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v. bred (brĕd), breeding, breeds
1. To produce (offspring); give birth to or hatch.
a. To cause to reproduce, especially by controlled mating and selection: breed cattle.
b. To develop new or improved strains in (organisms), chiefly through controlled mating and selection of offspring for desirable traits.
c. To inseminate or impregnate; mate with.
1. To produce offspring.
2. To copulate; mate.
A group of organisms having common ancestors and certain distinguishable characteristics, especially a group within a species developed by artificial selection and maintained by controlled propagation.
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noun A race or variety of animals or plants related by descent from common ancestors which are phenotypically similar.
verb To produce as offspring, bear, procreate, generate, beget or hatch.
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Q. What kind of dogs are considered "low allergy" breeds? My son really wants a dog and I am allergic. Not severely but... Promised to look into getting a low allergy one. Appreciate any info including how to source free/low cost as money is tight.

A. Take in mind that there are also other criteria for choosing a dog. Some of them need special grooming and some aren't really great with kids, but you can check out these breeds and more at www. As for myself, I have had several Bichon Frises, and they can be great with kids and other pets, and they are hardy and very, very intelligent!! They arent too big either! Good luck on your hunt!

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"Until animals can't be owned by individuals," he stresses, "it's very difficult to control what happens." An animal's fate changes from owner to owner; it can fall victim to all manner of illegal activity; and if it is bred in captivity, it loses many of the legal protections afforded wild-caught endangered species.
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For centuries, the Poitou has been valued in its homeland for the famed mules it produces when bred to Mulassier mares.
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As explained in this book, it's a population of animals that trace their origins back to specific offspring of the original genetic parents; that share a common history over the generations; that were selectively bred for their desirable traits; that have a characteristic appearance distinguishing them from other breeds; and that have a certain degree of genetic uniformity, allowing them to consistently transmit their breed type from generation to generation.
The Soft Feather section is made up of breeds which, although originating from the Jungle Fowl, have been developed by breeders in many different parts of the world and often named according to the areas or even towns and counties where they were bred, such as the Andalusian, Minorcas and Anconas, also British breeds such as the Sussex, Orpington and Scots Grey.