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anonymous asked:

any breeding tips for Lioden :0

uh well i haven’t been playing that long and i’m really only breeding for certain traits but the one thing i know is that Golden/Cream seem to be dominant over Black/Red, and Solid is dominant over Countershaded bases 

so like if i breed a golden solid x a red countershaded, i’ll most likely get a golden solid cub in return 

anonymous asked:

Is it normal for breeders to rehome retired breeding females? And if some of the retired breeding females are listed as dominant and/or dog aggressive would you consider the breeder to be non reputable? (For a kennel that bred working line Dutch shepherds).

Very normal, and my suggestion would be to stop looking into Dutch Shepherds if those things bother you. Aggression/desire to control is a prevalent aspect of the breed, really an aspect of any protection/working breed as it is the part of the task they are bred for.

with the weather getting warmer I wanted to address something that a lot of people don’t know. if you have a german shepherd, husky, pomeranian, corgi, collie or any breed with a double coat, DO NOT SHAVE THEM DOWN

so many people shave their double coated dogs thinking it will keep them cool in the summer but this couldn’t be more wrong!!! the undercoat actually helps keep them cool!!! by shaving them down you are actually doing more harm than good. without the protection of the undercoat, your dog can easily become sunburned and will feel the heat much more than they would with the undercoat. shaving them removes their ability to cool themselves down

so in conclusion, PLEASE DONT SHAVE YOUR DOUBLE COATED DOGS

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Ani and Balto turned 5 on May 28th! I am so happy to have had you in my life for 5 years. You two have been my best friends, often my only friends, during all the things that have happened; the moves, my relationships, lots of uncertainty and heartbreak. Our adventures on the beach and on hiking trails, and our days watching movies and cuddling while it pours outside, everyday with you is treasured. How hard you worked alongside me and and all the medals and ribbons you both earned. I love you and we have a long list of of things left to do. I hope we have many, many years ahead, enough time to do everything on that list and more.

Happy Birthday Sweet Wonder Twins

sharpington  asked:

Hi, I want to ask about the azawahks in your last post, what qualifies each as "healthy" or "obese?" The healthy one doesn't seem to have enough fat or muscle to cushion its bones and the obese doesn't have near enough fat to impair movement or put excess pressure on its joints. Is their weight being judged by how healthy and comfortable the animal is or by how cool it looks?

Here’s another similar ask on the subject that came in:

“ You recently got into a discussion on dog body types and obesity and ended up comparing the body of a healthy azawakh and an overweight one, but in the picture you used for the healthy dog you could see its ribs. So I was wondering what about the breed or any type of dog could lead to that being a healthy appearance. Is is something with what the dogs were originally breed for or maybe the environment? (it was also mentioned that azawakhs are capable of withstanding extremely high temperatures) “

These are the dogs involved in the question, for those just tuning in:

Correct weight azawakh above, obese below. 

I asked @desertwindhounds to answer this for me because she’s got a huge background in sighthounds, both from her own breeding and extensive research. Here’s her take:

“ Azawakh have what is known as very ‘dry’ musculature and skin. The muscles are very flat and the skin is very thin and tight, and their coat is typically very thin with very short hair. Combined with the lack of body fat, what you get when you are looking at many Azawakh is the same effect as a human body builder (without the deliberate dehydration.) This is an endurance runner, not a sprinter with big bunchy fast twitch muscles like a racing greyhound. The look is simply the way the dog is constructed.

The purpose of fat and muscle is not to 'cushion the bones’ on any dog, muscles move the dog and fat provides insulation or energy storage. You do NOT want a layer of fat on a working sighthound, it insulates the body. Running produces a lot of heat and some of that is dumped through the skin, a fat layer prevents that and the dog will overheat. Most sighthounds appreciate a bed to lie on, but something I have never seen in a country of origin dog, which don’t typically have cushions or blankets, they sleep on the ground, in a basic shelter, or in a den, is pressure sores. COO Azawakh have a large variety of appearance, and many do not have the extremely dry look that is appreciated by Western breeders. It’s a matter of personal preference in Western breeding. 

 Note that the coat has a good deal of influence on how thin and dry the dog looks. A smooth Saluki in hard condition with no body fat and a very short coat can have a similar dry appearance. A feathered Saluki in the same condition would not, because the coat is long enough to smooth out the appearance, it hides the extreme contours. With coated sighthounds like Borzoi or Afghans you’d never see that degree of dryness, the hair hides it. Sighthounds also have much thinner skin than other dog types, and a good sighthound will have very tight, elastic ligaments, including the layer under the skin (if you pull the skin up on a sighthound, it should pull back strongly), so the skin will actually 'cling’ more tightly to the dog, emphasizing the musculature. 

 It is really difficult to explain this to someone who is freaked out by the appearance. It helps to get your hands on such a dog. They do NOT feel frail or sickly, they feel solid and muscular, dense, and they should have plenty of muscle over the loin and along the withers. It feels, frankly, like running your hands over a human marathon runner with little body fat. Same thing, actually, except that humans are constructed in such a way that they don’t have a lot of pokey boney bits that are visible. “

anonymous asked:

Is Pangur blind or are her eyes just neat?

she’s albino! so, no pigment in her eyes.

the colours you see are structural reflection (blue) overlaying blood vessels (red). b/c her pupils are also red, this give them an unfocused/hazy look.

she’s VERY photophobic (unable to open her eyes in direct sunlight) and I suspect her vision isn’t great, but Pangur can still see.

Getting a cat with someone who has cat allergies

hey guys! my boyfriend is severly allergic to cats, but I still really want to have a cat. I’m wondering if it’s possible to get a cat even though he’s allergic. Is having the cat live in its own room possible? Is any breed truly hypoallergenic? Are there any products that help with cat allergins?

anonymous asked:

I'd love to inject you with a chemical that makes you able to carry a bull's children. I want to put you on a force-feeding machine and with your tits being milked while bulls repeatedly breed you, then when you give birth your swollen tits feed the calfs before we breed you again.

Though at first I’d think it was a one time experiment I was forced to endure, I’d spend the rest of my life that way as you oversaw and annotated every breeding and birth. I’d be immobily, exhaustedly pregnant, over and over, completely dependent upon your control over my body. And soon I’d be acclimated and even bonded to the massive bull mounting and breeding his calves into me.

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and the pièce de résistance:

MAREANIE VARIATIONS because one was just not enough

But wait! The fun isn’t done!

Preface: due to Mareanie’s aggressive disposition, most of these breeds are already difficult to find in the wild. Nonetheless, at least one of each specimen presented has been recorded and studied, and captured if deemed necessary.

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