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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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Patient discussion about breed

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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Organizations involved in breed preservation and promotion are important to the continued survival of local breeds.
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Lemm (2006) noted that western toads breed from January to September, a slightly longer period than the January to July period suggested by Stebbins (2003), but no dates or locations of September breeding activity were provided.
Keeler's advice and repeated Tonga's breeding, creating the only spotted domestic breed similar in appearance to cats in the wild.
The failure of breeding programs can easily be measured by the falling number of animals within a breed or by outright breed extinction, say Sponenberg, Beranger, and Martin, but evaluating the success of such a program is much more difficult.