don breed

marauders + words: Remus as outcast and bereaved

“Don’t you understand what I’ve done to my wife and my unborn child? I should never have married her, I’ve made her an outcast! And the child — the child…my kind don’t usually breed! It will be like me, I am convinced of it! How can I forgive myself when I knowingly risked passing on my own condition to an innocent child?! And if, by some miracle, it is not like me, then it will be better off, a hundred times so, without a father of whom it should always be ashamed!”

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make me choose: teddy lupin or remus lupin - for @billsweasley

“don’t you understand what i’ve done to my wife and my unborn child? i should never have married her, i’ve made her an outcast! and the child — the child…my kind don’t usually breed! it will be like me, i am convinced of it! how can i forgive myself when i knowingly risked passing on my own condition to an innocent child?! and if, by some miracle, it is not like me, then it will be better off, a hundred times so, without a father of whom it should always be ashamed!”

anonymous asked:

Which breed is generally the cuddliest? Like, just wants to be held and take a nap. I had a golden that liked to cuddle a bit, but if you weren't actively petting her at any moment, she either got bored/restless and walked away or turned around and petted you like, "See? Doesn't that feel good? THIS is what I want from you right now. Do this." I miss her.

Honestly it depends on the individual dog. Independent puppies of any breed don’t usually grow up to be cuddly adults.

You can ask a breeder to hook you up with a cuddly puppy if you want to buy a puppy from a breeder, or you can temperament-test shelter dogs if you’d rather adopt. 

Here’s a list of 15 most cuddly breeds from a google search. It doesn’t appear to be very scientific at all but maybe it’ll give you some ideas! -C 

anonymous asked:

Lol you and your followers telling me to turn my location on are pathetically adorable. Like retarded dogs that haven’t been fed in a week. So cute but equally as sad. I feel sorry for you. Please don’t breed in anyway.

why do you speak like an 18th century french nobleman with weak lungs

October 13, 2017 - Leach’s Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa)

Found throughout much of the northern and central Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, these storm-petrels are mostly quiet at sea, but noisy at their breeding colonies. They eat crustaceans, squid, and small fish, hovering or skimming the water to pluck prey from the surface. Nesting on islands in colonies, they don’t breed until the age of four or five. Males dig several-foot-long burrows, often close to or attached to other pairs’ burrows. Both parents incubate the single egg and feed the chick.

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100 HORSE BREEDS ↬ 26. Russian Don

The first type of Don horse, generally called the “Old Don,” evolved from semi-feral Russian steppe horses and Oriental horse breeds such as the Karabakh horse, Turkmenian, and Arabian that were brought to Russia as a product of Cossack raids. The Old Don was a medium-sized, agile horse with immense endurance; a result of the survival-of-the-fittest selection methods that guided the development of many Russian breeds. This hardy horse was used as the foundation for the current Russian Don, and was also used to improve the Orlov, Orlov-Rostopchin, and Thoroughbred breeds. Cossack cavalry mounted on the Old Don horses were instrumental in the destruction of Napoleon’s Russian campaign, and the horses were important in proving the supremacy of Cossack cavalry over their European counterparts.

During the early 19th century, the breed was improved into the newer type through the addition of Orlov Trotter, Arabian, Thoroughbred, and Karabakh blood. During the second half of the 19th century, the Don breed was in high demand as cavalry horses. Private breeders began to focus on the Dons, and bred for conformation, endurance, height, and the characteristic color of chestnut with a gold sheen. Dons were also gaining popularity outside of Russia, and many were exported. During the 1920s, after much of the Don stock had been wiped out in World War I and the Russian Revolution, the remaining horses were reassembled at several military studs, as well as within the Cossack population, and with concentrated breeding the stock was fairly quickly restored.

The main use of the Russian Don breed in past times was as the mount of the Cossack cavalry. Known for their endurance and stamina, these horses could cover long distances in short amounts of time, with reserves of energy left for battle. Today, the breed is widely used as a saddle horse, and is also used in harness, often in the traditional Russian tachanka, where four horses are hitched side-by-side.

The Don usually stands 15.1 to 15.3 hands, and may be bay, black, gray or chestnut. They have a clean head with a straight or dished profile, well set onto a well-formed neck, high withers, and a wide, deep chest. Their shoulders can be straight, limiting the length of their stride, but are often well-formed. The back is long and straight, flowing into a croup that is long and sloping. The legs are long, well-muscled, and clean with broad joints, strong tendons, and tough hooves.

anonymous asked:

Whilst I agree Friesians are inbred - that is a result of humans breeding them to their emphasize particular features not due to lack of breeding options ( although that hasn't helped). Thoroughbreds and other breeds however aren't close to being inbred because breeders (the professional ones mind you) mix other breeds to strengthen good traits and keep the bloodline fresh. A lot of known breeds are a mix of several bloodlines - including the thoroughbred.

Okay so. Obviously inbreeding in certain horse breeds is because of humans. I don’t know why you’re excluding thoroughbreds, though, because they can also be traced back to three studs. Thoroughbreds have a closed stud book, which means they don’t accept other breeds, or foals who are crosses. If they have other bloodlines, they’re not thoroughbreds - which would mean the breeders aren’t professionals at breeding thoroughbreds. The breed as a whole is also incredibly linebred, which is a fancy way of saying inbred, in the hopes that it will increase the horse’s speed, even though as a whole they hit the peak about the time Man O’ War was running. Not all breeds are like this, of course, but the ones with closed stud books are, which was my point. 

anonymous asked:

Hi! Would you be able to signal boost a Saluki at a shelter in Apple valley, CA. They're a very high kill shelter and this sweet boy deserves a good home that knows the breed. I don't believe I can send the link but you can search up on google. X :)

Would it happen to be Prince? https://www.adoptapet.com/pet/19863856-apple-valley-california-saluki-mix

Has anyone been in touch with the Saluki Club of America rescue liaison? Saluki Tree of Life Alliance? Society for the Perpetuation of Desert Bred Salukis? Willamette Valley Saluki Club? These are all Saluki rescue groups in the states and I’m sure they will be very quick to get a Saluki out of a high kill situation. I’ll put the word out on Facebook too :)

anonymous asked:

In psychology, a lot of research is done on rats/other animals because not only would it be unethical to do so on humans, but it also helps control for confounds (the researchers know exactly what the animals have been exposed to in their lives). Of course I don't condone breeding and exploiting these animals for our purposes, but I'm unsure of what would be the best alternative to animal research in this respect.

I don’t think this is at all a legitimate reason to test on animals to be honest. Psychological research on animals is notoriously flawed, there have been serious questions raised about the validity of any conclusions drawn from psychological experiments on animals since Pavlov’s dogs in the 20′s. Keep in mind that most of these experiments are exploring psychological principles in animals regarding how our mind’s work, and understanding the human mind isn’t a good trade off for animal suffering even if it were the only option.

Think of it in terms of scientific ethics, the very same reasons an ethics board would reject an experiment like Harlow’s monkey experiment is the exact same reason they should be rejected for animals too, because the end results don’t justify the harm caused. In my view, and in the view of most serious ethics committees, if an experiment can’t be performed ethically then it shouldn’t be performed at all, and I can think of no reason why that should change just because the victims are animals. Besides, observational studies on consenting humans offers much more insight into how humans operate in the real world, as opposed to contrived, sterile and artificial environments imposed on non-consenting animals. 

anonymous asked:

Why are pugs and Yorkies your favorites? Have you ever had anything else?

So my love of Yorkies goes back to my childhood, when my mom brought one home Coco. Loved that little dog, always wanted my own after that. So, I just finished getting my BA in Criminal Justice, decided I didn’t want to do that anymore and signed up for veterinary technician school. That Xmas in between schools my mom got me my own Yorkie as an xmas gift. Little Paige whose still kicking 15 years later.

I fell in love with pugs on the job. Working as a CVT you tend to find more breeds you don’t like than like, but man I just fell in love with how stupid and how sweet pugs were and so then I got a Pug. Chibichan, who died last December at 12years of age.

I missed Chibi greatly, so in June I got Katsudon. Who is now 6mths old and actually getting spayed today :-)

I love all kinds of dogs, my friends dogs etc, but I LOVE pugs and yorkies :-)

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please say hello to the newest (and hopefully last) member of my flock… a lil aviary bred angel who is very trusting of me already! i don’t know his gender yet as he’s only about 12 weeks old but i’m praying for a boy so i don’t get any breeding… no name yet but it will definitely be something cute

anonymous asked:

Could you train your dog in both IPO and search and rescue, or will that be impossible?

The only doberman breeders I know of that do both with the same dog (and who don’t just breed for both) are Old Stryke and Solstorm. Most will not due to the liability of the dog potentially attacking the found person if said found person resists finding. Both of these breeders who do both are involved in Human Remains Detection with their dogs, which means there’s no living person to possibly mistake as a “bad guy” because they are looking for pieces of corpses at that point. I haven’t seen anyone with Live Find (what we traditionally think of with SAR) dogs that will do any sort of bitework with that particular dog for that reason. Not everyone that needs to be found actually WANTS to be found, and some being found (especially if scared, young, or mentally ill) will attack dogs and rescuers due to being disoriented by their surroundings and “rushed” by a big dog.

As an aside, from an outsider’s POV, bloodhounds and retrievers are more common in Live Find for that reason due to their general acceptance as “friendly” breeds, which lowers their risk of the person attacking them out of fear.

anonymous asked:

I see a lot of breeders have strict spay/neuter contracts for ALL their puppies, brag about having only 2 litters in 15 years, and some saying they don't breed for show/work quality just pets. How can someone do a breed any favor if they're not advancing the breed any further? If they alter every puppy out the door then they're not producing upstanding examples of a breed to begin with. What brings up my question was an article I read today called "Breeders, why are we so anti breeding now?"

I saw that going around but haven’t had a chance to read it  yet. I’ll try to tomorrow, as I’m reading this far too late at night!

I’ve met people who speak in this manner, and I can’t help but wonder if they say/do it to get approval from people who are more antibreeder? Because I remember, in my more rescue heavy days, things would be said like “Good breeders spay/neuter all of their animals and rarely have litters.”

Which obviously, as noted, is not actually realistic and not necessarily beneficial to the animals.

Steven Universe has one of the most unique approaches to having a mono-gender fantasy race that I’ve ever seen.

The Gems don’t rely on humans for breeding. They don’t use advanced technology to clone themselves. They are, instead, not actually organisms- they are artificial intelligences born from injecting something into the ground and having it absorb all life from the area before popping out fully formed.

The only gem to actually have a child, Rose Quartz, merely created a human body connected to her core- and then had it absorb her into itself, creating a technical human/gem hybrid, but only by sacrificing her own life.

The idea of a race that is fundamentally not alive, and yet has their own civilization more powerful than any other we know of, which relies on quite literally killing entire planets to keep creating more of a people who are evidently immortal, is so unique and different, and I love it.

The Septic Egos as Dog Breeds

(I don’t know, guys. I don’t know.)

Jackieboy- German Shepard

Bc those are the dogs I always associate with heroism.

Chase- Golden Retiver

Cause he’s a cute golden boy that does tricks.

Henrik- St Bernard

Bc of the thing where the st Bernard jumps through snow on a mountain with the first aid kit or whatever on his collar. You know what I’m talking about.

JJ (or Dapper)- Husky

Bc they’re pretty and have beautiful eyes (even though all the egos have the same eyes technically).

Marvin- English Mastiff

Gentle good bois

Anti- Akita Inu

Looks like a big Shiba Inu but also Will Bite™

(Although I am a firm believer that the owner of a dog is what determines how violent a dog will be. A species should never be held responsible for the actions of people who own that kind of animal.

Case and point: I have a German Shepard/pit bull mix and she’s gentle and soft.

Take dog ownership seriously: you’re in charge of a life.)

i was dozing off to sleep & i literally jerked upright bc i started wondering what Alternian junkyards were like if most tech is organic & i remembered how the nanobots in the book Prey like

created an “organic” manufacturing line after being released into the desert & i mean since Prey’s kinda about a grey goo scenario it’s terrifying (Michael Crichton was an AMAZING sci-fi thriller author) but also it is a REALLY cool concept

so like now i’m imaging that like, if junkyards exist, mongrel vehicle part critters could potentially breed naturally & you get weird hybrids that unlike manufacturer-bred hybrids are probably super iffy to try working with

and even if they don’t breed hybrid parts it could result in unexpected/unique adaptations/mutations in parts that might not occur otherwise/are impossible in a controlled environment

of course the solution is that disposal of junked parts (whether dead or not) would have to be very carefully regulated & monitored but since when has that ever stopped anyone?