selective breeding

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selective breeding

the breeding of animals and plants to embrace desirable characters.
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He was also completely untrained; my stay-at-home mom bought him from a backyard breeder not long after I, the youngest child and last one to leave home, left the "nest." She needed another young being in the house to take care of--but she sort of forgot that I was the only one in the family who ever trained the family dogs.
"Anyone can call itself an 'animal sanctuary,' whether it's a roadside zoo or a backyard breeder. It's a huge problem for the public, lawmakers, and press to distinguish real sanctuaries from phony ones," describes Kellie Heckman, GFAS' executive director.
Because you 're a backyard breeder, you'll be fine with a few hundred seeds taken from as many different ears as you can.
Chapters reconstruct the little-known history of this heavyset feline, stories of rescuing or living with Maine Coons, Maine Coons in literature, tips for caring for a Maine Coon, and perhaps most importantly, how to ensure that one's prospective pet comes from a responsible, registered breeder who cares about the animals, and not a "backyard breeder" who eschews animal welfare for a quick profit.
We also have a male boxer, Garth, that we took in from a backyard breeder. He is seven years old and very aggressive.
The natural products company Seeds of Change explains: "Open-pollinated seeds, unlike commercial hybrids and genetically modified seeds, will produce seed, which if properly controlled to avoid cross-pollination, will reproduce true to form." Open-pollinated seeds also allow anyone to become a "backyard breeder," meaning he or she can work on adapting plants to local conditions over time.
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.
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. I also relish hearing how much my friends or relatives are enjoying their new dogs.
* PROPER LINES "Yeah, I guess I could be called a 'backyard breeder' because I have no big-time famous kennel or big winners in field trials," says Vern Austin, an English setter owner, breeder and hunter from Decatur, Arkansas.
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.