selective breeding

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selective breeding

the breeding of animals and plants to embrace desirable characters.
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Anyone can call itself an 'animal sanctuary,' whether it's a roadside zoo or a backyard breeder.
Because you 're a backyard breeder, you'll be fine with a few hundred seeds taken from as many different ears as you can.
We also have a male boxer, Garth, that we took in from a backyard breeder.
First and foremost, because I get the satisfaction of getting one more dog out of a shelter - and prevent one more person from naively supporting a puppy mill or backyard breeder.
You can even be a backyard breeder and produce your own varieties.
We got Buck from a backyard breeder, which was the only kind of breeder we had ever known.
A backyard breeder dies with no plan for future care of the animals.
A backyard breeder likely clipped his ears so they wouldn't get torn off in the dogfighting ring.
Four purebred Cocker Spaniels were taken to Greenhill Humane Society last week, victims of neglect by a backyard breeder unable to pay for veterinary care.
BACKYARD BREEDERS Dale Westly calls himself a "backyard breeder of German shorthaired pointers" and considers that designation a positive description of what he and groups of his hunting buddies do to produce a versatile gun dog that will find all the common upland gamebirds, plus retrieve every species of waterfowl.
The post added: "Dogs like Kizzy are still being kept in squalid puppy farms and backyard breeders all over the UK.
There are certainly good hunting dogs produced by so-called backyard breeders, but generally, your answer should be no.