Kathryn Dueck
Author for A-Z Animals

I am a freelance writer with experience in both fiction and nonfiction. When not putting words on a page, I enjoy reading, hiking in the great outdoors, and playing with my dog.


Fattest Animals Picture

As a species, humans can be downright obsessive about body fat. Given that, it’s not surprising that we love learning about the fat-to-mass ratios of other members of the animal… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 9 hours ago


Are Possums Nocturnal or Diurnal? Picture

Are possums nocturnal or diurnal? These funny-looking marsupials live in two areas of the world: Australia and its surrounding islands, and the Americas. Possums from the Americas are technically called… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 2 days ago


Do Cockapoos Shed? Picture

One of the first designer dogs in the world, the cockapoo, came about by accident when a breeder unintentionally crossed a poodle with a cocker spaniel. It turned out to… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 3 days ago


Do Cavapoos Shed? Picture

Cavapoos are delightful designer dogs from Australia with an affectionate, affable temperament. In the 1990s, breeders crossed poodles with Cavalier King Charles spaniels to create these adorable little dogs. They… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 3 days ago


Do Boston Terriers Shed? Picture

The Boston terrier originated in the United States from an English bulldog and a white English terrier. The bulldog’s owner lived in Boston, which would eventually become part of the… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 3 days ago


Do Havanese Shed? Picture

The Havanese is the only dog breed native to Cuba, bearing the name of its capital city, Havana. Its ancestors hail from the bichon family, having traveled to Cuba with… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 4 days ago


Do Irish Wolfhounds Shed? Picture

Originally hailing from Ireland, Irish wolfhounds are massive dogs with gentle hearts. They also go by the name Irish greyhound due to their greyhound-like physique. They developed as working dogs… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 1 week ago


Do Bulldogs Shed? Picture

The English bulldog is famous for its abundant jowls, stocky body, and low-slung stance. Despite its unfortunate history as a bull-baiting dog, this breed exhibits a docile, friendly temperament. In… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 1 week ago


Do Cane Corsi Shed? Picture

The Cane Corso (plural Cane Corsi) is a majestic, fearless breed with a powerful physique to back it up. The Corso originated in ancient Rome from native mastiffs and quickly… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 1 week ago


Do Shiba Inus Shed? Picture

The Shiba Inu is a small to medium spitz dog originating in Japan. Its name literally translates to “brushwood dog.” As their muscular, compact bodies make them excellent athletes, hunters… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 1 week ago


Do Chow Chows Shed? Picture

Chow chows are aloof yet loyal spitz dogs that originated in northern China. They are most famous for their poofy, abundant coats and leonine appearance. Fittingly, the Chinese call them… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 1 week ago


Do Blue Heelers Shed? Picture

Blue heelers, or Australian cattle dogs, are stocky, medium-sized working dogs with bluish or reddish coats. They originated in Australia as cattle dogs useful for driving cattle in adverse conditions.… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 2 weeks ago


Baby Vultures Picture

Vultures are among the most iconic birds in the animal kingdom. From turkey vultures to the classic black vulture, these carrion birds are an essential part of their ecosystems. There… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 4 weeks ago


Baby Monkey Picture

With their keen intelligence and adorable faces, baby monkeys inspire much the same reaction in humans as puppies and kittens. Moreover, there are so many similarities between humans and monkeys… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 4 weeks ago


Baby Silkie Chicken Picture

Silkie chickens, also known as Chinese silk chickens, are a delightfully unique breed of fowl. Their unusual fluffy feathers and docile, affectionate personalities set them apart from other types of… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 1 month ago


Baby Panther Picture

Baby animals are cute, and there’s no doubt about that. Baby panthers are no exception! Though most people associate panthers with spooky stealth and deadly attacks, these sleek carnivores begin… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 1 month ago


Baby Parrot Picture

Parrots have endeared themselves to humans worldwide with their intelligence, vibrant personalities, and ability to mimic speech. Almost 400 species of parrots (Psittacines) exist around the world, all belonging to… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 1 month ago


Stoat Baby Picture

When you imagine a baby stoat, you may picture a sleek weasel with an alert expression and quick movements. While this image is generally accurate, stoats are not actually weasels.… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 1 month ago


Baby Golden Retriever Picture

Golden retrievers are an incredibly popular dog breed around the world for their amicable, loyal temperaments and gorgeous golden coats. Their charm begins in puppyhood with fluffy fur, oversized paws,… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 1 month ago


Do Possums Bite? Picture

If you’ve ever seen a picture of a possum with its mouth gaping wide, you’ll know they have an impressive set of shiny whites. Judging by those pictures, possum teeth… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 1 month ago


Do Possums Have Pouches? Picture

When you see a possum scurrying along a tree branch or peering down from a rooftop, you may not be aware that it could be carrying passengers. After all, possums… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 2 months ago


Can Possums Have Rabies? Picture

When people think of rabies, they usually envision something along the lines of the infamous scene from the movie To Kill a Mockingbird. In this scene, a rabid dog bites… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 2 months ago


Are Possums Blind? Picture

If you’ve ever heard the clumsy sounds of a possum rooting around in your garbage, you might just assume it’s blind. After all, possums only come out at night, right?… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 2 months ago


Do Possums Dig Holes? Picture

Have you ever wandered out to your yard and discovered a fresh hole in the soil? It can be frustrating to see your garden or lawn pocked with holes made… Read More

By Kathryn Dueck 2 months ago