Mammals that Start with P
Updated: January 24, 2023
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Mammals that start with the letter P
Inhabits the jungles of the far east!
Bad eyesight, but great sense of smell
Prefers to hunt at night than during the day!
Originally called the Toy Spaniel, the Papillon is one of the oldest breeds in the toy group. They can be found in artwork dating back to the 16th century.
The root stock of the breed was a dog named Trump
Patagonian cavies run anywhere from 18-45 mph!
Patagonian maras mate for life, but raise their pups in large communal dens!
The fastest species of primate in the world!
A Patterdale Terrier’s small body structure allows it to squeeze into fox burrows.
Most Peagles love playing with children and can be very gentle and affectionate!
Peekapoos were first bred in the 1950’s, making them one of the first designer dog breeds.
Thought to be over 2,000 years old!
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a favorite breed of Queen Elizabeth II
Has webbing between its toes, aiding in swimming!
The breed has feet like a cat, with rounded toes that are not too close together. His unique feet give him a distinctive, long, elastic stride.
Thought to have originated in the Middle East!
The Peruvian Inca Orchid is the national dog of Peru
A small dog with a big, lively personality.
Like their purebred parents, these dogs love the water!
Females lay between 8 and 12 eggs per clutch!
Only found in one area of Brazil!
Thought to have been domesticated in 9,000 BC!
Found in mountainous regions and rocky areas
A pine marten can jump from tree to tree similar to a squirrel.
The smallest known species of Armadillo
It is a myth that pit bulls have locking jaws.
There are several names for this breed, including the Labrabull or the Pitador Retriever.
Most Pitskies will do best as the only pet in a home. They may become aggressive with other dogs (especially two unneutered male dogs) and could try to chase or catch small pets due to their higher prey drive.
One of the only mammals to lay eggs!
Queen Elizabeth I of England once owned several Pocket Beagles!
The smaller size of the Pocket Pitbull made it better suited for fleeing game as compared to larger Foxhounds.
An independent, loyal and high energy breed!
Could be extinct within the next 30 years!
Despite having shaggy hair that covers its eyes, this dog is known for its watchful gaze when guarding a herd.
Pomapoos like companionship and do not like being alone. They may do better in a home with other dogs.
A deliberate cross like the Pomchi is commonly referred to as a designer dog
Pomeagles are sweet and fun dogs that like to spend time exploring their environment.
The ancestors of the Pomeranian were sled dogs.
The howls and barks of a Pomsky can sound like singing
The Poochon was first bred in Australia.
Intelligent, alert and active!
The Poogle is one of 40 different doodle dog breeds (poodle mixes).
There are 30 different species worldwide!
There are 69 species on the Australian continent!
They can carry items with their tail.
Prairie dog “towns” can consists of hundreds of individuals
Natively found on the island of Borneo!
The largest variety of kangaroo to have ever been discovered.
While pronghorns are the fastest runner of any Western Hemisphere land animal, they are not good jumpers.
Like their poodle parent, Pudelpointers love to swim in pools!
Fun and sociable, yet stubborn!
The pugapoo is the fusion of a pug and a poodle.
These dogs are active and are often patient around children.
With their incredible desire to show affection, Pugshire make great lap dogs.
Has longer back legs than front legs!
Pumik developed their loud bark to communicate with shepherds at long distances.
Spends more time on land than in water!
The Pygora goat is exclusively bred for their fleece, and they produce three different kinds.
Most popular as a companion pet!
Pyredoodles can have a thick double coat or a thinner single coat.
List of Mammals that start with the letter P
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