other working breeds, Kollies doesn’t have any preference on work location. They can work on yard, field work or closed surroundings such as yards and paddocks. As well as working anything from ducks to bulls.

In 2000, the Koolie Club of Australia was formed to preserve, protect and ethically promote the Koolie breed. Opinion is divided as to whether official recognition would be good for the breed. As of (2006), no bench standard exists and none is expected in the near future.

The Koolie breed is currently not recognized by any kennel club, although judges from the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) may judge Koolies in the various sporting trials. In the states of Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland, registered Koolies may compete in Australian national kennel council-sponsored working, obedience, tracking, jumping and dog agility events by registration on their State’s Sporting Register as members of the Koolie Club of Australia.

Siamese Cat

The exact origins of the breed are unknown, but it is believed to be from Southeast Asia, and is said to be descended of the the Royal Cats of Siam, a beautiful and fascinating Siamese cat was once found only in the Royal households and Temples of Siam. In 1880 the King of Siam gave two pairs of Siamese cats to the English consul-general in Bangkok, and he brought them home to England, where they created a sensation. Their popularity zoomed rapidly, as people sought to own one of these beautiful cats. Siamese cats can now be found throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

Siamese has a very long, slender with medium-size body frames, and svelte with fine bones and firm muscles. The Siamese have a short-coated breed with a painted on coat that is silky to the touch, and a long, wedge-shaped head with big ears. It comes in a variety of pointed colors. Their almond-shaped eyes slant upward from their noses. The eyes of a Siamese are always a brilliant sapphire blue. The paws of the Siamese are small, and their thin tails taper to a fine point with no kinks. Many varieties of Siamese cats are available including: seal point, blue point, chocolate point, lilac point, red point, tortie point, and lynx point.

Siamese are very vocal, demanding, lively, and affectionate. It has the usual trait of cats in being independent but it does not like being solitary or lonely. They become very mischievous when they are bored and lonely. It is a people orientated cat, preferring to be part of your family, will make noise to attract your attention and maintain it. Siamese voice is quite legendary and they use it well to communicate with humans. Their meow has been compared to the cries of a human baby. Siamese cats are one of the more high-strung breeds and are agile and active. Siamese cat needs a daily routine of its coat. And need to be clear any ear wax from its ears.

10 Animals Facing Extinction

Here's the 10 Animals Facing Extinction according to Time. Unless we do something about this, these animals will surely diminish its number until they become extinct.

1. Greater Bamboo Lemur
2. Celebes Crested Macaque
3. Lowland Gorilla
4. Madagascar Fish Eagle
5. Vancouver Island Marmot
6. Black Rhino
7. Iberian Lynx
8. Mindoro Dwarf Water Buffalo
9. Baiji Dolphin
10. Siberian Crane

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