dam and sire

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm hoping to get my first dog in a few months and unfortunately after looking into the shelters in the area is seems that they ever have larger dogs and I need a small breed because I'm moving into an apartment. So instead I'm planning on adopting from a breeder. Do you have any advice on how to make sure that I'm going to a good breeder?

Congrats on your new addition! So excited for you!

Okay, so if you’d prefer an adult dog I would keep looking at shelters. You can also look for rehomes on Craigslist or Kijiji, but be aware that people who advertise puppies on these sites are very very likely either BYB or puppy mills. 

A good place to start would be the American/Canadian Kennel Club breeder lists. Even if you don’t find the perfect breeder there, it’s still a good starting point. 

Talk to people who have your breed! Checking out dog shows! People know people, so talk dogs with your acquaintances. 

Some red flags to watch out for:

  • Advertising puppies on popular sites (Facebook, Craigslist)
  • Always has puppies, has puppies of different ages or breeds
  • Advertises puppies as “Perfect Christmas/Easter gifts!” 
  • Sells puppies on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Doesn’t do anything with their dogs (dog sports, work, etc)
  • Doesn’t let you check out where puppies are whelped or check out at least the dam (sire may not be owned by breeder so it is probably legit if he’s not on site)
  • Allows puppies to leave dam too early (less than 6 weeks is unacceptable, 8-10 weeks is ideal)

Some things to look out for:

  • Do the parents have good ability? (Titles, working ability)
  • Do the parents have good health? (Major health concerns vary on the breed)
  • What does the breeder do if you can’t keep a puppy? (Do they take them back? Are you supposed to rehome the puppy yourself?)
  • Are the puppies introduced to [weird sounds, weird places, strange people, strange animals] before they go home?
  • How often does the dam have litters? 
  • Where have previous puppies ended up? How are they doing?

Good luck anon. Let us know how this turns out, and send in pics of your puppy! -C

anonymous asked:

What causes a corgi to be a fluffy

Fluffy is a standard Mendelian recessive allele (as is tricolor). It won’t be expressed unless you have two copies, one from the dam and one from the sire.

Different variants of the same gene are called “alleles”. Let’s call the dominant regular-coat allele “N”, and the recessive fluffy-coat allele “f” [recessives are usually denoted in lower-case letters]. You get one allele from each parent (unless it’s on the X chromosome; males get only 1 maternal allele because the Y is largely empty).

NN = regular coat [“homozygous dominant” for biology majors]
Nf = regular coat (fluffy carrier) [“heterozygous”]
ff = fluffy coat [“homozygous recessive”]

Medelian ratios:

NN x NN –> 100% regular-coat pups, no carriers (this result is CERTAIN; all following percentages are PROBABILITIES only)
NN x Nf –> 100% regular-coat pups, 50% carriers
Nf x Nf –> 75% regular coat pups (NN and Nf), 25% ff Fluffies. Medelian 3:1 ratio. It’s actually a 1:2:1 ratio: 25% NN regular coat (“clear”) 50% Nf regular coat (“carriers”), 25% ff fluffies
Nf x ff –> 50% Nf carriers and 50% ff fluffies
ff X ff –> 100% ff fluffies (this result is CERTAIN).

In real life, it’s more complicated because many alleles are imperfectly dominant or recessive. They talk about “incomplete penetrance”. F'rinstance, the sable allele is thought to be an incompletely dominant red-color allele that lets a little black show in sable/tricolor heterozygotes. The blackheaded tri allele is thought to be recessive to the regular tri allele, which itself is recessive to red.

But the 100% true and real answer is that FLUFFIES ARE AMAZEBALLS GIFTS FROM THE HEAVENS HERE TO BLESS US WITH EPIC MOMOS AND FLOOFY LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Also, they don’t shed but a fraction of what non-fluff corgs do.  Just sayin’.

i think nine times out of ten omegas will give birth at home. 

a process with start with them around their seventh month (on average), which is called nesting.

they will find a place in their home/den where they feel the safest and most comfortable. then will begin to gather up supplies that they need to make a comfortable and suitable nest to have their pups in.

the most common things they will have are blanks, duvets, pillows, and towels 

from there on they will start to gather clothing from their mate and even their own to increase the scent of both the dam and sire. they will even add in some of their pups’ clothing so when they are born, they won’t be fussy in strange clothing. 

omegas will give birth in their nests with the help of just their alpha or a trusted midwife. 

they will proceed to stay in the nest with their alpha until their pups have imprinted fully on their scents. if pups are taken out of the nest too early, they risk getting incredibly to nearly deathly ill. 

imprinting tends to take a few days to three weeks, generally around the time that it takes an omega to heal up from the birth

Hot Dam! Let's learn some cow lingo!

Want to learn some cow lingo? I knew it! 

Dam - The mother of a cow

Sire - The father of a cow

Calf - A baby cow

Yearling - A cow that is a year old

Bull - A male cow

Steer - A male cow that has lost his manhood

Heifer - A female cow that has not developed an udder yet and therefore is not producing milk

Cow - A female cow that has developed an udder and is producing milk

Freemartin - An infertile female cow; occurs when the twins born are one male and one female

Now go show off your newly learned vocabulary!

SO someone in the nature forums brought up what each breed of dragon might call it’s young. And I went a little overboard? TAXONOMY IS MY PASSION I GUESS...

All credit to nature user soshiki for the idea!

COATLs
YOUNG: Chick
FEMALE: Hen
MALE: Cockerel
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Pit (a pit of coatls)

FAE
YOUNG: Nymph
FEMALE: Queen
MALE: King
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Colony or Swarm (A colony/swarm of Fae)

GUARDIANS
YOUNG: Pup
FEMALE: Cow
MALE: Bull
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Convoy (A convoy of guardians)

IMPERIALS
YOUNG: Prince/Princess
FEMALE: Regina
MALE: Rex
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Court (A court of Imperials)

MIRRORS
YOUNG: Cub
FEMALE: Dam
MALE: Sire
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Mob (A mob of mirrors)

NOCTURNE
YOUNG: Pup
FEMALE: Hen
MALE: Tom
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Family (A family of nocturnes)

PEARLCATCHERS
YOUNG: Fawn
FEMALE: Hind
MALE: Stag
COLLECTIVE NOUN: String (A string of pearlcatchers)

RIDGEBACKS
YOUNG: Pup
FEMALE: Cow
MALE: Bull
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Battery (A battery of ridgebacks)

SKYDANCERS
YOUNG: Chick
FEMALE: Hen
MALE: Drake
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Troop (a troop of skydancers)

SNAPPERS
YOUNG: Snapling
FEMALE: Sow
MALE: Bull
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Thunder (A thunder of snappers)

SPIRALS
YOUNG: Spindle
FEMALE: She-Spool
MALE: Spool
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Knot (A knot of spirals)

TUNDRAS
YOUNG: Lamb
FEMALE: Ewe
MALE: Ram
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Herd (A herd of tundras)

WILDCLAWS
YOUNG: Fledgeling
FEMALE: Cow
MALE: Bull
COLLECTIVE NOUN: Pack (A pack of wildclaws)

anonymous asked:

Help I've fallen in love with standard poodles I never considered them "breed to own" until about a year ago, helping raise a puppy (who funnily enough came from a white dam and chocolate sire, and only has a lil cream on her ears)😂

Pazelle’s advice is: Get a poodle, join the poodle army, fite 4 best cause: corls 🐩

Also, why is poodblr not a thing yet, guys??? Can it be a thing? Imma make it a thing.

Do you ever see horses whose names are mixed from their dam and sire and think how far along has this name mixture gone. Like years ago someone could have bred cotton ball and water fairy and year later the names have turned into silver smoke mountain or dunn pancake cliff

New headcanon: the reason that elves and men can’t tell the difference between male and female dwarves is that there is no male/female binary among dwarves. All dwarves are born intersex, and simply choose when they’re grown if they want to be dams or sires. Clothing is up to preference and comfort. Professions are up for grabs. Anyone can be anything they want to be.

ealbertorio  asked:

Hi! I'm about to purchase a Welsh Corgi from a stranger and I wanted to know if they were the real deal. Is there any way I can send you the pictures of the parents and puppies and maybe you can help me sort them out? Thank you for your time! :)

Um, everything about this sounds WRONG.

If it’s not a reputable breeder or shelter/rescue organization, you really shouldn’t just “buy a corgi."  None of the CAs are experts on breeding or conformation, and you can’t tell enough from just pictures.

You need to verify if the "breeder” is registered, if they are affiliated with any PWC or CWC organizations, if they have references, if they have the full pedigrees of their puppies and any dams, sires, etc.  Honestly, there’s a lot that goes into finding a RESPONSIBLE BREEDER. “Buying a corgi from a stranger” is just…it sounds sketch.  Sending in pictures to randoms on the Internet to see if they think it looks ok?  Also not enough.

Sorry, but it takes more than that.

Here are some resources, but would definitely reconsider before doing what you’re describing without further research and preparation. ESPECIALLY if you get the chance, MEET THE BREEDER first! Visit the puppies, visit the dam/sire if you can, meet more than one breeder, even!