Against the Standard
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Let's have a thread with purebreds that go against breed standards (Assuming we are going for popular kennel club breed standards, as including every smaller one will mean nothing is off the table). If it goes against one popular kennel club and not another, that is acceptable too.
Only rules are the animal must be a purebred, no mixes, and there must be some physical characteristic the animal was born with that defeats the standard. Would be helpful if the deviation is noted.
Pic related, dalmatian with brindled spots.
Also, I'm taking requests. I mainly have dogs
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So I have a 29 gallon tank laying around, and I'm thinking about getting something for it. I'm thinking a reptile or arachnid, but I'm not sure which or what kind could live in a 29 gallon comfortably for its whole life. I already have a bearded dragon, so I have some reptile experience, as well as plenty of feeder insects. Any suggestions for what I could put in it? Pic related, I know it needs cleaned.
My housemate wants to get a dog
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My housemate wants to get a dog.
How do I convince her it's not a good idea?
Two of my other housemates agree with her and kind of want a dog too.
This girl is pretty impulsive. She says she's always wanted a dog, but personally I feel she's not prepared since she just graduated high school and is currently unemployed.
She thinks she'd be good at training it, but the only dog training experience is with the dog her family back home adopted and I don't think she knows what she's getting into. I'm not even sure if she helped train that dog at all.
This is a girl who also wants to get a pet pig, and didn't realize micro pigs were a scam until I looked it up and told her. She barely did any research about it on her own.
I feel like if she does get a dog, she's going to give up trying to train it within a week. Our house is also very small, and we have no outdoor area.
I don't know how serious she actually is about this. She won't get a dog if not everyone agrees on it, but I would appreciate any advice on what to tell her. She keeps trying to convince us it's a good idea.
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Hello, /an/, I have a problem. There are three stray cats in my neighborhood that frequent my house. First two of them showed up just because and when we started feeding them all three showed up. One of them has a hurt paw (not sure what it is. I don't see any blood or exudate, so I think it may just be broken or fractured.) but the other two are seemingly fine, besides being outside in 10 - 40 degree weather. My family seems to think that they're the offspring of my neighbor's outdoor cat that they left behind when they moved. I've been trying to lure all three in so I can possibly keep one and drop the others off at the Humane Society. Anything to get them out of the cold. Today I finally succeeded in luring one of the cats in, but it's not the one with the hurt paw. I have a room for it to be in with litter and stuff. It has to be separate from my cat for obvious reasons. Is there any way I can lure it into the room or do I have to wait for it to calm down and keep an eye on it? I'm planning on catching the other two as soon as I can.